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Sila Duran

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor

(she/her) Sila Duran is a senior at West and it's her third year on staff. Sila is the Print Assistant Design Editor. You can typically find Sila at art club, folding origami or rewatching comforting YouTube videos.

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Met Gala: Top 15 best dressed

Met Gala: Top 15 best dressed

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
May 26, 2023
Some Handy Thoughts

Some Handy Thoughts

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
May 24, 2023
From banning books to banning medically transitioning, LGBTQ+ rights are slowly being whittled away.

[Photo] Bloody bills

Jack Alden, Reporter
April 18, 2023
Fashion Friday: 2023 Fashion Predictions

Fashion Friday: 2023 Fashion Predictions

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
March 10, 2023
!Privatekiddos

[Photo] Choosing schooling

Heidi Du, Print Copy Editor
March 2, 2023
Steve Merkles journey to special education took many unexpected turns, but his love for learning and helping others was a constant.

[Photo] Before West

January 19, 2023
Steve Merkle poses with graduating students from his special education class.

[Photo] Beyond West

January 19, 2023
Fashion Friday: Amelia Stevens

Fashion Friday: Amelia Stevens

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
January 18, 2023
Fashion Friday: Arden Kalnins

Fashion Friday: Arden Kalnins

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
November 25, 2022
WSS explores houselessness in Iowa City and how community members can help.

[Photo] Home

April 21, 2022

Origami Video Tutorial

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
April 1, 2022
Collage of Hribars fashion inspo pintrest board with Hribar front and center.

Fashion Friday: Danie Hribar

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
March 11, 2022
The large cornfields that cover Iowa were vastly different from what Ahmed was used to.

[Photo] Melting pot

January 20, 2022
This is SATIRE, so please do not write to the editor.

[Photo] The radish

Maya Chu and Zoey Guo
November 26, 2021
Helen Zhang 23 discusses losing her native tongue.

[Photo] Fading tongue

Helen Zhang, Print Columns Editor
April 28, 2021

Spot the difference: Answers

Sila Duran, Print Assistant Design Editor
April 6, 2021
Over time, many holidays have become Hallmark Holidays, existing primarily for commercial purposes.

[Photo] Hallmark holidays

Katherine Shoppa, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 27, 2021
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[Photo] News briefs

Ruba Ahmed-Abdelmutalab, Print Profiles Co-Editor and Co-Business Editor
December 20, 2020
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