West Side Story

Harry Westergaard
Harry Westergaard is a senior at West High and this is his third year on staff. He does a little bit of everything on staff, working primarily as the Arts Editor and Co-copy editor. When he isn't passionately contributing to WSS, he enjoys reading, watching films, listening to music and crying to the clown head late at night.

Harry Westergaard, Arts Editor, Co-Copy Editor

May 10, 2019
The other side of AP culture at West (Story)
May 01, 2019
Director John Singleton dies, aged 51 (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
FilmScene unveils new “Strengthen Grow Evolve,” project (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Influential actor Seymour Cassel dies, aged 84 (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
“Us” is a smart and scary work of modern horror (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Teachers to play David Bowie tribute show Saturday (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
5 classic films to watch over break (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Teachers complete the lyrics to love songs (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Indie rocker Jeff Tweedy performs at Englert (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
“Tinker v. Des Moines” activists visit West High (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
“If Beale Street Could Talk” is another win for Barry Jenkins (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Top five offbeat love stories on film (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Real “Black Klansman” speaks at Englert (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Harry Westergaard’s top movies (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Citizen Rain (and Harry): Sherlock Holmes with Ken (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
West Side Radio: The Me Too movement’s impact on the U.S. Humanities curriculum (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
“Beautiful Boy” delivers predictable Oscar bait (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
Citizen Rain (and Harry): The Post-Halloween Pilot (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
“The Old Man & The Gun” gives Robert Redford the perfect sendoff (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
“Fahrenheit 11/9” is a well made, but redundant documentary (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
“Kidding” is the bittersweet tragicomedy we need (Story)
Sep 09, 2018
Speech and Debate holds informational meeting (Story)
May 11, 2018
Trevor Project founder to lead workshop in Iowa City (Story)
May 01, 2018
“Isle of Dogs” is enjoyable, yet problematic fare (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Looking back on films in the #metoo era (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Five classics to view over spring break (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
FilmScene’s Women’s March highlights work by female directors (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
“Black Panther” is a refreshingly original superhero film (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
The Coen Brothers graphed (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
“Three Billboards” boasts poor writing and characterization (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
“All the Money in the World” delivers standard thriller fare (Story)
Dec 22, 2017
Zach Wahls kicks off senate campaign to packed house (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Five holiday classics from the 80’s to revisit (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
“Murder on the Orient Express” delivers exquisitely shot blockbuster fare (Story)
Nov 18, 2017
“Thor: Ragnarok” amazes with space opera flair (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Baumbach scores again with “The Meyerowitz Stories (new and selected)” (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
“Blade Runner 2049” exceeds and underwhelms as a sequel (Story)
Oct 21, 2017
October horror movie showings (Story)
Oct 15, 2017
Local film “Saving Brinton” celebrates Iowa and film history (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Legendary rock star Tom Petty dies, aged 66 (Story)
Sep 23, 2017
“Art House Theater Day” celebrates the experience of cinema (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Offbeat comedy “Brigsby Bear,” shines with heartfelt weirdness (Story)
Sep 10, 2017
Best Netflix Arrivals, September 2017 (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Ben Folds excels at tour kick-off in Davenport (Story)
May 23, 2017
Roger Moore, former “James Bond” actor dies (Story)
May 18, 2017
9 things to do in Iowa City, summer movie events, and literature festivals (Story)
May 04, 2017
What to expect from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
“Logan” exceeds genre tropes with gritty character study (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Jordan Peele establishes directorial talents with suspenseful and hilarious “Get Out” (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Most anticipated films of 2017 (Story)
Feb 11, 2017
Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter speaks to packed house at Englert (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
10 best films of 2016 (Story)
Jan 21, 2017
Iowa City actors band together for protest reading (Story)
Jan 09, 2017
Rogue One is the perfect ‘Star Wars’ prequel (Story)
Dec 21, 2016
What to watch to prep for the Golden Globes (Story)
Nov 23, 2016
Students speak up against hate and discrimination (Story)
Nov 12, 2016
Students oppose hateful rhetoric with afternoon protest (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Fargo plays at FilmScene for twentieth anniversary (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
The Book of Mormon ends run at Hancher (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
“The Birth of a Nation” fails to live up to title (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
John Waters at the Englert preview (Story)
Sep 15, 2016
Hanks and Eastwood pilot “Sully” biopic successfully (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
“Don’t Think Twice” nails why improv is special (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
COLORS present at Governor’s Conference (Story)
Apr 24, 2016
Blue Velvet (1986) review (Story)
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