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West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

Alyson Kuennen

Alyson Kuennen, News Editor, Photographer

This is Alyson's second year on staff where she is a news editor and photographer. As a senior she spends her time working, working and working. "College is expensive folks," she said. "I mean no regrets, but maybe I should've had one less trip to Pancheros."
 
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While seclusion rooms are said to be disbanded within the 2018-19 school year, 11 of the 28 schools in the ICCSD still make use of them. Almost 80 percent of schools in the district utilized them at one point and nine rooms have since been repurposed.

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January 25, 2018
Sitting in the 6-foot by 6-foot seclusion room, Levy recalls the discomfort he felt from the foul smells, limited space and suffocating heat he had to endure.

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December 22, 2017
Sketched on the outside door of the seclusion room at Northwest Junior High reads the warning message STAY OUT.

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December 22, 2017
Performers Zach Ring 18 and Will Laverman 18 play the piano after the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 15, 2017
Girl Up is a United Nations organization that helps girls in developing countries have things like education, health and safety that arent as easily available to them as they are in developing countries, head of Wests Girl Up club, Megan Schneider 18, said. They provide lots of different opportunities and programs that help girls be successful.

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December 18, 2017
University of Iowa professor Mary Ann Rasmussen reflects on the inability of young girls to obtain an education due to its steep price at the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Khlood Saeed 20 performs her slam poetry piece at the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Head of Wests Girl Up club, Megan Schneider 18 (right) updates Emmie Klever 18 (center) and Ella Schmitz 18 regarding schedule changes for performers at the fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Sandrah Ochola 19 performs a dance to Audra Days Rise Up on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Sandrah Ochola 19 performs a dance to Audra Days Rise Up on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Social studies teacher Dominic Iannone plays Wonderwall by Oasis for the first ever Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Social studies teacher Dominic Iannone plays Wonderwall by Oasis for the first ever Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 18, 2017
Jacob Klein 19 gets ready to shoot a basket in the second half of the varsity boys basketball game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
Jake Anderson 18 gets past Citys Jace Caven 18 in the second half of the game on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
Jake Anderson 18 screens for Jayson Barnes 18 in the second half of the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
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December 14, 2017
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December 14, 2017
Seybian Sims 18 tips the ball off at the beginning of the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
Emma Koch 19 reaches for a rebound in the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
Lauren Zacharias 19 wrestles to grab the ball against Citys Ashley Joens 18 after it rebounds on Dec. 12.

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December 14, 2017
Girls varsity basketball players defend against Citys Ashley Joens 18 on Dec. 12.

[Photo] Best of the best

February 17, 2020
West student section members try to distract Citys free throw shooters during the varsity girls basketball game against on Dec. 12.

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February 17, 2020
As technology becomes more and more prevalent, humans are becoming machines. Design by Selina Hua.

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December 22, 2017
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November 1, 2017
Ethan Buck 21 plays his alto saxophone in the West High courtyard.

[Photo] All that jazz

October 16, 2017
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October 18, 2017
The graduating Class of 2017, the second graduating class for which Dr. Shoultz was the principal. (File Photo)

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September 29, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Colby Greene 18 spikes the ball in the second set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Cailyn Morgan 19 gets ready to spike in the second set of the varsity volleyball team against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Maddie Laffey 18, gets ready to spike the ball in the third set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
The varsity volleyball team huddles together after Cailyn Morgan 19 scores a point in the third set.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
After the girls varsity volleyball team scores a point in the third set against Jefferson, the student section erupted with cheers on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Members of the student section leap to catch the senior night volleyballs thrown by seniors before the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Assistant coach Whitney Lang cheers after the varsity volleyball team scored a point in the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Scheels Athlete of the Week, Maddie Laffey 18, gets ready to spike the ball in the first set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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