Dr. Arganbright went on the PA system and told the students of West High that a derogatory anonymous twitter account had been created, and he cautioned student’s that consequences would follow. West Side Story investigates what happened, and asks questions regarding anonymous twitter accounts to some West High students.
By Amiela Canin Rob Nelsen ’14 and Ruolu Liu ’13 discuss their experiences on West’s annual French trip. Photos used with permission of Elizabeth Yang.
We know the drill. Greenhouse gas emissions are bad. Reducing and recycling is good. For better or for worse, people participate in activities that change the world – literally. But how does Iowa specifically influence the environment? Farming. “In general, farming in the past tended to focus more on production and less on environmental services. [...]
By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik and Abbie Skemp West High’s EATS begins their new season of planting vegetables in the garden to give to the cafeteria and local community.
COLORS adviser Kerri Barnhouse and Dan Kauble ’13 share their perspectives on this year’s Governor Conference held on April 3 in Des Moines by Alyssa McKeone and Aileen Norris
Women’s History Month: Patricia Burger West High math teacher Patricia Burger shares her experience of being in Notre Dame’s first coed graduating class. Today, most high school graduates are expected to go to college. It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to have a well-paying job without a degree. According to the Institute of Education [...]
Stuck in Iowa City for all of Spring Break? Lucky for you, the WSS has plenty of ideas to keep you busy for all nine days. Apoorva Raikwar ’14 demonstrates how to make a sequin collar in a few simple steps: Continuing with the fashion theme, Emily Hollingworth ’15 shows off her braided headband in another how-to [...]
By Akash Borde Take an inside look at what goes on at a forensics tournament as West High’s nationally acclaimed Forensics program travels to Burlington, Iowa on Feb. 8-9 at the Eastern Iowa Districts tournament.
By Brittani Langland The Iowa City West High girls’ varsity tennis coach, Richie Redfern, has resigned from his position. “He received a great full time job to work with a local TV network,” said Elena Wilson’13, a member of the team. With tennis season just around the corner, search for a new coach is in [...]
By Julia Shriver A video that showcases the various beauties of walking to school, featuring pictures that I took this winter of the Clear Creek Nature Trail, a path that I walk on to get to school everyday.
The West Side Story is covering real-life heroes in West High. Please nominate any students or staff you think deserve to be recognized. The definition of hero is up to interpretation but the nominee should be doing something to benefit West High or the community. Loading…
West’s show choirs perform at the fundraiser Dollars for Scholars Concert on Feb. 3.
By Velarchana Santhana and Brittani Langland The West Side Story interviewed some students about what religion means to them.
by Alyssa McKeone and Megumi Kitamoto Don’t know what to do over winter break? Get inspired by watching us (attempt to) sled, eat cookies and procrastinate doing homework.
By Hannah Merrill Taking time to focus, Youssef El-far ’14 clutches onto the ball until he lunges forward to hurl it at the wall, demonstrating how one throws a handball. El-far has been playing handball for many years–even before his move to Iowa, he played with many clubs back in Egypt (where he used to [...]
By Tyler Voss Photos by Abbie Skemp On Thursday, Nov. 29, the stage at West High came alive. It was the time of year again when students and families gather in the West High auditorium, usually to watch the winter musical; however, this year, under direction of Katy Nahra, it was the drama production. This year, West [...]
Photos by Hannah Muellerleile Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s project, Humans of New York, the West Side Story has begun to seek and capture on film the people that make Iowa City, well, Iowa City.
The Introduction to Newspaper classes wrote and designed features for their final project. Read their work here: Open publication – Free publishing – More feature
Aliens? Are they here to help or to harm? The only thing we know is that before color film they were hilarious. This short compilation takes a look at how science fiction has evolved through time, and how our perceptions of what makes an alien- alien, have only gotten more alien.