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  • 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

One shirt, four outfits

One shirt, four outfits

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Showcase

Spring is approaching which means the desire for new clothes that line up with the latest trends and the fluctuating weather. And since buying a whole new wardrobe every few months isn’t the most budget-friendly idea, we’ve got it covered. Here’s how to wear one item of clothing many different...

All I wanna do is save the world for you: a “Vol. 1” review

All I wanna do is save the world for you: a “Vol. 1” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

March 25, 2018


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

The amount of female producers I know can be counted off of one hand. This is a shame, especially because I listen to so many phenomenal female artists in music. However, those who are able to produce their own music are limited because men are in those positions of power. This isn’t to say men haven...

I’m with you all the way: an “Andi Mack” review

I’m with you all the way: an “Andi Mack” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Reviews, Showcase

You should all know by now that I’m obsessed with “Andi Mack.” Not only do I talk about it constantly and anticipate every episode with bated breath, I also vomited 13 hundred words about it when I reviewed the first season. I know I’m trash for a show made for kids six years younger than me. You don’t need to tell me t...

St. Patrick’s day treats

St. Patrick’s day treats

Sophie Stephens and Maddi Shinall

March 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Iowa City may not have a river to dye green for St. Patrick’s day, but you can celebrate in other ways. These easy recipes are a way to get in the spirit for the holiday and enjoy some sugary treats. Leprechaun hats: Ingredients: Chocolate almond bark Large marshmallows Round fudge stripe co...

West Side Story recommends: books

West Side Story recommends: books

Emma Brustkern, Print Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Literary, Showcase

Online Copy Editor and Reporter Luke Reynolds recommends “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson. Summary: Twins Jude and Noah were once inseparable. Noah had his art, and Jude had her life. Now they've fallen apart. Jude is where Noah wanted to be two years ago, at a private art school, while ...

Five classics to view over spring break

Five classics to view over spring break

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Film, Showcase

One of my favorite pastimes as a film buff is to look at what films have anniversaries coming up, and rewatch them accordingly to see what new things become apparent. Spring break is as good a time as any to indulge in this. With a whole week off, there is no shortage of possible films to watch. Exciting...

Lay it all on me now: a “Nation of Two” review

Lay it all on me now: a “Nation of Two” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

March 11, 2018


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

If you remember Vance Joy's “Riptide,” I’m happy. I stumbled on the track about half a year before 102.9 started playing it, thanks to iTunes’ Single of the Week (rest in peace). I was really impressed with it on first listen. Joy had a very expressive voice, and the track was this fond little d...

Seasonal crossword: Spring

Seasonal crossword: Spring

Teya Kerns and Ting Gao

March 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Multimedia, Showcase

With spring break right around the corner, many West students are eager to get outside. In the spirit of the weather, spend time outdoors while working on West Side Story’s spring crossword puzzle. Link To Crossword: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/theme-spring ...

Would You Rather #3

Would You Rather #3

Eman Elsheikh

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

The third installment of the "Would You Rather" saga. Join Mason Wang in the hallways of West High as he asks unsuspecting passersby crazy "Would You Rather" questions.

Vacation or staycation?

Vacation or staycation?

Sadie Rhomberg, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

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Top 5 must-watch horror films

Top 5 must-watch horror films

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, Film, Showcase

With the recent success of “It” and “Get Out,” the horror genre has risen in popularity. As a result of other movies such as these, an increasing amount of people have begun to hop onto the horror movie bandwagon. Despite this, there are some who simply cannot stomach the shock and gore ...

The best tea in Iowa City

The best tea in Iowa City

Ken Wilbur and Sean Brown

March 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Food, Showcase

Downtown Iowa City is known as a hearth of southeast Iowa culture and education. All around town there is easy access to culture such as the arts and sciences, but most importantly, food. Tea is one such item, but finding the right places for tea can be a bit of a struggle. West Side Story staffers set out to ...

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