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On Nov. 9, 24 students attended the Iowan Thespian Festival, and two seniors, Lily Hancock and Xavier Thomas, placed second place in duet acting. This is the first time in years that West has placed at the festival.

Duet ’til the end

Zack Misner, Managing Editor November 16, 2018

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...

West Highs Comdeysportz team met at The Establishment to discuss their goals for the season.

Fake it ’til you make it

Zack Misner, Features Editor November 2, 2018

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...

Senior Vanessa Banks poses with a photo of her beloved pet cat.

Senior Spotlight: Vanessa Banks

Emma Bernick, Media Editor September 10, 2018

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...

“I have always watched movies and thought ‘wow that was a good movie’ but now it’s more like ‘did you see those transitions? And that lighting?’ Overall it has given me a different way to view movies and a deeper appreciation for them,” senior Vanessa Banks said.

Lights, camera, action!

Hannah Andrews , News Editor September 7, 2018

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...

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