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Column: parking lot etiquette

Column: parking lot etiquette

Lauren Knudson
January 30, 2014
Filed under Columns

A great way to start out your morning is to drive into the parking lot almost hit some kid that is walking in the middle of the road, not being able to drive by the car that is stopped in the middle of the road talking to people or not be able to fit into your parking space because someone parked way o...

Column: the financial aid beast

Column: the financial aid beast

Danial Syed
January 28, 2014
Filed under Columns

Remember when the school board happened to find a bunch of money just lying around? It sure was lucky...in this respect, all of you college-bound students should feel a bit envious. Because unless you have $240,000 under your sofa somewhere, you'll need to battle the financial aid beast; and that'...

Column: scenes from Israeli-American life

Column: scenes from Israeli-American life

Hilah Kohen
January 8, 2014
Filed under Columns, Feature, Opinion

By Hilah Kohen I enjoy nothing more than a trip to my grandmother's house. However, like many of my classmates, I don't just go over the river and through the woods to get there. Two weeks ago, my parents, my brother and I went over the river, through the woods, over another river, through some mor...

Column: death of popularity

Column: death of popularity

Rebecca Wen
December 17, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a while, I just couldn't put my finger on it. Nobody had left (except the seniors, who had already been fading away anyway), and nobody had changed (except a few freshmen who made it through puberty at last). But I felt lost. It seemed my classmates were now just classmates; there was an absence o...

Review: creative class presentation tools

November 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The end of first trimester is approaching. One of your teachers may have assigned you a final project with “creativity” as one of the requirements. You panic, knowing that your standard old PowerPoint just isn't going to cut it this time. However, spending your entire weekend filming and editing ...

One for the ages, The 2013 World Series

One for the ages, The 2013 World Series

October 30, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Opinion, Sports

By Aaron Carter The 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals has been a roller coaster, and that is an understatement. The power has been shifting each and every game, and each and every inning. The Red Sox is using the power of the beards to supply their energy, while th...

Staff editorial: Syria

Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik
September 27, 2013
Filed under News, Opinion

Consensus of the West Side Story editorial board Syria: when the country came up in the past, our minds didn’t initially jump to civil war and chemical weapons. Now it’s a different story. In 2011, Syrian youth started to revolt against their large and demanding government, led by President Bashar ...

West students weigh in on the Syrian civil war

Hilah Kohen
September 20, 2013
Filed under News, Opinion, Video

By Hilah Kohen   Since 2011, the Syrian government has fought against rebel groups as American policymakers have considered their options. The West Side Story asked West High students to share their opinions on the U.S.'s role in the Syrian conflict.  

West High investigates: anonymous Twitter accounts

May 8, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News, Opinion, Video

Dr. Arganbright went on the PA system and told the students of West High that a derogatory anonymous twitter account had been created, and he cautioned student's that consequences would follow. West Side Story investigates what happened, and asks questions regarding anonymous twitter accounts to s...

Album review: Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience”

Album review: Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience”

April 7, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

by Kaitlyn McCurdy Guess who’s back, back, back, back again. Yes, I did just reference Eminem when I’m about to review Justin Timberlake. Deal with it. Let me tell you, I’m both excited and nervous to review Timberlake’s album “The 20/20 Experience,” and I’m still trying to figure out how that ...

New tower will cast a shadow over Iowa City

February 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion

By: Katie Mons When you walk down the streets of New York or Chicago, you have to crane your neck to attempt to see the top of buildings. Skyscrapers tower throughout the city, and it’s no surprise. They are meant to be in those cities. They fit in and belong there. But in Iowa City? When you walk do...

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