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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

This section includes work created by students enrolled in Foundations of Journalism, the prerequisite course to joining a publication staff at West High. FOJ students are considered interns and are not West Side Story staff members while enrolled in the yearlong English elective. FOJ students can apply to join a publication staff after completing the course.

Eli smiles at camera
Mic'd Up: Eli Nolte
Simon Bass, Kellen Criag

The Trojans take on the number 1 ranked team in the state in a heated rival...

The West High Soccer girls talking before the big game before rivals City High
Girls soccer preseason
Amaia Martinez, WSS Intern

As the soccer season is soon starting, I decided to interview some of the returners...

Food review
Food review
Alyssa McClain and Dede Noupougbe

In today's episode were ranking our top 5 favorite fast food places. What's...

After an amazing performance at Small Varsity Jazz Semi-Finals, the West High Dance Team gathered in front of the iconic ESPN Worldwide of Sport globe.
West High Dance Team takes on UDA Nationals
Kathryn Croco, WSS Intern


Eli smlies at camera
West High's Eli Notle'26 Mic'd Up Star Of Rivials Game.
Simon Bass and Kellen Criag

Here is a chart of all our answers from the ADHD survey!
Living with ADHD
Kaleshna Udas and Vivian Williams

Tick tock. The clock keeps going off. You swing your legs nervously, and...

The next pandemic; technology
The next pandemic; technology
Evy Cornish, Lila Eastvold, and Emily Cupp

The average high schooler spends 6 hours and 58 minutes of their day on a screen...

West High athletes weigh in on the underappreciation and oversexualization of girls sports.
Sexism in sports
Peyten Van Dyke, WSS Intern

 Is sexism dead? Many people seem to believe that sexism is an issue of the...

In the last few minutes before his French test, Christopher Capozzi 27 gets in some last second studying. Capozzi reported World Language tests to be the most stressful for him, and that studying right before helps him feel more prepared.
Tests and stress
Ahmed Ibrahim and Oliver Neppl

Testing season can be one of the most stressful times of the year for students....

56 questions for 56 years of West
56 questions for 56 years of West
Sophie Bergman, Josie Nabhan-Warren, and Kyla Huynh

West High School was founded in 1968, and since then has been molded into the...

Club sandwich
Club sandwich
Moss M Stutsman and Reed P Hagan

Sandwiches are one of the most popular and easily made foods in the world today....

Teacher throwbacks
Teacher throwbacks
Caroline Dickens

Teacher Throwbacks High school. A place we are all familiar with. Whether...

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