WL Backpack Program

  The West Lafayette backpacks organization is a volunteer and donation based organization dedicated to helping feed underprivileged families in our community. This program was started about 10 years ago but is still widely unknown by a lot of people at West side. The important work this volunteer group does helps hundreds of your fellow […]

Valentine’s Day for Singles

Here is a Valentine’s Day video for those without a significant other to celebrate it with, in other words, singles. Despite the typical stigma of being single on Valentine’s Day, several students we interviewed actually had positive attitudes towards the day. Some claimed it was a mere commercial holiday, intended to profit off of romantic […]

Take a Peek Behind the Curtains

The music swells, the spotlight glows, the curtains part, and the show begins. This year West Lafayette is putting on “Curtains” for their spring musical.  Many come out to see the show every year, but many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes. How goes into putting on a musical? From acting […]

Poetry Slam

The Women Empowering Women Club organized a poetry slam on October 12th. Participants in the club were aloud to go up and perform their either own written poetry or someone else’s work. This gave people the ability to speak their mind Sarah Greenwell is the president of the club and was interviewed to speak all […]

Students Help with new Rec Center

Have you ever wanted a place where you could swim and then ice skate and finish off with a nice cup of hot cocoa? The new Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Center under consideration by the city of West Lafayette offers just this opportunity. Janet Fawley, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, as well as Chris Foley, […]

Earth Space Students Prepare for Finals

On Wednesday, December 14th, I interviewed Emilia Kaluta, 11, and Andrew Falk, 12, about their study habits for finals. Though they differ in their answers, they both have the same final goal, which is to do well. Finals week can often seem very stressful for many students, but most can agree that if you prepare […]

WeSSo Lends a Hand

  We all pass the light pink bulletin board labeled “WeSSo” daily, but do we really know what WeSSo is? WeSSo stands for “West Side Student Service Organization”, and it’s an all girls club. They meet once a month on a Monday. The club’s mission statement is to help those in our school and community […]

Students take Advantage of Their Lunch Hour

We asked our Twitter followers “Where do you spend your lunch hour?” 88% of those who answered the poll said they take advantage of our school’s open lunch and head off campus for lunch (either home or out with friends). The other 12% prefer to hang around the building in the Media Center or the […]

Four things everyone should keep in their car this winter.

Do New ID’s Increase Safety?

Identification cards are used extensively at West Side. In past years, it was used for simple forms like getting into football games and figuring out which bus to get onto. Now they are being used to increase the safety of the school, by unlocking the doors at certain times of the day. But what do students […]

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