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Trader Joe’s is coming to Coralville

Trader Joe’s is coming to Coralville

Nina Elkadi, News Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

The rumors are true, Trader Joe's will be opening up at the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. According to Coralville Mayor Pro Tem and social studies teacher Mitch Gross, the California-based grocery store is going to fill a market in the Iowa City area that is currently vacant -- affordably priced...

Words will guide you

Words will guide you

Luke Reynolds, WSS Intern
November 29, 2016
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

In a room tucked behind a shelf on the top floor in a building of books, you’ll find people gathered together, going full speed ahead on their projects of choice. Most have headphones shoved over their ears and are hunched over their laptops, fingers typing away at their keyboards, but others are...

What Iowa City landmark are you?

What Iowa City landmark are you?

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Metro, Showcase

Whether you live in Iowa City now, or went to the University of Iowa 20 years back, these landmarks are timeless, so find out which landmark you identify as with five simple questions. And when you're done, discover how Iowa City you are here. Photos courtesy of Creative Commons.  ...

Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Harry Westergaard, Reporter
November 23, 2016
Filed under Breaking, News, Politics, Showcase

Twenty students from West and City High met with the Iowa City School Board to discuss the increase in bigotry and racism following the 2016 Election at six pm on Nov. 22. The students helped get their point across by presenting as whole, and giving a unified argument. The group discussed issues such...

NaNoWriMo is here

NaNoWriMo is here

Jenna Wang, Selina Hua, and Michelle Kim
November 22, 2016
Filed under Metro, News

When the thoughts of crazy characters, scenes, plots, coffee addiction and nights of literary abandon all in the span of one month are mentioned, writers around the world can only think of one thing: NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, is a creative writing project t...

NaNoWriMo inspires young authors

NaNoWriMo inspires young authors

Cameron Cook
November 22, 2016
Filed under News

Every November is National Novel Writing Month. Commonly abbreviated as NaNoWriMo, the purpose is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Finishing is winning, because finishing is hard. Below are the stories of three West students that dared attempt the challenge. Casey McClenathan...

Lois Lowry visits Iowa City

Lois Lowry visits Iowa City

Mary Vander Weg, Reporter
November 22, 2016
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Hundreds of children, students and adults alike lined up outside the Englert Theater, some clutching books, some chatting excitedly and others peering over shoulders looking to see if the doors had opened yet. These people all eagerly awaited a lecture from Lois Lowry, widely admired author of The Gi...

Through the eyes of a Jew

Through the eyes of a Jew

Anjali Huynh, Reporter
November 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

“Let me give you an impression of six million,” the man began in a heavy Slavic accent. “A door opens, and a Holocaust victim comes in front of you and says, ‘I was murdered in the Holocaust.’ Sixty seconds after they came in, another will come. Every minute, the door will open, and a Hol...

West High sparks national conversation

West High sparks national conversation

Michael Moonjely, Entertainment Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

This morning, The New York Times featured West High students and teachers affected by the 2016 presidential election on their front page. The article illustrates the impact the election had on the school just days after Donald Trump was elected president. Along with quotes from principal Gregg Shoultz...

The fight for inclusion

The fight for inclusion

Xena Makky, WSS Intern
November 19, 2016
Filed under Metro, News

Iowa City is home to more than seventy thousand inhabitants. People from all over the world come here for an education, making it seem like a community flourishing in diversity, yet the level of true acceptance and appreciation for different cultures has become a question to many minority citizens who c...

An atlas of Iowa’s local food

An atlas of Iowa’s local food

Ian Prescott, Reporter
November 19, 2016
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

What makes a good meal? Is it the friends and family or just the food? Well, both of those come together in Hancher’s Culinary Arts Festival, showing the gourmet dishes that can be made from locally grown food. This was Hancher’s second culinary arts festival and they featured the popular ea...

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