West Side Story

  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

Burst water pipe means no heat at West

Burst water pipe means no heat at West

Alex Carlon, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

West students and parents received a text message last night warning them of cold conditions in most classrooms resulting from a burst water pipe. The message read, "Burst water pipe results in no heat in many classrooms at WHS. Students should come prepared for temperatures between 59-68 degrees." Students...

Student Senate announces candidates for Heroes of Troy

Student Senate announces candidates for Heroes of Troy

Anjali Huynh, Print Managing Editor, Co-Copy Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Following the nomination process last week, Student Senate announced West High’s first batch of Heroes of Troy today. These homecoming court candidates were selected based on both quantity and quality of nominations. Juniors and seniors can vote for their top six nominations by going to this link.  Her...

National Scholastic Press Association recognizes WSS in national Portfolio, Story and Illustration of the Year contests

National Scholastic Press Association recognizes WSS in national Portfolio, Story and Illustration of the Year contests

October 9, 2018


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The National Scholastic Press Association recognized two West Side Story staffers as finalists in its Portfolio of the Year contest. 2018 graduate Samalya Thenuwara is one of five finalists in the Broadcast Journalist of the Year contest. Lydia Guo '19 is one of 10 finalists in the Designer of the Ye...

Senior class president and vice announced

Senior class president and vice announced

Fatima Kammona, News Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Last week the class of 2019 voted for who would be the class president and vice president. A total of 18 candidates were running. Nine for vice and nine for president. In the end, Emma Koch ´19 won the title of class president with her vice president being Thomas Duong ´19. ¨I’ve had a really...

Rumor Patrol: Homecoming

Rumor Patrol: Homecoming

Jessica Doyle, Podcast Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

HOMECOMING COURT TO ELIMINATE KING AND QUEEN TITLES ALONG WITH KEY GENDER LABELS, INTRODUCE MORE INCLUSIVE ‘HEROES OF TROY’ CANDIDATES Student Senate has elected to restructure the 2018 West High Homecoming Court after reflecting on last year’s school climate survey responses. Seniors will nominate...

Tornado Warning sends students to the hallway and gym

Tornado Warning sends students to the hallway and gym

Fatima Kammona, News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

At 1:39, principal Gregg Shoultz went on the intercom to announce that there was a tornado warning and instructed students to evacuate classes and go to the lower level hallways and gym. With no further update on the situation students and faculty wait for what's to come next. At 1:58 an announcement...

Meet candidates for senior class president and vice president

Meet candidates for senior class president and vice president

Fatima Kammona, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

From September 24-28 seniors can vote for 2018-19 class and vice president. Click on each profile to read why you should vote for them.

West High holds assembly FTK

West High holds assembly FTK

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

West High School Dance Marathon (WHSDM) held a pep assembly accompanied by the marching band, cheerleaders and dance team on Friday, Sept. 21. WHSDM discussed the annual gold out game being held tonight at 7 p.m. For more information regarding the kid captain for tonight and specifics click here.  Come back for more coverage tonight and tomorrow. ...

Local radio station visits West High for Tailgate Tour

Local radio station visits West High for Tailgate Tour

Annabel Hendrickson, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

West High will be one of the stops for Z102.9’s High School Tailgate Tour 2018 this Friday, Sept. 21. The Tailgate will take place in the courtyard directly after school, and will last until about 5 p.m. Z102.9 is teaming up with local businesses and organizations, including Chick-Fil-A, Falbos Brothers Pizza, Dr. ...

Power outage interrupts class

Power outage interrupts class

Marta Leira, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

At 11:19 a.m. this morning, a power outage occurred at West High due to a thunderstorm. The power returned but went out again at 11:51 a.m. It was then restored at around 11:56 a.m. Both the WiFi and power came back on during fourth period and classes still followed the regular schedule. “We have ...

West leads state with 21 National Merit Semifinalists

West leads state with 21 National Merit Semifinalists

Crystal Kim, Co-Design Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

21 West High seniors and 4 City High seniors qualified as Semifinalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday, Sept. 12. West High leads the state with the most Semifinalists out of the 143 in the state and 16,000 in the nation. The Semifinalists were the highest-scoring PSAT/NMSQT ...

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