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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

The Tortured Poets Department abbreviated to TTPD built with symbols from the album
Are WSS staffers down bad for “The Tortured Poets Department?”
Ashlyn Brady and Samuel Rosenthal

Who knows whats going to go down in The Futon?
"The Futon": a senior farewell
Zoe Smith, Eleanor Weitz, Jules Keranen, Zaira Ahmad, and Elena Garcia Van Auken

The graduating class of 2024 had a whirlwind start full of isolation and uncertainty....

Families flock to attend an Iowa womens basketball March Madness game against Holy Cross at Carver-Hawkeye Arena March 23.
The CC effect
Anna Song, Gianna Liu, and Celia Sadewasser

The shot clock counts down five…four…three…two… the Carver-Hawkeye Arena...

Boys soccer discuss before the game.
West High Weekly 4.15.24
Abby Guo, Video Editor

Hey Trojans, and welcome back to the West High Weekly! Towards the end of...

The garden of the musical eventually flowered through hard work and character growth.
Behind the curtain of "The Secret Garden"
Anna Greenlee and Evelyn Kraber

When people think of "The Secret Garden," they're probably thinking of the novel...

Christians corner banner
Christian's corner
Zoe Smith and Abby Guo

The art hallway is nestled at the end of the school. The walls are lined with...

These days, it’s impossible to know who’s the person behind the curtain, or more accurately, the screen. We can’t even tell if they’re even a person.
Bot or not?
Nicole Lee, Opinion Editor

In an age where AI is quickly cementing its place in our society, replacing...

The Roman Empire made many innovations in its heyday. How do those innovations still help us today?
Why you should think about the Roman Empire
Joe Corlette, Podcast Editor

Around 2,600 years ago, a republic was founded that would eventually go on to...

West High Habitat for Humanity cleans siding for the house.
West High Habitat for Humanity volunteers at house build
Haneen Eltyeb, Videographer

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that aids...

Tech Talk: Lets Chat: GPT
Tech Talk: Let's Chat: GPT
Gianna Liu, Print Sports and Photo Editor

Welcome to the first episode of Tech Talk! Let's Chat: GPT features a special...

Decorations at the meal included lanterns and hanging globes.
A catalyst for change: Coralville Community Food Pantry global community meal
Haneen Eltyeb and Minna Abdalla

The Coralville Food Pantry (CCFP) hosted the annual Global Community Meal at...

Orchestra director Jon Welch hoists a poster with the 2024-25 concert venue invitation for Symphony Strings.
Symphony orchestra to play at Carnegie Hall
Shanza Sami and Anna Song

 On March 23, orchestra students gathered for yet another typical day...

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