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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

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.

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One last ‘Hellow West High’

One last ‘Hellow West High’

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 21, 2020
Meet the student senate candidates

Meet the student senate candidates

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2020
Take a trip to the early 2000s with this playlist.

Childhood nostalgia playlist

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2020
How graduation might work

How graduation might work

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2020
West High crossword

West High crossword

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2020
Chris Kim 20 created merchandise for his familys grocery story, Chongs Market.

The man behind the merch

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2020

Eligible voters

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2020
The shelves in room 147 are stocked with canned and non-perishable food.

West High Supply preps for grand re-opening

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 15, 2020
Natalie Dunlap 20 shows off the earrings she pair with her day eight outfit.

WSS staffer tries 10 x 10 challenge

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 9, 2020
This is my baby. I will drive it until it dies, probably in a couple months.- Jacob Nyberg 20.

POS

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 27, 2019
Food for All club leader Tate Crane 20 and club members plan the future of West Highs welcome center on Oct. 31.

Club connection: Food For All

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2019
James Pinter 20 and members of the student section pose for a pictures as they cheer on the Trojans against Bettendorf on Sept. 6.

Perspective from the front row

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2019
A pack of mint Juul pods sits discarded in the parking lot in front of West.

[Photo] Twenty-first century plague

Ken Wilbur, Podcast Editor
October 14, 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.

Postoperative

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2019
Caleb Rainey, organizer of IC Speaks, poses for a photo on Monday, Sep. 9.

From the page to the stage

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2019
Natalie Dunlap 20 talks about the importance of close friendships.

Friendship: an underappreciated necessity

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2019
Prisca Namutchibwe 19 poses for a photo outside of West High on Wednesday, March 27. She is currently working on a poetry book which she hopes will come out before she graduates.

Amplifying the voices of a nation

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2019
Magnus Wilson 20 examines a card stuck halfway through a carrot.

Throwing cards

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2019
Caleb Kwok 20 displays the college spreadsheet he made to help compare colleges from across the country.

Streamlining the college search

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 24, 2019
Third trimester will bring AFT change

Third trimester will bring AFT change

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 4, 2019
Seeking help while facing stigmas

Seeking help while facing stigmas

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 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

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2019
Several different inks are on display at Indigo Body Art Gallery in Coralville.

Stick and poke tattoos

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2019
West selected for Amazon partnership

West selected for Amazon partnership

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 16, 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.

Resilience

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
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

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 3, 2018
The button maker arrived in September and is located in the library.

Education meets creativity

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2018
Joy Li 20 smiles for a photo. She will be attending West for only a month before returning to China.

Joy at West

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2018
ELL students roast marshmallows over the fire at their after-school event on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Bonding over the bonfire

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2018
Cynical alternatives to homecoming

Cynical alternatives to homecoming

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2018
Kerri Barnhouses cake is made up of some of her favorite books, Jane Eyre, Everything is Illuminated and Frankenstein.

An eye catching cake

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 29, 2018
The app, Iowa City West High has information on all this seasons sports.

A new app for athletics

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2018
Students meet after school for the speech and debate clubs informational meeting with Mr. Cooper on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

[Photo] Speech and Debate holds informational meeting

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor
September 9, 2018
Mrs. DeVries will be transferring to Liberty High School next year to be a guidance counselor.

Building connections across the district

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2018
Goats roam around as people do yoga on Sunday, April 22.

Unlikely exercise companions

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2018
Chic and on fleek

Chic and on fleek

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 16, 2018
For the first time in the 2018-2019

New AP opportunity

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2018
The Little Rock Nine on the steps of Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas.

Civil rights activist will visit West

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2018
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