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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

New face on the mat
New face on the mat
Elena Garcia Van Auken, Podcaster, Reporter • January 30, 2023
In his first game back since recovering from a back injury that kept him benched for multiple weeks, Kareem Earl 24 was full of energy against City High Jan. 27.
Girls and boys basketball sweep City High
Ella De Young and Lilly Graham January 29, 2023
The boys swim team waves a flag saying OS14 to remember their late teammate Owen Skelley
Finding a family through loss
Isabella Tisdale and Zoe Smith January 25, 2023
WSS explores Fantasy Footballs presence in West High students lives.
Fantasy frenzy
Lily Prochaska, Print Sports Editor • January 25, 2023
Featuring head coach Morgan Dibert, Rylee DeSaulniers 26 and assistant coach Sophia OBrien.
Cheering for the Cheerleaders
Helelia Wa Kalala, Social Media Editor • January 24, 2023
Brady Simcox 23 looks for a layup opportunity Jan. 20 while away at Linn Mar.
Girls and boys basketball both lose in tough battles to Linn Mar
Ella De Young and Lilly Graham January 23, 2023
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The 2021-2022 WSS print staff. Front row: Aria Khalil, Soomin Koh, Athena Wu, Hanah Kitamoto, Jack Alden, Sachiko Goto, Zoey Guo, Jane Lam, Rosemary Timmer-Hackert, Miguel Cohen Suarez
Middle row: Zaira Ahmad, Kailey Gee, Caroline Mascardo, Katherine Shoppa, Maya Chu, Heidi Du, Krisha Kapoor, Defne Bayman, Caroline Barker, Kamakshee Kuchhal, Ella De Young
Back row: Will Cheng, Xiaoyi Zhu, Lilly Graham, Eva Jordan, Sila Duran, Ruba Ahmed-Abdelmutalab, Lily Prochaska, Misha Canin, Owen Aanestad
Not pictured: Grace Huang, Ginger McCartney, Sofia Wells-Lu, Helen Zhang

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Derek Hua 25 and Richard Yang 25 stand next to their shelter in 6th grade School of the Wild (left). They pose again at West High many years later (right).
Friend Crush: Derek Hua ‘25 and Richard Yang ‘25
Jessie Li, Reporter • January 27, 2023
Layan Ahmed 25 poses for her Executive Board headshot.
BPA prepares for State
Eva Jordan, Reporter and Designer • January 26, 2023
Debate team champions for the third consecutive year
Debate team champions for the third consecutive year
Jane Lam and Kamakshee Kuchhal
Gov. Reynolds signs school choice bill into law
Gov. Reynolds signs school choice bill into law
Heidi Du, Print Copy Editor
Affirmative actions place in college admissions is under the Supreme Courts scrutiny, with a decision likely to be released this summer.
Affirm or overturn
Lilly Graham, Print News Editor
Teenagers have an increased dependency on social media to connect.
Anti-Social Media: How the digital age is affecting human connection
Tessa Gibson, Entertainment Co-Editor
The College Board abuses their monopoly over college credit in high school.
Pass October, pay $200
Rosemary Timmer-Hackert, Print Opinion Editor
The golden child may appear as an untouchable and glorious title, but all trophies just gather dust while stuck in a glass case.
Umachina: Golden child, the origin story
Nicole Lee, Opinion Editor
A&E
The next generation of Kpop
The next generation of Kpop
Eleanor Weitz and Jules Keranen
Lunar new year in the Iowa City community
Lunar new year in the Iowa City community
Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
Images of Asian food are shown and there is a yellow moon in the left upper corner.
Lunar New Year
Mrudani Ramkumar and Jessie Li
West High Weekly 12.23.22
Alaina Greenlee, Camille Gretter, and Zoe Smith
The College Board abuses their monopoly over college credit in high school.
Pass October, pay $200
Rosemary Timmer-Hackert, Print Opinion Editor
Not every introduction is like the other. Let these students speak about the names that is the source of so much repetition.
Let us introduce ourselves
Nicole Lee and Howaida Musa
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