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Halloween at West High

Shamis
November 1, 2011
Filed under Fashion

There were some great costumes at West High this year. Take a look at some of the favorites!  

Candy land

Candy land

Olive
October 31, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

With one hour left of Halloween night, a student works furiously on the spookiest thing out there- the essay due tomorrow. Gone are the days of begging candy off strangers, and having no greater work load than sorting your loot and hiding the good stuff from pesky older siblings. Gone are the days of...

P.O.S October 2011

Grant
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Video

The West Side Story proudly presents the P.O.S of October 2011!

Q&A with Marco Cacho

Fatima
October 28, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYySh5cPdNM      

All State results

Tyler
October 27, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

Finally the results have been announced on who has made All State Band, Choir, and Orchestra. This is an impressive number of students from West. They all worked hard and dedicated their time to their All State auditions. Check out who made it!     Band Ji-Eun Choi – 1st Flute ...

October 25 Sounds of the Stadium band concert

Katie Mons
October 26, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

Over 290 students take the stage to perform one of the largest and loudest concerts of the year on October 25. Directors Rob Medd and Rich Medd hold the Sounds of the Stadium band concert  every year to play through all the marching/pep band music and to mark the end to the marching season. The night...

Freshman flautist makes All-State

Katie Mons
October 26, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

Gabriela Nisly '15 wakes up bright an early to be at school by 6:15 am on a Saturday. Why? To get on a bus and drive to Fairfield, Iowa to audition for All-State. When she returns to Iowa City around 8:20pm, she's a member of the All-State band. Nisly describes the day as stressful. She talks about...

October 10th orchestra concert

Tyler
October 10, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

The crowd silences as the students begin to tune their instruments for their Halloween themed concert. The director, Wayne Thelander, walks on stage where the crowd welcomes him with applause.  The Concert String Orchestra, made up of only freshman, begins their first song, Saison de Cordes.  The violins,...

P.O.S. September

Grant
September 22, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfdg4CEwSY

Hannah Muellerleile ’14 lookbook

Zora Hurst
September 21, 2011
Filed under Fashion

Various poised looks from Hannah Muellerleile. Photographs by Zora Hurst.

West High student performs on NPR’s From the Top

Elizabeth Lin
October 14, 2010
Filed under Entertainment, Feature

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWfD1k0gngM Last spring, Justin Moser '11 was selected to play alto saxophone on From the Top, a weekly broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR) that showcases America’s top young classical musicians hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley. Earlier this week, at the A...

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