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  • The homecoming football game is on Sept. 22

  • Fall drama auditions will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18-20

  • Homecoming will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23

Heydn’s masses come alive at West High

Tyler

February 3, 2012


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The stage of the auditorium at West High tonight was packed with all 4 choirs at West, Treble Choir, Woman's Chorale, Bass Choir, and Concert Choir.  This concert known as the Masterworks concert is put on by the choir department with the help of some band and orchestra students every year in the...

Band wing’s 5th year tribute

Fatima

January 31, 2012


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http://youtu.be/RHPtynw92EI Video slideshow showcasing the West High Band Wing's presence over the past 5 years. by Emily Medd  

West High Primary

Blake

January 25, 2012


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After the first three primaries of this election year, the Republican nomination is still up in the air. Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum have all had strong showings in these first couple contests. The West Side Story decided to ask some Republicans around the school who thei...

Horn student idols

Pombie

December 22, 2011


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See who these Horn Elementary students look up to: "A doctor because they help pepole that need to do something."-Prateek Raikwar, 12 "My parents because I want to be successful like them."-Nina Elkadi, 11 "My parents because they are doctors and I want to be a doctor."-Deniz Ince, 10 "My pare...

Occupy Iowa City

Occupy Iowa City

Zora Hurst

December 13, 2011


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The Occupy Iowa City movement isn't just about the economy, or redistribution of wealth. It's about people and their stories. Against the frigid backdrop of College Green Park, Connor McCallum, Tyler Paintin, Brandon Ross, Ant, and Sam Pottebaum shared with the WSS why they occupy.   For more information, check o...

Free West Side Story app now available

Free West Side Story app now available

December 12, 2011


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Stay connected to all of West High's clubs and events directly on your smartphone. Whether you're keeping up to date on your favorite clubs, promoting and submitting your own news, or WSS articles/videos on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, the West Side Story always has you cov...

John Bourjaily: A+ Achiever

Zora Hurst

December 12, 2011


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John Bourjaily ’12, a senior at Iowa City West High School, has achieved numerous feats that on their own would deserve recognition, but combined are awe-inspiring in their diversity. “John is an outstanding musician, athlete and scholar. He doesn’t sacrifice excellence in any area, ...

West Side Story wins Pacemaker: only school in Iowa to win award, 1 of 7 newsmagazines worldwide

West Side Story wins Pacemaker: only school in Iowa to win award, 1 of 7 newsmagazines worldwide

November 21, 2011


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West High’s 2010-2011 West Side Story staff won a Pacemaker at the National Scholastic Press Association’s national high school journalism conference Saturday. West High is the only school in the state to receive this honor and the West Side Story is only one of seven newsmagazines worldwide to re...

Kaylee Richmond

Shamis

November 18, 2011


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Natalie Koberna

Shamis

November 16, 2011


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West volleyball defeats rival, back to back state champs

Leah

November 14, 2011


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Third times a charm is probably one saying that was running through the heads of the City High volleyball team on Saturday as they hoped to beat the defending state champion, West High, in the finals of the state tournament. That was the third match between the two rival teams this season and the previo...

Lucas Brenneman

Shamis

November 10, 2011


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Pictures by Lucas Brenneman  ...

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