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Up and coming music that is set to be released this month. Graphic made by Lucy Prescott. Elements used from Spotify, Vogue and

New Music to Pay Attention to

Lucy Prescott, Reporter February 9, 2024

Music is ever evolving and changing as time goes on. It is a big part of culture and and influenced, touched and moved many. Friday is a very big day in the music industry, it is the day of the week where...

Cover of My Year of Rest and Relaxation from the painting Portrait of a Young Woman in White by Jacques-Louis David.

REVIEW: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Mallory Mills, Reporter February 5, 2024

I have seen this book all over TikTok and Instagram, and I finally caved in and decided to read it. "My Year of Rest and Relaxation" is a 304 page novel by up and coming novelist Ottessa Moshfegh. Following...

This years advertisement for the 66th GRAMMYs.

Everything you need to know about the GRAMMYs!

Lucy Prescott, Reporter February 2, 2024

This Sunday, February 4, music lovers from all over will tune in to watch the 66th GRAMMY Award show. Streaming on CBS and Paramount+, this award show will take place at 8:00 PM, Live Eastern time. Fans,...

The official 2024 Hinterland lineup, showing off all the amazing artists who will be traveling to Iowa to perform.

Hinterland puts Iowa on the map?

Lucy Prescott, Reporter January 29, 2024

Fans had the opportunity to purchase tickets Thursday morning for the musical festival taking place later in August. The big names headlining the festival drew a lot of attention, having fans from other...

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REVIEW: Mean Girls Movie

Reagan Westphal, Reporter January 22, 2024

On January 12, 2024, the movie Mean Girls hit cinemas all over the world. The 2024 version of the 2004 Mean Girls movie is not only a remake but also an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. The...

Hanna Johnson and Abby Henry listen to another student.

West and East Yearbook Collaboration

Mallory Mills, Reporter December 8, 2023

On October 7, East and West yearbook staffs collaborated and held a workshop at East High School. They came together to provide input and feedback on each other's spreads and designs. Throughout...

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Sophomores Dominate at All-State Auditions

Ally Knight, Reporter November 9, 2023

Sophomores Ester Shin and Rana Teke are West High's two violinists that made it into the Iowa All-State orchestra after auditioning on October 21 at Hampton-Dumont-CAL. At this site, 17 schools participated...

REVIEW: 1989 (Taylors Version) Album

REVIEW: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Album

Lucy Prescott, Reporter October 31, 2023

Back on Oct.27, 2014, Taylor Swift released her 5th studio album titled 1989. It is arguably one of the best pop albums ever created. 13 tracks were welcomed into the world, later dropping a deluxe...

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Film Review

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Film Review

Lucy Prescott, Reporter October 23, 2023

Taylor Swift, the queen of pop music, performed 52 sold out shows across the US for her most recent tour, The Eras Tour. Swift performed opening night of the tour in Glendale, AZ back in March and...

A photo taken after Large Group All-State, 2022.

Your Next Favorite Extra-Curricular: Large Group Speech.

Kaylynn Crawford, Reporter October 23, 2023

When you think of theater, you might think of your stereotypical musicals or even dramatic plays, but have you heard of Large Group? Large Group Theater is a culmination of 11 categories that can apply...

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have been seen together in recent weeks. It begs the question, are they official? 

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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce: Are They Dating?

Jacy Gomez, Reporter October 18, 2023

Taylor Swift is known as an American singer-songwriter recognized for her amazing songwriting capabilities. Whereas Travis Kelce is known for being a tight end in the NFL having won two Super Bowls with...

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REVIEW: Zach Bryan’s Self-Titled Album

Jacy Gomez, Reporter October 3, 2023

If you like country music, you will like Zach Bryan's new self-titled album. Two of his most powerful songs are "Fear and Fridays (Poem)" and "Eastside of Sorrow". The songs above are full of emotion...

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