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WHS Halloween 2015

WHS Halloween 2015

WSS

November 1, 2015

This year, West's Halloween was filled with a day of costumes and fun for all. On this chilly Friday, students not only celebrated during the school day, but after as well. Once school let out, Student Senate hosted its Fall Fun Fair, consisting of food, games, and a costume contest.   Click...

Fashion Friday: Emma Christison ’16

Fashion Friday: Emma Christison ’16

Paige Brazina

October 30, 2015

West Side Story: How would you describe your style? Emma Christison: I think my style is reminiscent of the 70’s, but also encompasses some modern styles. WSS: Where do you like to shop? EC: When I’m not thrifting, I mostly do my shopping online. My favorite store overall is Urban Outfitters. I real...

Meet the 2016 Democrat presidential candidates

Meet the 2016 Democrat presidential candidates

WSS

October 28, 2015

The 2016 election holds strong Democratic candidates who are driven by their dedication to making our country better. From women's rights to health care systems, they are ready to improve the place we call home. Click on a name or scroll down to read more about each candidate and their goals. Compiled...

Jazz saxophonist Adam Larson visits West

Jazz saxophonist Adam Larson visits West

Nina Elkadi

October 16, 2015

On Tuesday, twenty-five-year-old Adam Larson visited the South Band room to perform a brief concert. According to his website, adamlarsonjazz.com, Larson has "garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation." His ensemble was selected as one of ten...

Trojans get political

Trojans get political

Nina Elkadi

October 4, 2015

Every Wednesday after school, a group of students face the flag to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. This group of five attend Republicans Club. In the room next door, at the exact same time, a meeting for the other major party in the US is being held by the Democrats Club. “I’ll have students t...

1 in 2000: Hailey Gregory ’18

1 in 2000: Hailey Gregory ’18

Jiung Jung

October 3, 2015

As a five-year-old child, Hailey Gregory ’18 was oblivious to the enormity of the scenario unfolding before her. Gregory and her mother were grilling hot dogs in their backyard on a warm afternoon after a routine visit to Gregory’s uncle’s house. The peaceful situation quickly escalated to turmoil w...

Girls swim team comes together for gold out

Girls swim team comes together for gold out

September 29, 2015

Compiled by Allie Biscupski The girls swim team went against Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School last Tuesday at the Coralville Recreation Center. The girls came together for a gold out swim meet, where members of each team wore gold to support those with pediatric cancer in the community. Both J.V....

West shuts down Davenport Central for homecoming win

West shuts down Davenport Central for homecoming win

Aaron Carter

September 27, 2015

The West High football team capped off spirit week at West High with a homecoming victory on the gridiron.  with a 42-14 win over Davenport Central (1-4). It was their first win of the season, as they improve to 1-4 on the year, however, the record might be deceiving. The Trojans have faced the stiffest...

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