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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

Katherine Shoppa

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

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Another day, another slay

Another day, another slay

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 24, 2023
Students share their experiences with buying things they see on TikTok.

#tiktokmademebuyit

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 22, 2023
Art club member Adeline Lasswell 24 describes their passion for art.

Artist of the month: Adeline Lasswell ’24

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 11, 2023
In the first installment of Artist of the Month, WSS features freshman Polina Avdonina.

Artist of the month: Polina Avdonina ’26

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 13, 2023
You dont have to be a villain to be direct.

Am I the villain?

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 19, 2022
Students for Environmental Action is a club at West dedicated to finding more ways to help the environment.

SEA to hold Earth Day celebration

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 16, 2022
Taxing the rich is more necessary than many people think.

Radical reputation

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 5, 2022
A new phase of the pandemic approaches with 295 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

Post-vax facts

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 4, 2021
Over time, many holidays have become Hallmark Holidays, existing primarily for commercial purposes.

Hallmark holidays

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 27, 2021
With a pandemic, extreme weather and inequality, 2020 hasnt shaped up to what everyone thought it would be.

Can we call 2020 the worst year ever?

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 14, 2020
The early snowfall was a subject of debate for West High students.

A not-so-heated debate

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 23, 2020
Super strangers

Super strangers

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 20, 2020
Why its important to vote in 2020

Why it’s important to vote in 2020

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
July 25, 2020
Social distancing and lockdown measures put in place due to COVID-19 are resulting in a series of environmental changes.

Environmental side effects

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 16, 2020
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