West Side Story

Maddy Smith '22 is a photographer, writer and editor for the Trojan Epic and the West Side Story.

Staff Spotlight: Maddy Smith ’22

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 28, 2021
Math teacher Hanan Rahmatallah is able to connect with ELL students in a unique manner because she too has experienced the triumphs and tribulations associated with learning a new language.

Rahmatallah’s road

Fareeha Ahmad , Profiles Editor and Yearbook Copy Editor
February 28, 2021
Steve Bergman’s squad is filled with former Hawkeyes sons, including Jeff and Pete Moe. The father-son duo is keeping the Moe legacy alive after moving back to Iowa City this fall.

Moe legacy lives on in Iowa City

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor
February 24, 2021
West teacher Alex Michenfelder used to teach music before switching to special education after losing most of his hearing.

The music of teaching

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 12, 2021
Camille Gretter '23 is a first-year WSS staffer who's already made a large impact on the staff and publication.

Staff Spotlight: Camille Gretter ’23

Annie Schwartz, Online Copy Editor
February 2, 2021
Little Free Libraries provide free books to the community.

Spreading joy, one book at a time

Kailey Gee, Print News Editor
January 5, 2021
Many students at West High had to learn how to manage their ADHD in an online setting.

The ADHD impact

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
December 21, 2020
Owner of Vibe Tribe Custom Apparel Dasia Taylor struts in style with fellow seniors Phoebe Burt, Makayla Slade, Lizzy Slade and McKenna Proud.

Vibe Tribe Custom Apparel: Creating a community

Maddy Smith, Yearbook Student Life Editor
December 14, 2020
Football team manager Jordan Caperon '23 poses at his house on Nov. 2.

A second family

Maya Chu, Reporter, Artist and Designer
November 24, 2020
Athena Wu '24 is the founder of The Rocket Times, Van Allen Elementary's school newspaper.

One article at a time

Soomin Koh, Reporter
November 23, 2020
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