West Side Radio: Shamrocks and Oscar shocks

In this episode, we discuss the gun control debate, the history of St. Patrick’s Day and interview Fenna Semken ’18 about her experience with Irish dance.


The Gazette

Fenna Semken ’18 dances in the SaPaDaPaSo Parade in 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During the parade, Champagne Academy of Irish Dance passes out candy and dances on street corners. In 2016, they won best costume in the parade.

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The Oscars


Parkland shooting

March for our Lives


History of St. Patrick’s Day

How it’s celebrated

Green and Ireland

Green Chicago River

St. Patrick’s Day spending