The student news source of Iowa City West High

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

Krisha Kapoor

Krisha Kapoor, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

(she/her) Krisha Kapoor is a Senior at West High. This is her third year on staff, and she is the Print Co-Editor-In-Chief. Outside of the newsroom, you can probably find Krisha outside, in the kitchen or on the court playing volleyball and basketball.

All content by Krisha Kapoor
West athletes prefer a variety of food to prepare for competition.

Pregame fuel

January 22, 2023
Steve Merkle has worked as a special education teacher at West for 24 years.

Mr. Merkle’s Magic

January 21, 2023
Some West High students have the unique experience of having politician parents.

Politician parents

November 18, 2022
WSS learns more about three new courses offered at West.

New year, new classes

October 10, 2022
Amari Nasafi displays his brightly-colored Nike Lebron 11s, originally released in 2014.

Shoe game

April 29, 2022
As the world discovers a new facet of the digital economy in NFTs, West High students create their own NFT culture inside the school.

The NFT craze

April 22, 2022
WSS delves into the pandemics impacts on drug culture at West High.


March 4, 2022
West High athletes weigh in on the underappreciation and oversexualization of girls sports.

Equal footing

January 24, 2022
Former ELL student, Ben Nkolobise 22, shares how playing soccer has had an impact on him.

Breaking barriers

October 7, 2021
In a year full of political turmoil, controversial conversations in the classroom have become increasingly prevalent, raising the question: should teachers share their political views with students?

Freedom of teach

June 6, 2021
BLM protesters gather in downtown Iowa City June 6.

Unzipping Gen Z

February 26, 2021
Feeling down this winter? Look no further than WSS list of ways to remedy the winter blues.

Clues to cure the blues

December 26, 2020
According to many West teachers, online learning has perpetuated a culture wherein students feel cheating is permissible.

Cheating culture

November 22, 2020
A three-week pause in West High athletics has impacted team atmospheres and athletes mentalities.

Broken season

October 17, 2020
LaShaun Lacy sits in bus number 5110. Driving special education students on this bus is one of his jobs. He also works as a correctional officer.

Credit reel

March 20, 2020
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