WSS travels to Chicago for national journalism convention

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Twenty-one WSS staffers traveled with Little Hawk reporters to Chicago for the 2018 National Scholastic Press Association Convention (NSPA) on Wednesday, Oct. 31. After their arrival, staffers went on a ghost tour around haunted spots in the city before starting convention activities Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Joy at West

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Zheyi Li ’20 is walking through the same halls, going to the same classes and talking to the same teachers as many West students. While the day to day life in the Iowa City Community School District has become mundane for most of her peers, this is a new experience for Li, one that will end when she returns to China in November.

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Bonding over the bonfire

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Pumpkins, paint supplies, marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate occupied the tables under the pavilion at Willow Creek Park. On Wednesday, Oct. 24 English Language Learner (ELL) students and teachers gathered at  the park to bond over roasting marshmallows and painting pumpkins. Victor, a black lab service dog, joined in on the fun as he romped around the field, playing fetch with any student that would pick up his slobbery tennis ball.

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West Side Radio: How well do you know ‘The Office?’

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Lots of people have seen the NBC mockumentary “The Office.” In this episode of the West Side Radio, Makenna Hendrickson ’19 joins hosts Jessica Doyle, Natalie Dunlap and Sophie Stephens to put their paper company knowledge to the test. Listen to the podcast below to find out if you’re an “Office” expert.\

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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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