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Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer

(they/she) Defne Bayman is a senior this year, and has been on Print for two years and joined Web this year. They are the communications manager for all of WSS, along with an artist, designer, photographer, and reporter. When they're not in school, they're at work, out shopping, or watching a new niche movie.

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Model UN is West Highs club that emulates the United Nations to create and research solutions to problems.

Model United Nations at West

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
March 26, 2024
The new district budget will change West High in the 2024-2025 year.

Budget cuts: the future of West

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
March 7, 2024
Here are ten different Valentines gift ideas for the loved ones in your life!

Giving love: a gift guide to the heart

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
February 14, 2024
A student uses their phone during class, hiding it behind their Chromebook.

Phone Policy: Success or Sham?

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
September 19, 2023
As the school year wraps up, here are some of the events that have taken place at West and around the world.

[Photo] News briefs

Jane Lam, Print Assistant Copy Editor
June 2, 2023
Iowa parents come together to protest  child labor bill SF 167.

Iowa citizens met to protest against the SF 167 bill

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
March 27, 2023
New Standard (Presentation (169))

[Photo] Artists in action

Gianna Liu, Print Sports and Photo Editor
March 3, 2023
You dont have to be a villain to be direct.

[Photo] Am I the villain?

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 19, 2022
Demetrius Harper both teaches and coaches football at West High.

[Photo] Coach Harper

Heidi Du, Print Copy Editor
October 10, 2022
news briefs

[Photo] April news briefs

Maya Chu, Print Feature Editor
April 25, 2022
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[Photo] Unbalanced

January 20, 2022
Masks: Helpful or Harmful?

Masks: Helpful or Harmful?

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
May 6, 2021
Playing alone: A child in a mask plays on the playground in front of the Iowa City Public Library. The park, which was crowded during pre-COVID days, is completely empty, even on a bright and sunny day.

Living With The Virus

Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
April 9, 2021
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