“Into the Woods” proves musicals aren’t just for girls

I had to trick my own father into seeing the new musical “Into the Woods.”  When I told him the title, he thought I was talking about “Wild”, the adaptation of the Cheryl Strayed novel…and I let him believe it. My dad, as have so many other males, has bought into the common misconception that […]

Jazz Band rocks the stage

The West Side Jazz Band is a seemingly unknown entity outside of the music groups of the school, but it is a vibrant and active part of the music culture of West Side High. While certainly not as large as Band or Orchestra, Jazz Band has many members. It is divided into two groups, the […]

Parks and Rec enters last season

Around six years ago now, the first season of Parks and Recreation was aired. Like every show ever, it has seen its share of ups and downs. Now, as the show approaches the halfway mark in its seventh and last season, it looks as if it will be one of its best. If you had stayed up to […]

Sam Day speaks to the world

Sam Day ’16 became interested in languages in 8th grade when he began taking German class. Now, Day studies in German 4, Spanish 3, and French 3, as well as learning Russian, Korean, and Italian outside of school using websites and apps. Day’s favorite part about learning languages is the grammar part, he said, “everyone hates […]

Street art takes over West Lafayette

Recently West Lafayette has seen a spike in local street art, or the more commonly known term, graffiti. The majority of this street art is on Purdue’s campus, primarily in the Village and Chauncey Square Mall. This does not take into account the mural that was commissioned by the city. This large, multicolored wall painting […]

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 […]

Alicia Cheng paints the world

                Finding artistic inspiration in everyday objects and scenery, Alicia Cheng ’15 creates art through spray painting and photography. Cheng uses these mediums to express herself and escape from the worries of school. “When I’m stressed with school, I just come to the art room, do my art, […]

“Serial” keeps listeners interested

Thursday has quickly become my favorite day of the week.  It’s not because it’s the day before Friday, but instead because it’s the day Serial comes out. Serial is a new podcast from This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, and like many people it has become my newest obsession.  Serial is like Taylor Swift’s 1989 to […]

Winter Scarlette Staff Playlist

Abbee- We Are Fine by Sharon Van Etten featuring Zach Codon Sara- Riverside by Agnes Obel Jesse- Christmas in Harlem by Kanye West Luke- Talk by Coldplay Nico- 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chasing Maia- Like Real People Do by Hozier Duncan- Winter Wonderland by Frank Sinatra Desmond- Hold On We’re Going Home […]

Holiday movies to watch

1. It’s a Wonderful Life When George Bailey starts having doubts about his life, an angel helps him by showing him what life would have been like, if he never existed. This heartwarming classic is the perfect movie to watch with the family, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. 2. Edward Scissorhands This movie is a great […]

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