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“Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect celebration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

“Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect celebration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Sam Westergaard, WSS Intern

May 9, 2019

I loved the first Avengers film. "Avengers Age of Ultron" was pretty good but not as great as its predecessor.  "Avengers Infinity War" blew me away, and became my favorite, that is, until "Avengers Endgame." Endgame is the fourth Avengers film, and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It...

Looking back

Looking back

Sophie Stephens and Sidney Kiersch

May 9, 2019

As graduation nears, seniors are reflecting on their past four years at West. WSS shares favorite memories from the Class of 2019. Compiled by Sophie Stephens. Designed by Sidney Kiersch. ...

BPA members place at National Leadership Conference

BPA members place at National Leadership Conference

Alex Carlon, Online Managing and News Editor

May 9, 2019

West’s Business Professionals of America chapter attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California on April 29 - May 5. The chapter took 30 students, all of who qualified for NLC by placing in the top three at the State Leadership Conference in February. Attendees competed ...

From classroom to dorm room

From classroom to dorm room

Lucy Polyak, Opinion editor

May 6, 2019

Olivia Dachtler and Maddy Luegering: University of Iowa West Side Story: How long have you been friends? Maddy Luegering: “We started being friends this year, so it was pretty recent. We had a Kirkwood class in the morning together and we had math class together. I’m in BPA and Olivia joined BP...

Four books to read this summer

Four books to read this summer

Carmela Cohen Suarez

May 6, 2019

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. While many already have plans to curb the summer boredom, picking up a good book is a great use of extra time. Here are one West Side Story reporter’s favorite books for reading away the blandness that can come with summer.   “The Gl...

Periodic table of lost items

Periodic table of lost items

Bess Frerichs, Feature Editor

May 5, 2019

It is a Friday afternoon at West High, and the school is empty. The floors are bare, save for the dark gray sweatshirt resting on a desk, the pair of glasses on the windowsill and one lonely shoe in the middle of the hallway. These items, along with hundreds of others, end up at the West High lost and...

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

Edward Keen, Arts Editor

May 4, 2019

Every year on May 4, millions upon millions of fans of all ages and generations across the world take the time to celebrate the existence of the prevalent Star Wars universe. The series, which currently consists of 10 films (8 from the main saga and 2 solo stories), has become as well-known as can be...

Managing the transition

Managing the transition

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

All athletes reach a point in their career when they are no longer able to compete at a high level. Some athletes suffer career-ending injuries while others simply lose interest in the sport they once loved. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens. Laurel Haverkamp ‘20 has managed for the w...

Director John Singleton dies, aged 51

Director John Singleton dies, aged 51

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor

May 1, 2019

Prolific film director John Singleton was reported dead by his family on Monday, April 29. After suffering a stroke two weeks ago and drifting into a coma soon after, his family made the decision to take him off of life support. The Academy Award-nominated director was 51 years old. Singleton burst...

Track teams compete at historic Blue Oval

Track teams compete at historic Blue Oval

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

Olympian, collegiate and high school athletes all gathered together at Drake Stadium for the annual Drake Relays starting on Thursday, April 25 and concluding on Saturday, April 27. Over 20 West track and field athletes traveled to Des Moines to participate. For a full list of the qualifiers click he...

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