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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

Soomin Koh

Soomin Koh, Print Co-Profiles Editor

(she/her) Soomin Koh is a senior at West, and it is her second year on print publication staff as a co-profiles editor. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog Mocha and eating matcha ice cream.
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Janet Abejo-Parker is six months into her work as the ICCSDs ombudsperson, a new role within the school district.

Budding ombuds

March 11, 2022
From sports to music, extracurricular activities can enrich a students high school experience. However, participation often comes with a steep cost.

The price to play

October 1, 2021
As prospective college athletes decide among collegiate divisions, some athletes face the stigma associated with lower-division athletic programs.

Sectioning stigma

June 4, 2021
BLM protesters gather in downtown Iowa City June 6.

Unzipping Gen Z

February 26, 2021
WSS examines how the disadvantages students face during online instruction can hinder their ability to learn.

Detached

December 18, 2020
Athena Wu 24 is the founder of The Rocket Times, Van Allen Elementarys school newspaper.

One article at a time

November 23, 2020
Jimin Seo 22 casts her bamboo sword forward as she stretches her arms to perform her strike.

Bonding through swords

October 20, 2020
WSS Intern Soomin Koh 23 discusses the rise of racism towards Asians in the era of COVID-19.

I am not a virus

April 30, 2020
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