The student news source of Iowa City West High

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

2022-2023 Staff

Camille Gretter
Online Editor-In-Chief

Camille Gretter

(she/her) Camille Gretter is a senior at West High and this is her third year on staff. She is the Online Editor-in-Chief, and outside of West Side Story she does rowing and works at 30Hop in Coralville. She loves to spend time with her family, friends...

Krisha Kapoor
Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

Krisha Kapoor

(she/her) Krisha Kapoor is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff and she is the sports editor for print. Outside of the newsroom, you can probably find Krisha in the kitchen or on the court playing volleyball and basketball.

Katherine Shoppa
Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

Katherine Shoppa

(they/them) Katherine Shoppa is a junior at West. This is her second year on staff working for the print publication and is now the print news editor. When they're not writing, you can find Katherine playing with her dog, baking, or hanging out with friend...

Alaina Greenlee
Video Editor

Alaina Greenlee

(she/her) Alaina Greenlee is a junior at West in her second year on staff. When she's not making dope videos or ballin' on the volleyball court, she's probably eating fruit snacks while attempting to crack dad jokes. ...

Nicole Lee
Opinion Editor

Nicole Lee

(she/her) Nicole Lee is a sophomore at West High School and this is her first year as a podcaster working on staff for broadcasting. She is a Korean-American with divorced parents and a little sister by two years. Her hobbies included mobile and online...

Helelia Wa Kalala
Social Media Editor and Videographer

Helelia Wa Kalala

Helelia Wa Kalala is a junior at West. This is her second year on staff working as a social media editor and videographer. She enjoys editing videos as well as learning about new cultures.

Laney Prelle
Profiles Editor

Laney Prelle

(she/her) Laney Prelle is a junior at West. This is her third year writing for the online paper and she also plays basketball in her free time.

Podcaster

Leo Corlette

Artist, Reporter

Vera Tanas

Videographer, Podcaster, Reporter

Yaya Orszula

Podcaster, Videographer

Howaida Musa

Reporter, Videographer

Abby Guo

Podcaster, Reporter

Elena Garcia

Reporter, Videographer

Jack Furlong

Assistant News Editor

Ashlyn Brady

Tessa Gibson
Entertainment Co-Editor

Tessa Gibson

(she/her) Tessa Gibson is currently a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff working for the online publication as a reporter. She is involved with West cheer and the winter musical. She loves Harry Styles and baking as well!

Zoe Smith
Sports Editor

Zoe Smith

(she/her) Zoe Smith is a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff and she is excited to be working on the online publication as the assistant sports editor. In her free time, she plays soccer and drums. She also enjoys baking and photography. ...

Isabella Tisdale
Feature Editor, Visual Editor

Isabella Tisdale

(she/her) Isabella Tisdale is a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff working as a sports reporter. In her free time, she enjoys photography and participates in multiple choral extracurriculars. ...

Eleanor Weitz
Entertainment Co-Editor

Eleanor Weitz

(she/her) Eleanor Weitz is a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff for the online publication and she is a reporter. She also enjoys singing and dancing in show choir.

Vivian Polgreen
Managing Co-Editor, News Editor

Vivian Polgreen

Vivian Polgreen is a junior at West. She is the co-news editor for the online publication ad it is her second year working on staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, rowing, and playing cello in the orchestra. ...

Audrey Parrish
Copy Editor

Audrey Parrish

(she/her) Audrey Parrish is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, baking, and playing with her dogs. ...

Paige Albright
Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor

Paige Albright

(she/her) Paige Albright is a junior at West. This is her second year on staff working for the web publication, she is the Podcast Editor on staff this year. When not busy with school, she is most likely dancing either for the dance team at West or at...

Sachiko Goto
Design Editor, Photographer

Sachiko Goto

(she/they) Sachiko Goto is a junior at West and the assistant design editor for the print publication. This is her second year on staff for the print publication. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her cat, listening to music, playing the trumpet,...

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