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West High girls tennis coach resigns

West High girls tennis coach resigns

February 28, 2013


Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Tennis

By Brittani Langland The Iowa City West High girls' varsity tennis coach, Richie Redfern, has resigned from his position. “He received a great full time job to work with a local TV network,” said Elena Wilson’13, a member of the team.  With tennis season just around the corner, search for...

The beauty of a walk

WSSIntern

February 28, 2013


Filed under Feature, Video

By Julia Shriver A video that showcases the various beauties of walking to school, featuring pictures that I took this winter of the Clear Creek Nature Trail, a path that I walk on to get  to school everyday.

Add your West High hero nomination

Add your West High hero nomination

February 13, 2013


Filed under Feature, News, Profiles

The West Side Story is covering real-life heroes in West High. Please nominate any students or staff you think deserve to be recognized. The definition of hero is up to interpretation but the nominee should be doing something to benefit West High or the community. Loading......

Iowa City Show Choirs perform in Dollars for Scholars Concert

February 3, 2013


Filed under Feature

West's show choirs perform at the fundraiser Dollars for Scholars Concert on Feb. 3.

Zach Wahls ’09 visits West

Zach Wahls ’09 visits West

December 14, 2012


Filed under Profiles, Video

By Paul Curry Zach Wahls '09 speaks in the WSS newsroom about his past, present and future plans. After speaking on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, MSNBC and at universities across the country, Wahls is taking a well-deserved break. In this WSS informal interview session...

What does religion mean to you?

December 13, 2012


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

By Velarchana Santhana and Brittani Langland The West Side Story interviewed some students about what religion means to them.

What to do over winter break

December 13, 2012


Filed under Feature, Video

by Alyssa McKeone and Megumi Kitamoto Don't know what to do over winter break? Get inspired by watching us (attempt to) sled, eat cookies and procrastinate doing homework. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9NhyAbuqg&feature=plcp

A look at Youssef El-far’s handball career

December 6, 2012


Filed under Feature

By Hannah Merrill Taking time to focus, Youssef El-far '14 clutches onto the ball until he lunges forward to hurl it at the wall, demonstrating how one throws a handball.  El-far has been playing handball for many years--even before his move to Iowa, he played with many clubs back in Egypt (where...

Humans of Iowa City

Humans of Iowa City

November 23, 2012


Filed under A&E, Feature

Photos by Hannah Muellerleile Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s project, Humans of New York, the West Side Story has begun to seek and capture on film the people that make Iowa City, well, Iowa City.          ...

WSS update: features

WSS update: features

November 7, 2012


Filed under Feature

The Introduction to Newspaper classes wrote and designed features for their final project. Read their work here: Open publication - Free publishing - More feature...

Aliens through time

November 1, 2012


Filed under A&E, Feature, News, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

Aliens? Are they here to help or to harm? The only thing we know is that before color film they were hilarious. This short compilation takes a look at how science fiction has evolved through time, and how our perceptions of what makes an alien- alien, have only gotten more alien....

Record holder Jacintha Thomas ’15

October 26, 2012


Filed under News, Profiles, Sports, Swimming

By Blake Oetting It is rare to have a diver alongside the swimming team.  It is even more rare to have an accomplished diver. Fortunately, West has an exceptional diver this year.  Jacintha Thomas '15 is the current holder of West's six-dive record. You can see her accomplishments and thoughts in ...

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