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Building a PC?

Building a PC?

Ethan Goers, Video Editor and Sports Correspondent
November 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

    Devin Nolte '18 -  WSS: Why did you build a computer? Nolte: I built a computer to have more fun with games, and because I was told it was a very fun thing to do. I talked to people at work, and my friend about it for a while, so I was interested in making one. WSS: ...

Coffee trends at local coffee house

Coffee trends at local coffee house

Teresa Knecht, Photographer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Readers drink guide to current coffee trends at the local coffee house. A quick preview of popular drinks.

Making Oreo Ball Snowmen

Making Oreo Ball Snowmen

Allie Schmitt-Morris, Photographer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Ingredients: 16 ounces (1 container) white chocolate baking chocolate. 36 oreos (1 package) of OREO cookies, crushed. 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese. Extras to decorate your snowmen with. Directions: Put the package of OREOs into a ziplock baggie, then use a rolling pin and your hands to crush the OREOs fi...

Freshmen perform at All-State

Freshmen perform at All-State

Jiung Jung, Copy Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“It felt like I wasn’t supposed to be [auditioning] because I was a freshman.” With a measly 17% of musicians qualifying for All-State, it’s hard not to sympathize with the words of freshman Julia Fink. Making the festival is difficult enough for upperclassmen – but freshmen face an even...

Fashion Friday: Chloe Gretter ’20

Fashion Friday: Chloe Gretter ’20

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

Horror stories have been told of those who rush in the morning and end up wearing their shirt on backwards, but with Chloe Gretter ‘20, that’s not the case. It can take Gretter ’20 anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to pick out her outfit everyday.  If she doesn’t know what to wear, her g...

What Iowa City landmark are you?

What Iowa City landmark are you?

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Metro, Showcase

Whether you live in Iowa City now, or went to the University of Iowa 20 years back, these landmarks are timeless, so find out which landmark you identify as with five simple questions. And when you're done, discover how Iowa City you are here. Photos courtesy of Creative Commons.  ...

Fashion Friday: Maddie Molina

Fashion Friday: Maddie Molina

Pareen Mhatre, Photographer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

West Side Story: How would you describe your style? Maddie Molina: It's not really a set style. I wear a lot of different kind of things, like I'll get in the mood to wear 70's stuff or I'll wear 80's, like velvet and that kind of stuff. It's just whatever I'm feeling, really. WSS: Where do you get most of your cl...

The WSS can guess who you supported in 6 questions

The WSS can guess who you supported in 6 questions

Mason Wang, Videographer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Politics

Don't believe us? Try it.  ...

Ninth graders answer college essay questions

Ninth graders answer college essay questions

Michael Moonjely and Mason Wang
November 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

With application deadlines approaching, seniors are hard at work on college essays. However, seniors shouldn't have all of the fun. The WSS sat down with some freshmen to hear their responses to 2016's most perplexing essay prompts....

Behind the water bottle flip

Behind the water bottle flip

Nina Elkadi, News Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“I am the one don’t weigh a ton / Don’t need a gun to get respect up on the street*,” If these lyrics mean anything at all to you, there is a good chance that you are familiar with the infamous water bottle flip. If they mean nothing to you, chances are you have seen your peers attempting t...

Guide to local fall jobs

Guide to local fall jobs

Jessica Doyle, Reporter
November 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Whether you prefer lifeguarding or lawn care, seasonal work seems to be pretty popular among teens.  But just because that summer tan and sweat may have died doesn’t mean your precious paycheck has to go, too. There are plenty of opportunities in and around Iowa City for those looking to celebrate...

Friend crush: walkie talkie boys

Friend crush: walkie talkie boys

Ethan Goers, Video Editor and Sports Correspondent
November 4, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

  Robert Walling '18  One time we were all at Cedar Point amusement park (Sandusky, Ohio), and after killing our guts on roller coasters we decided to take a break and go to the arcade. Devin had a fascination with a game where you tried to drop a ball into holes on increasing value, ...

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