• Ms. Muth

    Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

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  • A Future Changing Trip

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

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  • Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

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  • Painting a Path

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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  • Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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Ms. Muth
Oct
14

Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

Read More
Oct
14

A Future Changing Trip

How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

Read More
Oct
14

Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

Read More
Oct
14

Painting a Path

From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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Oct
12

Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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Jan
6

Speak of the Devil: Episode 4

The fourth and final episode of the fall season for “Speak of the Devil,” a sports broadcast hosted by HoJun Yun, Joey Gavin, Kiersten Wood, and Ava Doty, features varsity football players Kyle Adams and Caleb Krockover. The two talk about their off-season training, their experiences as All-State caliber players, and their final season in […]

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Jan
6

  Putting in the Work; The softball team’s preseason is underway

Although softball season doesn’t start until the spring, the girls on the team are already putting in a lot of work. Preseason workouts and conditioning have been going on since November and will continue until the season begins in the spring. “The workouts are a great way to get back in shape and prepare us […]

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Jan
6

Respecting our Educators 101

1. What’s one point you try to convey to your students all year long about being successful? Monsieur Olhault says… “The number one thing about being successful is being consistent. Being at school consistently, doing your work consistently, having a consistently good attitude, and being consistently respectful of the educational environment [contributes].” Mrs. Sandberg says… […]

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Jan
6

New Pool, New Food, Same School

Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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Dec
3

“Jesus Is King” Album Review

On October 25th, 2019 Kanye West released Jesus is King. After much anticipation Kanye released his ninth album which has 11 tracks and is 27 minutes long. First of all, this album is not that good. Some of the songs are good, but some of the songs are just really bad. It’s honestly worse than […]

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Dec
3

Speak of the Devil Podcast: Episode 3

The third episode of Speak of the Devil, a sports broadcast hosted by HoJun Yun, Joey Gavin, Kiersten Wood, and Ava Doty, features varsity volleyball players Tori Woods and Alaina Omonode. The two talk about their second year coach Katie Champion, the team chemistry between the upper and underclassmen, and their first sectional championship in […]

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Nov
11

What’s Going On with the VPN Ban?

VPNs have long been a common method for West Side students to access websites blocked by the school filter. They’re incredibly easy: simply download a VPN app from the App Store or Google Play and connect to it when you want to access a blocked website. Once you’re connected, the VPN “tricks” the network you’re […]

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