Iowa City West High School

The Issue of Internet Security

The Issue of Internet Security

Amid internet security scandals, the world learned that there are far less protections for what is put on the web or picked up by new technological devices than people believe. No matter the effort, what’s put on the Internet can never truly disappear for good From...

A brotherly bond

A brotherly bond

After coming home from school, the first thing brothers Aiden and Orion Crowley ’18 do is go to the swing on their back porch. They’ll turn on the radio, enjoy the fresh air and just...

The social media trap

The social media trap

Judging from her Instagram profile, senior Caroline Young (’19) appears to live a charming life. With a passion for photography, she takes pictures of her friends and her travels, hiking down paths to arrive at sprawling glaciers and forests. She is supported by her...

Conquering College

Conquering College

As an increasing number of high school students apply to college each year, just as many diverse perspectives form about college. WSS examined some of these perspectives to redefine what a “dream school” really means. Kelly Bergmann - Counselor Throughout her career...

The invisible wall down First Avenue

The invisible wall down First Avenue

Reporting from Cedar Rapids, Iowa The last time Donald J. Trump made in appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was as the Republican nominee for president. He returned to the Double Tree Hilton on June 21 as President of the United States. Outside of the convention...

The age of Adderall

The age of Adderall

All sources in this story have been given aliases, as they chose to remain anonymous. “Who got Addy?” These are the words Roger, a West High athlete, heard minutes before he went out to compete. He recalls how one of his teammates just “popped it open and distributed...

Unsung Heroes: Custodian Daniel Carlos

Unsung Heroes: Custodian Daniel Carlos

The daily effort of scratching out graffiti around the school is something custodian Daniel Carlos is all too familiar with. Although for many, this may seem like a taxing task, but for Carlos, it’s all about mindset. Carlos grew up in Orange Walk, Belize, where he...

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...