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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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    Pit Shines Without the Spotlight

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    Don’t tell the cast, but there’s another musical group helping contribute to the performance. The unsung, unseen star of the musical? The pit orchestra. This group of talented and dedicated musicians provides the soundtrack for the annual musical, although they certainly get less of the figurative and literal limelight.  (In fact, they can’t even see […]

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Apr
3

King’s Proclamation: MJ is GOAT

One of the more recent, and most highly debated topics is Michael Jordan versus Lebron James for basketball’s GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time. However, before we dive into statistics, we have to define what makes a player “great.” Is it his ability to score at ease, the number of championships, or the ability to […]

house of cards
Apr
3

Setting Up a House of Cards

There are always TV shows ready to push the envelope – “Family Matters”,  “The Brady Bunch”, and “The Simpsons” to name a few. Recently, “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards” are following in the footsteps of “Breaking Bad” to push the levels of drama. The only difference? “Orange” and “House” are made by […]

IN THE SPRING SPIRIT: Nick Birkhimer '14 poses for Camp Out Friday.  Birkhimer was selected as one of the "Best Dressed" students for that theme.
Apr
3

G.W.P.W. boosts morale

It’s not everyday that we see dozens of kids in jean-shorts, Hawaiian shirts overtaking the hallways, or kids pulling out their Boy Scout uniforms to wear to school. Good Weather Promotion Week has made all of those possible. The event, which was held the week preceding Spring Break, is a tradition that is unique to West Lafayette High School. The idea […]

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Apr
3

Comparing the Gyros of WL

Gryos, the Greek equivalent of the hamburger, are an under appreciated alternative to fast food.  The basic ingredients of a good gyro  include chicken or lamb, pita, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and onions, but there are hundreds of possible variations.  Because of those variations, finding the right restaurant to buy your gyros at is largely a […]

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Apr
3

“300: Rise of an Empire” does not rise far

  “300: Rise of an Empire” is exactly what you would expect from a sequel to “300,” which is a mediocre testosterone-fueled gore fest whose 102 minuets are filled with enough CG blood to fill the Straits of Salamis. “300 Rise of an Empire” is a exaggerated telling of Battle of Salamis, a navel battle that took place […]

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Apr
3

William Mbongo soars

In sports there are some athletes that soar above the rest, and one such athlete is William Mbongo’14. He always liked running and physical activity in general, which is why he started sports. He stumbled upon basketball and never looked back. “I started playing basketball in 7th grade on the B team and worked my […]

yunghollywood
Apr
3

Discover Y(o)ung Hollywood

Dylan O’Brien; 22 years old How you know him: “The First Time”, “The Internship”, Stiles on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” Coming up: Thomas in ”The Maze Runner” Fun Fact: Appeared in an episode of “New Girl” as Jess’s crush on Prom Night   Shailene Woodley; 22 years old How you know her: Golden Globe nominated, won Independent Spirit […]

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Apr
3

Who am I??? 4/03

I was born on October 12, 1966 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I attended John Shaw High School in Mobile, Alabama. The most interesting place I’ve been to is Mt. Vesuvius in Italy. I have 2 kids and 2 cats. I like to bake, sleep, read, and take walks. I have worked for 6 years in […]

socialmedia-web
Apr
3

Students Vary in Social Media Use

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?  […]

THREE FEET OF GLORY: The Chorale team brought home a three-foot tall third place trophy. It was won at a tournament at Jeff on
Apr
3

News Briefs

VISTA cancels dance VISTA, a club that puts on two semi-formal dances per year, canceled its remaining dance in light of low ticket sales. The decline in attendance has been caused by the changes in rules, confirming fears among the student body that the new rules would decrease dance attendance.  “There were very low ticket sales, due […]

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