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Rearranging Ramadan

Rearranging Ramadan

Kailey Gee, Print News Editor April 14, 2021

This article is part of a series about Ramadan celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the first edition about what Ramadan was like in 2020 here. Breaking the fast together, praying together,...

Eli Young '21 makes a play on the ball against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

Gross picks up 300th career win over Cedar Rapids Washington

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor April 14, 2021

In his 20th year as West High head varsity tennis coach, Principal Mitch Gross has made a name for himself in the world of high school tennis. With eight team state championships, five singles state championships,...

Miguel Cohen Suarez '22, Michael Nelson '23 and Marko Migambi '21 celebrate a goal towards the end of the first half against Liberty on April 13.

Boys soccer takes down cross-town rival Liberty

Camille Gretter, Online and Yearbook Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2021

Despite the strong winds, the boys soccer team crushed the Liberty Lightning 5-0 on April 13. Within the first five minutes of the first half, junior Teo Gonzalez scored, which was closely followed by...

Caden Noeller '22 settles into the pack while running the 800 meter race during the Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival on April 12.

Trojans host Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor April 13, 2021

Head track and field coach TJ Craig and his squad hosted the second annual Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival where athletes and teams from around the state looked to qualify for the famous Drake Relays...

Pink tulips in bloom in Pella, Iowa.

Fun activities to do this spring

Abby McKeone, Graphics and Social Media Editor April 11, 2021

As spring approaches, a plethora of activities present themselves in all shapes and forms. Since most people are eager to escape their homes and get out in the open air, here are some options to make the...

Gwen Watson '21 is the online entertainment editor for WSS.

Staff Spotlight: Gwen Watson ’21

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor April 11, 2021

Gwen Watson ’21 is a photographer for WSS and manages the online entertainment section. As entertainment editor, they are responsible for choosing entertainment articles and looking them over before...

Who knows what's going to go down in The Futon?

The Futon: Three’s not a crowd

Alaina Greenlee, Sydney Wildes, and Sidney Nash April 9, 2021

Believe it or not, the Futon crew tried to stay on one topic in this episode. Thankfully, Sydney's segment transition skills came in clutch. From newly adult tickets all the way to Girl Scout cookies,...


A glance into the past: Miss Iowa, you’re ugly

Kamakshee Kuchhal, "From the Archives" Columnist April 8, 2021

"Miss Iowa, you're ugly" by Brooke Lock, originally published in the Nov. 10, 2000 issue of WSS Having only one hand must be tough, but it doesn’t guarantee a finalist spot, let alone the crown in...

This episode of Life After a Trojan features Nate Kaeding '00.

Life After a Trojan: From Trojan Field to SoFi Stadium

Paige Albright, Reporter April 7, 2021

As far as football infamy at West High, the legacy of Nate Kaeding '00 carries on. During his time at West he won state soccer titles and set a school record while kicking for the football team. After...

Luca Chackalackal '22 makes a play on the ball while playing doubles against Cedar Falls on April 6.

No cap recap: spring sports are back

Owen Aanestad and Camille Gretter April 7, 2021

On this episode of the No Cap Recap... After falling victim to COVID-19 just a year ago, the spring sport athletes and coaches are back for another chance to compete in the sports they have missed so...

Makenna Vonderhaar '22 gets past her defender as she looks to pass against Ankeny on April 6.

Girls soccer falls to Ankeny in penalty kicks

Camille Gretter, Online and Yearbook Assistant Sports Editor April 7, 2021

The girls soccer team is back in action after losing last season to COVID-19. Head Coach Dave Rosenthal led the team through a long and hard battle as they faced 2019 state champions, Ankeny. Both teams...

Godzilla and Kong battle for the title of King

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is pure kaiju brilliance

Sam Westergaard, Videographer and Photographer April 5, 2021

Legendary Entertainment's MonsterVerse began in 2014 with the release of "Godzilla", which (to put it lightly) I’m not a fan of. A year later, they announced that Godzilla would reunite with his old...

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