West Side Story

2020-2021 Staff

Alex Carlon

Online Editor-in-Chief

(she/her) Alex Carlon is a senior at West High and editor-in-chief of the web publication. When she's not helping out on the website she can be found playing clarinet, being a business professional™...

Caroline Barker

Photo Editor

Caroline Barker is a junior and this is her second year on staff. She is photo editor for all three publications and is so excited for this year!

Caroline Chandler

Assistant Sports Editor

Caroline Chandler is a senior at West High. This is her second year on staff as the print assistant sports editor. When you can't find her on the tennis court, she likes to eat ice cream and listen to...

Marta Leira

News Editor

Marta Leira is a junior at West High. This marks her second year on staff as a news editor for print. When she's not at school, you can probably find her showing other people pictures of her dog, Chispa.

Krisha Kapoor

Reporter

Krisha Kapoor is a sophomore at West High. This is her first year on staff and she is a reporter for print. Outside of the newsroom, you can probably find Krisha in the kitchen or on the court playing...

Paige Albright

Reporter

Paige is new to staff and a sophomore at West. She is a reporter for the online edition of the West Side Story. During her free time she is most commonly dancing at Nolte, running for Iowa Speed Track...

Renee Gould

Reporter

Renee Gould is a junior and a second-year reporter on the West Side Story. She greatly enjoys reading and writing, though her spare time is often taken over by training her five dogs.

Ella Rosenthal

Print Entertainment Editor

(she/her) Ella is a senior at West this year, and is so excited to be on her second year of being on WSS staff. While school and WSS keep her on her toes, she finds time to have fun outside of school by...

Zoey Guo

Designer

(she/her) Zoey Guo is a junior at West High. This is her first year on staff and she is a designer for print. She enjoys ice skating, listening to music, and playing video games outside of school.

Sachiko Goto

Designer

Sachiko Goto is a sophomore at West High, and this will be her first year on staff as a designer for print. In her free time, she is usually listening to music, drinking coffee, watching YouTube, or playing...

Xiaoyi Zhu

Designer

Xiaoyi is a junior this year and this is her second year on staff. She works as a designer for print. Xiaoyi enjoys listening to music and building architectural masterpieces in Minecraft.

Zoe McLaskey

Photographer

Zoe McLaskey is a junior at West High, and this is her first year on staff being a photographer. In Zoe's free time she loves to take care of her many plants, dressing up in her favorite outfits, listening...

Amy Liao

Design Editor

Amy Liao, a senior at West, is a third-year staffer and returning design editor for newspaper. She is looking forward to another year of Making Things Look Marginally Better. Outside of the classroom,...

Maya Chu

Reporter, Artist and Designer

Maya Chu is a sophomore at West High and this is her first year on staff as a reporter, designer, and artist. When she's not working on journalism, find her making music, art, or new discoveries (usually...

Katherine Shoppa

Reporter and Yearbook Staffer

Katherine Shoppa is a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff as a reporter for print and a yearbook staffer. When she's not writing, you can find her playing with her dog, watching movies, or hanging ou...

Caroline Mascardo

Print Co-Copy Editor

(she/her/hers) Caroline Mascardo is a junior at West High, and this is her first year on staff as a co-copy editor for the print publication. She is also an avid member of the school orchestra, speech...

Camille Gretter

Camille Gretter is a freshman at West High School, she is an Intern for the paper and enjoys taking pictures and writing sports stories. In her free time she likes to play with her dogs and spend time...

Sarah Callanan

Yearbook People Co-Editor

Sarah Callanan is a senior at West High and it is her second year on yearbook as people editor. In her free time she likes to walk her dog Buddy and watch movies with her friends.

Sara Baroncini

Yearbook People Co-Editor

Sara Baroncini is a senior at West High. She is co-people editor for the yearbook as well as a photographer for her second year on staff. When she is not snapping photos, Sara is contributing as a member...

Alice Meng

Print Copy Editor

(she/her) Alice Meng is a senior at West High and this is her second year on staff. She is a copy editor and in her free time enjoys spending time with friends and listening to music.

Hanah Kitamoto

Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor

Hanah Kitamoto is a junior at West. This is her second year on staff and she is the print sports editor and yearbook co-sports editor. She enjoys meeting new people, along with reporting about West High...

Fareeha Ahmad

Profiles Editor and Yearbook Copy Editor

Fareeha Ahmad is a senior at West High, and this is her second year on staff. She is the profiles editor for print and the copy editor for yearbook. When she isn't writing, she's either learning new things,...

Jack Harris

Online Arts Editor

Jack is a junior and the online arts editor for WSS. He also occasionally makes videos for West and rock climbs. If he's not spending time with his friends it's probably because he's with his dogs.

Abby McKeone

Graphics and Social Media Editor

(she/her) Abby is a senior at West and this is her second and final year on staff. She is currently the social media editor and the online graphics editor. She loves to lay in bed, read and spend time...

Misha Canin

Print Managing and Business Editor

(she/her) Misha Canin is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff, where she is currently the business editor and the print managing editor. She is excited to continue creating unique publications...

Cameron Reimers

Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief

Cameron Reimers is a junior at West. She is one of the editors-in-chief for the Trojan Epic. Cameron is on the girls golf team and loves to watch basketball and football in her free time. She also loves...

Owen Aanestad

Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor

Owen Aanestad is a junior at West. This is his second year on staff working for the online publication as the online sports editor and yearbook co-sports editor. In addition to playing football and baseball,...

Alyssa Skala

Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief

(she/her) Alyssa Skala is a senior at West. She is a third year photographer on staff and a second year editor for yearbook. When she doesn't have her camera, Alyssa can be found playing softball and rowing.

Bess Frerichs

Online Managing and Feature Editor

(she/her) Bess Frerichs is the online managing and feature editor. As a senior, this is her third and final year on staff. She enjoys reading, writing and playing the harp.

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