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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

A cork board of photos from athletes Quinn Abbott 24, Helen Orszula 24 and Ellie Chen 26

Sidelined: mental health, injuries and the hidden dimension of recovery

Josephine Schwartz, Photo Editor May 28, 2024

During the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, news broke that seven-time gold medalist Simone Biles had chosen not to participate in the team final due to concerns about her mental health. General reactions were varied,...

STEM for Youth members Solomon Shaffer 26, Kate Gantenbein 26 and Natalia Escatel 26 interact with Wickham students as they attempt to build a sumo bot.

STEM for Youth and FRC host robotics program at Wickham

Shanza Sami, Reporter May 27, 2024

An extensive array of LEGOs, the hum of motors and Taylor Swift music fill the Wickham Elementary gym during their Before and After School Program — an unusual combination for an ordinary Wednesday....

Seniors Jules Keranen, Liaison Eleanor Weitz, Co-presidents Zaira Ahmad, Kamakshee Kuchhal, and Lillian Graham, along with Liaison Dexter Hanna, proudly pose with their Youth Human Rights Awards May 22.

Six 1440 seniors recognized at 2024 Youth Human Rights Awards

Lilly Graham and Kamakshee Kuchhal May 27, 2024

Following a successful inaugural Trivia Night fundraiser May 10 with proceeds donated to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, 1440 Interact has made a community appearance once again. Students...

Coralville community welcomes second annual Asian Festival

Haneen Eltyeb, Videographer May 23, 2024

Coralville stands as one of the most diverse cities in Iowa. In fact, 9.4% of Coralville is comprised of Asian Americans. Just in time for Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, the Coralville Asian...

Caden Crabtree 25 embraces Daniel Fuentes 25 after he scored a halftime goal, tying the game 2-2.

Boys soccer advances with win against Dubuque Senior High

Josephine Schwartz, Photo Editor May 21, 2024

The boys soccer substate game took place at West High’s Ed Barker field on May 20 against the Dubuque Senior Rams. West High, ranked number one, was favored to win against the Rams, ranked number...

West Highs mathletes pose with the Mathleague trophy.

West High Math Club: The formula for success

Abby Guo, Video Editor May 21, 2024

When thinking about “extracurriculars,” math usually isn’t the first or even the second thing that comes to mind. It’s usually thought of as the dreaded school subject. Whether it’s listening...

Four West researchers represent Iowa at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Four West students compete at ISEF

Shanza Sami, Reporter May 20, 2024

While a multitude of regional and state science fairs draw millions of high school researchers around the world, only around 1,800 student researchers are chosen to compete at the Regeneron International...

Sean Kearney surrounded by his art that is inspired by the surrounding world.

Sean Kearney: inspiration is everywhere

Maya Mueller and Anna Gibson May 19, 2024

While most artists excel in one area of art, Sean Kearney ’26 excels in many. He is a very talented artist and musician. He has accomplished a lot in both drawing and music. Kearney takes art classes...

A lunch bag of nostalgic snacks gets eaten.

The taste of nostalgia

Yaya Orszula, Samuel Rosenthal, and Joe Corlette May 19, 2024

When we were kids, the food scene was all about the snacks, and there were plenty to choose from. We had fruit snacks, cheese with crackers, Goldfish, Lunchables and the list goes on. It seems that...

The students and boys soccer team celebrate after the win against City High May 15.

Soccer teams split games against City

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor May 19, 2024

The boys and girls soccer teams traveled to the University of Iowa Women’s Soccer Field to take on their cross-town rivals City High. Originally supposed to be a double-header on May 13, the boys team...

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