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West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

Maddi Shinall

Maddi Shinall, Photo Editor

Maddi is a senior, this is her second year on staff and she is the Photo Editor. If she's not taking photos, she is probably engaging in a lively political debate whilst drinking an iced chai latte.

All content by Maddi Shinall
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May 24, 2019
Simon Jones 19 discusses the importance of knowing geography.

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May 15, 2019
Aditi Borde 21 dances as she models on stage during the South Asian groups section of Walk it Out on Saturday, March 9.

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March 11, 2019
Dasia Taylor 20 dances down the runway during the black American groups section of the show on Saturday, March 9. She gave high fives to audience members in the front row as she made her way across the stage.

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March 11, 2019
Soha El-Fadil 20 models during the Middle Eastern groups section of the show on Saturday, March 9. The Middle Eastern group was a new addition to the Walk it Out show this year.

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March 11, 2019
Ahijana Walker Garcia 20 raises a fist in the air as she sings Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday on Saturday, March 9. She is joined by members of the black American group as they make a tribute to Black Lives Matter. They were given a standing ovation by the audience.

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March 11, 2019
Mayela Pelayo 18 spins on stage to show off her skirt as she models during the Latin American section of the show on Saturday, March 9.

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March 11, 2019
Melissa Diaz 21 walks the runway in a quinceañera dress during the Latin American section of the show on Saturday, March 9. This year, the group decided they wanted to show off quinceañera dresses in addition to other traditional Latinx clothing.

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March 11, 2019
K-pop dance group Seoul Connections performs as a special act during the East Asian section of the show on Saturday, March 9.

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March 11, 2019
Ahjiana Walker Garcia 20 poses at the end of the runway during the African groups section of the show on Saturday, March 9.

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March 11, 2019
Editorials Editor Jenna Wang 20 smiles for a portrait in the West High courtyard.

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March 4, 2019
Online Managing Editor Sophie Stephens 19 talks about the the issue of owing people explanations.

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February 8, 2019
Ken Wilber is joined by Wylan Gao in his latest podcast.

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February 8, 2019
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December 21, 2018
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December 21, 2018
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December 21, 2018
Anjali Huynh 19 talks about name pronunciation in her column.

[Photo] The name game

December 30, 2018
I was determined to get an education because I know that that was the only way for me to get out of poverty and make my world better, because I did not want to live in the same situation. I wanted a better life for me and my family, Veronica Kharunda 19 said.

[Photo] Resilience

December 16, 2018
Iowa State University representatives surprise Veronica Kharunda 19 in her pre-calculus class with the news of her acceptance to the university on Monday, Nov. 19.

[Photo] Resilience

December 16, 2018
During a Support Trans Lives protest on the Pentacrest, a woman holds up a sign in support of transgender rights on Thursday, Oct. 25.

[Photo] Push for progress

November 15, 2018
Breno Sader 19 poses for his portrait in the courtyard.

[Photo] Gaining ground

November 15, 2018
Erin Netolicky 20 smiles while sitting in the West High courtyard.

[Photo] The locker room

November 15, 2018
Aaron Lidral 19 poses for his portrait.

[Photo] Breaking barriers

November 15, 2018
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[Photo] Canvassing

November 6, 2018
Online Feature Editor Natalie Dunlap 20 records Web Editor-in-Chief Kara Wagenknecht 19 while she films a Snapchat video entailing West Side Storys schedule for the day.

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November 3, 2018
WSS staffers sightsee in Chicago in between media tours and workshops.

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November 3, 2018
Designer Selina Hua 20 looks out over the Chicago River on the River Walk while sightseeing before heading to her design workshop on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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November 3, 2018
A watertaxi floats down the Chicago River as WSS staffers walk by while sightseeing on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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November 3, 2018
Joy Li 22 tries a smore for the first time.

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November 3, 2018
Victor, ELL teacher Jessica St. Johns service dog, waits for his ball to be thrown at the event in Willow Creek Park on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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October 25, 2018
Joy Li 20 smiles for a photo. She will be attending West for only a month before returning to China.

[Photo] Joy at West

October 28, 2018
Tech addiction is a growing problem among teenagers.

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October 28, 2018
Abdul Turay 20 smiles for a photo.

[Photo] Abdul Turay '20

October 14, 2018
Demonstrators lie in a circle on T. Anne Cleary Walkway in front of Gilmore Hall.

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April 20, 2018
Protesters laid on the ground for six minutes and 20 seconds, the amount of time the Parkland shooter opened fire on the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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April 20, 2018
Students lie in the die-in on Friday, April 20. The demonstration was held in conjunction with the nationwide protests on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

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April 20, 2018
Students lie on T. Anne Cleary Walkway in protest across from the Old Capitol  building as pedestrians walk by, looking on.

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April 20, 2018
Students pause at a crosswalk as they make their way from Van Allen Hall to T. Anne Cleary Walkway, where they held the die-in.

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April 20, 2018
The South Lawn of the White House, the summer after Donald Trump was elected president.

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April 20, 2018
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