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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

Caroline Mascardo

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor

(they/them) Caroline Mascardo is a senior at West High, and they are the editorials editor and a copy editor for the print publication. In their free time, Caroline enjoys watching movies, eating Hi-Chews and improving their mad graphic design skills. Their Spotify is @Kaholeen Mahskahdoh.

All content by Caroline Mascardo
The official Grapevine logo created in 2021 after the clubs first year back from the pandemic.

[Photo] A new era of Grapevine

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2023
Puzzler for life

Puzzler for life

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
May 16, 2022
Sen. Amy Sinclairs starkly different bills illustrate what she does not prioritize: protecting transgender students in Iowa.

Caroline’s Comics: Protect the bunnies, forget trans youth

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
January 20, 2021
President Trump and his Twitter account survey the chaos of last weeks Capitol riots.

Caroline’s Comics: Watching American democracy burn

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
January 13, 2021
As the 116th U.S. Congress came to a close Jan. 3, so did hopes for a $2000 stimulus check.

Caroline’s Comics: McConnell and the $2000 stimulus check

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
January 7, 2021
Whatever President Trumps says, the rest of the GOP tends to follow.

Caroline’s Comics: Follow the leader

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
December 9, 2020
President Trumps spread of disinformation has only made the transition of power more challenging and further polarized the two parties.

Caroline’s Comics: Taking it to Twitter

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 30, 2020
Has the ICCSD been transparent enough with students about COVID-19 cases in schools? The editorial board voted no, 26-0.

Editorial: Counting the cases

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 26, 2020
Jeff Bezos, Gov. Kim Reynolds and a schoolchild appropriating Indigenous culture celebrate Thanksgiving, disregarding COVID-19 preventative measures.

Caroline’s Comics: Thanksgiving 2020

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 24, 2020
The divide between Democrats and Republicans is ever-apparent.

What’s at stake

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 21, 2020
Kim Reynolds COVID-19 response has been far from adequate, and case numbers show no sign of slowing down.

Caroline’s Comics: Donald’s puppet show

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 16, 2020
President Trumps post-election actions can only be described as immature and cringe-worthy.

Caroline’s Comics: Post-election tantrums

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 9, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump discuss the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caroline’s Comics: Logic versus ignorance

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 3, 2020
A comparison of President Trumps views on windmills and the China plague.

Caroline’s Comics: Windmills

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 26, 2020
Carolines Comics features Amy Coney Barrett during her Supreme Court hearings as the presidential election approaches.

Caroline’s Comics: The Notorious A.C.B. (part two)

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 19, 2020
The Iowa City City Council speaks at an IFR protest at the Pentacrest.

2020 summer recap

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 16, 2020
Carolines Comics: Pence versus a fly

Caroline’s Comics: Pence versus a fly

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 12, 2020
President Trumps replacement pick for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Republican Amy Coney Barrett, a strong proponent of pro-life policies. The presidents choice has been met with criticism on both sides, and many oppose his efforts to instate A.C.B. before the November election.

Caroline’s Comics: The Notorious(ly conservative) A.C.B.

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 5, 2020
Carolines Comics: 30 years later

Caroline’s Comics: 30 years later

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
October 5, 2020
Abigail Greenleaf searches for love in all the wrong places.

Looking back: Where to find love?

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
March 12, 2020
Photo for 1988 issue of the West Side Story depicts a young woman smoking. In this issue the editorial board called out hypocrisy in the rules on students smoking.

Looking back: Let students smoke

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
January 30, 2020
Looking back is a series in which WSS interns pull articles from decades of archives and reflect on the content as a current West High Student.

Looking back: Hand-holding brings administrative action

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
December 28, 2019
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