• guidance

    New guidance offices debut

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    This coming year the student body will get to know two new guidance counselors and the re-vamped guidance system. What does this mean for this years’s senior class?  What good can students expect from this new system, but also what issues can arise? “Accessible” is how new guidance counselor Mrs. Sheffield described the new guidance […]

    Read More
  • Kelsey-Towers-Jones_web

    Featured Artist: Kelsey Towers-Jones

    Friday, September 19, 2014

                            “[Art] gives you a reason to really see the world. You can look at things, but art lets you actually see it. It gives you a reason to study things and see how they fit together,” Kelsey Towers-Jones ’15  said regarding her experiences […]

    Read More
  • cooper_web

    Cooper Williams ’16 joggles

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

      Running is hard in itself.  Now  just add three balls to it and it’s nearly impossible. Yet  Cooper Williams ’16 did just that. It’s called joggling, the combination of jogging and juggling. On August 2nd at the Purdue University track, the 34th annual IJA World Joggling Championships was held. Lane Custer was the meet director […]

    Read More
  • unnamedweb

    Students use twitter for change

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Cold water suddenly running down their backs, thousands of people have posted videos shivering under cold water doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Social activists have long engaged their communities in order to achieve their goals, but in a world where community outreach has changed, how does that affect activism?  In recent months, the connective power […]

    Read More
  • photo 1

    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 […]

    Read More

Nov
12

More to student publications than meets the eye

“Student publications” are no longer confined to just yearbook and newspaper.  This year, a few West Side students’ efforts to create an online presence have stood out. Founded by a high school student, with contributors all in their teenage years, online magazine ‘Frezza Mag’ is the ultimate example of do-it-yourself creativity. Angela Frezza ’16 launched Frezza […]

Nov
12

Cover story: too much stress

Class president, valedictorian, varsity athlete, marching band member, ballet soloist…the “required” accomplishments for a student resume is endless, and so is the immense stress and pressure. For high school students, the nail-biting, hair-pulling stress can be seen everywhere. Most of this stress comes from the pressure to do well in school in order to succeed […]

IMG_1794
Nov
12

REACH aims to keep students away from drugs

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) agent who was dealing with the drug trafficking issues in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1985, and his pilot Captain Alfredo Zavala-Avelar were brutally kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by drug dealers. Citizens of Calexico, California, Camarena’s hometown, wore red ribbons to honor his efforts fighting against substance abuse. Since […]

Nov
12

Shakespeare Society acts it out

Shakespeare Society takes the stage for its third year. Their performance this year is based on Shakespeare’s comedy  “Twelfth Night”.  The play will take place in the commons on December ?. “Twelfth Night” begins with two twins being seperated by a shipwreck and believing that the other has died. The girl, Viola, finds herself in […]

XC-posing
Nov
12

XC Win

November 1, 2014 marked a monumental day in history for the West Lafayette boys cross country team. They were able to grab the state title for the second time in 50 years. Both XC teams finished extremely well at the state meet, with the girls finishing in third. Going into the day the boys were […]

Textbooks-vs-Tablets_web
Nov
12

Digital textbooks save students’ pain

Are students’ backpacks too heavy? Poor posture, back pain, and spinal problems,  all of these consequences can be avoided when schools decide to transition towards digital textbooks. Using tablets, or even laptops, for educational purposes in schools can be a great adjustment in students’ lives. Carrying around heavy textbooks to multiple classes is only a hassle for […]

ebola
Nov
12

Ebola is not a concern

“I don’t know what it is really, all I know is I don’t want it.” is all Lorelei Turner ’15 had to say about Ebola. With its recent spread to the United States, the responsibility falls to citizens and student to keep themselves less susceptible to disease.  The first step to prevention is understanding the […]

gone girl poster
Nov
12

Gone Girl Review

Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller novel is translated beautifully into 149 minutes of on-screen tension.  The basic plot: Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) have a fairytale romance turned sour.  Amy goes missing, and Nick is the obvious suspect.  Through many plot twists and turns, the truth about both the husband and wife’s […]

Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse
Nov
12

Tech crew functions with less members

Teachers and students have all felt something missing this school year when something goes wrong with a computer or a device and the teacher is told to “call someone” to fix it. This is because Zach Baiel, the former head of the IT department at West Side, left two weeks after the start of this […]

Student views published on this website and in the print edition of The Scarlette do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, staff, or administration of West Lafayette High School or WLCSC.