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Bess Frerichs
(she/her) Bess Frerichs is the online managing and feature editor. As a senior, this is her third and final year on staff. She enjoys reading, writing and playing the harp.

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor

Nov 14, 2020
The hybrid gap (Story)
Nov 01, 2020
All-State musicians selected amidst pandemic (Story)
Oct 16, 2020
District discrimination (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
A guide to West’s virtual clubs (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Surviving cancer: five years later (Story)
May 21, 2020
Working from home: teaching while parenting (Story/Media)
May 06, 2020
How to help essential workers (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Achieving success in biliteracy (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
A dedication to education (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
From students to colleagues (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
For the kids: why they dance (Story)
Dec 22, 2019
The winter blues (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
West’s winter traditions (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Emmie Boylan: living with spina bifida (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Human Rights Campaign announces Municipal Equality Index in Iowa City (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Seven candidates vie for school board positions (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
School counselors: the one-stop shops of high school (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Friend Crush: Mia Dillingham ‘20 and Mary Woodward ‘21 (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Students attend climate strike (Story)
Sep 21, 2019
Twirling through the ages (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Following family traditions (Story)
May 24, 2019
Fashion Friday: socks (Story)
May 09, 2019
Mindfulness and mental health (Story)
May 05, 2019
Periodic table of lost items (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
Green hope (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Not seeing double (Story)
Mar 10, 2019
Twenty West students move on as National Merit Finalists (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Bill introduced into Iowa House to limit makeup school days (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
Darwin Day: discoveries and diseases (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
The pronoun problem (Story)
Jan 20, 2019
Starting the New Year with nothing (Story)
Dec 27, 2018
Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas-crazed school (Story)
Dec 15, 2018
Custodial company (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Student Senate starts switching systems (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
On target (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
“Support Trans Lives” rally at the Pentacrest (Story)
Oct 27, 2018
No costumes, no jack-o’-lanterns, no candy corn (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
All-State auditions showcase students’ hard work (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
West High library by the numbers (Story)
Sep 23, 2018
Welch forms Orchestra Council (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Welch family welcomes baby boy (Story)
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