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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

Hanah Kitamoto

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

(she/her) Hanah Kitamoto is a senior at West. This is her third year on staff and she is the Print Co-Editor-in-Chief with Kailey Gee. She enjoys meeting new people, along with reporting about West High and the surrounding communities. In her free time, she loves to travel (virtually) on Google Maps and is constantly astonished by how many cornfields Iowa has.

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Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 16, 2022
UNICEF club to hold UNICEF Olympics

UNICEF club to hold UNICEF Olympics

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 20, 2022
Six seniors signed their National Letters of Intent in the West High cafeteria April 13.

Six Trojans sign National Letters of Intent

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 14, 2022
Follow WSS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date coverage concerning West High.

Prom set to be held May 7

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 13, 2022
Daylight saving time will be on March 13.

Changing clocks

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 13, 2022
The Iowa City Community School District will no longer require masks as of March 1.

ICCSD drops mask mandate

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 1, 2022

Girls take down Liberty

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 5, 2022

[Video] West High Weekly 2.4.22

Alaina Greenlee, Video Editor
February 4, 2022
Kirk Brotherton 22 and the rest of the boys swim team celebrates the Trojan Bolts 400 yard freestyle relay win during a dual meet against Waterloo on Dec. 14, 2021.

Boys swimming has record-breaking day at MVC

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 22, 2022
From “Footloose” to the omicron variant, the winter months have had their fair share of news.

January news briefs

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 22, 2022
Advika Shah giving the first section of her debate in the semi-finals round on Oct. 19, 2019.

Debate team defends state title

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 9, 2022
Sam Ruelas 24 swims the 200 yard freestyle during a dual meet against Waterloo on Dec. 14.

Trojan Bolts fly past Cedar Falls

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 21, 2021
Here are a few things West High students are thankful for as fall comes to a close.

Autumn appreciation

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 27, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 swims the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

Trojan Bolts place third at state meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 13, 2021
The Thanksgiving food drive ends Nov. 13.

West High to hold annual Thanksgiving Drive

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 1, 2021
Jade Roghair 23 takes a breath as she swims in the 500 yard freestyle on Sept. 2 in a dual meet against Waterloo at the Coralville Rec Center.

Trojan Bolts fly past Waterloo in first home meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
September 3, 2021
The boys soccer team stands while starters are announced before playing Pleasant Valley in the state championship game on June 5 in Des Moines.

Boys soccer hosts alumni game

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
August 16, 2021
Marcus Morgan 21 delivers a pitch in the Trojans season opener against Bettendorf on May 24.

Baseball team falls to Cougars

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 17, 2021
The girls tennis team qualified for the team state tournament May 22.

Girls tennis qualifies for state

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 22, 2021
Eli Young 21 eyes the ball as he prepares to make a play while playing singles at the IHSAA Boys District Tennis tournament on May 12.

Boy tennis wins districts

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2021
Owen Smith 21 heads the ball into the back of the net to put the Trojans up 2-0 against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

Boys soccer fights past City

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 24, 2021
This photo of Dylan Salge 23 was taken on his birthday, January 27, 2020.

Remembering Dylan Salge

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 10, 2021
Good Time Company rehearses their performance in the West High cafeteria.

GTC to hold performance on Zoom

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 27, 2021
Follow WSS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date coverage concerning West High.

29 West High seniors named National Merit Finalists

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 14, 2021
The boys swim team placed third at the Iowa high school state swim meet in Marion on Feb. 13. The team finished with 208.5 points.

Boys swimming places third at state

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 13, 2021
Kareem Earl 24 is the latest shining star on the Trojan boys basketball team.

Rising star: Kareem Earl ’24

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2021
Pete Moe 22 calls for the ball on an inbounds play against Xavier on Jan. 29.

Boys basketball falls in rematch against Xavier

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 30, 2021
Liam Edberg 22, Bivan Shrestha 22 and Jonathan Chen 22 perform in a virtual trio.

Cadenza to hold second virtual concert

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 27, 2021
Andy Luo 22 swims in the 100 butterfly during a dual meet against Cedar Rapids Washington on Jan. 14.

Trojan Bolts show off young talent on senior night

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 14, 2021
Advika Shah giving the first section of her debate in the semi-finals round on Oct. 19, 2019.

Debate team named IHSSA state debate champions

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 10, 2021
Ryan Bys 22 bowls a strike against Kennedy on Dec. 18.

Bowling teams fall in season opener

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 19, 2020
The girls swim team placed second at the state meet in Marshalltown with a total of 277.5 points Nov. 14.

Trojan Bolts swim team makes history at state meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 14, 2020
The offensive linemen take position to prepare for the next play Oct. 23.

Football team advances to third round of playoffs

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 23, 2020
Katie Hoefer 21 fights towards the finish line during the 2018 Earlybird Invite at the Ashton Cross Country Course on Aug. 23.

Cross country teams compete at Spartan Invitational

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
September 6, 2020
Student Senate to hold first monthly webinar

Student Senate to hold first monthly webinar

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
August 26, 2020
Naeji Washington 22

Naeji Washington ’22

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
August 5, 2020
Josh Hurtado 22

Josh Hurtado ’22

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
August 5, 2020
Ben Vander Leest 20 makes contact with a ball on June 25.

Trojans sweep J-Hawks in doubleheader

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 26, 2020

Trojans fall to Liberty at new field

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 24, 2020
The joy of the little things

The joy of the little things

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 3, 2020
Yard signs that honor the class of 2020 were placed in seniors yards on May 15.

Seniors honored with graduation yard signs

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 16, 2020
Sophie Stephens 19 poses as she writes a letter on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Interrupted tradition

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 11, 2020
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