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 some West High students.
West High Debater Kai Trepka and his partner Richie Zhang won the Great Midwestern Debate Tournament, April 5-7th, 2013. The West Side Story sits down with Trepka to talk debate details and what it takes to succeed in a debate. Want to learn more? WSS Intern Akash Borde gives a primer on the basics of [...]
The West Side Story decided to profile Elwyn Pearson, a paraeducator at West High.
by Ashton Duncan and Kaitlyn McCurdy Payton Myers ’13 and Chandler Myers ’15 are siblings born on the same day two years apart. The WSS interviews them to see how similar they really are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv3gUW59rMQ
By: Jordan Rossen and Katie Mons A photo story about all the problems Savannah Wilson ’13 has with her car.
West High girls’ and boys’ soccer teams are on their way to a successful season. By Frannie Rizzo and Blake Oetting
By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik and Abbie Skemp West High’s EATS begins their new season of planting vegetables in the garden to give to the cafeteria and local community.
I’m sure everyone knows about the ELP program for gifted students at the elementary level but now its coming to the high school level too. Starting in the fall of 2013 a new ELP program will be coming to West High. By Tyler Voss and Brenna Deerberg
Students share their experiences from the Spanish language trip. By Erin Weathers Photos used with permission from Alex Nelson
COLORS adviser Kerri Barnhouse and Dan Kauble ’13 share their perspectives on this year’s Governor Conference held on April 3 in Des Moines by Alyssa McKeone and Aileen Norris
What happens March 5-10, stays in March 5-10 If you have any ideas for West High Week email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Kristen Lineback Savannah talks about her swimming career and shows off some tokens she’s collected while swimming.
by Audrey Hopewell For a lucky few, artistic talent and self expression come easily. For others, not so much. Luckily, West High has a bevy of talent, artistic and otherwise. These videos showcase the best of West’s artists. The students featured here express themselves through illustration, fashion or makeup. Erica Fisher ’14, Paige Brazina ’16 [...]
Stuck in Iowa City for all of Spring Break? Lucky for you, the WSS has plenty of ideas to keep you busy for all nine days. Apoorva Raikwar ’14 demonstrates how to make a sequin collar in a few simple steps: Continuing with the fashion theme, Emily Hollingworth ’15 shows off her braided headband in another how-to [...]
By Jaeho Lee Jeff Connor is a first-year chemistry teacher and former West High student. Find out why chemistry is his passion and why he thinks science should matter to all students. Parov Stelar’s song “All Night” used with permission.
By Valerie Hsieh Photos and interviews from the third Annual India Association of Iowa City Harvest Festival.
By Sharon Xiang Check out my experience at the IMU on Feb. 10, 2013, attending the annual student-run Chinese New Year Festival.
by Kelsey Keranen A brief interview with student artist Hannah Song, ’16
By Akash Borde Take an inside look at what goes on at a forensics tournament as West High’s nationally acclaimed Forensics program travels to Burlington, Iowa on Feb. 8-9 at the Eastern Iowa Districts tournament.