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West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

West High lost to Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 44-31.

Boys’ wrestling falls to Kennedy

Yaya Orszula, Assistant Sports Editor December 2, 2022

Losing some big seniors last year showed in West’s loss to Kennedy on Dec. 1. With no seniors in the varsity lineup, several freshmen made their high school varsity debut including Campbell Janis and...

Emma Stammeyer 24 eyes are on the ball preparing to block.

Digging into the volleyball season

Elena Garcia Van Auken, Podcaster, Reporter November 28, 2022

The Women of Troy wrapped up their volleyball season with a 6-1 conference record, 16-17 overall. This season was planned to be a rebuilding season, with a whopping 10 seniors graduating last year. Even...

Iowa City Wests varsity cross country team line up at the starting line and prepare to run.

A run down memory lane

Rosemary Timmer-Hackert, Print Opinion Editor November 24, 2022

West Side Story: What was a meet that stood out to you? Moustafa Tiea ‘25: The Super Meet and the Eastern Iowa meet. Before that, I felt like I was just a runner and then after those meets, I felt...

Girls on fire

Girls on fire

Lily Prochaska, Print Sports Editor November 17, 2022

West Side Story: What is the best part of performing at football games? Lauren Yacopucci ’26 (4 year twirler): Getting to watch the game from right on the side of the field and hearing the cheering...

No Cap Recap is a sports podcast with editors Paige Albright and Zoe Smith

No-cap recap: 2022 fall sports review

Paige Albright and Zoe Smith November 16, 2022

As all of the fall sports have come to a close this weekend after the girls' swim team placed sixth at the IGHSAA state swim meet, Sports Editor Zoe Smith '24 and Co-Managing Editor Paige Albright '23...

Jade Roghair 23 prepares for her leg of the 400 freestyle relay at the regional swim meet Oct. 5.

Girls’ swimming places 6th at state

Yaya Orszula, Assistant Sports Editor November 15, 2022

The girls’ swimming and diving team traveled to Marshalltown last Friday and Saturday to compete against the best teams in the state. The team placed sixth while several Trojan-Bolts made the podium. West...

Camille Gretter 23 and Emily Elizalde 23 pose for a photo in the West High cafeteria moments before signing their National Letters of Intent Nov. 9.

A unique fall signing day

Ella De Young and Lily Prochaska November 10, 2022

When one thinks of a high school student-athlete, it is highly likely that they picture a student who participates in a sport for a particular school. However, West High seniors Emily Elizalde and Camille...

Gretchen Gerke 26 takes a breath during the 500 freestyle Oct. 5 at Clinton High School.

Trojan-Bolt swim and dive team wins regionals

Heidi Du, Print Copy Editor November 7, 2022

Following a sixth consecutive undefeated dual meet season, the Trojan Bolt swim and dive team continued their momentum by winning the regional meet held at Clinton High School on Nov. 3 and 5. At the...

The dance team has practice with a guest coach the morning before their competition.

West High dance team starts their road to state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor October 28, 2022

Liberty's "Be a Light" competition on Oct. 15. As the team only showcased their lyrical team routine they did not receive placement at the Be A Light competition.  Solos: Only the top placements...

Both teams get ready to start the game.

West football falls to Prairie High on senior night

Helelia Wa Kalala, Social Media Editor October 18, 2022

The Trojan football team celebrated senior night on Oct. 14. A tough 49-28 loss to the Prairie Hawks ended the home season on a sadder note than the celebrated seniors had imagined. Check out some photos...

Hannah Longmire 26 poses by the pool after swim practice.

Triple threat

Maya Chu and Marie Stier October 10, 2022

Not many 14-year-olds are training for the Olympics — even without a disability. Four years ago, freshman Hannah Longmire didn’t think she would be either. Longmire was born with a congenital limb...

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