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  • Boys Soccer plays Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School at home Apr. 25

  • Boys and Girls Tennis meet at Cedar Rapids Washington High School Apr. 25

  • Best Buddies hosts their Talent Show and Family Night in the North Band Room Apr. 25

  • Boys Tennis meet at Waterloo West High School Apr. 27

  • Girls Tennis meets Waterloo West High School at home Apr. 27

Battle of the Boot 2013

Battle of the Boot 2013

Brittani Langland

October 12, 2013


Filed under Feature, Football, Sports, Video

By Brittani Langland Every year the West High and City High football teams match up in the battle of the boot. Watch this video to get the full experience of this years battle.

Seniors advise freshmen

Seniors advise freshmen

Julia Truszkowski

October 9, 2013


Filed under Feature, Humor, Video

By Paul Curry and Julia Truszkowski Is senior year as rigorous as it seems? Seniors answer questions asked by freshmen about what it's like to rule the school.

The final frontier

Hilah Kohen

October 8, 2013


Filed under Feature, Profiles, Video

By Hilah Kohen Don Gurnett and Bill Kurth are physics researchers at the University of Iowa. They participated in NASA's Voyager mission, which aimed to send a space probe beyond the sun's influence. Kurth and Gurnett found evidence that the Voyager 1 probe has become the first man-made object to enter int...

West High Homecoming 2013

West High Homecoming 2013

Brittani Langland

October 5, 2013


Filed under Feature, Football, News, Sports, Video

By Brittani Langland Experience West High's homecoming festivities through this video that includes the pep assembly and the football game against Dubuque Hempstead.

Homecoming Court nominees introduced

Homecoming Court nominees introduced

October 5, 2013


Filed under Profiles

 Photos by Hannah Muellerleile As the sun set on Friday, October 4th, the Homecoming Court nominees walked onto Trojan Field with their families to be introduced to the community for their accomplishments and receive a rose for their nomination. The categories for nomination were Most Spirited...

2013 Homecoming recap

2013 Homecoming recap

October 4, 2013


Filed under Feature, Football, News, Sports

By Lydia Hinman, Megumi Kitamoto, Brittani Langland, Hannah Muellerleile, Blake Oetting, Katie Peplow and Jaycie Weathers West High beat Homecoming opponent Dubuque Hempstead 39-35 on Oct. 4, but the game is only part of Homecoming week at West High. Students dressed up for spirit days, which is h...

West shows spirit

West shows spirit

Jaycie Weathers

October 4, 2013


Filed under A&E, Fashion, Feature

Compiled by Jaycie Weathers   Students dressed up for spirit days Sept. 30-Oct. 5, leading up to the homecoming football game and dance. The WSS put together an overview of the spirit days and events through students' pictures and tweets this week. [View the story "West students show spirit"...

Class president candidates ’14

Class president candidates ’14

Shirley

October 2, 2013


Filed under News, Profiles

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Homecoming Court – Class of 2014

September 28, 2013


Filed under Feature, Profiles

Compiled by Megumi Kitamoto, Brittani Langland, Katie Peplow and Jaycie Weathers Meet the homecoming court for the class of 2014. ...

West High celebrates Banned Books Week

West High celebrates Banned Books Week

September 27, 2013


Filed under Feature, News

By Hannah Merrill and Velarchana Santhana With the conclusion of Banned Book week around the corner, the WSS looks at some of the most frequently challenged books. According to the American Library Association there were 464 challenges submitted to the Office for Intellectual Freedom. "Banned Books Week is t...

What I wish I knew as a freshman

What I wish I knew as a freshman

Kaitlyn McCurdy

September 27, 2013


Filed under Feature

By Kaitlyn McCurdy and Consuelo Mendoza 20 West High students share their thoughts on what they wish they knew at the beginning of their freshman year. ...

Fashion Friday: Lauren Dunkelberg ’14

Fashion Friday: Lauren Dunkelberg ’14

Shirley

September 27, 2013


Filed under Fashion, Profiles

Compiled by Megumi Kitamoto Photos by Shirley Wang Whenever Lauren Dunkelberg '14 walks down the hallways, her bright colors, matching necklaces and cute accessories definitely warrant a second glance. The aspiring fashion designer talks with the WSS about her passion. West Side Story: Who are your fa...

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