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

Natalie Dunlap

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief

Natalie Dunlap is a senior and the Online Editor-in-Chief for the West Side Story. She is also involved in theatre and West High Democrats. When she's not in school, Natalie is probably roaming around downtown or laughing with friends.

All content by Natalie Dunlap
West High crossword

West High crossword

April 25, 2020

Eligible voters

January 31, 2020
With around 35% of the students at West receiving Free and Reduced Lunch, the effects of living in low socioeconomic households can influence the learning environment.

The financial factor

December 28, 2019
This is my baby. I will drive it until it dies, probably in a couple months.- Jacob Nyberg 20.


November 27, 2019
Meet the new hires at West High.

Fresh faced faculty

October 7, 2019
Maia DeGrazia 20 entered her senior year while recovering from spinal fusion surgery. I was coming back to school looking normal and feeling like hell, said DeGrazia.


October 1, 2019
Caleb Rainey, organizer of IC Speaks, poses for a photo on Monday, Sep. 9.

From the page to the stage

September 10, 2019
In the zone

In the zone

May 26, 2019
Magnus Wilson 20 examines a card stuck halfway through a carrot.

Throwing cards

March 30, 2019
Sisters Mami Selemani ’20 and Jacqueline Selemani ’19 pose together in the West High courtyard. They moved to the United States in 2007 from Africa.

The Selemani sisters

February 21, 2019
Several different inks are on display at Indigo Body Art Gallery in Coralville.

Stick and poke tattoos

February 7, 2019

Handling life

January 14, 2019
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.


December 16, 2018
Tony Abdel Malek 22 talks to Liam Edberg 22 and Claire Loussaert 22 about how they plan to beat last years record of eating outside during lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Freshmen vs. the freeze

December 3, 2018
Joy Li 20 smiles for a photo. She will be attending West for only a month before returning to China.

Joy at West

October 28, 2018
Kerri Barnhouses cake is made up of some of her favorite books, Jane Eyre, Everything is Illuminated and Frankenstein.

An eye catching cake

September 29, 2018
The app, Iowa City West High has information on all this seasons sports.

A new app for athletics

September 10, 2018
Chic and on fleek

Chic and on fleek

April 16, 2018
For the first time in the 2018-2019

New AP opportunity

April 5, 2018
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