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Poetry Out Loud Finalist: Lydia Newsome

Poetry Out Loud Finalist: Lydia Newsome

Karma Goodson, Reporter March 8, 2023

Sponsored by the Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs, the annual Poetry Out Loud contest has hit Iowan students by storm for the past 17 years. The contest consists of 9th-12th grades encouraged to compete...

Freshman percussion player, Morgan Kisch.

Trying Something New for the February Concert

Mallory Mills, Reporter March 1, 2023

This year, the spring concert took place on Monday, Feb 20th. Beginning at 6 p.m. the choirs started the concert off, then the orchestras, and lastly the bands. The choir decided to do something new...

Meet the Artists: IB Art Exhibition

Meet the Artists: IB Art Exhibition

Sophia Witte, Reporter February 28, 2023

The International Baccalaureate Art program will be holding the senior art exhibition at the University of Northern Iowa's Kamerick Art Building on Tuesday, February 28. The exhibition is open to the public...

Prescott screams in excitement as she watches Harry Styles enter the stage for the first time.

Lucy Prescott: Concert Crazy

Ali Parkhurst , Reporter January 10, 2023

Lucy Prescott has lived her entire life surrounded by music. From being a young child exposed to live music for the first time at a Winery in Ames to attending 10 concerts in one year as a teenager, wherever...

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Plants vs. Zombies Where Is The Franchise Today?

Josian Turner January 4, 2023

Plants vs. Zombies, a franchise known by many and beloved by few. Most people know about the “original” Plants vs. Zombies (PVZ) app game, a 2d tower defense strategy game where you play as crazy...

Concert Choir during their performance of Brad Holmes Noel.

Holiday Music Concert

Tyler Hall, Reporter December 19, 2022

On Monday, Dec. 6, the West High music groups held a holiday music concert to spread holiday cheer. In order from first to last, the choirs performed at 6 p.m., the orchestras performed at 7 p.m. and the...

A Review of Wednesday

A Review of “Wednesday”

Kaitlin Stanford, Reporter December 15, 2022

If you like the Addams family you will really enjoy the new Addams Family adaptation "Wednesday". It follows Wednesday Addams a child full of woe. The show follows her and her new psychic abilities in...

Who At West High Makes You The Happiest?

Karma Goodson, Reporter December 15, 2022

Waterloo West is filled with so many creative, beautiful, strong and charming faces. The lively energy from students and staff can be found in and out of hallways and classrooms. I wanted to figure out...

Dance team members pose together after the competition

Dance Team Takes on State

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter December 8, 2022

Friday Dec. 3, the Wahawk dance team performed their state dance routines at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  All four of West's soloists earned Division 1 ratings. This means the dance received...

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Artist Spotlight: Jaryn Gomez

Kaitlin Stanford, Reporter November 18, 2022

Jaryn Gomez is a senior here at West High school. They always knew they had a passion for art. Gomez had worked on the Pride Banner at Doughy Joeys during Pridefest. Gomez also had their art displayed...

Artist Spotlight: Bella Deleon

Artist Spotlight: Bella Deleon

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 17, 2022

West High is filled with hundreds of students who have different creative talents and abilities. We see our athletics and theater programs promoted throughout the school and on social media. However, we...

All-State Music Festival

All-State Music Festival

Kiersten Bateman, Reporter November 17, 2022

All-State is a competition that students audition to get a spot in the band, orchestra, or choir that represents the top musicians in the state. It is a long and tedious process for students who choose...

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