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The student news source of Iowa City West High

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

The 2024-2025 West High Dance Team poses for a photo after their first team meeting.
West High Dance Team season starts
Maddy Cook, Reporter • May 15, 2024
Mason Middleton ’27 clears 5-10.00 in the high jump to tie fourth.
West track and field qualify nine relays and 23 individuals for state
Erinn Varga, Print Design and Opinion Editor • May 14, 2024
Dara Olaleye ’27 starts his high jump attempt. He managed to place fifth place with a height of 5 foot 6 inches as a Freshmen.
Trojans take on final junior varsity meet
Henry Timmer-Hackert and Erinn Varga May 10, 2024
The Varsity Band opens with Invicta by James Swearingen.
Ninth Grade and Varsity band concert features Jazz Lab
Anna Greenlee, Graphics Editor • May 17, 2024
WSS provides recommendations on how to celebrate AAPI Heritage month in Iowa City.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Iowa City
Anna Greenlee and Evelyn Kraber May 17, 2024
West High has announced its finals schedule for the end of the 2023-24 school year
West High to implement new finals schedule for grades 9-11
Ashlyn Brady, Features Editor • May 14, 2024
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Meet the Staff
Marie Stier
Marie Stier
Print Features Editor

(she/her) Marie Stier is a Junior at West High and she is excited for her second year on staff. She is the Feature Editor for WSS. In her free time, you can find her hammocking, doing puzzles on her porch...

Does the truth have any place in Hollywood?
Art imitates life
Nicole Lee, Opinion Editor
Boys don’t participate in art-related activities as much as we should. The community is awesome and it grants you the ability to express yourself.
For the boys
Carter Birch Houchins-Witt, Reporter
Athena Wu shares her thoughts on Math Olympiads
The failure theorem
Athena Wu, Print Entertainment Editor
A&E
The Tortured Poets Department abbreviated to TTPD built with symbols from the album
Are WSS staffers down bad for “The Tortured Poets Department?”
Ashlyn Brady and Samuel Rosenthal
The Varsity Band opens with Invicta by James Swearingen.
Ninth Grade and Varsity band concert features Jazz Lab
Anna Greenlee, Graphics Editor
Dairy Queen has introduced new summer flavors!
Dairy Queen taste test: graduation edition
Tessa Gibson and Anna Gibson
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
The garden of the musical eventually flowered through hard work and character growth.
Behind the curtain of 'The Secret Garden'
Anna Greenlee and Evelyn Kraber April 15, 2024
Students that transferred from other countries found they had to adjust to a different culture, sports and academics.
From across town and across the world
Ashlyn Brady and Evelyn Kraber April 22, 2024
Chemistry teacher Carolyn Walling has visited 46 countries across all seven continents.
Walling around the world
Lilly Graham and Jessie Li April 22, 2024
Wests esports team shares their experiences competing and being a part of the team.
Game on
Zaira Ahmad and Marie Stier April 22, 2024
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