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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

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

Yaya Orszula 24

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor

(she/her) Yaya is a senior and this is her second year on staff. She is the sports editor and enjoys running cross country and track, making bracelets and rock climbing.

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[Video] West High Weekly 2.29.24

Abby Guo, Video Editor
February 29, 2024
Peyten Van Dyke 27 goes for a cross-face Nov. 30 at the Donnybrook tournament.

Rising star: Peyten Van Dyke ’27

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
February 21, 2024
Athletes should not have to compete during the holidays regardless of their professional or amateur status.

Competing in the cold

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
December 20, 2023
West High seniors must make the difficult choice of whether or not to apply early decision.

Gambling on the rest of your life

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
November 4, 2023
Guidance secretary and assistant cross country coach Brittany McConnell stands beside her desk while holding running medals she earned decades ago.

Running home

Yaya Orszula and Anna Gibson
September 18, 2023

[Video] West High Weekly 9.12.23

Abby Guo, Video Editor
September 13, 2023
The cross country teams travelled to Ashton Cross Country Course to participate in the Trojan Early Bird meet Aug. 28.

Cross country teams take on Ashton

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
August 31, 2023
As girls golf comes to a close, see how the team has made memories throughout the season.

Family in unfamiliarity

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
June 2, 2023
Female athletes have to make sure they receive enough food to perform at their best.

Ironed out

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
June 1, 2023
Special education social worker Elizabeth Lilly at the end of her career.

Elizabeth Lilly

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
May 30, 2023
Darci Witthoft stands in front of a board in her classroom

Darci Witthoft

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
May 30, 2023
Rob Melsha stands with his arms crossed

Ron Melsha

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
May 30, 2023
A girl prepares to snap the football.

A fumble for equality

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
April 17, 2023
Kate Van Waning 26 finishes first in the 1,500-meter run March 28 at West.

[Video] On the right track

Laney Prelle, Profiles Editor
April 6, 2023
The volleyball team cheers during the Battle for the Spike.

50 years later

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
March 8, 2023
Jannell Avila pins her opponent during the state wrestling tournament.

First of the first

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
February 10, 2023
Alex Pierce 26 wins by major decision against his City High opponent on Jan. 12.

Rising Star: Alex Pierce ’26

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
February 8, 2023

Boys sail past the Bolts

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
December 11, 2022
West High lost to Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 44-31.

Boys’ wrestling falls to Kennedy

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
December 2, 2022
Jade Roghair 23 prepares for her leg of the 400 freestyle relay at the regional swim meet Oct. 5.

Girls’ swimming places 6th at state

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
November 15, 2022
ELL teacher Jessica St. John poses with her service dog, Victor at school.

From service to service dog

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
November 11, 2022
West Highs three core values are kindness, community, and learning.

Lessons about lessons

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
October 6, 2022
Shadowing a professional is a great way to figure out what you want to do after high school.

Job shadow applications open

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor
September 20, 2022
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