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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

Paige Albright

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor

(she/her) She is a senior this year, and she is also the Co-Managing Editor and Podcast Editor for web this year. In her free time, you can find her at practice for the West High Dance Team or at Nolte academy taking dance classes. She really enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with her friends!

All content by Paige Albright
High School the Playlist

High School the Playlist

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 24, 2023
The shuttle hurdle team celebrates their win on the podium after the finals.

A successful state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 24, 2023
Jordan Caperon 23 races the 100 meter wheelchair.

MVC champions and now onto state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 14, 2023

Boys team results

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 2, 2023
Community members welcoming refugees to the U.S.

A warmer welcome

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 28, 2023
Mason Van Waning 23 leads the pack during the start of the 800 meter run.

Boys track Drake bound

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 24, 2023
Senior Asher Overholt cheers on West high runners in the open 1600-meter race.

Into the outdoors

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 10, 2023
Life after a trojan: from state titles to the national stage

Life after a trojan: from state titles to the national stage

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 5, 2023

Boys track moves outdoors

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
March 28, 2023
Iowa legislature bans schools from using anti-racist texts

Iowa legislature bans schools from using anti-racist texts

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
March 24, 2023
The dance team hits their ending pose of their pom routine during prelims at the Advent Health Arena.

Final destination: West High dance team at nationals

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 8, 2023
Lunar new year in the Iowa City community

Lunar new year in the Iowa City community

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
January 22, 2023
Life after a Trojan: from West to master of the digital canvas

Life after a Trojan: from West to master of the digital canvas

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
January 19, 2023
The risk of reporting

The risk of reporting

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
January 9, 2023
The team and their coaches, Kayla Drow and Maddy Floss 18, pose in front after competing their pom routine.

Road to Nationals: Dance team takes on UDA regionals

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
January 9, 2023
The West High Dance team hits the ending position for their pom routine that placed fourth.

Road to regionals: recapping dance team state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
December 7, 2022
Wests best Thanksgiving stories

West’s best Thanksgiving stories

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
November 28, 2022
The dance team has practice with a guest coach the morning before their competition.

West High dance team starts their road to state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
October 28, 2022
Graphic depicting the travel routes women in states with abortion bans could be forced to take.

The new underground railroad

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
October 11, 2022
Senior Mayowa Dokun 22 hypes up her volleyball team for the Trojan Games.

Homecoming spirit week announcements

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
September 15, 2022
West high club fair 2022

West high club fair 2022

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
September 12, 2022
Life After a Trojan: from West High to hospitals abroad

Life After a Trojan: from West High to hospitals abroad

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 27, 2022
Caden Noeller 22 hands off too Asher Overholt 23 during the 4x800 meter relay.

Trojans head to state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 18, 2022
Aidan Jacobsen 24 runs down the runway during the long jump

Trojans compete at annual Drake Relays

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 5, 2022
Photos courtesy of James Hall

Life After a Trojan: Sugar Bear’s legacy continues

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 27, 2022
The covers of books that are being challenged in the state of Iowa depicted in a literary jail.

The books that instill fear

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 4, 2022
Balancing the court

Balancing the court

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
March 5, 2022
West High dance team takes on nationals

West High dance team takes on nationals

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 22, 2022
Life After a Trojan: From Arganbright Auditorium  to center stage

Life After a Trojan: From Arganbright Auditorium to center stage

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
January 21, 2022
17.8 million people in the United States still do not have access to fresh produce, and many more do not have the funds to pay for fresh foods regularly.

Growing change

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
November 4, 2021
The second Monday in Oct. is nationally recognized as Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day.

Celebration conundrum

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
October 12, 2021
West High weekly wrap: Sept. 17th

West High weekly wrap: Sept. 17th

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
September 17, 2021
West High Weekly Wrap: Sept. 10

West High Weekly Wrap: Sept. 10

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
September 12, 2021
West High Weekly: May 25th

West High Weekly: May 25th

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
May 26, 2021
This episode of Life After a Trojan features Nate Kaeding 00.

Life After a Trojan: From Trojan Field to SoFi Stadium

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
April 7, 2021

All men are created equal… does not just apply to men

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
March 31, 2021
Abigail Buckwalter 01 talks a career in marketing and being a lifelong learner.

Life After a Trojan: A forever student

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 26, 2021
Zach Wahls 09 discusses his path to become and Iowa State Senator.

Life After a Trojan: From West High to a voice for the people

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 11, 2021

Significance

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 8, 2021
Iowas civil rights history is more storied than one may suspect.

The unknown history of Iowa, the radical star

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
February 5, 2021
Emily Hughes 86 reflects on her journey from being a West High student to becoming a lawyer.

Life After a Trojan: from student to teacher

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
December 26, 2020
Anjali Tanna 86 may have started out at West High, but she ended up with a successful career as a musician.

Life After a Trojan: from high school halls to concert halls

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
December 6, 2020
Court packing is a political ploy, used to shift the views of the Supreme Court.

Crowding the bench

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
November 21, 2020
Life After a Trojan: from West High to Silicon Valley

Life After a Trojan: from West High to Silicon Valley

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
September 27, 2020

Trojans split with Little Hawks

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor
July 11, 2020
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