Iowa City West High School

Defining the female Olympian

Defining the female Olympian

Like most Olympics, the 2016 Rio games did not escape controversy. Amongst the gold-medal moments, the world saw Hope Solo call the Women’s Swedish soccer team cowards, Russian athletes get disqualified for doping and the U.S. Olympic Committee ban Ryan Lochte for ten...

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...

Bernie Sanders returns to Iowa City

Bernie Sanders returns to Iowa City

Bernie Sanders made a stop in Iowa City, Iowa on Nov. 4 at College Green Park to campaign for Hillary Clinton. Using the unseasonably warm weather to his advantage, Sanders spoke in length about the importance of climate change. “We assemble together today, on this...

‘Live Like Line’: The movie

‘Live Like Line’: The movie

Around 2,000 miles away from West High School is an exact replica of the West High gym. Complete with banners representing state titles up until 2011, the replica is almost spot-on. The purpose of this gym was not to have a second practice space for the Trojans and...

My message: Let my multicultural family flourish

My message: Let my multicultural family flourish

Dear future president, I'm excited to live in a nation where no one has to hide who they are or what they wish to be. A nation where my multicultural family can flourish and express their traditions, not feel the need to assimilate in order to be accepted. As a...

Covering Trump—as a 16-year-old mixed-race girl

Covering Trump—as a 16-year-old mixed-race girl

“It’s so great to see a young minority woman here!” an older white woman said to me with exuberance at my second Trump rally. As I interviewed 5-year-old girls hiding behind their parents’ legs and men with Confederate flags branded on their arms, I found myself...

Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

The Double Tree Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA was filled to the brim on Thursday as over 5,000 people crowded the room for a Donald Trump rally. A series of high-profile politicians kicked off the event, including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. “Help is on the...

Meet this 28-year-old rapper who signs to music

Meet this 28-year-old rapper who signs to music

Matt Maxey is a man who has used YouTube to share his passion for signing to music. Maxey initially began signing to music as a tool to help him learn sign language. "People want to learn, but they don't always want the family friendly, cheesy, slow and informational...

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...

She was strong and her braveness was no mystery

She was strong and her braveness was no mystery

Music is said to connect people in an unspoken way and heal the soul through its expression of emotion and reality. Lexi Williams, a sophomore, knows this healing process all too well. Her story is one of pain and hardship, but most of all it is one of triumph....