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Alec’s pocket dictionary

October 26, 2012

A brief introduction to some of Alec Zamora '14's favorite languages. By Amiela Canin   If you want to say hello... in German- Hallo in French- Bonjour in Spanish- Hola   If you want to say "my name is..." in German- Ich heibe... in French- je m'appelle... ...

Merci consignment store

October 19, 2012

By Alyssa McKeone A new consignment shop, Merci, has recently opened in downtown Iowa City . The store carries gently used high end brands for a low cost. Merci is unique in that it is labeled as a “pop up store,” meaning that the store isn’t going to be open permanently. Other stores have als...

Humans of Iowa City

Humans of Iowa City

October 19, 2012

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.               ...

DIY with Apoorva Raikwar ’14

DIY with Apoorva Raikwar ’14

October 18, 2012

Video by Hannah Muellerleile Apoorva Raikwar '14 displays her fashion sense and her DIY skills by showing the West Side Story how to make an adorable DIY sequined collar for less than 10 dollars in less than five minutes....

Freshmen update

October 16, 2012

by Alyssa McKeone First trimester is wrapping up. West High has the Boot back. The cross country, swimming and volleyball teams are all preparing for state meets. Gigantic ACT and SAT study books are out, and students are flipping through them. Seniors are taking college visits and filling out ...

West students help community with annual blood drive

West students help community with annual blood drive

October 16, 2012

Students share with the West Side Story why they give blood.

Two of a kind: a profile of Erica and Alison Hsu ’16

Two of a kind: a profile of Erica and Alison Hsu ’16

October 15, 2012

By Megumi Kitamoto "They are quiet and extremely hard workers," head swim coach Rob Miecznikowski said. This description could probably describe many swimmers on the team.  However, not very many of swimmers support each other as much as Erica and Alison Hsu '16 do.  Erica and Alison are identi...

A fierce battle: Powder-puff 2012

A fierce battle: Powder-puff 2012

October 12, 2012

By Blake Oetting Photos by Abbie Skemp  We have been experiencing a revival in West High football this year. With a perfect record this year, our football domination has returned, along with a particular gold boot. It being October, another tradition has returned to Iowa City West High, and that is ...

Meet West’s Homecoming nominees

October 12, 2012

ABOVE: Kasra Zarei - Done Most West Side Story tracked down West's 30 homecoming nominees to get photos and quotes. For more photos of homecoming nominees, click here....

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...

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