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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

Marta Leira

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief

(she/her) Marta Leira is a senior at West High and editor-in-chief of the print publication. Marta enjoys running (sometimes), creating a an embarrassing amount of Spotify playlists, and using the oxford comma.

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Sights of spring: Geocaching

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2021

Missed connections 2021

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2021
Español

Español

Marta Leira and Bess Frerichs
December 8, 2020
English

English

Marta Leira and Bess Frerichs
December 8, 2020

Detached: how to get support

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2020
The joy of Spotify

The joy of Spotify

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
June 3, 2020
Unlocked

Unlocked

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 26, 2020
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, as of April 23, there were 3,748 cases of COVID-19 in Iowa.

Viral.

Marta Leira and Kailey Gee
April 23, 2020
Follow WSS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date coverage concerning West High.

ICCSD updates on COVID-19

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2020
Julian Wemmie 20 and Riley Bridges 20 pose with a burrito in Pancheros.

Behind the burrito buddies

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2020
Three participants from West High mark the number of years they have attended UIDM.

[Photo] For the kids: why they dance

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 11, 2020
Students and attendees gather in the tunnels of Carver Hawkeye Arena to take shelter.

Tornado warning interrupts graduation

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2019
Going green

Going green

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2019
Dante Eldridge 19 runs off the blocks at the start of the boys distance medley on Friday, April 27.

400 meter dash added to Drake Relays

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 20, 2019
Maria Martin, Dean of Students, poses with an American flag.

Sealing the deal

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2019
Chase Lonngren 20 has always been interested in art, but he took his first art class at Northwest Junior High.

Chase Lonngren ’20

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2019
Members of Students Against School Shootings (SASS), hold up a March for our lives banner as they make their way to the Pentacrest on March 24. Nick Pryor 18, one of the leaders of SASS, was impressed by how many people came out in the snow. It was a nightmare driving downtown, and yet nearly a thousand people came out to support the movement,” Pryor said.

When it happens.

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 30, 2018
All classrooms went dark in the school when the power went out on Sept. 18, 2018.

Power outage interrupts class

Marta Leira, Print Editor-in-Chief
September 18, 2018
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