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Duet ’til the end

Duet ’til the end

Zack Misner, Managing Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 9, 24 students from West’s drama department departed from the campus in the early hours of the morning for the three-hour drive to reach the UNI campus. This campus is home to the Iowa Thespian Festival. This festival is an annual event where drama troupes from all around the state of Io...

Fake it ’til you make it

Fake it ’til you make it

Zack Misner, Features Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout the ages, people have needed humour to give them a break from reality. This humor used to be found in a jester who either makes the royal laugh, or ‘off with their head!’, but now West’s Comedysportz team is here to provide it. Most people aren’t exactly aware of what Comedysportz is, but ...

Senior Spotlight: Vanessa Banks

Senior Spotlight: Vanessa Banks

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Not many teenagers can say that they have written, directed, and produced their own short film, but senior Vanessa Banks can. After being encouraged by West iJAG teacher Cynthia Safford, Banks decided to enroll in a 10 week independent film project program through Urban Exposures and the Figge Art Museum. “I mentioned [th...

Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The director looked upon the audience with nervous anticipation, they laughed at the joke and the nerves flooded out like a rushing river. Being new to film making, Vanessa Banks hopped into the Urban Exposures a 10 week independent film project. The four participants got together every day for four ho...

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