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    What not to do when texting

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    In high school, things can get very confusing very fast. These things include: why there was no 2-hour delay, why a certain teacher seems to be out to get you, and why the last ten minutes of 5th and 8th hour seem to take hours. But, perhaps, something more confusing than those three options is […]

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  • Juniors say early goodbyes

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    There are definitely pros and cons regarding early graduations for juniors Katey Givan, Zakiya Johnson, Sam Mercier, and Hope Quattrocki. Whether the intentions are to travel or to pursue careers, graduating early certainly opens a lot of doors. Next year, Katey Givan ’15 plans to enhance her education through the Rotary Youth Exchange, an international […]

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    Schools limit rights in class

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    In the mid 1900’s, students were expelled from public schools for refusing to salute the flag. Later, schools were authorized to read a prayer as a daily school exercise. Do these and other behaviors infringe upon rights protected by the First Amendment? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the […]

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    West Side participates in Purdue Men’s Choral Festival

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    On February 19th, Purdue is holding their annual Purdue Men’s Choral Festival. This year for the first time, West Side is participating in it. The concert will be held in Purdue’s Elliot Hall of Music. The festival is happening throughout the entire day from 9:30 am-8 am. The boys in Advanced Chorale, Priority Male, and Concert Choir […]

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    Robotics is rockin

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    The West Lafayette Robotics club is flourishing. Mr. Florence, the Robotics director since its founding in 1999, is very proud of his group of students. The club has around 42 members, around  10 per class. Usually between 40 and 50 students participate every year. The competition season for this club starts on the last weekend […]

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Mar
23

New community college policy created

In January president Obama announced his plan to make going to college for two years as universal as high school. In order to achieve this goal, Obama, proposed free community college to anyone who maintains a 2.5 GPA while attending a community college at least part time. This initiative is part of President Obama’s goal […]

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Mar
23

Spring break guide

Spring Break draws closer and the excitement and energy builds around the school. The expectation of what might occur over that week is driving students insane throughout the school. The biggest struggle before the main event, however, is what to pack. Warm Weather: If you are making your way to a tropical area, or Florida, it […]

Mar
23

Frustration over lack of democracy in school

Throughout our lives, we as students have had democracy hammered into our heads. We hear of how Russia is becoming less democratic and less free, and how China is ruled as an autocracy that oppresses its people. Yet we don’t get much of a democratic experience in our daily school life. The executive decisions made […]

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Mar
12

Featured Senior: Daniel Hallett

When Daniel Hallett ’15 started pursuing music in 7th grade, the band director at the time, Mr. Conaway, had a huge influence on him. The director’s evident ambition and enthusiasm were what inspired Hallett to become a musician. Hallett’s contribution to the school’s music department and the West Lafayette and Lafayette community is extraordinary. He […]

BARBERSHOP QUARTET: Seth Subeck, Alex Bouman, and Luke Richie belt out their love for pigs.  They all portray farmers who enter their beloved pigs in the State Fair.  Ben Shively (not pictured) is the fourth member of the quartet.
Mar
12

State Fair hits the stage

Every year our high school has a musical that must do its best to top last years.  So in order to do that everything must be perfect.  Alex Jennings ’15 along with Alec Friedman ’16 are in charge of the lights and Abbee Westbrook ’15 is in charge of the sound.  “Programming the lights for  each […]

Mar
12

Cell phone safety

Students are allowed to have phones out before and after school, during lunch, and for education-related purposes.  If a student has their phone out during passing periods or, of course, in class, teachers or staff can take the phone and discipline the student. Depending on the number of previous offenses, the punishment will change. On the […]

Mar
12

Academic Superbowl competes for the best

The Academic Superbowl is the ultimate test for students to prove their smarts in a competitive setting.  The students that participate in the Academic Superbowl compete with students of other schools to see who is the best of the best. There are five subjects: Math, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, and English. Each subject has five […]

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Mar
12

Mr. Joest goes to Washington

Mr. Joest’s AP Government class is in for a real treat this year. The class is going on a trip to Washington D. C. On Saturday, March 14th, they are flying to Reagan International to see the Capital and meet with some high ranking officials, including an assistant director of the Secret Service and some […]

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Mar
12

Which team are you on?

Celebrities sometimes can’t get along. How do they lash back at each other? Here’s a look at some of Hollywood’s brawls and your votes: TAYLOR SWIFT VS. KATY PERRY 76% vs. 24% The two superstars’ feud had sparked last fall when Swift hinted the subject in her single, “Bad Blood,” was Perry, or her “straight-up […]

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Mar
12

Teacher pet peeves

Senora Espinoza Chewing gum with your mouth open. Bad drivers in the parking lot. Mispronouncing “Zapatos”.   Mr. Smith People touching things on my desk. Throwing plastic in the paper recycling bins. Running in the door after the bell has rang. Doing work from other classes. Mrs. Kincaid When I go in the bathroom, and there’s […]

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