The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

Staff Profile
Joe Goodman

Joe Goodman

2018-2019, 2019-2020

Joe is in his second year working for the West Side Story publications as the sports editor. Joe plays golf, basketball and runs track at West High. He also enjoys biking and watching movies with his family.

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NSPA names a record-breaking number of WSS staffers as finalists in national contest

NSPA names a record-breaking number of WSS staffers as finalists in national contest

November 13, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association announced finalists for its 2020 individual contests, with each contest category including up to 10 finalists nationwide. Winners will be announced at NSPA/JEA's national...

The 2019-2020 West Side Story and Trojan Epic journalism staffs.

IHSPA names WSS staff 2020 News Team of the Year finalist, winners announced this fall

April 15, 2020

The Iowa High School Press Association determines News Team of the Year finalists by choosing the schools with the highest number of individual award winners from its annual writing, photography, design...

In this article, several WSS staffers offer up recommendations for shows to watch.

WSS staffers recommend shows to watch during quarantine

Edward Keen, Arts Editor April 3, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to stir a greater volume of pandemonium worldwide by the day, the luxuries that we have gotten used to reaping have begun to dissipate. Movie theaters have all but gone extinct in...

The 2019-2020 West Side Story and Trojan Epic journalism staffs.

Quill and Scroll awards WSS staff as international champions in annual writing, photography and multimedia contest

March 12, 2020

Quill and Scroll selected the West Side Story staff as the winner of the Blue and Gold Award for Staff Excellence Award, which is the highest achievement a staff can receive in the International Quill...

Nick Pepin 20 and his teammates celebrate as they advance to the state tournament in their win over Pleasant Valley on March 3.

Boys basketball team advances to their 10th consecutive state tournament

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief March 4, 2020

Ten straight. There is only one school in the state that has made 10 consecutive state tournaments in Iowa High School Basketball history and that is Iowa City West. Future Hall of Famer Steve Bergman...

Grahm Goering 21, Even Brauns 20, and Marcus Morgan 21 celebrate a Nick Pepin 20 and-one against Ottumwa on Feb. 28.

Boys basketball team advances to substate final

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2020

In what seemed to be a sea of red, the boys basketball team started on their road back to Wells Fargo Arena in the substate semifinals on Friday. The Trojans with the help of some big runs defeated Ottumwa...

Atypical scorers help boys basketball pass Liberty in second half splurge

Alyssa Skala and Camille Gretter January 25, 2020

The Trojans stepped up and solidified yet another win, their seventh consecutive victory leading many to believe the boys may be unbeatable. In the opening minutes Ben Vander Leest '20 kept up his constant...

Ben Vanderleest 20 plays aggressive offense against Waterloo West.

Boys basketball team overpowers Waterloo West 53-32

Camille Gretter and Alyssa Skala January 22, 2020

West earned their sixth consecutive win this season behind a stout defensive outing and flashy offensive play. With a strong student section and an even stronger team, the boys’ basketball team took...

Students and players storm the court after beating Dubuque Hempstead on Jan. 7.

Boys basketball knocks off highly-ranked Dubuque Hempstead

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief January 8, 2020

Call it a comeback. With one of the best atmospheres yet this year it was only right for the Trojans to find a way to escape the floor with a win. Without starters Marcus Morgan '21 (11.8 ppg) and Nick...

No Cap Recap is a sports podcast with sports editors Joe Goodman and Owen Aanestad. This episode looks at the first few weeks in West High winter sports and offers some insightful takeaways from the teams early matchups.

No cap recap: Pleasant surprises and biggest questions of the winter sports season

Joe Goodman and Owen Aanestad December 23, 2019

On this episode of No Cap Recap, sports editors Joe Goodman and Owen Aanestad discuss the last few weeks in West High sporting events and provide insight into the wins and losses that have made up the...

Boys dominate the paint in win over Linn-Mar

December 21, 2019

After picking up their first loss of the season against Dubuque Senior on Tuesday, the boys basketball needed to get back on track. Steve Bergman's team produced two good days of practice, and it didn't...

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