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The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

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Zaira Ahmad

Zaira Ahmad, Reporter and Designer

(she/her) Zaira Ahmad is a sophomore at West. This is her first year on staff as a reporter and designer for print. When she's not at school, you can find Zaira reading, singing, or baking cookies.

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When a baby is born, their sex is identified. However, their gender is determined later on in life.

Gender.

November 19, 2021
New teachers at West recall how they ended up teaching here.

Welcome to West

October 6, 2021
After a journey full of trial and error, Spanish teacher Javier Montilla has found a home in Iowa City.

Journey to West

October 6, 2021
When the opportunity to teach at West arose, Michael Clark was ready to take it.

Michael Clark

September 28, 2021
After coming back to West  shortly after graduating, Camille Crossett has already been enjoying her experience this year.

Camille Crossett

September 28, 2021
Amari Nasafi describes his transition from teaching 7th grade Language Arts to teaching African-American Literature at West.

Amari Nasafi

September 28, 2021
Emily Magnuson discusses her journey from being an artist in New York City to becoming a teacher in Iowa City.

Emily Magnuson

September 28, 2021
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