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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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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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nike beanie
Dec
15

Do’s and don’ts of winter fashion

Winter fashion has taken many forms in the past few months. Fall yoga pants have morphed into jeans or sweat pants. Bare heads have now been covered by a hat, or for the flamboyant type a poof ball hat. For the lazy type, at the very least a hood. All these different trends are noticeable […]

SAM PEPPER
Dec
15

Sexual harassment in social media

                          In September, the internet responded to popular YouTube vlogger Sam Pepper’s attempt at a “prank” video, in which he grabbed unsuspecting women’s butts in public for “entertainment.” This harassment and violation of women without consent is inexcusable, and many social media sites’ […]

lord of the rings
Dec
15

Book recommendations

When students go looking for books the first place to look are the classics. Books that have been at the top of reader list for years are generally worth the time to read. Not only are they a good read but by some long shot you might actually pick up a life lesson or two. […]

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Dec
15

DIY Crafts

  Festive Shaped Paper Wrapping Packets You need: brightly colored thread, a paper bag Layer two pieces of craft paper together and draw your chosen shape (star, stocking, Christmas tree, etc.) on the top piece. Cut through both layers of paper, then sandwich a gift between the two shapes and stitch along the edges using contrasting thread. Great […]

Pancakes
Dec
15

Weird breakfast is better than no breakfast

The life of a high school student can be pretty fast, and especially in the mornings. Students can be scrambling around for clothes, homework that is due that day, and food. Since we are all teenagers, we rely on food, and what we have for breakfast can largely affect our day. On TV, one can see […]

FadsTimeline
Dec
15

Throwback Fads

Jelly Sandals – 1980 Smurfs – 1981 Cabbage Patch Kids – 1984 Garbage Pail Kids – 1985 Rugrats – 1991 Beanie Babies – 1995 Space Jam – 1996 Furbys – 1998 Razor Scooter – 2000 Gameboy Advance SP – 2003 Tamagotchi – 2004 Webkinz – 2005 Silly Bandz – 2010

bill-cosby
Dec
15

Staff Editorial: Bill Cosby

Should The Cosby Show take the fall for the lead stars actions, or can you separate the art from the artist? If we look back on other celebrities mess ups we see people like Chris Brown, Woody Allen and Tiger Woods and they all messed up and none of their work is being effected. When […]

Dec
15

Featured athlete: C(K)asey^2

Casey and Kasey are very astounding athletes that for the most of the year have to balance school and sports. Casey Crosser is a three sport athlete, which means that for the whole year he has to take part of this balancing act. “It goes practice until 6 and then the second I get home […]

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Dec
15

Basic: why labeling needs to stop

In the eighties, Yuppies populated the cities.  Young urban professionals earned the name Yuppie and with that a persona.  A Yuppie became a rich, BMW driving, private school educated, over all privileged person.  Today the Yuppie is forgotten, but a new name has risen, basic. “Basic is white Converse and drinking Starbucks,” said Devin Hainje […]

Best Buddies
Dec
10

Best Buddies Thanksgiving is a success

A week before thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving dinner was organized by West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s Best Buddies club. This dinner involved activities such as a scavenger hunt for the attendees to participate in, as well as a Thanksgiving meal. After eating, everyone was able to hang out, chat, and get to know each other. The […]

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