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  • The music auxiliary car wash will be held on Sept. 30

  • The homecoming football game is on Sept. 22

  • Fall drama auditions will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18-20

  • Homecoming will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23

1 in 2000: high school entrepreneur: Tyler Fridrich ’12

1 in 2000: high school entrepreneur: Tyler Fridrich ’12

Quentin Misiag

April 6, 2012


Filed under Feature, Profiles

  Memories Preserved 319-321-8229 Tyler Fridrich ’12 has been reaping the benefits (and collecting quite a fat paycheck for a high school student, at that) as the continued demise of VHS tapes and cassettes pushes the demand for DVD and Blu-ray discs to higher levels. Fridrich, owner ...

1 in 2000 – Mark Mellecker ’12

1 in 2000 – Mark Mellecker ’12

Grant

April 6, 2012


Filed under Feature, Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROK4qDbupdY&feature=youtu.be   There are nearly 2000 students, staff and faculty members throughout Iowa City West High School. Each with their own personalities and stories. See how students make themselves individuals and what it feels like to be 1 in 2000 Mark...

Nodo: Quaint Northside eatery scores big on flavor and selection

Nodo: Quaint Northside eatery scores big on flavor and selection

Quentin Misiag

March 26, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News

  Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. nodoiowacity.com 319-512-5028 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Never judge a book by its cover. Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. These famous expressions, although cliche, perfectly represent Nodo, a smal...

Chill out: Easy at-home smoothie recipes

Chill out: Easy at-home smoothie recipes

Quentin Misiag

March 22, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

  Despite an unseasonably warm Iowa winter this year, the temperatures are finally reaching well into 70 degrees, with summer right around the corner. Spring sports like soccer, tennis and track have all kicked in to high gear and practices have moved from the indoors to the out. More time spent outs...

Catching up with Canin

Katie Mons

March 20, 2012


Filed under Feature

Back in the December 2011 issue of West Side Story, we learned that Amiela Canin '14 was going to live in Italy for the next six months. Since she's been there for about half of the time, it's time to catch up with her and see how she's doing. The West Side Story asked Canin a few questions about the di...

Rebecca Wen ’14 fashion profile

Rebecca Wen ’14 fashion profile

Shirley

March 19, 2012


Filed under Fashion, Feature

From L.A. to I.A., Rebecca Wen'14 is spreading her style. Catch a sneak peek at Wen's 'military chic' look. Photos taken by Abbie Skemp   How would you describe your style? I don’t think I have a particular style but some people say I’m a bit ‘military chic’. Where do you ...

A+ Achiever: Shawn Thacker

Quentin Misiag

March 13, 2012


Filed under Profiles

Shawn Thacker Sixth Grader, Ernest Horn Elementary School Do you know which country in the South China Sea has more than 7,000 islands? If not, it might  be a good idea to ask Shawn Thacker. Thacker, a sixth grader at Ernest Horn Elementary is the recent winner of the school’s annual geography bee a...

Profile of Tina Bailey-Murray

Profile of Tina Bailey-Murray

WSSIntern

March 9, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, News, Profiles

Interview with West High artist Tina by Tong Yu. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA8iNZwvRDw  

A musician’s note: Alyssa Robbins ’12

Fatima

March 9, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crLij5a-cWQ&w=560&h=315] Some express themselves through writing and drawing, but Alyssa Robbins '12 expresses herself through music. A self-taught guitarist by the age of 12, Robbins is currently working on recording a song that will be on iTunes. Check...

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

WSSIntern

March 8, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

Hannah Abram '14 talks about her passion for dance at the start of Nolte Academy of Dance's competition season. By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luhxfwtWApw

Gracie Gold: a figure skater’s story

Gracie Gold: a figure skater’s story

WSSIntern

March 8, 2012


Filed under Feature, Sports, Video

Gracie Gold, U.S. National Junior Ladies Champion for figure skating, tells her story about how she became a competitive. By Hannah Merrill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caPHivHyuXE&context=C37736b2ADOEgsToPDskLz5loqHNX_cWI3b3pBR-Tb

Defunct books… “Iowa City’s Newest Used Bookstore” settles into new space

Quentin Misiag

March 6, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News

Defunct Books...Iowa City's Newest Used Bookstore 1650 Sycamore St Iowa City, IA 52240 (In Sycamore Mall) (319) 354-3534 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. ALWAYS BUYING BOOKS http://www.defunctbooks.com After leaving behind its original home at 521 E. Washington Street in downtown Iowa City, Defunct Books, a local bookseller has found a new, larger home on...

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