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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

Zaira Ahmed

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief

(she/her) Zaira Ahmad is a Senior at West High. This is her third year on staff, and she is the Print Editor-In-Chief. Outside of the newsroom, you can probably find Zaira at show choir rehearsal or volunteering with Rotary. She also loves spending time with her friends and family, reading, and watching movies.

All content by Zaira Ahmad
Maya Hanna ‘25 performs “Time For Me To Fly/Goin Places.”

West choirs host annual Winter Swing Show

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2023
Student teacher Rishi Wagle conducts Treble and Base Choirs as they perform the first song of the evening.

West Choirs perform first concerts of the year

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 24, 2023
West High had a busy start to the year, look back at some of the memorable moments.

October news briefs

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2023
The official Grapevine logo created in 2021 after the clubs first year back from the pandemic.

A new era of Grapevine

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2023
DeJah Jordan 24, Maya Hanna 25 and Alyssa Hagiwara 23 take the stage at Mt. Pleasants annual Music In Motion show choir competition.

[Photo] Q&A with De’jah Jordan

McKenna Stephens, Designer, Photographer
September 29, 2023
Josh Kidman brings music to West hallways and plays his guitar outside the iJAG classroom.

Kidman’s community

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2023
Nomi starts to warmup during the Liberty game on Dec. 9, 2022.

[Photo] New place, same game

Zoe Smith, Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2022
Shefali Hunyh 25 poses during showtimes set.

West hosts annual Works in Progress

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2022
This photo of Charlie Bates ’25 was taken in the summer of 2021 when he performed in Seussical: The Musical.

Remembering Charlie Bates

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2022
Gavin Irias ’22 is on a journey as he follows his dreams to becoming a pilot.

Taking flight

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2022
Canceling cancel culture

Canceling cancel culture

Zaira Ahmad, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2021
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