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West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

West High sports on the left versus club sports on the left. (All photos used with permission).
Finding a balance: club vs. high school sports
Evelyn Kraber and Minna Abdalla June 5, 2024
Max Gerke 24, Dillon Croco 24, Serene Hamzeh 24 and Emma Pottoff 25 will continue their atheltic career in college.
The next level
Gianna Liu and Marie Stier May 30, 2024
The boys pose for a photo after beating City High on May 15 to qualify for state. 

Photo used with permission of BJ Mayer
Tennis teams compete in state tournaments
Minna Abdalla and Marie Stier May 28, 2024
Symphony Strings stand up after playing “Adventure on Bainbridge Island” by Alan Lee Silva.
West High hosts annual Senior Orchestra Festival
Jessie Li and Mrudani Ramkumar June 4, 2024
Students share opposing views on the recent Tiktok ban passed in the United States.
The TikTok trial
Reem Kirja and Mrudani Ramkumar June 2, 2024
West Singers performs the song “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi.
Annual West choirs spring concert
Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief • May 30, 2024
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(she/her) Zoe Smith is a senior and entering her third and final year on staff. She is so excited to be this year's Web Editor-in-Chief. Although you can usually find her in the newsroom; you may also...

Formal clothing has many downsides.
Comfort over convention
Carter Birch Houchins-Witt, Reporter
Have Disney villains gotten worse?
Fall of Disney villains
Ethan Tisdale, FOJ Intern
Child stars are often caught in the limbo between maturity and immaturity that is Hollywood.
Don’t treat me like a kid!
Nicole Lee, Opinion Editor
A&E
Summer theater performances
Summer theater performances
Carter Birch Houchins-Witt, Reporter
Looking for some fun summer recipes? WSS has just the thing!
Summer sweet treats
Grace Bartlett, Reporter
Here are the top three activities students should do over the summer.
Top 3 activities students should do over the summer
Reem Kirja, Print Profiles Editor
A lunch bag of nostalgic snacks gets eaten.
The taste of nostalgia
Yaya Orszula, Samuel Rosenthal, and Joe Corlette May 19, 2024
Families flock to attend an Iowa womens basketball March Madness game against Holy Cross at Carver-Hawkeye Arena March 23.
The CC effect
Anna Song, Gianna Liu, and Celia Sadewasser April 18, 2024
Boys soccer discuss before the game.
West High Weekly 4.15.24
Abby Guo, Video Editor • April 16, 2024
Twins at West High share their stories
Twinning
Grace Bartlett and Jessie Li June 6, 2024
The Best of West logo connected by hearts made of string.
The beginning of Best of West
Vera Tanas, Copy Editor • June 4, 2024
Endrit Ramku ’27, Finnley Bonfig ’26, Lincoln Beihl ’25 and Rowan Bihun ’26 pose with their trophies after competing in Congressional Debate at the Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational Nov. 10-11.
A talent that can't be debated
Kamakshee Kuchhal, Lead Print Copy Editor • June 3, 2024
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