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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

Ting Gao

Ting Gao, Reporter

Ting Gao is a senior at West High, working as a reporter for the online section of the West Side Story. This is her second year on staff. When she isn't doing homework or working on articles, she enjoys reading, writing, surfing the Internet, taking long walks and petting dogs.

All content by Ting Gao
Ting Gao 19 talks about how and why many teenagers fall out of love with reading.

A lost love

Ting Gao, Reporter
February 3, 2019
Alternative winter activities

Alternative winter activities

Ting Gao, Reporter
December 19, 2018
A stack of Grapevines, West Highs literary magazine, is scattered across the floor.

Rebirth of the Review

Ting Gao, Reporter
November 3, 2018
WSS Upload graphic icon, created by Sidney Kiersch.

WSS staff recommends Youtubers

Ting Gao, Reporter
October 24, 2018
Art by Emma Hall.

That’s my opinion

Ting Gao, Reporter
October 7, 2018
Art by Emma Hall.

Four years’ difference

Ting Gao, Reporter
September 17, 2018
A silhouette of palm trees on Venice Beach, against a vibrant pink and orange sunset sky. Photo used with permission from Unsplash.com.

Summer crossword puzzle

Ting Gao, Reporter
May 28, 2018
Chocolates, flowers and cards

Chocolates, flowers and cards

Ting Gao, Reporter
February 12, 2018
Three important faces of black history.

Happy Black History Month

Ting Gao, Reporter
February 9, 2018
Iowa winters mean two things: cold weather and snow days.

Seasonal crossword: Winter

Ting Gao, Reporter
December 9, 2017
Recently, minority representation in the media has been increasing, but its still not enough. Graphic by Ting Gao.

Represent!

Ting Gao, Reporter
November 29, 2017
A protester waves a flag symbolizing LGBTQ support during the Womens March on Chicago.

The rainbow throughout time

Ting Gao, Reporter
November 5, 2017
How to: Halloween

How to: Halloween

Ting Gao, Reporter
October 30, 2017
A preview of the puzzle.

New: Online crossword puzzle

Ting Gao, Reporter
October 17, 2017
Trump speaks to the people of Cedar Rapids, IA last summer in July.

The era of Trump

Ting Gao, Reporter
September 26, 2017
A portion of the foreign phrases section of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. The phrases within this section include a mix of French, Latin, German and Greek expressions. Photograph taken September 17th, 2017.

Scientia potentia est

Ting Gao, Reporter
September 19, 2017
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