• Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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  • Volleyball team nets win against Delphi

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

           

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  • Singing into the new school year

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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  • Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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  • Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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Sep
20

Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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Sep
11

Family Comes First

Finding the perfect career can take a lot of dedication and a good deal of patience. Whether one is looking for a short term or a long term position, there are certain considerations that should be made. Although Mrs. Foley may not be brand new to the school system, she says that some of the […]

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Sep
11

Singing into the new school year

New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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Sep
11

Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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Sep
11

Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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Aug
28

Teaching Diversity

Piedad Corredor-Sanchez is the new Spanish teacher from Bogota Colombia. Even though she is a new teacher at West Side, she is no stranger to the school. “I came here to study at Purdue and I really loved the school. My kids studied and graduated here, I thought it was a place where my kids […]

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Aug
28

Captured by Computers

Mr. Hamilton spends his workdays in the dungeon. Okay, not the literal dungeon, but it is definitely not a part of the school either of us have ever been to before: the technology wing. While to most students this room, hidden under the staircase like something straight out of Harry Potter, is a seemingly insignificant […]

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Aug
28

Cooking up a storm

Nicole Pachasa’s enjoyment and passion for cooking really changed her life, and getting the job at West Side fulfilled her dream. One thing Miss Pachasa has special about her is being able to juggle her teaching life with an upcoming wedding to plan. Miss Pachasa said “I went to IUPUI for one year then transferred […]

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Aug
28

New Health and PE Teacher

“I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was in sixth grade, as crazy as that might sound,” Megan Hubbard said. She credited her inspiration to her elementary school gym teacher, who she said got every student excited about PE. Her own experience with sports also gave her insight into what a […]

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Aug
28

Avery captivated by the respectful diverse community of WL

Though being a sub teacher for a semester each in both language arts and the school library is new to Jennifer Avery,  common stereotypical struggles for new sub teachers haven’t been an issue. “It’s very diverse here, the school that I came from wasn’t diverse at all. When I came here I  was really pleasantly […]

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Aug
28

Ms. Gwin’s Return Benefits Many

Rebecca Gwin has more in common with the average West Sider than meets the eye. She used to walk the halls as a student and has come back to teach future generations.  But it’s not easy.  She not only teaches chemistry, but also German, and ICP. “Sometimes I am internally speaking German and I spit […]

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Aug
28

New Guidance

  “When I was in high school , I didn’t really have a counselor. We had one who did our scheduling, but as far as college prep, I was on my own,” says new high school counselor, Jessica Theaderman. This was the main reason she became interested in being a high school counselor, to provide […]

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Aug
28

New Teacher, But Not New To The School.

There is a new teacher that has joined the social studies wing, and his name is Mr. Clay Hanna, or as some people like to call him Coach Hanna. Even though it is his first year teaching at West Side, he has already been an assistant coach for the West Lafayette boys’ varsity basketball team […]

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Aug
28

SERVING SMILES

Stacey Mowatt could not contain her love for nursing as she sat smiling behind the nurse’s desk.  “I like taking care of kids especially and I like science a lot. You’re always learning something new and it’s always changing because there’s always new research and development,” she said. Mowatt’s passion for taking care of kids […]

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Aug
28

New director of student activities

“What does the Director of Student Activities do?” may be a question that you may want to ask. Eric Ulrich answers this, “My primary role is to make sure that all the clubs and organizations meet the criteria. I oversee events that students might be doing, too.” Ulrich talked more about other aspects of his […]

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Aug
24

Gia Senior Feature

As Gia Bradford goes into her senior year of high school she is involved in several of the activities at West Side , which include Theater, Choir, Red Cross, Wesso and many others. She said, “What I love most about being in so many clubs is the awesome people I befriend.” Before graduating Gia wants […]

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Aug
24

Always Expect Problems

“I always expect there be problems and I always expect myself to be helpful,” Yoder said.   “I learn something new everyday.” Robert Yoder is a new staff member in West Side who works in the  technology department. “A lot of technical skills are from past experiences. I’ve been on computers for a long time. […]

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