New roads put in

The city of West Lafayette is drawing a slew of construction projects to their close.  A new roundabout on Northwestern has been added in addition to the  roundabouts popping up on Cumberland, some of which lay on new stretch of road close to the athletic complex.   Brad Krause’14 has mixed feelings about the new construction. […]

French exchange students visit

Traveling to another country is a goal for many people. Each year, students in Alsace, France are given the change to reach this goal by coming to America and staying with a host family in West Lafayette. This project started fairly recently, back in 2009. “In 2009 it was just an electronic letter exchange and […]

Etiquette Dinner cancelled

Last year, the Parent Council put together a dinner to help high school juniors and seniors learn etiquette  for a more formal setting.  This year not enough people signed up in time and the event was canceled  but that didn’t stop the Council from putting in the effort to organize the event. “Parent Council felt that all […]

Tuition frozen at Purdue

At this time of year, many seniors have finished fretting over which college they will go to and have begun to worry about how they are going to pay for it. In these economically difficult times, many schools are looking for ways to increase, or even just sustain revenue. Naturally, a wide array of rumors concerning […]

Talent Show a Success

At 7:00 on March 22nd at the Morton Community Center, a huge crowd of people started filing in to see the many talents that were about to be showcased. The West Lafayette Mayor’s Youth Council Talent Show was a huge success for the organization, raising around $650 which will be used at the discretion of the […]

Students contribute art

Each year the community hosts what is called Youth Art Month, a month dedicated to young artists and their work. There are several events, including an art show, student artwork being put up in the Statehouse, and an Art Auction to fund a charitable event. “It runs through most of March,” said Mrs. Kincaid, who […]

Stud Co takes control of votes

The week after Spring Break, the Student Council held a meeting to decide how to elect executives for the next year. They decided that representatives will still be elected by the student body, but the Executive Board will be voted on by the Student Council members themselves. Andrew Redd ’13 was Student Council President for […]

rats sighted near school

The Journal and Courier reported on Februaury 7th that after a citizen complained about seeing rats outside the school near the trash cans, exterminators inspected every inch of the school on that same day. “There are rumors but nothing has been seen or found,” said superintendent Dr. Rocky Killian. “It could have been a squirrel […]

Harlem Shake Creates Mania

The “Harlem Shake”  mania exploded within a week of a satirical blogger  posting a version of himself and his friends dancing to the song on February 2, 2013. The song, “The Harlem Shake”,  by Brooklyn DJ, Baaeur, was actually released last May and features a mechanical bass line, growling lion noises, and Dutch House synth riffs. West […]

STOTU recap

The state of the union isn’t an important policy decision and it’s not likely that in ten years people will still be talking about it, but its temporal location at the beginning of President Obama’s second term means that the address offers the chance for the general public to see which policy decisions will be focused on.  Unsurprisingly the economy was heavily […]

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