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You’re over at your friends house when her sister brings out a kit she purchased online. She shaves your ankle, cleans it with rubbing alcohol and puts on gloves. Then she takes out a needle and starts poking your ankle along the design you created.
Originally published on April 5, 2018 on the West Side Story website. View the original post with a photo from Alyson Kuennen here.
For many high school students, ‘What are your plans for college?’ is a question they face at every family event, block party or dinner with a relative over age 30. Some students are more sure of their futures than others, but even for those who have filled their schedule with AP classes, there is a culture shock the first time they sit in a college classroom.
Originally posted March 13, 2018 on the West Side Story website. View the original post here.
In 1957, nine black teenagers registered at Central High School. The students had been recruited to integrate the all-white school by Arkansas’ NAACP president and journalist Daisy Bates. Known as the Little Rock Nine, these teenagers became major figures in the Civil Rights Movement.
Originally posted on November 12, 2017 on the West Side Story website. I collaborated with Sadie Rhomberg and Shawn Brown on this project. View the original post with art by Angela Zirbes here.
While you’re waiting in anticipation for Thanksgiving break, check out what teachers are thankful for this fall.
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.
If you have any questions, comments or story ideas, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org