A Familiar Face

Past student teacher returns, teaching English full time Students may have recognized this friendly face around the building this year.  Former student teacher Miss O’Farrell is here for a permanent position, teaching 7th grade English. “I really like the energy that the students have. It’s their first year at West Side and my first year […]

Over the Learning Curve

Ms. Windler will overcome the new challenge of working with older students this school year Though the Happy Hollow Elementary school library may seem similar to the one at West Lafayette Jr./Sr High school, the students at the high school will be keeping Ms. Windler busy in the 2018-2019 school year.   The new librarian, […]

The Change Leader Turns Teacher

“After a robust twenty-four year business career, I always wanted to teach,” said new teacher Mr. Cullen.  “I realized I should do it now because I’m not getting any younger.” Prior to becoming the new Business and AP Computer Science teacher, Mr. Cullen spent most of his working life as a  “change leader” for various […]


Mr. Wood Follows in his Father’s Footsteps in Teaching and Coaching Students have been met with the friendly smile and conversation from Coach Wood for many years. Things are about to change. This year, West Side students will be met not only with the smiles and conversation of one Mr. Wood, but two. One of […]

From Student to Expert

The New Technology Specialist Arrives Most students aim to go to college as soon as they graduate, but for new technology specialist Trevor Baker, that is not the case. Baker is a 2018 graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette. Though he plans to go to college, he didn’t want to go immediately into debt, […]

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, […]

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