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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

Harry Westergaard

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor

Harry Westergaard is a senior at West High and this is his third year on staff. He does a little bit of everything on staff, working primarily as the Arts Editor and Co-copy editor. When he isn't passionately contributing to WSS, he enjoys reading, watching films, listening to music and crying to the clown head late at night.

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The other side of AP culture at West

The other side of AP culture at West

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
May 10, 2019
Director John Singleton dies, aged 51

Director John Singleton dies, aged 51

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
May 1, 2019
Influential actor Seymour Cassel dies, aged 84

Influential actor Seymour Cassel dies, aged 84

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
April 9, 2019
5 classic films to watch over break

5 classic films to watch over break

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
March 20, 2019
Mr.  Cooper sits in to finish song lyrics for WSS.

Teachers complete the lyrics to love songs

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
March 13, 2019
Indie rocker Jeff Tweedy performs at Englert

Indie rocker Jeff Tweedy performs at Englert

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
March 7, 2019
Top five offbeat love stories on film

Top five offbeat love stories on film

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
February 14, 2019
The UI lecture committee staff poses for a photo with Ron after the event.

Real “Black Klansman” speaks at Englert

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
February 4, 2019
David Scheff (Steve Carell) carries his teenage son Nic (Timothee Chalamet) home after an overdose.

“Beautiful Boy” delivers predictable Oscar bait

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
December 7, 2018
Students meet after school for the speech and debate clubs informational meeting with Mr. Cooper on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Speech and Debate holds informational meeting

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
September 9, 2018

Looking back on films in the #metoo era

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
April 6, 2018
Still of Orson Welles from his film Touch of Evil. ~Universal Pictures

Five classics to view over spring break

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
March 12, 2018
Zach Wahls kicks off senate campaign to packed house

Zach Wahls kicks off senate campaign to packed house

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
December 22, 2017
Chevy Chase in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Image courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Five holiday classics from the 80’s to revisit

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
December 12, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok amazes with space opera flair

“Thor: Ragnarok” amazes with space opera flair

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
November 18, 2017
Tom Petty in concert, photo by musicisentropy, Flickr.com

Legendary rock star Tom Petty dies, aged 66

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
October 4, 2017
Best Netflix Arrivals, September 2017

Best Netflix Arrivals, September 2017

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
September 10, 2017
Ben Folds excels at tour kick-off in Davenport

Ben Folds excels at tour kick-off in Davenport

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
August 28, 2017
Most anticipated films of 2017

Most anticipated films of 2017

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
February 15, 2017
10 best films of 2016

10 best films of 2016

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
January 25, 2017
Iowa City actors band together for protest reading

Iowa City actors band together for protest reading

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
January 21, 2017
Rogue One is the perfect Star Wars prequel

Rogue One is the perfect ‘Star Wars’ prequel

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
January 9, 2017
What to watch to prep for the Golden Globes

What to watch to prep for the Golden Globes

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
December 21, 2016
Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
November 23, 2016
Fargo plays at FilmScene for twentieth anniversary

Fargo plays at FilmScene for twentieth anniversary

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
November 2, 2016
The Book of Mormon ends run at Hancher

The Book of Mormon ends run at Hancher

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
October 19, 2016
John Waters at the Englert preview

John Waters at the Englert preview

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
September 29, 2016
Dont Think Twice nails why improv is special

“Don’t Think Twice” nails why improv is special

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
September 8, 2016
COLORS present at Governors Conference

COLORS present at Governor’s Conference

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
April 27, 2016
Blue Velvet (1986) review

Blue Velvet (1986) review

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
April 24, 2016
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