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West takes the Boot

West takes the Boot

October 12, 2012

On Oct. 5 the West High Trojans defeated City's Little Hawks and took home "the boot," earning an engraving on the traveling trophy for their 2012 season victory.

Desk exercising – deskercising

October 2, 2012

Let's face it, West: some of us, including myself, are either too tubby in the tummy or too skinny. Whether you are creating cracks in the floor or falling through them, this video will show you that exercising is easier than you think. It's so easy you can do it at your desk!...

Sweet spot: Molly’s Cupcakes in Iowa City

Sweet spot: Molly’s Cupcakes in Iowa City

September 18, 2012

By Aileen While most of Iowa City rested, soaking in the summer sun, a new confectionery popped up downtown amidst the abundance of frozen yogurt shops. Molly’s Cupcakes opened its doors in Iowa City on July 29, bringing big-city flavour to this college town. Jamie Smith, the owner of the store's l...

Best Buddy of the month

Best Buddy of the month

September 8, 2012

Compiled by Erin Weathers Each month, the WSS will post a profile of a Best Buddy online. This time, you can learn a bit about Brian Slade '13: Favorite singer: Miley Cyrus Favorite class: Foods Favorite NFL team: Vikings Favorite movie: Camp Rock 2 Favorite WWE fighter: HHH...

Froyo battle in Iowa City

Blake

September 5, 2012

Out of all the recent health food and diet trends, none has been as successful as frozen yogurt. "Froyo," as it is sometimes called, has swept the nation, including Iowa City. More than four stores are open now or will be opening soon in the Iowa City area. With all of the froyo buzz, one might not know...

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

WSSIntern

September 4, 2012

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Freshmen’s opinions

WSSIntern

September 4, 2012

A new school year means brand new freshmen. Coming from North Central and North West Junior Highs, these students are just learning the ropes of West High. Some are scared and nervous, but others are thriving. Here are a few of their opinions on West High so far. “West High is different because...

Right on pointe

Right on pointe

Zora Hurst

May 28, 2012

Dancing is one of our culture’s most notoriously glamorous professions. We associate it with life in the fast lane: with private jets and high-end nightclubs and roses between clenched teeth. Grace, fluid hand gestures and the ability to glide across long expanses of floor in precariously high he...

Top Gun: West senior to venture into Army Ranger School

Top Gun: West senior to venture into Army Ranger School

Quentin Misiag

May 23, 2012

Continuing into one of the top five highest risk jobs offered in the armed forces can seem quite daunting for any person, let alone an 18-year old high school senior. With graduation just a day away,  the class of 2012 will embark on unchartered journeys in almost every direction. Most have chosen...

On board, ready for takeoff

On board, ready for takeoff

Quentin Misiag

May 23, 2012

Having the chance to catch air alongside some of the country’s top skateboarders, including Ryan Sheckler and The Real Skateboard Team is a feat most people couldn’t even dream of doing. Chris “Renegade” Varcadipane, a devout skateboarder since his freshman year is not your average senior. His first e...

Cafe Crema brings unique brazen brews to Coralville

Cafe Crema brings unique brazen brews to Coralville

Quentin Misiag

May 23, 2012

Cafe Crema 411 2nd Street, Coralville, IA (Next to Randy's Carpets and Zephyr Printing) Hours: Monday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m.- 10 p.m.   With today’s “get it done yesterday” mantra, many of us find it difficult the time to take just a few minutes to enjoy some of...

Barb Greene hanging up her chalk

Brenna

May 23, 2012

It only makes sense that the more time a person spends in a community, the more of a connection they can make with others in the community. Teacher Barb Greene attended West High from seventh grade through high school and spent 14 years of her 32 year teaching career walking the halls of West High. D...

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