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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...

West celebrates opening of Barker Field

West celebrates opening of Barker Field

Quentin Misiag

May 17, 2012

    It’s been a year since former West High principal Ed Barker made a $270,000 donation amidst the Go for the Goal Campaign’s fundraising efforts. And Barker Field is finally open. A crowd too large for the brand new bleachers gathered on Friday to celebrate the opening of ...

Painting a picture: Zebby Wahls ’12

Painting a picture: Zebby Wahls ’12

Shamis

May 16, 2012

In this exclusive interview with Zebby Wahls '12 we get the scoop on her artwork, her favorite styles, future plans, and how life has changed since her brother Zach Wahls '09 published a national bestselling book this year. Video interview directed by Fatima Jayoma and Shamis McGillin....

“Less is more” with Iowa City’s Trumpet Blossom Cafe

“Less is more” with Iowa City’s Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Quentin Misiag

May 14, 2012

Trumpet Blossom Cafe   310 East Prentiss Street Iowa City, IA 52240 319-248-0077 Official Grand Opening: May 19   The mantra of “less is more” is today often looked at by the American restaurant scene in an insulting manner; with caloric, larger-than-life portions of food dominating food menus nationwid...

A+ Achiever: Ashton Duncan wins Free Spirit Award

A+ Achiever: Ashton Duncan wins Free Spirit Award

April 20, 2012

When Ashton Duncan, currently a junior at West High, found out she won the Al NeuharthFree Spirit award, she describes her reaction as “a lot of oh my god."            The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program presents one high school senior from each state...

West High language trips

West High language trips

Olive

April 13, 2012

West High students Kylie Wallin '13, Sophia Mendoza '14, and Ashley Albright '12 share their experiences and photos from their two weeks abroad.

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