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Photo Gallery: Show choir performs Winter Swing Show

Photo Gallery: Show choir performs Winter Swing Show

Sarah Longmire, Photo Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

 West Show Choirs performed their shows at Hancher Auditorium this Saturday. Look at the album below to see photos from the event and get an inside view on how the performers feel about this years show.  

Fashion Friday: Wizard of Oz

Fashion Friday: Wizard of Oz

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

WSS: How long does it take to make each costume for a show? Theatre West Costume Crew: It depends on the costume. We have two other moms that help us. It also depends on how complex it is to make the costume. WSS: Is it expensive to make each costume? Theatre West Costume Crew: We do a lo...

Movie review: Moana

Movie review: Moana

Maggie Terry, Reporter
December 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Film, Showcase

Moana is a fresh take on the traditional Disney "Princess" movie worth your time.

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Skipping into the spotlight

Skipping into the spotlight

Deniz Ince, Reporter
December 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

West’s Wizard of Oz is finally ready for the stage, after the cast utilized a combination of allergy medications and anxiety pills to ameliorate Skipper’s stage fright. Skipper, the pet of Emily Shie ’19 and Sydney Shie ’17, will accompany Dorothy (Kate Vander Leest ’17) as Toto. At the age...

Building a PC?

Building a PC?

Ethan Goers, Video Editor and Sports Correspondent
November 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

    Devin Nolte '18 -  WSS: Why did you build a computer? Nolte: I built a computer to have more fun with games, and because I was told it was a very fun thing to do. I talked to people at work, and my friend about it for a while, so I was interested in making one. WSS: ...

Coffee trends at local coffee house

Coffee trends at local coffee house

Teresa Knecht, Photographer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Readers drink guide to current coffee trends at the local coffee house. A quick preview of popular drinks.

Making Oreo Ball Snowmen

Making Oreo Ball Snowmen

Allie Schmitt-Morris, Photographer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Ingredients: 16 ounces (1 container) white chocolate baking chocolate. 36 oreos (1 package) of OREO cookies, crushed. 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese. Extras to decorate your snowmen with. Directions: Put the package of OREOs into a ziplock baggie, then use a rolling pin and your hands to crush the OREOs fi...

Freshmen perform at All-State

Freshmen perform at All-State

Jiung Jung, Copy Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“It felt like I wasn’t supposed to be [auditioning] because I was a freshman.” With a measly 17% of musicians qualifying for All-State, it’s hard not to sympathize with the words of freshman Julia Fink. Making the festival is difficult enough for upperclassmen – but freshmen face an even...

Fashion Friday: Chloe Gretter ’20

Fashion Friday: Chloe Gretter ’20

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

Horror stories have been told of those who rush in the morning and end up wearing their shirt on backwards, but with Chloe Gretter ‘20, that’s not the case. It can take Gretter ’20 anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to pick out her outfit everyday.  If she doesn’t know what to wear, her g...

What Iowa City landmark are you?

What Iowa City landmark are you?

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Metro, Showcase

Whether you live in Iowa City now, or went to the University of Iowa 20 years back, these landmarks are timeless, so find out which landmark you identify as with five simple questions. And when you're done, discover how Iowa City you are here. Photos courtesy of Creative Commons.  ...

Fashion Friday: Maddie Molina

Fashion Friday: Maddie Molina

Pareen Mhatre, Photographer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

West Side Story: How would you describe your style? Maddie Molina: It's not really a set style. I wear a lot of different kind of things, like I'll get in the mood to wear 70's stuff or I'll wear 80's, like velvet and that kind of stuff. It's just whatever I'm feeling, really. WSS: Where do you get most of your cl...

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