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    What not to do when texting

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    In high school, things can get very confusing very fast. These things include: why there was no 2-hour delay, why a certain teacher seems to be out to get you, and why the last ten minutes of 5th and 8th hour seem to take hours. But, perhaps, something more confusing than those three options is […]

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  • Juniors say early goodbyes

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    There are definitely pros and cons regarding early graduations for juniors Katey Givan, Zakiya Johnson, Sam Mercier, and Hope Quattrocki. Whether the intentions are to travel or to pursue careers, graduating early certainly opens a lot of doors. Next year, Katey Givan ’15 plans to enhance her education through the Rotary Youth Exchange, an international […]

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    Schools limit rights in class

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    In the mid 1900’s, students were expelled from public schools for refusing to salute the flag. Later, schools were authorized to read a prayer as a daily school exercise. Do these and other behaviors infringe upon rights protected by the First Amendment? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the […]

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    West Side participates in Purdue Men’s Choral Festival

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    On February 19th, Purdue is holding their annual Purdue Men’s Choral Festival. This year for the first time, West Side is participating in it. The concert will be held in Purdue’s Elliot Hall of Music. The festival is happening throughout the entire day from 9:30 am-8 am. The boys in Advanced Chorale, Priority Male, and Concert Choir […]

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    Robotics is rockin

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    The West Lafayette Robotics club is flourishing. Mr. Florence, the Robotics director since its founding in 1999, is very proud of his group of students. The club has around 42 members, around  10 per class. Usually between 40 and 50 students participate every year. The competition season for this club starts on the last weekend […]

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HUMAN FISH: Gutwein swims some laps during practice as she prepares for her last sectional.
Feb
11

Melissa Gutwein enters her last sectional

What events do you swim? 100 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly   Favorite food, book, song? Wheat Thins, Harry Potter series, Do My Thang by Miley Cyrus   Do you swim outside of the sport? Year round with a club, Boilermaker Aquatics   What do you plan to accomplish this season? Win Sectionals in the 100 Breaststroke […]

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Feb
11

Abbee’s 2015 Oscar predictions

The end of Hollywood’s award season is coming to an end.  Both the Emmy’s and the Golden Globes have come and gone, but arguably the most important award in Hollywood will be given out on February 22nd, the Oscar.  This year there is a lack of diversity in the nomination, but there is no lack […]

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Feb
11

Track season takes off

With over eighty participants, the track team is filled with students from different grades, clubs, and sports.  Mr. Joest, one of the coaches, explains, “You’ve got athletes from every fall and winter sport.” Sarah Waters ’15 is one of the athletes who plays multiple sports.  She plays soccer in the fall and does track in […]

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Feb
11

“Into the Woods” proves musicals aren’t just for girls

I had to trick my own father into seeing the new musical “Into the Woods.”  When I told him the title, he thought I was talking about “Wild”, the adaptation of the Cheryl Strayed novel…and I let him believe it. My dad, as have so many other males, has bought into the common misconception that […]

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Feb
11

Top sports movies of the 21st century

Throughout the 21st century there have been plenty of great movies that have captivated their audiences and spread like wildfire.  Some of these movies are sports movies, which is why it seems fitting to show off the best that the sports category has to offer.  WARNING: SPOILERS! Moneyball: Based on the true story of the […]

Emoji-Meaning
Feb
11

What not to do when texting

In high school, things can get very confusing very fast. These things include: why there was no 2-hour delay, why a certain teacher seems to be out to get you, and why the last ten minutes of 5th and 8th hour seem to take hours. But, perhaps, something more confusing than those three options is […]

Feb
11

Charlie Hebdo and the NAACP

On January 6, the Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP was attacked by a bomber.  No one was injured but still, the news was largely left untouched because the next day the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s magazine occurred. The first event echos the struggles faced by those in the civil rights movement, yet the second […]

Feb
11

NFL season has come to a close

The NFL season always has great story lines and this past season was no different. -Ndamukong Suh: Every year Ndamukong Suh sparks controversy with his often wild  antics around the football field. Over the course of his career he has been fined $420,669 by the NFL and suspended once for two games resulting in the loss […]

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