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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 Award winners, 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 ...

Speech and Debate holds informational meeting

Speech and Debate holds informational meeting

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor and Copy Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Club Connection, News

An enthusiastic group of students gathered for an informational meeting for West High’s 2018-19 Speech and Debate team on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The meeting was held in English Teacher John Cooper’s room, 133. Cooper will be taking over the role of coach this year after the previous coaches, Social St...

NSPA names West Side Story a Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

NSPA names West Side Story a Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

The National Scholastic Press Association named the 2017-2018 West Side Story staff a Newspaper Pacemaker finalist today for the first time since 2012. Nina Elkadi '18 was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper. "The WSS team last year was simply incredible," Elkadi wrote in a text message. "It’s rare to find a group of peopl...

Author to visit West

Author to visit West

Sophie Stephens, Online Managing Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Nic Stone will visit West High on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to meet with small groups of students for a discussion on her book "Dear Martin." Students must register to attend the small book talks on the West Library homepage. “Instead of it being a whole auditorium full of people where you wouldn’t ge...

Iowa native wins American Idol season 16

Iowa native wins American Idol season 16

Lucy Polyak, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

On Monday, May 21, the first American Idol winner from Iowa was crowned. Maddie Poppe, a fan favorite from the start, is a 20-year-old Clarksville native and had attended Central Iowa Community College up until her audition for the show. This win followed multiple performances by Poppe that night,...

What to expect at the senior assembly

What to expect at the senior assembly

May 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Dr. Shoultz and a couple seniors let you know what you should expect at the senior assembly this Wednesday.

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