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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

The boys tennis team musters up the strength to hold Seth Smigel 25 for a photo with their championship trophy and banner after the conclusion of team state at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex on May 31.
Boys tennis team wins team state
Ella De Young, Print Assistant Sports Editor • June 1, 2022
Many colleges are no longer requiring applicants to submit standardized test scores.
Test optional?
Vivian Polgreen, Managing Co-Editor, News Editor • May 31, 2022
The 2022 senior graduates take a group picture after their successful prank.
The raging smurfs say goodbye to West
Ijin Shim, Photographer and Videographer • May 27, 2022
Jayden Shin 23 and Samir Singh 24 pose for a photo with their championship trophy and bracket during the state singles/doubles tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on May 25.
Boys tennis players crush at state singles/doubles tournament
Ella De Young, Print Assistant Sports Editor • May 25, 2022
Cadenza performs at the Vue Rooftop to raise money for charity.
Cadenza to hold final concert Thursday
Heidi Du, Print Copy Editor • May 25, 2022
May news briefs
May news briefs
Lilly Graham, Reporter • May 24, 2022
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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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The debate continues on masks and the official end to the pandemic.
Is it over yet?
Vivian Polgreen, Managing Co-Editor, News Editor • April 4, 2022
As cases decrease in Johnson County and the CDC loosens restrictions, some students choose to keep their masks on.
Unmasked
Isabella Tisdale, Feature Editor, Visual Editor • March 28, 2022
Painting of Wests Esports club members.
West Esports team places third at state
Barry Diallo, Sports Reporter
The boys soccer team poses with the 2022 state qualifier banner after beating Cedar Falls 6-1.
Trojan boys soccer brings the storm against Cedar Falls
Zoe Smith, Sports Editor
Top 5 most memorable sports moments
Top 5 most memorable sports moments
Lily Prochaska, Reporter
A&E
Students share their hotter takes.
Hotter takes
Mohana Sunkara, Videographer
Polish your headphones! Harry Styles brand new album has arrived!
Harry Styles' newest 'Harry's House' review
Tessa Gibson, Entertainment Co-Editor
Secondhand problems
Secondhand problems
Eleanor Weitz , Entertainment Co-Editor
LGBTQ identities and issues need to be better represented in the curriculum.
Where is the rainbow?
WSS Editorial Board
The road to recovery from trauma is not easy, but in the end it is worth it.
Overcome
Katherine Shoppa and Ella De Young
Senior columns
Senior columns
Eleanor Weitzs review podcast that covers everything from Taylor Swift to Marvel.
'The Ritual' was well worth the emotional damage
Eleanor Weitz , Entertainment Co-Editor
10 things Hunter Garvin cant live without
10 things Hunter Garvin can't live without
Helelia Wa Kalala, Social Media Editor and Videographer
Iowa City dogs speak up again
Iowa City dogs speak up again
Alaina Greenlee and Krisha Kapoor
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