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  • The book drive will continue this week, through Friday

  • The band department leaves for Florida on Monday and will return Sunday

  • Midterm grades are due on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

  • The Functional Programs talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

  • There is no school on Friday, April 21

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...

Giardiniera brings true Chicago-style dining to Iowa City

Giardiniera brings true Chicago-style dining to Iowa City

Quentin Misiag
December 11, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Feature

GIARDINIERA CHICAGO KITCHEN 227 E 1st St Iowa City, IA 52240, USA (319)333-1480 HOSPITALITY.RESOURCES@LIVE.COM   When the term "Chicago-style dining" comes to mind, one often imagines thin-crust pizza pies (as well as those saucy, deep dishers), Polish cuisine and yes, the famous, hearty hot dogs. Giardiniera Chicago Kitchen located at 227 East First Street in Iowa Ci...

Pictures from Halloweens Past

Pictures from Halloweens Past

Blake
October 30, 2011
Filed under Feature

Check out these fellow West High students in Halloween costume in everything from knights to candy! See if you can guess who's who!

The cool new trend: frozen yogurt recipes

Hannah
September 27, 2011
Filed under Feature

Strawberry Cookie Supreme (Erin Swartzendruber ’12) o   Yoghurt: Cookies and Cream + Strawberry Sensation o   Toppings: Strawberries + Snickers + Cookie Dough Bear-y Cheesecake (Allie Morlan ’13) o   Yoghurt: White Chocolate Mouse + Cheesecake o   Toppings: Cheesecake Bites + Raspberr...

On the spot: Santa isn’t real?

On the spot: Santa isn’t real?

Elizabeth Lin
December 25, 2010
Filed under Feature

The WSS asked West High students how and when they found out the truth about Santa. "I don't really remember when or how, but I used to set out a motion detector by our tree to try to catch Santa.  It never worked." --- Erin Wilson '11 "My house doesn't have a chimney, so I realized that  ...

Haute topic

Haute topic

Elizabeth Lin
October 28, 2010
Filed under Feature

View Photo Gallery WSS interviewed two stylish seniors Erin Richmond and Nicoll Manhica. WSS: How would you label your style? NICOLL MANHICA: I wouldn’t. ERIN RICHMOND: Yeah, I wear what I like to wear. If I see something that is attractive, I will wear it. NM: I don’t put much thought in what I wear. WSS: W...

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