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The student news source of Iowa City West High

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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

After students peeled the gendered bathroom signs off of the walls, the school had the signs painted on instead. Students have since tried to scratch them off and cover them up.

Life-changing legislation

Audrey Parrish, Copy Editor
April 25, 2023
The Iowa City Community School District will no longer require masks as of March 1.

ICCSD implements new mask mandate

Thayer Abu-Hijleh, Entertainment Editor
September 15, 2021
3rd Trimester Enrollment as of Feb. 5. Source: West High Guidance Office.

The return

Misha Canin, Print Managing Editor and Business Co-Editor
February 27, 2021
Starting a new job during a pandemic is a challenge in itself, but for new teachers the experience is an uphill battle.

Iowa schools required to offer 100% in-person learning

Kailey Gee, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 29, 2021
Jeff Bezos, Gov. Kim Reynolds and a schoolchild appropriating Indigenous culture celebrate Thanksgiving, disregarding COVID-19 preventative measures.

Caroline’s Comics: Thanksgiving 2020

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 24, 2020
Kim Reynolds COVID-19 response has been far from adequate, and case numbers show no sign of slowing down.

Caroline’s Comics: Donald’s puppet show

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor
November 16, 2020
Iowa schools to close until April 30

Iowa schools to close until April 30

Alex Carlon, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2020
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