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Taylor Swifts album cover for her album, The Tortured Poets Department.

REVIEW: The Tortured Poets Department

Lucy Prescott, Reporter April 22, 2024

On Sunday, May 4, Taylor Swift walked to the stage to accept her fourth “Album of the Year” GRAMMY award. While giving her acceptance speech, Swift announced that she would be releasing her 11th studio...

Graphic (by Kaylynn Crawford) depicting Andrew Cusmano performing his poem at the Poetry Out Loud State competition.

Through Verse and Voice

Kaylynn Crawford, Arts & Entertainment and Opinion Editor April 17, 2024

Andrew Cusmano has been practically living his life on the stage. Since he was the age of ten, Cusmano has often found himself on many stages performing shows from Shakespeare all the way to elaborate...

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...

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...

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...

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

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Midnights Era Set by Paolo V is licensed under CC BY 2.0 DEED. 
Travis Kelce by All-Pro Reels is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

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...

Everclear performing.

The 90’s Come Back to Waterloo

Mallory Mills, Reporter September 28, 2023

On September 23, the famous alternative rock band Everclear performed in the Hippodrome at the National Cattle Congress here in Waterloo. The initial ticket prices were only 35 dollars, but slowly rose...

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...

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...

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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...

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