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Students celebrate and compete over Black history

Students celebrate and compete over Black history

Mason Wang, Videographer/Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

While the students taking AP European History this year are struggling with White history, students in SSIKED and Truth Squad are voluntarily poring over a 72-page study guide to get ready for their Black history game show competition. At the competition, part of the World in Iowa convention this...

Students react to ‘The View’s segment on West High

Students react to ‘The View’s segment on West High

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

West High students appeared on national television in The View's MLK Day special on Monday, Jan. 16. The segment, which consisted of clips from one-on-one interviews with students and a 70 minute student panel, focused on student reaction to the 2016 election. The featured students, and Principal...

Band students show talent in SEIBA band concert

Band students show talent in SEIBA band concert

Grace Yarrow
January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Underneath the 3D-printed cutout ceilings of the concert hall inside the new Voxman Music Building on Jan. 21, almost 300 junior high and high school students from across Southeast Iowa came together in four honor bands. The bands practiced all day and performed that evening. Almost 300 musicians...

School Newspapers Online recognizes West Side Story as a 2017 SNO Distinguished Site

School Newspapers Online recognizes West Side Story as a 2017 SNO Distinguished Site

January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Each year School Newspapers Online offers student newspaper programs with outstanding journalism the opportunity to apply to become a SNO Distinguished Site. This past month, the West Side Story web staff earned this status--becoming the second school in the nation to receive this honor. Isabelle Robles '17 is the website editor-in-chief.

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West High Robotics brings home two awards

West High Robotics brings home two awards

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Breaking, News

The West High robotics team went to competition in Cedar Falls on Saturday, Jan. 21. West was a member of the winning alliance, meaning they were part of the three highest scoring teams overall. They also won the Inspire Award, which is the highest recognition given at an FTC tournament. This award ...

Last weekend’s marches: A recap

Last weekend’s marches: A recap

January 24, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Politics, Showcase

   

Iowa City actors band together for protest reading

Iowa City actors band together for protest reading

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic, Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

On Jan., 20 a new president was sworn into U.S. office. He did not win the popular vote, and was not an actual politician. A day into office, and funding has already been cut for programs (that don’t take very much money from the White House), including NPR and PBS. A greedy leader with no appre...

Iowa City residents gather and march for change

Iowa City residents gather and march for change

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Politics, Video

The grey, foggy weather matched the minds of many Iowa City residents the morning after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Across the world, women’s marches broke out to advocate for women’s rights, and Iowa City, IA was a strong participant. The local march began at noon as protectors o...

Former West student to be Secretary of US Senate

Former West student to be Secretary of US Senate

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking, News

Julie Adams, a 1995 West High graduate was appointed as the Secretary to the US Senate last January. Of her many duties, one will be administering in this position at the Inauguration ceremony on Friday, Jan 20. She will be leading Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence, Elaine Chao, Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs....

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