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West High teacher wins national science education grant

An Iowa City West High School science teacher is one of 50 educators nationwide to be awarded an Advocate grant by the Society for Science and the Public. Carolyn Walling will receive $3,000 from the Society’s Advocate program, which attempts to “expand opportunities for underrepresented and low-income students by helping them to develop STEM projects,” […]

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Iowa City’s high school girls basketball dynasty

The Iowa City West High School girls basketball team’s victory over City High’s previously undefeated team in the finals of the Class 5A state championship on March 2 wasn’t just a great game, it was a history-making one. For profiles of City High Coach Bill McTaggart and West Coach BJ Mayer, Little Village turned to the experts — high school journalists.
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An open letter to Iowa representatives on gun control

My name is Ellie Brown and I go to West High school in Iowa City, Iowa. I love school and I love learning, but everyday I wake up terrified to go to school. I tell myself that nothing could happen in a little old town in the middle of Iowa, but I have to face the terrifying fact that my school could be the next school that we hear about on the news, being sent thoughts and prayers. […]

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The Me Too domino effect in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and beyond

“This fight is for all of us. It is not a fight for just survivors,” said Katryn Duarte, assistant director for sexual assault services at the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). “If we really want to eliminate sexual violence, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves on what that means and how to stop it.” […]

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Op-Ed: West High women are taking their power back

“Boys will be boys” is a phrase that gets ingrained in everyone’s head from a young age. However, not once in my life have I heard the phrase “girls will be girls.” I came face-to-face with this realization a few weeks ago when something circulated my high school that would change the community forever. […]

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‘Live Like Line’ movie will star Helen Hunt; ‘Friday Night Lights’ writer David Aaron Cohen is scriptwriter

Live Like Line, a forthcoming film chronicling the 2011 death of West High School student Caroline “Line” Found, will star Helen Hunt and be written by David Aaron Cohen, of Friday Night Lights fame. LD Entertainment is producing the film, KCRG reports. Hunt will play former West High head volleyball coach Kathy Bresnahan. In Oct. […]

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Students to address racial disparity in Iowa City schools

ICCSD School Board Meeting Educational Services Building — Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. Although the school year is winding down for Iowa City students, at least one group is planning to make full use of the final school board meeting of the term. At tonight’s meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Educational Services […]

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