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Fenna Semken

Fenna Semken is a senior at West High. It is her third year on staff and she is Online Editor-In-Chief this year. When she isn't working on the website, Fenna enjoys taking long hikes at Macbride, listening to live music on Friday nights, and going on road trips with her best friends.


Contact her at [email protected]

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Fenna Semken, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018
The graduation countdown (Story)
May 17, 2018
A farewell from the West Side Story class of 2018 (Story)
May 07, 2018
Choose your own adventure: Can you survive senior year? (Story)
Apr 01, 2018
How to: study for finals (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Trojan Epic featured by Jostens for “Cutting Edge Design” (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
A legacy leaves (Story)
Feb 24, 2018
Just a little help from my friends (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Iowa City West and Marion among 10 high schools showcased in Veridian’s ArtShare (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Milo visits West, relieves stress (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Mediterranean tri-bean salad: three times the fun (Story)
Feb 17, 2018
Choose happiness (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Cauliflower fried rice to sooth your carb cravings (Story/Media)
Feb 04, 2018
How to: not procrastinate (Media)
Feb 01, 2018
West Side Boutique opens today (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Replace the noodles with zoodles (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2018
Peanut butter cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth (Story/Media)
Jan 21, 2018
51 ways to be happy (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
First Girl Up fundraiser offers much to West community (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Back parking lot floods, water at West turned off (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Finals schedule released for end of first trimester (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
A twisted take on Halloween treats (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
50 years of excellence celebrated (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
West brings home the boot (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Daniel Carlos receives District Shine Award (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
The trip of a lifetime (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
Vote on GO bond nears (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Spirit week themes released (Story)
May 17, 2017
The happiness project (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
Effectiveness of sexual assault prevention education questioned (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
We are all humans, treat us that way (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
West students place high in Drake Physics Prize Exam (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
20 pieces of student-created art part of exhibit at Veridian (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Robotics team wins State tournament (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
West High BPA participants claim national tickets (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
West High dance team places in national competition (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
West High Robotics brings home two awards (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Last weekend’s marches: A recap (Story/Media)
Jan 20, 2017
Former West student to be Secretary of US Senate (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Students featured on The View’s MLK day special (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
West student wins second place at national math contest (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Pocket Points: good or bad? (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Free food . . . what could be better? (Story)
Nov 26, 2016
What Iowa City landmark are you? (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Students lead anti-hate protest, work to end discrimination (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2016
West hosts forum on Trump and race issues (Media)
Nov 12, 2016
Anti-hate protesters take to Iowa City streets (Story/Media)
Nov 09, 2016
2016 Election one-stop shop (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
West High students’ pins and keychains (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
The story of a miracle (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Iowa City Book Festival celebrates the city of literature (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Memory Monday: Jenny Vest ’18 (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
Fashion and friendship Friday: Taylor and Issy (Story)
Aug 27, 2016
Trojan’s create excitement after first home game (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
West High girls swimming wins first meet of season (Story)
Jul 25, 2016
Washin’ away cancer (Story)
May 25, 2016
Students complete shed for West teacher (Story)
May 22, 2016
Marked absent (Story)
May 13, 2016
Flash Fest brings community together (Story)
May 11, 2016
Mary Beth Tinker visits Iowa City West High School (Story)
May 02, 2016
Forever with Flash (Story)
Apr 09, 2016
Misson Creek Festival in Iowa City (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
West High blood drive (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
How Iowa City are you? (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
Column: math can save our society (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
Music in our schools (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
Swing into spring (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
Let’s be friends (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Dear bathroom users, I’m sorry (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
What teachers think about PDA (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Students try boys and girls track (Story)
Jan 25, 2016
Trying food from Chong’s Market (Story)
Jan 22, 2016
Thelander donates kidney to wife (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
Secret to success (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Club connection: Ceramics Club (Story)
Dec 06, 2015
John Huston, polar explorer (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Healthy Kids Act claims vending machines, classroom treats (Story)
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