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Kara Wagenknecht
Kara is a senior at West and this will be her third year on staff. She is the Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor this year. When Kara isn't covering a sporting event, she can be found playing with her dogs, editing photos, hanging out with her friends and dancing FTK.

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

May 24, 2019
Senior columns (Story)
May 18, 2019
Lucy Polyak, Will Conrad, Maddi Shinall and Sophie Stephens (Story)
May 17, 2019
Fashion Friday: The best of WSS (Story)
May 16, 2019
West Side Radio: seniors reflect on 4 years at West (Story)
May 06, 2019
From classroom to dorm room (Media)
Apr 30, 2019
Track teams compete at historic Blue Oval (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Track teams push to qualify for Drake Relays (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
Boys track honors seniors and past coach (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
West soccer takes on highly ranked City teams (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
First ever Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival deemed a success (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Inaugural track and field festival to be held at West High (Story/Media)
Mar 29, 2019
Mom jeans, scrunchies and graphic tees: a 2010’s guide to ’90s fashion (Media)
Mar 27, 2019
Girls track and field hosts first outdoor meet of season (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Boys basketball ends season at state quarterfinals (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Boys basketball moves onto state tournament (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
Rising Star: Hunter Garvin ’22 (Story)
Feb 17, 2019
Girls basketball celebrates regional win and senior night (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Regional pairings released for boys basketball (Story/Media)
Feb 11, 2019
Girls basketball regional pairings (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
Six wrestlers qualify for state (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
A race to be picture perfect (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2019
Basketball teams play Liberty (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Not your average bowl of cereal (Story/Media)
Jan 16, 2019
West uses last-quarter momentum to overcome Waterloo East (Story)
Jan 12, 2019
WHSDM holds annual hair drive (Story/Media)
Jan 05, 2019
Basketball teams defeat Linn-Mar (Story)
Jan 04, 2019
West faces City in dual meet (Story)
Dec 23, 2018
WSS staffers try cross country (Story/Media)
Dec 30, 2018
When it happens. (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Flying forward (Story/Media)
Dec 08, 2018
West basketball teams battle City (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Rising star: Matayia Tellis ’21 (Story/Media)
Nov 17, 2018
Rumbling into a new era (Media)
Nov 13, 2018
West Side Radio: Fall Sports Recap (Media)
Nov 03, 2018
Rebirth of the Review (Media)
Oct 30, 2018
WSS staffers learn how to play volleyball (Media)
Oct 27, 2018
West to rematch Bettendorf (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Diving into a new sport (Media)
Oct 20, 2018
West keeps the boot (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
West topples Muscatine to become district champs (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
West sweeps Davenport North (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
West football improves to 5-1 (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Pleasant Valley beats West in rescheduled home meet (Story)
Sep 22, 2018
Trojan Nation goes golden (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
West High holds assembly FTK (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
A new experience (Media)
Sep 16, 2018
Luke Krchak (Media)
Sep 16, 2018
Alyssa Skala (Media)
Sep 15, 2018
West crushes Dubuque Senior (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Club Connection: Pep Club (Media)
Sep 08, 2018
Trojans win against Southeast Polk (Story)
Aug 29, 2018
Bolts upset The Women of Troy (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Behind the perfect serve (Media)
Aug 25, 2018
Trojans win in season opener (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
Girls cross country hosts first meet of the season (Story)
Aug 22, 2018
Women of Troy defend the Spike (Story)
May 25, 2018
Staff Fashion Friday 2018 (Story)
May 25, 2018
After (Media)
May 16, 2018
Boys soccer overcomes Cedar Rapids Washington (Story)
May 14, 2018
Track teams qualify for state (Story/Media)
Apr 29, 2018
Drake Relays one-stop shop (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2018
Boys soccer defeats Cedar Rapids Jefferson (Story)
Apr 21, 2018
Soccer teams fall to City (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Walk It Out snapchat coverage (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Walk It Out celebrates West’s diversity (Story)
Mar 31, 2018
Boys soccer hosts Iowa City West Trojan Classic (Story)
Mar 24, 2018
March for our lives snapchat coverage (Story)
Mar 24, 2018
March for our lives (Story/Media)
Mar 10, 2018
Boys basketball plunge in state championship (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Boys basketball overcomes Muscatine (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Boys basketball vs. Muscatine snapchat coverage (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
Women of Troy topple City for state championship (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
Girls basketball vs. City snapchat coverage (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Women of Troy to face crosstown rivals in state championship (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Girls basketball vs. Indianola snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Women of Troy move onto semifinal round (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Girls basketball vs. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 24, 2018
Boys basketball advances to state-qualifying game (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Boys basketball vs. Cedar Rapids Washington snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Women of Troy advance to state tournament (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2018
Girls basketball vs. Pleasant Valley snapchat coverage (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2018
5,000 miles away (Media)
Feb 18, 2018
Girls basketball plays first regional game (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Trojans fall to Raiders (Story/Media)
Feb 17, 2018
Girls basketball vs. Linn-Mar snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 17, 2018
Boys basketball vs. Cretin-Derham snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Boys basketball celebrates senior night (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Boys basketball vs. Jefferson snapchat coverage (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Boys swim team hosts state meet (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
Girls basketball celebrates senior night with victory (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Girls basketball defeats Linn-Mar (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Trojans take down Kennedy (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Boys basketball vs. Kennedy snapchat coverage (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Student groups highlight basketball halftime (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Basketball ready to face City (Media)
Jan 21, 2018
Trojans travel to US Cellular Center (Story)
Jan 20, 2018
Women of Troy narrowly defeat the Prairie Hawks (Story)
Jan 06, 2018
Boys basketball crushes Wahlert at home (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Basketball teams face off against City (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
West swimmers compete at Speedo Junior Championships (Media)
Dec 01, 2017
Boys bring home a win during season opener (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Road to state: a multimedia experience (Media)
Nov 19, 2017
Trojans fall to Dowling in state championship (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Cross country teams compete at state (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Trojans slide through round one of playoffs (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Football celebrates senior night (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Football wins gold out (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2017
Trojans shut down Burlington (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
Varsity volleyball falls to Jefferson on senior night (Story)
Sep 10, 2017
Football team overcomes Cedar Falls (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
West beats City for the spike (Story)
Sep 04, 2017
Football team crushes Muscatine (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Trojans bring home a win in season opener (Story)
Aug 26, 2017
Girls cross country team hosts first annual Iowa City West Early Bird Invitational (Story)
Jul 31, 2017
Theatre West: all about The Summer Showcase and the upcoming season (Story/Media)
Jul 27, 2017
Theatre West to hold first ever Summer Showcase (Media)
Jun 14, 2017
Boys baseball crushes Waterloo East (Story/Media)
Jun 01, 2017
Girls soccer defeats Clinton (Story)
May 26, 2017
Track teams compete at state championships (Story/Media)
May 15, 2017
Boys soccer celebrates senior night (Story/Media)
May 12, 2017
Fashion Friday: Mya Nguyen ’19 (Story/Media)
May 10, 2017
Pitching relief (Media)
May 09, 2017
Boys track and field team snags MVC champion title (Story/Media)
May 09, 2017
Tennis teams beat City (Story/Media)
May 02, 2017
Highlights from the Drake Relays (Story/Media)
May 01, 2017
Girls soccer team holds on to their undefeated record (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2017
The Women of Troy defeat Jefferson (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2017
The West Boy’s Tennis team remains undefeated (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2017
Track teams put up a fight at the Forwald/Coleman Relays (Story/Media)
Apr 12, 2017
West boy’s track and field team dominates Hollingsworth Relays (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Seniors thrive in Theatre West debut (Story/Media)
Apr 07, 2017
Fashion Friday: Sandrah Ochola ’19 (Story/Media)
Apr 04, 2017
Track and field teams continue strong start to season (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Meet the girls track and field team (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Girls track and field team dominates Women of Troy Relays (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2017
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow (Media)
Dec 21, 2016
Photo gallery: girls basketball vs Waterloo East (Story/Media)
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