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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

Elena Garcia 25

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor

(she/her) This is Elena's second year on staff. This year she is news editor and social media co-editor. When she's not at school she is either working, reading or listening to music.

All content by Elena Garcia Van Auken
Your start to saving for this Black Friday

2023 Black Friday guide

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
November 24, 2023
Mason Goering 26 and Izaiah Loveless 24 lead the Trojan team onto the field for their first home game of the season Sept. 8. The boys dominated Muscatine High school winning 42-20.

[Photo] October news briefs

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2023
Daniel Robinson 24 stands on the sidelines during the Muscatine game.

[Photo] Last chance

Minna Abdalla, Assistant Sports Editor
October 3, 2023
West football lines up to run on the field

Battle for the Principal’s Bell

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
August 29, 2023
After passing the ball, Erwann Charles 25 maintains his stance in order to secure a goal.

[Photo] Sharing the Field

Reem Kirja, Print Profiles Editor
June 2, 2023

Girls

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
April 19, 2023
Jannell Avila 23 pins opponents arm behind back at girls state wrestling.

Saying goodbye

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
March 7, 2023
New face on the mat

New face on the mat

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
January 30, 2023
Emma Stammeyer 24 eyes are on the ball preparing to block.

Digging into the volleyball season

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
November 28, 2022
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[Photo] U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors visit West High

Sachiko Goto, Design Editor, Photographer
November 10, 2022

[Video] Perfectly pressed

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor
October 11, 2022
Weighing it up Ep.3

Weighing it up Ep.3

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern
April 19, 2022
Weighing it up Ep.2

Weighing it up Ep.2

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern
April 19, 2022
Weighing it up Ep.1

Weighing it up Ep.1

Elena Garcia, FOJ Intern
April 19, 2022
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