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Noah DeSaulniers '22 concentrates while he pitches the ball.

Trojan baseball falls to Cedar Falls in substate semifinals

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor July 20, 2021

West High's baseball team faced off against the Cedar Falls Tigers in the second round of substate and kept a great fight through all seven innings. Just in the bottom of the first inning Nate Gudenkauf...

Softball sweeps Dubuque Wahlert on senior night

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief July 2, 2021

Not only did the softball team celebrate their three seniors last night, but they also capped off a doubleheader by sweeping Dubuque Wahlert 7-3 and 14-2 on July 1. The Trojans got on the scoreboard...

Marcus Morgan '21 delivers a pitch in the Trojans' season opener against Bettendorf on May 24.

Baseball team falls to Cougars

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief June 17, 2021

Coming off a tough loss to highly ranked Dubuque Hempstead, the baseball team faced off with Cedar Rapids Kennedy in an MVC doubleheader on June 16. The team lost both games of the doubleheader 6-8 and...

A photo collage of Dr. Shoultz and the senior class of 2018 that appeared in the 2018 senior issue of West Side Story.

Above and Beyond

Mishka Mohamed Nour, Online Profiles Editor June 11, 2021

Composed, passionate, lighthearted and a fun guy. All are words used by West faculty to describe their former principal, Gregg Shoultz. He served the ICCSD community for 20 years, but his journey started...

Summer support activities for ICCSD students

Summer support activities for ICCSD students

Audrey Parrish, Reporter June 10, 2021

Many support activities and resources have been set up for students this summer. Mental health support numbers to call are available through the CommUnity Crisis Center. The Grab and Go lunch services...

Bivan Shrestha ’22 works on the last assignments of the school year.

COVID-19 learning: a year in review

Thayer Abu-Hijleh June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its indelible mark on education. From online school to student quarantines, navigating the challenges of this year was no easy task. But how did a year as strange and uncertain...

Summer jobs: the good, the bad and the ugly

Summer jobs: the good, the bad and the ugly

Maddy Smith, Yearbook Student Life Editor June 9, 2021

As summer approaches, many students are beginning to think about employment. So as students flock to apply as a lifeguard or a waiter, here are my opinions on these summer jobs.  1. Cart pusher- Grocery...

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FDA approval of aducanumab for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Audrey Parrish, Reporter June 7, 2021

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the experimental drug Aducanumab for early phases of Alzheimer's disease. Aducanumab, or Aduhelm, is the first drug that has been approved...

WSS bids farewell to three West High faculty members.

Bidding farewell

Misha Canin, Print Managing and Business Editor June 7, 2021

In a year full of political turmoil, controversial conversations in the classroom have become increasingly prevalent, raising the question: should teachers share their political views with students?

Freedom of teach

Maya Chu and Krisha Kapoor June 6, 2021

Political conversations have become inevitable. From the line in a grocery store to an aggressive Twitter thread, there is no escaping the constant outpouring of news and discussion regarding the latest...

Editorial: Secluded

Editorial: Secluded

WSS Editorial Board June 6, 2021

This is an editorial. An editorial, like news reporting, is based on objective facts but shares an opinion. The conclusions and opinions here have been derived by our Editorial Board and are not associated...

Kolby Godbolt '21 reaches for a steal against Pleasant Valley in the state championship game on June 5 in Des Moines.

Trojans come up short in state championship

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief June 6, 2021

In search of the program's tenth state championship, Brad Stiles' number one-seeded boys soccer team faced off with the state tournament's very own Cinderella story, six seed Pleasant Valley. The Trojans...

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