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West Side Story

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West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

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FDA approval of aducanumab for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Audrey Parrish, News Co-Editor June 7, 2021

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the experimental drug Aducanumab for early phases of Alzheimer's disease. Aducanumab, or Aduhelm, is the first drug that has been approved...

Student experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine

Student experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine

Audrey Parrish and Annie Schwartz June 4, 2021

The WSS asked students various questions concerning their thoughts and experiences with getting vaccinated.   West Side Story: Did you have any doubts about getting vaccinated? Miles Davies...

A new phase of the pandemic approaches with 295 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

Post-vax facts

Katherine Shoppa, Print News Editor June 4, 2021

What are common side effects after getting vaccinated?  According to the CDC, common side effects following vaccination include fatigue, headaches, chills, nausea and fever. It’s also common to have...

WSS staffer Maggie Huang 21 breaks down the months news.

May news briefs

Maggie Huang, Online News Editor May 30, 2021

Coronavirus updates According to the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks or social distance in multiple circumstances. This is a result of the efficacy of the vaccines...

In the Broadcast room,  Tyler Meade, Alex Arens 23, Garrett Hartwig and Lyova Merkle 23 film GGTV.

The creation of GGTV

Audrey Parrish, News Co-Editor May 28, 2021

A brand new live broadcast hit the screens of West High during homeroom on March 4. This broadcast is called GGTV and was created by the students and teachers of the Green and Gold Academy. The live streams...

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ICCSD to continue COVID-19 quarantine protocols

Katherine Shoppa, Print News Editor May 27, 2021

Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Matt Degner alerted families via email May 27 that despite the HF 847 law no longer allowing schools to require masks, the district will continue to follow...

Earlier this month, a bill was sent to Kim Reynolds that, if signed, would limit diversity training in Iowa

Bill banning diversity curriculum in Iowa

Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor May 26, 2021

Early this May, a bill was proposed that would limit diversity training in schools and government groups in Iowa. This bill was passed in the Iowa House of Representatives at 53 to 35 and the Iowa Senate...

West High Weekly: May 25th

West High Weekly: May 25th

Paige Albright, Podcast Editor May 26, 2021

As the school year comes to a close, the weekly news this week is covering all of the need to know events for the week of May 25th. Including the starting of summer sports, the continuation AP testing,...

April 30, 2021, marked Joe Bidens 100th day in the White House

A look into the Biden presidency

Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor May 22, 2021

Friday, April 30 marked the end of Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president. Keeping track of progress made by a president in their first 100 days was started by President Franklin Roosevelt, who passed...

Sam Croco 22 looks off into the distance while preforming in Into the Woods in the West High courtyard on May 13.

Theatre West announces 2021-2022 lineup

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief May 21, 2021

Only a week after putting on just under five shows of their most recent production "Into the Woods", Theatre West released their lineup for the 2021-2022 school year. Footloose Dec. 2, 3 and 4 The...

West High students have the choice to wear face masks while on school property as of May 20.

Iowa school districts no longer allowed to require masks

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Overnight Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law that requires school districts across the state to no longer require students, staff or visitors to wear masks while in school or on District...

AP testing started on May 15, and students will be testing both online and in person through June 3

AP Testing in 2021: What you need to know

Vivian Polgreen, Co-News Editor May 18, 2021

AP testing starts May 18, but due to the pandemic, it will look much different than in previous years. By May 1, you should have signed an intent form to let the school know whether you are planning to...

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