Fenna Semken

Fenna Semken

Fenna Semken is the Online News Editor and Managing Editor for her schools publication, West Side Story (http://wsspaper.com/), in Iowa City, Iowa. She has received multiple awards and gained much recognition for her work. Outside of the newsroom, you can find her doing outdoor yoga, taking long hikes and playing old arcade games on late Friday nights.
The story of a miracle

The story of a miracle

Eighteen weeks into her pregnancy, Iowa City, Iowa resident Tiffany Roiseland received news that changed her life forever. Doctors informed her that her baby had a cleft nose and cleft palate, a two-cord vessel instead of a three-cord vessel in the umbilical cord and...

Iowa City adds to national scene of Women’s Marches

Iowa City adds to national scene of Women’s Marches

The grey, foggy weather matched the minds of many Iowa City residents the morning after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Across the world, women’s marches broke out to advocate for women’s rights, and Iowa City, Iowa was a strong participant. The local march...

Anti-hate protesters take to Iowa City streets

Anti-hate protesters take to Iowa City streets

Anti-hate protests against newly elected President Donald Trump commenced at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in Iowa City, Iowa. These protests began at the Pentacrest, as people spoke to the crowd, telling them why Trump could not be the next president. As people became...

Marked absent

Marked absent

Having a baby is described as one of the most joyful experiences in life, yet the Iowa City Community School District maternity leave policy may be exactly the opposite of wonderful. This nation wide crisis has hit locally, and teachers are ready for a change. The...