Welcome to my website!

My name is Natalie Dunlap and here you can find the journalistic work I’ve done. Most of it is from the West Side Story, the student newspaper for West High School. I am most passionate about news and feature articles, but I also have some podcasts and videos. Additionally I will be posting about fashion, music, bullet journaling and more in the lifestyle section. Under the ‘other experiences’ I will have briefs about journalism experiences I’ve had.

If you have any questions, comments or story ideas, please email me at nataliemdunlap@icloud.com

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Cynical alternatives to homecoming

View the original West Side Story post with art by Emma Hall here

For some students, West’s homecoming is one of the most exciting nights of the year, yet others would like to be as far away from the event as possible. If you fall into the latter party, and would rather listen to “Never Gonna Give You Up”` on a loop for two hours than attend the dance, here are 10 alternative ways to spend the night.

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From a kid with a toy to a champion with a platform

Originally posted on September 20, 2018. View the West Side Story post with art by Emma Hall here.

He was given a 3×3 Rubik’s cube eight years ago. With a few twists it could go from a colorful mess to an organized block of color. He became fascinated with turning the scrambled squares back into their perfect form.

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I was featured on “The Source” podcast

The Quill and Scroll Honor Society is creating an eight podcast series called “The Source“. Each episode focuses on a journalism principal. For the second podcast Jeffery Brown, Executive Director at Quill and Scroll and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa, asked Maya Durham, Co-Executive Editor for the Little Hawk, and me to come on the podcast and discuss the second principal, learning.

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Prioritizing your passion

Originally posted on December 5, 2017 on the West Side Story website. View the original post with a photo by Pareen Mhatre here

When she was four, Annie Chen ’18’s mother taught her how to play the piano. When she was five, Chen picked up the violin. As a freshman, she performed at All-State with her brother. Chen’s music career began years before grade school, and if she has her way, it will continue past it.

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