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    College Board Changes SAT

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    The SAT has always been a source of stress and anxiety for high school juniors and seniors. This coupled with the fact that most of the knowledge necessary for the SAT is knowledge that would be tough to find a use for in the real world has caused the College Board to announce changes for […]

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    Students Vary in Social Media Use

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    If a member of the older generation is asked about the millennials (the generation who reached young adulthood around the 2000’s), one of the most common responses will be about their dependence on technology, especially social media. But how much time do high school students spend on social media websites, and is this considered normal?  […]

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    Classrooms get wired

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    It seems as if society revolves around this crazed obsession of having the newest gadgets, and people just can’t get enough of it. So it only seems inevitable that schools should and will use technology in the classrooms as well. Despite, the official school policy, “no personal listening device-including cell phones are allowed for student […]

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  • STILL LIFE: Itamar Raizman ‘14 paints a picture based on a photo he took . He is currently in advanced painting.  “I like [this painting] because it’s very colorful.  It looks pretty realistic to me.  I just had a ton of fun painting it,” Raizman said.

    Itamar Raizman was born to paint

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Itamar Raizman’14 has been passionate about art since he was young. “He was  born holding a brush,” said friend Caesar Ndelcu’14. “I just really like to paint and draw things.  I don’t know why but it’s fun,” Raizman said. According to friend Edgar Llamas’14, art runs in Raizman’s family.  “His whole family paints.  He paints, […]

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  • Kicking Cancer's Butt: This year, Hoops for Hope raised $27,000 for Eli Van Gorder.  He was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer last October.

    More than just a game: Hoops 4 Hope

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

      It was started in 2008 when West Lafayette’ Math teacher Karri Newgent’s daughter Caroline was in the hospital after she was diagnosed with leukemia.  Her ex-husband taught at Harrison so the two schools put their fundraising efforts together in order to raise money for Caroline.  While in the hospital, she received pictures of students […]

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May
27

Infamous sickness strikes everyone

When seniors finally receive their college letters of acceptance, seniors’ minds seem to go blank… for the rest of the semester. Second semester seniors all seem to have one thing in common,the lack of effort in class, but through different representations of it. Some seniors seem to try just a little less, while on the […]

May
16

Local music exceeds expectations

  Most high school students listen to music made by well-known stars, signed with large record labels and living thousands of miles away in LA or New York.  But what about music found right here in Lafayette? Simply walking around downtown Lafayette, going to music nights at local cafes, or attending events like the Farmers […]

May
16

Do College Courses and High Schoolers Mix?

A typical high school student has a hard enough time managing their high school classes.  But there are always students who are rising above that challenge — and Westside has more than a few of them. “This semester, I’m taking [French] 241, which is an introduction to French literature, which is a lot of fun, […]

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May
16

College Board Changes SAT

The SAT has always been a source of stress and anxiety for high school juniors and seniors. This coupled with the fact that most of the knowledge necessary for the SAT is knowledge that would be tough to find a use for in the real world has caused the College Board to announce changes for […]

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May
15

Seniors move forward

Sara Abdelsalam Ivy Tech International Relations Amanda Abdo Gap Year Summer Adams Purdue University Nursing Maya Alexander Miami University Undecided Maha Ali Purdue University Biology Aubrey Allred Purdue University Elementary Education Adam Anderson University of Washington- Seattle Biomedical Emily Anzaldua Christina & Company Cosmetology + Aesthetics Connor Beaver Ball State University Architecture Julia Bell Indiana […]

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May
15

The World’s game, America’s team

This summer’s World Cup in Brazil is shaping up to be one for the ages.  With one of the toughest fields in recent years, all teams should have to work to get through the group stages. The United States Men’s national team has one of the toughest roads to the round of 16 having to get […]

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May
15

There are too many D-list celebrities

Ever come across someone getting thousands of likes on their pictures or retweets on their tweets, and you can’t for the life of you figure out why this person is so well known? Me too.  This pandemic of over-hyped semi-celebrities, usually girls, are taking over our social  media, and it needs to stop. When did people […]

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May
15

Top books to read this summer

SARA’S PICKS: 1. “Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger Franny is basically Holden Caulfield 2.0. Franny, who comes from a prodigious family, experiences a mental breakdown after obsessively reading a religious prayer book and sees the world around her in a corrupt way filled with phoniness. The second part of the book is from Zooey, […]

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May
15

Burritos of West Lafayette

Taco Bell.  By far the cheapest option on this list, Taco Bell makes up for its drop in quality with an increase in both variety and convenience.  Taco Bell’s focus is on providing the most possible options, which means that they don’t do any one thing as well as some of the other restaurants. If […]

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May
15

Unified Track and Field runs for charity

This spring season West Lafayette became one of 15 Indiana schools with a Unified Track and Field team. The program is being managed by coach David Joest. Unified teams are made up of “approximately even numbers of athletes with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities,” said Joest On Friday, May 9th, the West Lafayette Unified […]

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