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A+ Achiever: Shawn Thacker

Quentin Misiag
March 13, 2012
Filed under Profiles

Shawn Thacker Sixth Grader, Ernest Horn Elementary School Do you know which country in the South China Sea has more than 7,000 islands? If not, it might  be a good idea to ask Shawn Thacker. Thacker, a sixth grader at Ernest Horn Elementary is the recent winner of the school’s annual geography bee a...

Profile of Tina Bailey-Murray

Profile of Tina Bailey-Murray

WSSIntern
March 9, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, News, Profiles

Interview with West High artist Tina by Tong Yu. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA8iNZwvRDw  

A musician’s note: Alyssa Robbins ’12

Fatima
March 9, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crLij5a-cWQ&w=560&h=315] Some express themselves through writing and drawing, but Alyssa Robbins '12 expresses herself through music. A self-taught guitarist by the age of 12, Robbins is currently working on recording a song that will be on iTunes. Check...

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

WSSIntern
March 8, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

Hannah Abram '14 talks about her passion for dance at the start of Nolte Academy of Dance's competition season. By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luhxfwtWApw

Gracie Gold: a figure skater’s story

Gracie Gold: a figure skater’s story

WSSIntern
March 8, 2012
Filed under Feature, Sports, Video

Gracie Gold, U.S. National Junior Ladies Champion for figure skating, tells her story about how she became a competitive. By Hannah Merrill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caPHivHyuXE&context=C37736b2ADOEgsToPDskLz5loqHNX_cWI3b3pBR-Tb

Defunct books… “Iowa City’s Newest Used Bookstore” settles into new space

Quentin Misiag
March 6, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News

Defunct Books...Iowa City's Newest Used Bookstore 1650 Sycamore St Iowa City, IA 52240 (In Sycamore Mall) (319) 354-3534 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. ALWAYS BUYING BOOKS http://www.defunctbooks.com After leaving behind its original home at 521 E. Washington Street in downtown Iowa City, Defunct Books, a local bookseller has found a new, larger home on...

How to: ask a girl to prom

Hannah
February 29, 2012
Filed under Feature

  Boys, it's that time of the year again. No, not the end of second trimester, but prom: a girl's dream and a boy's nightmare. It's the night of nights when the upperclassmen dress to impress and dance the night away. But preparing for it can be a time of total stress and extreme confusion. But...

How well do you know Quidditch? Q and A with the players

How well do you know Quidditch? Q and A with the players

Shirley
February 23, 2012
Filed under Profiles

Muggle quidditch is creating magic outside of the wizarding world and bringing it to our very own backyards. While the winter weather has brought a bit of a break for these players, they make sure they don’t get rusty on their Harry Potter knowledge. The WSS quizzed Meredith Cullen ’14, Emily Culver ’14...

Interesting places near Iowa City

Interesting places near Iowa City

WSSIntern
February 21, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Video

West Side Story intern, senior Jessica Duling, put together this photo story after visiting Kalona Cheese Factory, the Maharishi Vedic City and the Wilton Candy Kitchen. Each place is a unique little gem just outside of Iowa City which makes these stops perfect for short road trips that can be easily v...

How well do YOU know your best friend?

Quentin Misiag
February 5, 2012
Filed under Profiles

Many things in our life have proven to stand the test of time. Certain clothing styles have come in and out and in again(sadly, not your single pair of  leather pants), as well as numerous musical acts from various generations such as The  Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and yes, even some of your favorite...

Room {me} ep. 101: Jane Moye-Rowley ’12

Zora Hurst
January 31, 2012
Filed under Profiles, Video

room {me} ep. 1 from Zora Hurst on Vimeo. Inspired by The Mortified Sessions on Sundance Channel, this new profile series explores the question: are our rooms a reflection or us, or are we a reflection of them? Join Jane Moye-Rowley '12, the premiere's first guest, and learn the significance of ...

Graze: A unique eating experience.

Hannah
December 12, 2011
Filed under Feature

People don’t always tend to get the best image when they hear the term “Chicken Lips,” but those who are familiar with the Iowa City sit-down restaurant, Graze, begin to drool with hunger. Graze, according to their website, is home of the food guru. One can feast upon a large variety of main dishes, unique side dishes, and desserts. The most wel...

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