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Donald Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Donald Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Nina Elkadi, News Editor

July 29, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The Double Tree Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA was filled to the brim on Thursday, July 28 as over 5,000 people crowded the room for a Donald J. Trump rally. A series of high-profile politicians kicked off the event, including Governor Terry Branstad. “Help is on the way,” he said at the...

Three takeaways from the New Hampshire primaries

Three takeaways from the New Hampshire primaries

Jiung Jung

February 10, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

This past Tuesday, Feb. 9 the second state primary occurred in the New Hampshire, after the Iowa Caucuses Feb.1. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump emerged victorious in the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump back up wire to wire lead in New Hampshire p...

Three takeaways from the Iowa Caucus

Three takeaways from the Iowa Caucus

Stefan Schmidt

February 4, 2016


Filed under News, Politics

Dozens of students from West High participated in the first caucuses of the 2016 presidential primary election here in Iowa. Whether or not you were among the many who voiced their opinions Monday night, here are three takeaways you should have from the crucial Iowa Caucus. Marco Rubio may just ha...

First time caucus-goers: video teaser

First time caucus-goers: video teaser

Cameron Cook, Feature Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Video, Video

West students joined the rest of the voting age population on Feb. 1, flocking to the first contest of the country to determine the presidential candidates for the major parties. The 2016 caucuses attracted a wide variety of people, but the turnout of young voters was very high. The Republicans had ...

Tweets

February 1, 2016


Filed under Politics

Tweet with #wsscaucus and we might feature you here.[View the story "Caucus tweets" on Storify]...

The results

February 1, 2016


Filed under Politics

With 100% of precincts reporting, Clinton won at 49.9% and Sanders came in second at 49.6% O'Malley has decided to drop out of the race.   With 99% of Republican caucus precincts reporting, Ted Cruz wins with 28% Donald Trump finished at 24% and Marco Rubio at 23% Huckabee announces he...

The caucus

February 1, 2016


Filed under Politics

Come here for all the information you need on tonight's caucus. We will be updating with photos, video and results all night.   How to caucus A look back The results Tweets

A look back

February 1, 2016


Filed under Politics

A look back at the parade of presidential candidates and other politicians from the last year.     Republicans and Conservatives    Democrats and Liberals  Drawn by Braedyn Dochterman ...

Iowa caucuses set the stage for the presidential race

Iowa caucuses set the stage for the presidential race

February 1, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Video, Video

Mr. Gross explains how to caucus and the history of the Iowa caucus.   Not sure where to go tonight? Find your precinct here Democratic caucus locations Republican caucus locations Come back later today for photos, videos and results from the caucuses as well as general politic...

Bernie rally features celebrities and musical guests

Bernie rally features celebrities and musical guests

Nina Elkadi, Isabelle Robles, and Sarah Longmire

January 31, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

The University of Iowa Field House was filled to the brim on Saturday, Jan. 30 as Bernie Sanders took the stage for his event "Students for Bernie Sanders." Joined by guests including Foster the People, Vampire Weekend and Josh Hutcherson, the rally drew people from all over the Midwest. Several W...

Trump rally attracts supporters and protesters

Trump rally attracts supporters and protesters

Nina Elkadi, News Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump made an appearance Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the University of Iowa Field House. Arriving an hour late, he emerged to a sea of signs being waved that read "Hawks for Trump." Trump began by introducing both the Iowa football and wrestling teams, leading to cheers from the crowd. This...

Bill Clinton makes an appearance at junior high

Bill Clinton makes an appearance at junior high

Kelsey Keranen and Sharon Xiang

January 23, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Friday, Jan. 15th, Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States, made an appearance at Northwest Junior High to speak about his wife Hillary’s campaign in hopes of garnering support as the Iowa caucus nears. Clinton lighted on topics such as the Black Lives Matter movement, gun viol...

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