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

Theater West releases West Side Story cast and crew list

Theater West releases West Side Story cast and crew list

Fatima Kammona, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

Auditions for the spring musical “West Side Story” were held earlier this week and callbacks were held Thursday. Below is the cast list for the musical: JETS                                       ...

New football districts and rules to alter 2018 season

New football districts and rules to alter 2018 season

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

At the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control's meeting on Thursday many changes were made that have the potential to greatly impact West's football team. One of the most notable of these changes was the shift in districts. West will play in District Four along with City High. To see...

Three new courses to look out for while registering

Three new courses to look out for while registering

Reagan Hart, Reporter and Distribution Manager

January 25, 2018


Filed under News

Registration for next year ends this Friday, Jan. 26, so don’t miss any of these new courses.

Facebook is changing its news feed: here’s how to keep seeing the West Side Story

Facebook is changing its news feed: here’s how to keep seeing the West Side Story

Sophie Stephens, Feature Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Follow these steps to put West Side Story on your Facebook news feed. Like and follow West Side Story. Hover over the "Follow" tab and change your preference to "See First". On your home screen: Click on "News Feed" and select "Edit Preferences". Then choose "Prioritize who to see first", ...

Theatre West releases West Side Story callbacks

Theatre West releases West Side Story callbacks

Fatima Kammona, Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Auditions for the spring musical "West Side Story" were held earlier this week. Below is the callback list for main parts: Paul Amrani '18 Brandon Burkhardt '18 Karissa Burkhardt '20 Eric Cargin '18 Mason DeGrazia '18 Paige Harken '18 Sean Harken '21 Cade Kock '18 Aaron Kruger '18 Damarius...

Spoken Word Club launches today with help of UI students

Spoken Word Club launches today with help of UI students

Alyson Kuennen, News Editor and Photographer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

After teaming up with two Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) volunteers, both of whom are enrolled at the University of Iowa, West will hold its first Spoken Word Club meeting today, Jan. 24, after school in room 107. The club will be hosted by English teacher Tom Lindsey.  "Students will wat...

Improv Battle of the Boot against City ends in tie

Improv Battle of the Boot against City ends in tie

Alyson Kuennen, News Editor and Photographer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

West and City’s improv clubs competed in a Comedy Sports style Battle for the Boot on Jan. 19. Both schools walked away with a tie, but the experience was worth it for West’s new improv captain Christina Carlson ‘19. “The first thing that my first improv teacher told me is that the point of impr...

Nelson Brands ’18 up for prestigious Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award

Nelson Brands ’18 up for prestigious Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Nelson Brands '18 has successfully moved on from the first round of voting for the Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award and needs the help of voters to move onto the final round where a committee will vote on the winner. To advance, Brands needs to remain in the top three. Brands has been a serious contender...

Charged Women’s March rallies in downtown Iowa City

Charged Women’s March rallies in downtown Iowa City

Anjali Huynh, Reporter

January 21, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Multimedia, News, Showcase

  “Show me what the future looks like. Show me what America looks like,” a woman calls. Others answer, “This is what the future looks like. This is what America looks like.” This call-and-response formatted chant is just one example of how protestors in Iowa City showed their ...

Show choirs perform at “Dollars for Scholars”

Show choirs perform at “Dollars for Scholars”

Anjali Huynh, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

  Show choirs from across the district came together on Jan. 10 to perform at the fundraising event commonly known as “Dollars for Scholars.” While this event was held at Liberty High School for the first time, it is an annual event typically held in January to raise money for the Great...

Cultural proficiency team takes new approach to MLK day celebrations

Cultural proficiency team takes new approach to MLK day celebrations

Sophie Stephens and Natalie Dunlap

January 16, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. led the equality movement in the South and made history for his work with minority group rights. But in recent years, students have expressed that they feel underrepresented, unnoticed or unwanted in school because of their race, gender identity, sexual preferences...

6th annual celebration of MLK Day held in Iowa City

6th annual celebration of MLK Day held in Iowa City

Wingel Xue

January 15, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Several community organizations came together once again at Grant Wood Elementary School to put together a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. earlier today. This year, the festivities were kicked off for the first time ever with the “Color of Unity March.” In freezing weather, comm...

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