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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 amount of people that showed up to tryout for cheer this year was a bit more than twice the amount of last years. The professionalism wasn’t affected by this.
Cheer team gears up for another season
Reef Persons, Reporter and Photographer • May 9, 2022
D.C.’s Freedom Forum Institute names Maya Chu Iowa’s Free Spirit Scholarship winner
D.C.’s Freedom Forum Institute names Maya Chu Iowa’s Free Spirit Scholarship winner
May 9, 2022
Chickens gather around their feed in a poultry farm.
Avian Flu sweeps through Iowa
Laney Prelle, Reporter • May 5, 2022
Aidan Jacobsen 24 runs down the runway during the long jump
Trojans compete at annual Drake Relays
Paige Albright, Podcast Editor • May 5, 2022
West High implements its Tradition of Excellence by displaying it on the stairs leading to the main entrance of the school.
West High ranked number one high school in Iowa
Audrey Parrish, News Co-Editor • May 4, 2022
City Circle Theatre Company’s productions of “Legally Blonde the Musical” are happening in the coming weeks.
City Circle presents ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ this month
Helen Zhang, Print Columns Editor • May 4, 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, Co-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, Sports Reporter • March 28, 2022
Patrick Selby 24 and Shivy Mannengi 23 pump each other up during the IHSAA District Tennis Tournament at West High on May 9.
Boys tennis players dominate at districts
Ella De Young, Print Assistant Sports Editor
Amari Nasafi displays his brightly-colored Nike Lebron 11s, originally released in 2014.
Shoe game
Lily Prochaska and Krisha Kapoor
Alyson Skala 24 defends against Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Girls soccer dominates Kennedy
Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor
A&E
A podcast full of reviews, rants, and spoilers.
Top Ten Anime Discussions: "Spy x Family" review
Nicole Lee, Podcaster
The directors of Everything Everywhere All at Once,  Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, are jokingly referred to as Daniels by their fans.
'Everything Everywhere All at Once' review: A game changer
Jack Harris, Online Copy Editor and Arts Editor
Wordle Wednesday
Wordle Wednesday
WSS Staff
Decisions, decisions
Decisions, decisions
Helen Zhang, Print Columns Editor
Isabella Tisdale 24 shares her opinions on the recent efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade
Overturning Roe v. Wade: A lazy solution to a bigger problem
Isabella Tisdale, Sports Reporter
WSS Intern Reem Kirja ’25 explains Arab culture and contributions.
A beginner's guide to Arab culture
Reem Kirja, WSS Intern
Who knows whats going to go down in The Futon?
The Futon: Our summer playlist
Isabella Tisdale and Maddy Smith
Baking through the seasons: Spring
Tessa Gibson , Eleanor Weitz , Reef Persons, and Ijin Shim
Photos courtesy of James Hall
Life After a Trojan: Sugar Bear's legacy continues
Paige Albright, Podcast Editor
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