• Speaking with the Society: an Interview with Shakespeare Society’s Presidents

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Co-President,11, Katie Werely-Bross talks with members Sarah Kurtz, 11, and Grace Czerwonky, 11, about the new play they were studying. The Club had just started Macbeth and were getting ready to start reading. “We teach as if people don’t know about Shakespeare. We cover basic things and ask basic questions: ‘Hey do you know this? […]

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  • Different places, same attitude

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a […]

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  • Fresh off campus:

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Mrs. Brooks takes on being a band director Mrs. Brooks is a new band director fresh out of college. She graduated from college just this past May from Vandercook College in Chicago Illinois. “My school was primarily a music education conservatory so everyone that graduated from my college became a music educator, it was very […]

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  • New attendance secretary, Tiana the princess alike

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Mrs. Bonnell is more similar to Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, than people would think. Mrs. Bonnell is West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s newest attendance secretary.  “I like to be busy, and this is busy, all day long,”Bonnell said. As the attendance secretary, she doesn’t have a prep hour or study hall, but […]

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  • it was a “rocky” start to the school year

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    The beginning of the school year started out shaky, even before the school year officially started for Ms. McClure. Monday morning, only a mere 3 days before students began their first day of school, she was told she had to move rooms, but not just one room over.he had to move to a whole other […]

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Oct
8

Student Parking Madness

Many seniors this year have one more struggle and annoyance that they have to deal with besides college applications and homework… and that is parking. The student lot lost a lot of the spots they had, basically causing seniors to hope they get a spot if they aren’t there early enough. As a result, many […]

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Oct
8

Speak of the Devil: Episode 1

The first ever episode of Speak of the Devil, a sports broadcast hosted by Hojun Yun, Joey Gavin, Kiersten Wood, and Ava Doty, features varsity soccer players Noah Stenberg and Gwen Barnett. They comment on their seasons thus far and predict how far they see their post season going. They also talk about the new […]

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Oct
8

Charli XCX Speaks to the Future on her New Album

In the 5 years since Charli XCX’s previous album, Sucker, Charli started a pop music revolution. After joining forces with boundary-pushing label PC Music and releasing wild experimental singles, EPs, and mixtapes, her new album, Charli, released on September 13th, 2019, takes her new, unique style of pop music to new heights. Charli is genre-defying, […]

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Oct
7

How To Survive The School Construction

Struggling with the constant rush of school and finding a way around the new changes around the school? Here are some tips from fellow students to help you feel more at ease.  

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Oct
7

Tests and Stress- The Devils Advocate

What’s your best studying method for big tests? Juinor Molly Kormanis says… “I really like using flashcards to study for big tests.” Freshman Minnie Liang says… “I usually get my friends to quiz me or I do Quizlet questions and flashcards.”  Senior Adam Earnst says… “Just make sure you pay attention in class and actually […]

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Oct
7

Fresh Fall Songs: a Spotify Playlist to Transition into Fall with

“Fresh Fall Songs” is a Spotify playlist designed to help you transition into fall. It features songs of all genres: pop, rock, and even hints of rap. However, its goal is to help you get into the relaxed fall mindset that this season is known for having.

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Oct
7

The new cafeteria will be expanding students’ horizons and lunches

 Want to build your own pizza? Want pasta today? Build your own tacos? How about the classic rotating lunches that we all love? And our beloved french fries? All of these options will be available in the new cafeteria coming next month, right after fall break.  The new cafeteria will be emulating the style of […]

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Oct
7

West Side Embraces ZipGrade as Scantron Machine on Its Last Legs

Scantron has long been the go-to system for grading multiple-choice exams at West Side due to its convenience over other systems. Teachers can quickly grade hundreds of tests simply by bringing completed bubble sheets to the school’s Scantron machine. But over the last few years, the Scantron machine has been showing signs of age: teachers […]

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Oct
4

The start of the year for the a cappella groups was in perfect harmony

Now that it’s October, clubs and organizations are in full swing, not excluding the revered a cappella groups, Perfect Pitches and Priority Male. Perfect Pitches had their first performance on Sunday, September 22 at the choir concert. The heads of the Perfect Pitches and Priority Male, Alice Lin and Gavin Duffy, respectively, recently held auditions […]

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Oct
4

Speaking with the Society: an Interview with Shakespeare Society’s Presidents

Co-President,11, Katie Werely-Bross talks with members Sarah Kurtz, 11, and Grace Czerwonky, 11, about the new play they were studying. The Club had just started Macbeth and were getting ready to start reading. “We teach as if people don’t know about Shakespeare. We cover basic things and ask basic questions: ‘Hey do you know this? […]

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Sep
18

Special Cases

Swanson’s view on special education teaching experience “Relationships is what I’ve found is a big part of special education. It’s getting to know the kids and knowing their strengths and weaknesses and how to make those work,” said Mrs. Becky Swanson, the new Basic Skills Development (BSD) teacher. Swanson earned a degree in elementary education, […]

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Sep
16

Different places, same attitude

Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a […]

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Sep
16

More Than a Language

Mary Michael Hopes to Teach Life Lessons as Well as Vocabulary “You guys are just really good kids, you really are,” says new teacher Madame Mary Michael Michael has been teaching French for 27 years and has spent the last 5 at Rushville Consolidated High School, which she says holds “no comparison” to life here […]

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