What you missed this October

From football games to broken pipes, look back on the past few weeks with the links below.

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Sidney Kiersch

Explore the links below to update yourself on this month’s events.

Sports

West volleyball season over, Kennedy advances: This year’s volleyball season came to an end with the Trojans being defeated 1-3 by Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School.

West to rematch Bettendorf: Iowa City West football team will host Bettendorf this Friday in the quarterfinal round of playoffs after defeating Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Diving into a new sport: Austyn Goodale ’20 explains how she manages cheer and swimming, and what inspired her to get involved in the first place. Goodale and her team will have a meet in Marshalltown this Friday and Saturday.

News

Burst water pipe means no heat at West:  Students found themselves in coats and blankets during classes after a pipeline broke leading to cold temperatures throughout the school.

Bonding over the Bonfire: English Language Learner students and teachers gathered to roast marshmallows and paint pumpkins.

Podcast

West Side Radio: How well do you know ‘The Office?’: Three WSS staffers and guest Makenna Hendrickson ’19 put their knowledge of “The Office” to the test.

West Side Radio Book Talk: “The Hate U Give”: A live podcast talking with the West High Diversity Book Club as they discuss “The Hate U Give.”

Feature

An ocean apart: West student Soomin Koh ’22 is staying connected with her best friend Caroline Mascardo ’22 despite being on a different continent.

Joy at West: Zheyi Li ’20, usually a student at a Chinese boarding school, shares her perspective on West.

All-State auditions showcase students’ hard work: Learn about the audition process and competition for young musicians surrounding All-State.

No costumes, no jack-o’-lanterns, no candy corn: Amy Crespo ’21 explains why she doesn’t take part in the Halloween festivities.

Opinion

Lucy’s Lowdown: life’s unequal race track: Opinion editor Lucy Polyak tackles the topic of privilege in the second installment of her column series.

Compiled by Natalie Dunlap