The student news site of West High School

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

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.

All content by Marta Leira
Societys perception of sex is constantly changing, as reflected in the ICCSD sex education curriculum and the rise of the internet.

Let’s talk about sex

February 27, 2021

Missed connections 2021

February 9, 2021
Español

Español

December 8, 2020
Français

Français

December 8, 2020
English

English

December 8, 2020

For(tune) teller

November 3, 2020
According to the New York Times, 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. alone have attended rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter movement since the killing of George Floyd in May.

Unmuted

October 19, 2020
Unlocked

Unlocked

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.

April 23, 2020
West Side Story investigates vaccine enforcement within the Iowa City Community School District.

Calling the shots

March 4, 2020
Optimizing matchomatics

Optimizing matchomatics

February 28, 2020
WSS: a decade in review

WSS: a decade in review

January 12, 2020
Sophie Nims 21 and Ella Rosenthal 21 work on their math homework during AFT.

Securing safety?

December 21, 2019
I’m trying to listen, but my mind gets easily side-tracked.”-Carly Norris 21

Out of sight, out of mind

November 17, 2019
In 2018, the ICCSD used 31,278 pounds of beef, which amounts to over 500,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. (Source: Alison Demory)

Unsustainable.

October 3, 2019
Going green

Going green

March 6, 2019
Maria Martin, Dean of Students, poses with an American flag.

Sealing the deal

January 11, 2019
Design by Lydia Guo.

Meet the Buddies

January 10, 2019
Chase Lonngren 20 has always been interested in art, but he took his first art class at Northwest Junior High.

Chase Lonngren ’20

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.

December 30, 2018
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