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Volunteer band director Janelle Ewing providing critiques to the band during night practice.

Starting off on the Left Foot

Mallory Mills, Reporter September 19, 2023

The West High marching band season is now in full swing, and there's a lot more effort that has been put into it than many realize. The band's first performance was on September 15 at the West Homecoming...

Sophomore Lizzy Whitehead laughing as she prepares to march relays.

PHOTOS: Marching Band

Kaylynn Crawford, Reporter September 11, 2023

Andrew Cusmano performing his monologue in West Highs 2023 Spring Play Dear Chuck.

Andrew Cusmano: Living in the Lights

Kaylynn Crawford, Reporter September 6, 2023

Andrew Cusmano has been acting for seven years, three of which he has dedicated to the West High Speech and Theater program. His acting career began with simple community theater plays like "A Christmas...

Student Senate Hosts First Annual Powder Puff Volleyball Tournament

Student Senate Hosts First Annual Powder Puff Volleyball Tournament

Sophia Witte, Reporter May 10, 2023

April 30th marked West High's first ever Powder Puff Volleyball Tournament. The tournament was held by the Student Senate in the main gymnasium as a fundraiser for prom this year. Participating students...

MariYes or MariNo?: A Review on “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Josian Turner, Reporter April 21, 2023

"The Super Mario Bros. Movie" was a surprising but welcome addition to the video game movie genre. The Mario Bros. Movie has grossed over 350 million at the box office since its release on April 5.  But...

The end of the show!

Is Journey Worth the Journey?

Mallory Mills, Reporter April 4, 2023

Journey; one of the most renowned rock bands from the 1970's, and is most well known for their hit song "Don't Stop Believin". Like most bands that have been around for as long as they have, there...

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...

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