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The student news site of West High School

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Martin Luther King Jr. was incredibly influential in his work for Civil Rights and racial equality. (File Photo)
Remembering Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor • January 17, 2022
Weekly news wrap-up
Weekly news wrap-up
Vivian Polgreen, Audrey Parish, and Helelia Wa Kalala January 14, 2022
Class times will change with the new West High bell schedule, which will be introduced on Jan. 24.
West High set to implement new bell schedule
Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor • January 14, 2022
The emergency lights went on as West High lost both the power and internet Jan. 12.
West High experiences power outage
Hanah Kitamoto and Mishka Mohamed Nour January 12, 2022
The flag of the state of Iowa flies outside of the University Heights Police station.
An attack on democracy
Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor • January 11, 2022
Advika Shah giving the first section of her debate in the semi-finals round on Oct. 19, 2019.
Debate team defends state title
Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief • January 9, 2022
COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are available at most local pharmacies, see their website for details.
Booster breakdown
Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor • January 20, 2022
Omicron, the most recent COVID-19 variant, was recently named a variant of concern.
Don't overlook Omicron
Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor • December 17, 2021
Kyle Chi 23, Cindy Wang 24 and Matthew Jetton 22 participate in their respective sports.
Trojans of all trades
Zoe Smith, Assistant Sports Editor
Gavin Keeney 22 swims the 100 yard Breaststroke during the annual Battle for the Golden Speedo on Jan. 18.
Trojan Bolts dominate in Battle for the Golden Speedo
Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
Pete Moe 22 gets double teamed in the paint against Cedar Falls on Jan. 15.
Boys basketball loses second straight to Cedar Falls
Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief
A&E
New year, new West
New year, new West
Ginger McCartney, Reporter and Designer
The Tragedy of Macbeth is available for streaming on Apple TV+.
How does Joel Coen feel about 'The Tragedy of Macbeth?'
Jack Harris, Online Copy Editor and Arts Editor
Students warm up for their auditions in the gym.
West High students audition for SEIBA
Audrey Parrish, News Co-Editor
Ten of the most popular energy drinks with the most caffeine content.
Top 10 energy drinks: the best of the worst
Mohana Sunkara, Videographer
In this first installment in a recurring series of columns, columns editor Helen Zhang argues in favor of casting age-accurate actors in the media’s dramatization of teenage life.
Helen’s Hot Takes: Putting the ‘age’ in ‘teenager’
Helen Zhang, Print Columns Editor
The year 2020 was easy to beat but 2021 truly filled itself with some unforgettable moments for athletes, coaches, parents and fans.
Top 10 sports moments of 2021
Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief
A scoop of pop culture: Top 10 favorite holiday films
A scoop of pop culture: Top 10 favorite holiday films
Samuel Rosenthal and Lucy Gerlieb
West High Weekly 1.7.22
Alaina Greenlee, Video Editor
5 second challenge with Garrett Hartwig and Greg Witt
5 second challenge with Garrett Hartwig and Greg Witt
Helelia Wa Kalala and Zoe Smith
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