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

Owen Aanestad

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief

Owen Aanestad is a senior at West. This is his third year on staff working for the online publication as the online editor-in-chief In addition to playing football and baseball, he enjoys photography.

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Keiko Ono-Fullard ’23 examines the defense against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Keiko Ono-Fullard ’23 makes a backdoor pass to Emma Ingersoll-Weng 22 against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Head Coach BJ Mayer cheers on his players from the sideline against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Lucy Wolf 24 drives into the paint looking to score against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng 22 knocks down a three against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
The student section chants I believe that we just won after the girls basketball team defeated Cedar Rapids Washington 47-46 on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng 22 fights through some contact while going up for a layup against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng 22 gets tangled up fighting for a rebound against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Meena Tate 23 pushes the ball up the floor in transition against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Carolyn Pierce 23 and Keiko Ono-Fullard ’23 celebrate with their teammates after forcing a timeout  against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
Head Coach BJ Mayer and the rest of the bench celebrates a loose ball play against  Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
The girls basketball team raises their hands at the end of the national anthem before facing off with Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

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December 4, 2021
According to pediatricians athletes and people in general under the age of 18 should avoid performance-enhancing supplements like creatine.

Fueling the fight

November 18, 2021
Olivia Taeger

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November 18, 2021
Olivia Taeger

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November 18, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 receives her medal after winning the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Head Coach Byron Butler cheers on his swimmers from the pool deck during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 swims the last leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Jade Roghair 23 swims her leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Kolby Reese 24 swims the 500 yard freestyle during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Lauren Trent 22 swims the 500 yard freestyle during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 takes a breath while swimming the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 swims the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 18, 2021
Carlee Wilkins 24 flies off the blocks at the start of the 100 yard backstroke during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Jade Roghair 23 swims the 500 yard freestyle during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Carlee Wilkins 24 cheers on her 200 medley relay temmates during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
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November 13, 2021
Makala Hajek 23 swims the 200 individual medley during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Lauren Trent 22 swims her leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Olivia Taeger 22 swims the 200 individual medley during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Olivia Taeger 22 swims the 100 yard freestyle during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 makes her way towards the starting blocks for the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
City Highs Grace Hoeper 25 and Olivia Taeger 22 congratulate each other after the 100 yard freestyle during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Olivia Taeger 22 leads off the 400 yard freestyle relay during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Waukees Willa Hage 25 swims the 100 yard breaststroke during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Olivia Taeger 22 swims her leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Head Coach Byron Butler coaches his swimmers from the pool deck during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
The Trojan Bolts cheer on the 400 yard freestyle relay team during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Scarlet Martin 22 and Olivia Taeger 22 hug after finishing their high school swimming careers during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2021
Jordan Caperon 23 celebrates a Kerry Wang 25 bucket during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
The West High pep band plays the Tribute to Troy during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
The students and faculty teams shake hands after the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Jordan Caperon 23 knocks down a shot during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Byamungu Omari 20 knocks down a mid range jumper during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Byamungu Omari 20 pushes the ball in transition during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
The faculty team huddles up before the start of the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Students hold up signs in support of the PALS and Community Inclusion Club team during their annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Byamungu Omari 20, Jasavion Kelly 23 and Jordan Caperon 23 make their way back on defense after knocking down a shot during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Kerry Wang 25 celebrates a Pete Moe 22 dunk during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 13, 2021
Alex Kimura 22 pushes the ball up the floor during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

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November 11, 2021
Friends and family take pictures of their athletes during the signing ceremony in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 10.

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November 10, 2021
Athletic Director Craig Huegel adresses the athletes and supporters during the signing ceremony in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 10.

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November 10, 2021
Makenna Vonderhaar 22 signs her National Letter of Intent during the signing ceremony in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 10.

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November 10, 2021
Katherine Kouba 22 signs her National Letter of Intent during the signing ceremony in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 10.

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November 10, 2021
Friends and family take pictures of their athletes during the signing ceremony in the cafeteria after school on Nov. 10.

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November 10, 2021
One of the two Oracles of Iowa City murals is displayed on the side of a parking ramp on East Burlington St. in Downtown Iowa City.

Coloring the community

November 5, 2021
A young boy holds the Sundanese flag in his hand while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 5, 2021
A woman chants and beats her drum while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
A woman lifts a sign with the Sudanese flag on it into the air while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
A man wears a facemask with the Sudanese flag on it while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
A protester holds up a peace sign while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
A man waves the Sudanese flag while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
A woman chants for justice while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 3, 2021
Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague adresses the protesters at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 9, 2021
A young girl holds up a sign that reads “Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan (chairman of the military council) isn’t going to be Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (president of Egypt) in Sudan as she protests the military coup in Sudan with her family on Oct. 30 at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City.

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November 9, 2021
Protesters gather at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30 while protesting the military coup in Sudan.

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November 9, 2021
A young boy holds up a sign while protesting the military coup in Sudan at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 9, 2021
A man looks on as the protest against the military coup in Sudan starts to grow at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 30.

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November 9, 2021
Christian Aanestads third period AP Art and Design class works quietly on Oct. 20.

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November 5, 2021
Emma Stammeyer 24 sets the ball to one of her hitters on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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October 22, 2021
Melae Lacy 24 and Mayowa Dokun 22 watch the ball head out of bounds after attempting a block on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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October 22, 2021
The Trojan volleyball team comes together after defeating Bettendorf on Oct. 21 and advancing to the regional final game.

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November 18, 2021
Melae Lacy 24 and Katherine Kouba 22 hug after playing in their last home game of the season against Bettendorf on Oct. 21 in the regional semifinal.

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November 18, 2021
Sophia Deyak 23 and the rest of her teammates celebrate after defeating Bettendorf on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal.

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November 18, 2021
Sophia Deyak 23 and Melae Lacy 24 celebrate the match point on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
Melae Lacy 24 picks up a big kill on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
Emma Dunlap 22 and Alaina Greelee 23 celebrate a Katherine Kouba 22 ace on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
Emma Dunlap 22 bumps the ball back into play on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
Head coach Keeley Arnold adresses her players during a timeout on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
Raina Pfeifer 22 looks to get a kill as she hits the ball over the net on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

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November 18, 2021
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