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October 11th Fall Choral Concert

Tyler
October 11, 2011
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  The sounds of high schooler’s singing fills the auditorium as the Fall Chorale Concert began on October 11th at 7:30. Four choirs performed songs ranging from gospels to love songs and everything in between. The first choir to perform was the Treble Choir. This choir is made up of only fr...

Occupy Iowa City

Brenna
October 8, 2011
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A cheer rises and drums are pounded in exuberance as a man wielding a microphone speaks. “Ultimately, if the war does go on for another 20 years, it may never be decided. […] We hope that people realize every day that We the People are the ones that will make peace.” A crowd of about 50 people...

Gaza, and other comic strips

Gaza, and other comic strips

Eleanor
October 8, 2011
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                                                  Comic journalism may sound...well, comical, but hearing renowned artist and journalist Joe Sacco speak about his work Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Library was anything but. Sacco not o...

Ponseti racers

Caroline
October 5, 2011
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On the morning of homecoming, West High students woke up early to participate in the Ponseti Races, before the dance festivities began. The Ponseti Races are held to raise money for the club foot cure developed by Dr. Ponseti. This year's races were held in honor of Caroline and Ellyn Found, as Dr. Ponseti...

Obama is back In Iowa City

Blake
September 26, 2011
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  I went down to the newly opened Obama offices on 321 Market street to see all they hype. Check out these photos of some Young Democrats Club members with important democratic figures in Iowa!

Growing school gardens

Growing school gardens

Eleanor
September 24, 2011
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School gardens are growing in more ways than one, emphasized Heather Widmayer, a member of the Johnson County Local Food Alliance, at the event she hosted on Sept. 24 at the Iowa City Public Library for gardeners to present about their efforts to start plots in the ICCSD. Later in the program, West High's own Bennett Thompson '12 and Ben West '12 took t...

“I Hope I Get it!”: West High student’s thoughts on the auditioning process

Hannah
September 21, 2011
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On a beautiful September afternoon, the once barren hallway in front of the choir room suddenly cascades with actors, singers, and dancers anticipating to be chosen to be in the cast of the upcoming fall musical, Beauty and the Beast. I stopped to ask a few of the hopefuls what they think of the auditioning...

National Pacemaker awards

Fatima
September 20, 2011
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The National Pacemaker Awards has named the West Side Story as one of fifteen newsmagazines to be a finalist. The National Pacemaker Awards only names fifteen worldwide. The last time the WSS was a finalist was in 2006-2007. The WSS is also the only school in Iowa to be named a finalist. Not only...

West High hosts most National Merit SemiFinalists

Brenna
September 19, 2011
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West High has once again upheld its “tradition of excellence.” From the 2010 PSATs emerged 27 fellow classmates, now National Merit Semi Finalists. According to Jerry Arganbright, this number is higher than any other high school in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Mississippi, or Wisconsin. In f...

Live Like Line out: Iowa City West vs. Cedar Rapids Prairie volleyball

Hannah
September 16, 2011
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Live Like Line Day and the first volleyball game for the 2010 Iowa State Volleyball Champions!! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3ZK_fw6IM

Redistricting roundup

Redistricting roundup

Eleanor
September 10, 2011
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  At a time when no one can seem to agree about the future of the Iowa City Community School District, there was relatively little contention at the forum held Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. for the candidates running for the ICCSD School Board. The forum focused on redistricting, and was the final public ...

Reichonomics

Reichonomics

Eleanor
September 8, 2011
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Robert Reich accepts a medal honoring him as the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer in the University of Iowa Lecture Series Robert Reich is just another Washington bureaucrat talking about the economy and jobs. Except that he is one of the best bureaucrats and most acclaimed political ...

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