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Homecoming Court – Class of 2014

September 28, 2013

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

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

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

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...

2013 All-State choir quartets

2013 All-State choir quartets

Katie Mons

September 26, 2013

The West Side Story goes behind the scenes of an All-State choir quartet rehearsal and discovers more about the audition process. Selected West High students will audition in Fairfield, IA on Oct. 26. By Katie Mons and Tyler Voss...

Best Buddies hosts tie-dye extravaganza

Best Buddies hosts tie-dye extravaganza

Jaycie Weathers

September 25, 2013

By Jaycie Weathers   On Sept. 24, Best Buddies held an event for members in front of the ninth grade center to tie-dye white shirts and hang out with friends, while getting a little messy in the process. ...

West High teachers take on Twitter

West High teachers take on Twitter

Lauren Knudson

September 19, 2013

Many teachers at West High are creating Twitter accounts to update their students about their classes. By: Lauren Knudson     [View the story "West High teachers take on Twitter " on Storify]...

Faron Rush ’14 freestyle rap

Faron Rush ’14 freestyle rap

September 18, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjsplR_UEo4&feature=youtube_gdata Faron Rush '14 does an exclusive freestyle rap for the West Side Story. Check out his feature in the upcoming Sept. 27 issue of the WSS. By Megumi Kitamoto and Katie Peplow

Terry Allen returns to Iowa City

Terry Allen returns to Iowa City

Brittani Langland

September 5, 2013

by Brittani Langland   West High alum Terry Allen is now the head football coach for the Missouri State University Bears. His team will be playing the University of Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at 11:00am in Kinnick Stadium. The yearbook from when Terry Allen went to West High has been found i...

Kids against hunger

WSSIntern

May 31, 2013

By Jaycie Weathers West students Mareda Smith '15, Megan Donahoe '15, Chelsea Barry '13, Justin Barry '15, and Abby Hellem '14 took ending world hunger into their own hands by organizing the event Kids Against Hunger. It was hugely successful and managed to package over 50,000 meals for children ove...

Stroke of genius

WSSIntern

May 30, 2013

By Alena Mueller The Eroding Stone shows the art of two very different artists: Victoria Cicha '16 and Eric Yang '13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t7lY5hDb3M  

Elizabeth Han ’16

WSSIntern

May 30, 2013

By Grace Young Elizabeth Han '16 talks about math and her success on the West High math team. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s22Xqd-4c00

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