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West Side Story

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 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.

Weighing it up Ep.3

Weighing it up Ep.3

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern April 19, 2022

This is the final episode of Weighing it up I am joined with Yuning Shao where you get to hear another side of the West High soccer universe. I hope you enjoy listening!

Weighing it up Ep.2

Weighing it up Ep.2

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern April 19, 2022

Elena Garcia sits down with Miguel Cohen Suarez again and they talk about their experiences with soccer.

Weighing it up Ep.1

Weighing it up Ep.1

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern April 19, 2022

Elena Garcia sits down with Miguel Cohen Suarez and they talk about their experiences with soccer.

The Proposed Expansive Education Bill

The Proposed Expansive Education Bill

Ava Bruxvoort , Maryn Reimers, and Sidney Tranel February 24, 2022
A proposed bill in Iowa regarding the future of our education is under review. Read about the facts and feelings about the Expansive Education Bill.
Homemade khachapuri

Tried and true: recipes from West

Ivy Hendrickson, Deeksha Raghavan, and Josie Schwartz February 21, 2022

In every culture, no matter where, food plays an important role in highlighting family values and bringing people closer together, and Katie Nodia ‘25 (she/her) knows this better than anyone. Cooking...

Kolby Ripperton ‘23 bowling at Colonial Lanes against Dubuque Hempstead.

Bowled over

  Crash. Pins dance around as a ball rumbles through them, lights flashing as scores go up. A person stands posed, as if time had stopped as soon as they had let go of the ball. A few cheers...

Class Registration

Class Registration

Rosellyn Rubio, Jumana Altom, Sin Luena, WSS Intern February 21, 2022

Should I take Chemistry honors or Chemistry? Would this class help me in the future? I want to take this class but some have told me to take this one because it's “better”, which should I take? Registration...

Living up to the legacy

Living up to the legacy

Vera Tanas, Elena Garcia, and Nora Daly, FOJ Interns February 21, 2022

How would you feel if all the time when you were at school, one of your parents was right there with you, around for the ups and downs of your school day? For some students, this question is a reality....

Change... for the better?

Change… for the better?

Mrudani Ramkumar, Jessie Li, Esther Park, and Abby Guo February 21, 2022

Briiiiiing!! Riiing! The loud noise jolts you awake as you fumble for the snooze button. After sloppily getting ready for school, you rush out the door, panicking about the four tests you have today...

Managing The Stars

Zachary Logsdon February 21, 2022

After a long day of school work, Jack Moreland ‘24 walks into the West High gym. He unlocks the gym doors and rolls out the squeaky rack of basketballs. He does this for the love of the game and knows...

Playing soccer,  Nathanaeli Baraka Madumba on the green team goes against Trey  Montgomery on the yellow team, in a one versus one situation.

West High Boys Soccer Underclassmen

Zein Abu-Hijleh and Anthony Medina February 21, 2022

  Pictures were taken at a West High open play.   The West Soccer team is known for having a great program. This was true for the team last year. The Trojans entered the State Tournament...

How School Affects Students’ Mental Health

Eli Maze, Anna Yuki, and Chloe Albright February 21, 2022

Nearly 75% of the students’ self-reported feelings related to school were negative, the Yale Child Study Center found in a survey of over 20,000 participants from January 30, 2022. This negative emotion...

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