West Side Story

  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody: an eloquent orchestra

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody: an eloquent orchestra

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music, Showcase

Located on a busy intersection downtown Iowa City, the Voxman Music Building is the stunning venue of Orchestra Iowa’s concert. The Voxman Concert Hall is acoustically designed to distribute sound to the audience equally, and the majority of the building is dedicated to the study of musical perfor...

Met Gala 2018: top 15 best dressed

Met Gala 2018: top 15 best dressed

Sophie Stephens, Online Managing Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under A&E, Fashion, Showcase

The annual Met Gala is a gathering of celebrities to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is easily the single biggest night for fashion. Essentially mixing prom and haute couture fashion, the Met Gala is an extravagant night to celebrate fashion and art. With this...

Chalk the Walk Mount Vernon 2018

Chalk the Walk Mount Vernon 2018

Teya Kerns, Photographer

May 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Multimedia, Showcase

This year marks Mount Vernon’s 13th annual Chalk the Walk. Many of the artists opted for vibrant drawings from the movie “Coco”, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. With live music, scrumptious food, and beautiful art, this year’s Chalk the Walk served as a way for artists to feature their skills and fo...

Choose your own adventure: Can you survive senior year?

Choose your own adventure: Can you survive senior year?

Fenna Semken, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

The sun is shining and life is good. You just spent the entire day at the beach with your friends and are heading to the local ice cream store to get a late afternoon snack. The idea of going to high school tomorrow is seemingly impossible. The summer just felt too quick! Tomorrow marks the beginning of...

Set me free: an “Ophelia” review

Set me free: an “Ophelia” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Literary, Reviews, Showcase

My prior experience with a translated novel wasn't pleasant. Granted, it was “The Princess Plot,” and the only thing I remember was that the cover was pink and had black skulls, the mother got kidnapped and the princess chopped off her hair so she could play a boy. I remember being very upset about ...

“Isle of Dogs” is enjoyable, yet problematic fare

“Isle of Dogs” is enjoyable, yet problematic fare

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Film, Showcase

Most film buffs know what to expect going into a Wes Anderson film: deadpan delivery of lines, downplayed yet effective performances from a diverse ensemble of well-known actors, intricately detailed sets, pop songs from the 60-70’s and a nostalgic fascination with the past. Detractors are tired of t...

How to: make an amazing mug cake

How to: make an amazing mug cake

Mary Vander Weg

April 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Food, Showcase

The sudden urge to be creative and to make something with your own two hands proves to be difficult for those without any artistic or baking skills. However, there is a solution for those of us lacking a certain skill set, or for those who are especially lazy, and that is the mug cake. Some have clai...

After the runway: an “America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 24” review

After the runway: an “America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 24” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Reviews, Showcase

There was a period of time where I was obsessed with “America’s Next Top Model.” Back when it aired on The CW, you’d find me and my brother in front of the TV every Wednesday night watching the newest episode. Although that enjoyment faded once fan voting got thrown into the mix, part of m...

Dancing into the spotlight

Dancing into the spotlight

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

April 21, 2018


Filed under A&E, Multimedia, Showcase, Theater

A hush falls across the theater as the lights dim. The audience awaits the commencement of the school musical,“West Side Story." Last year, Theatre West put on a performance of "Les Miserables," a famously song-driven musical. This spring they took on a new challenge with “West Side Story,” a more da...

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