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  • Student Senate Executive Board elections are on Wednesday

  • The Drake Relays for track start Thursday

  • The orchestra program has a concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Check @WSSAthletics on Twitter for updates on sports events this week

One for the ages, The 2013 World Series

One for the ages, The 2013 World Series

October 30, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Opinion, Sports

By Aaron Carter The 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals has been a roller coaster, and that is an understatement. The power has been shifting each and every game, and each and every inning. The Red Sox is using the power of the beards to supply their energy, while th...

Staff editorial: Syria

Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik
September 27, 2013
Filed under News, Opinion

Consensus of the West Side Story editorial board Syria: when the country came up in the past, our minds didn’t initially jump to civil war and chemical weapons. Now it’s a different story. In 2011, Syrian youth started to revolt against their large and demanding government, led by President Bashar ...

West students weigh in on the Syrian civil war

Hilah Kohen
September 20, 2013
Filed under News, Opinion, Video

By Hilah Kohen   Since 2011, the Syrian government has fought against rebel groups as American policymakers have considered their options. The West Side Story asked West High students to share their opinions on the U.S.'s role in the Syrian conflict.  

West High investigates: anonymous Twitter accounts

May 8, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News, Opinion, Video

Dr. Arganbright went on the PA system and told the students of West High that a derogatory anonymous twitter account had been created, and he cautioned student's that consequences would follow. West Side Story investigates what happened, and asks questions regarding anonymous twitter accounts to s...

Album review: Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience”

Album review: Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience”

April 7, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

by Kaitlyn McCurdy Guess who’s back, back, back, back again. Yes, I did just reference Eminem when I’m about to review Justin Timberlake. Deal with it. Let me tell you, I’m both excited and nervous to review Timberlake’s album “The 20/20 Experience,” and I’m still trying to figure out how that ...

New tower will cast a shadow over Iowa City

February 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion

By: Katie Mons When you walk down the streets of New York or Chicago, you have to crane your neck to attempt to see the top of buildings. Skyscrapers tower throughout the city, and it’s no surprise. They are meant to be in those cities. They fit in and belong there. But in Iowa City? When you walk do...

What does religion mean to you?

December 13, 2012
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

By Velarchana Santhana and Brittani Langland The West Side Story interviewed some students about what religion means to them.

You only live once

May 23, 2012
Filed under Opinion

If you spend enough time with me, you probably looked at the title of this column, facepalmed and moaned in annoyance. For those who don’t know me well enough, I tend to be a teensy weensy tiny bit obsessed with the phrase “YOLO,” which, for those who don’t know, stands for “You only l...

A letter to the class of 2012

A letter to the class of 2012

Zora Hurst
May 21, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Dear Class of 2012, This is a letter from your first little siblings. From kids your parents said you had to be nice to or else. We watched you, only a year older but infinitely wiser. You pioneered kindergarten, blazed down the sidewalk without training wheels, learned the intricacies o...

Planted (short documentary)

Planted (short documentary)

April 8, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Video   A short environmental documentary of how one's thoughts lead to the process of doing. And before there is growth, the idea of change has to be planted within.    

Show me the love

Show me the love

January 31, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Video

As Valentine's Day nears the West Side Story Staff go to the student body of Iowa City West High School with a question Various answers and opinions were given when asked the question of, "What does love mean to you?"

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