The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

Paras Bassuk 21 advocates for students to have a say in Iowa government.

2021’s Last Story: Paras Bassuk ’21

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
May 30, 2021
Gwen Watson 21 is the online entertainment editor for WSS.

Staff Spotlight: Gwen Watson ’21

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
April 11, 2021
Maddy Smith 22 is a photographer, writer and editor for the Trojan Epic and the West Side Story.

Staff Spotlight: Maddy Smith ’22

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 28, 2021
West teacher Alex Michenfelder used to teach music before switching to special education after losing most of his hearing.

The music of teaching

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 12, 2021
Many students at West High had to learn how to manage their ADHD in an online setting.

The ADHD impact

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
December 21, 2020
West High musicians auditioned for All-State band, orchestra and choir online this year.

All-State musicians selected amidst pandemic

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
November 1, 2020
West Side Story Staffer Bess Frerichs and her mother, Dannye Frerichs, pose for a photo on September 28.

Surviving cancer: five years later

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
September 29, 2020
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