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Seung-Min Kim covered President Donald Trump extensively.
Life After A Trojan: From the West newsroom to the White House press room
Paige Albright, Reporter

Seung Min Kim, a 2003 graduate of West High, got her start in journalism writing...

60s styles and bell-bottom jeans are just two trends that West High students predict will make a return this year.
Students predict 2021 fashion trends
Alex Carlon and Helelia Wa Kalala

2020 saw the return of countless trends from years past. Flannel shirts, cropped...

Abigail Buckwalter
Life After a Trojan: A forever student
Paige Albright, Reporter

Abigail Buckwalter graduated in 2001, attended and the University of Wisconsin,...

Bag and Baggage  is about students at Iowa City West High School and their experiences with different race-related topics.
Bag and Baggage: The model minority myth
Zaira Ahmad and Athena Wu

Bag and Baggage is a podcast discussing West students and their experiences...

In West Side Radio
The Breakout Room episode 2: February highlights
Alex Carlon and Renee Gould

In the February episode of The Breakout Room, hosts Alex Carlon '21 and Renee...

Thayer Abu-Hijleh
WSS Investigates: The Black Angel
Camille Gretter and Thayer Abu-Hijleh

The story of the Black Angel dates way back to the 1800s. Myths and legends...

Zach Wahls
Life After a Trojan: From West High to a voice for the people
Paige Albright, Reporter

Zach Wahls graduated from West in 2009. He went on the study engineering at...

Students share their opinions of the attack on the Capitol.
A nation divided: Students reflect on the Capitol attack
Bess Frerichs, Tosh Klever, Paige Albright, and Gwen Watson

West
In-person versus online schooling: Student-athletes weigh in
Alex Carlon, Abby McKeone, Paige Albright, Annie Schwartz, Emma Hall, and Sidney Nash

The choice between online, hybrid and fully in-person schooling is one that...

West students recap 2020 and predict what
Out with the old: West students recap 2020
Maddy Smith, Luke Krchak, Vivian Polgreen, Carter McLaughlin, Alexis Dick, and Gwen Watson

2021 predictions: 2020 in review:     Timeline of the...

Emily Hughes
Life After a Trojan: from student to teacher
Paige Albright, Reporter

Emily Hughes '86 graduated from West High in 1986. She went on to the University...

The third installment of WSS Weebs features Jack Harris
WSS Weebs epsiode 3: Holiday special with Jack Harris
Sam Westergaard and Jack Harris

In the WSS Weebs holiday special, Sam Westergaard '21 talks with fellow WSS...

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