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West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

A look back at the decade that was the 2010s

A look back at the decade that was the 2010s

Jack Harris, Online Copy Editor and Arts Editor
January 1, 2020
From top to bottom, left to right: WHSDM set up for their big event on MLK Day; Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin answers students questions in the West High library; members of SASS lead the way in Iowa Citys March for Our Lives; The girls basketball team celebrates their championship win at the Wells Fargo Arena.

2018 at West: a year in review

Jessica Doyle, Podcast Editor
January 22, 2019
James Pinter 20 competes in the 200 yard freestyle race on Saturday, Dec. 16. Pinter placed third in his heat with a time of 1:46.46.

Swimming into a different state

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
December 17, 2018
Brayden Adcock 19 dribbles the ball up the court during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 1.

West defeats Grand View Christian

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor
December 4, 2018
With Thanksgiving well on its way, WSS has compiled three recipes to try out this holiday season. One of these is the caramel and apple cake dessert.

Recipes to gobble up this Thanksgiving

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
November 13, 2018
Being in high school, some may be considered too old to trick or treat. Despite this, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween.

8 Trick-or-treating alternatives

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
October 31, 2018
WSS staffers Fatima Kammona 19, Grace Christopher 19 and Kara Wagenknecht 19 stand with Raina Pfeifer 22, Mckenna Proud 21 and Ellie Kouba 19.

WSS staffers learn how to play volleyball

Grace Christopher, Broadcast Managing Editor
October 30, 2018
Austyn Goodale 20 stands on the sidelines as she cheers during the first home game against North Scott on Friday, Aug. 24.

Diving into a new sport

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
October 25, 2018
Rylee Fay 20 and Emily Cray 19 jump to block a Kennedy hitter on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

West volleyball season over, Kennedy advances

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor
October 18, 2018
Hirschs final performance on the 2018 Iowa Ambassadors of Music band tour of Europe was in Rothenburg, Germany.

A unique musical experience

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
October 10, 2018
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