Racism prominent at Purdue

In the past year, Purdue University has reported eleven hate crimes and hundreds of other racist incidents. The FBI  ranked the school second in the nation in the amount of hate crimes and racial incidents. On April 22, a march was hosted by the Purdue Black Cultural Center. The march was not intended to be in response to […]

Symphony succeeds at state

Photo by Neha Ramani

The West Side symphony placed fourth at their state competition on Saturday, May 4th. This was the second year in a row the symphony went to State to compete for a place among the best symphonies in Indiana. “We have been practicing a lot, and we’ve had two lunchtime rehearsals,” explained Lizzie Timberlake ’13, who […]

Bomb threat, no lockdown

What should students know in case of threats near campus? On April 17th around 12:34  pm, the office came over the PA asking students to avoid the Southern end of Northwestern due to “police activity.”  Thanks to cellular technology, within minutes most of the school’s population knew there had been a bomb threat made around the Northwestern Avenue/Sylvia […]

ECO club receives Subaru recycling award

On Monday, April 29, ECO club won an award presented by Subaru Indiana Automotive (SIA) for collecting the mostmaterials to re-use and recycle. If you attended the Delphi Friday night basketball game in January, you may have seen various stands dedicated to collecting these materials. These stands were set up by the school’s ECO club […]

Science Olympiad Wins Purdue

The team members of Science Olympiad, led by Mr. VonWerder, celebrated their victory at the March 2nd regionals competition at Purdue. The team won gold medals in 11 events, silver in 4 events, and bronze in 5 events, overall placing first in the entire competition. So what exactly does Science Olympiad do? The team attends […]

German exchange successful

If you saw new faces in our hallways, they weren’t  new kids. German exchange students came to visit our school from April 8th to April 19th.  While some were comfortable in their new environments, others found a vast difference between our school system and their own. “Everything is bigger in America,” said Lukas Bützler.  Bützler […]

Are biking regulations necessary?

Last month, a Change.org petition: “Lafayette and West Lafayette Indiana City Government: Establish a Safe Passing Distance Between Motor Vehicles and Bicycles” passed its goal of 230 signatures. It now has over 270. The petition was written by Bicycle Lafayette, a group dedicated to improving biking conditions in the city. Its goal is to pass an ordinance requiring […]

Yun to international science fair

On April 6th, seven students attended the Indiana State Science Fair. Those students were Sang-a Yun ’13, Agustina de la Fuente ‘14, Esther Yoon ’14, Alex Bouman ’16, Claire Hazbun ’16, Isabelle Li ’16, and Brian Chen ’16. The four freshmen are all in Mr. Overley’s Biology Honors class. As a part of the curriculum, […]

Coach, alum at marathon

Coach Custer and Boston area alumni tell their stories of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent shootings. Among the many out-of-town runners at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th, 2013, was track coach Mr. Custer. “I qualified in November 2011 when I ran a 3.05.08,” he said. “You have 18 months to fulfill […]

Fake Photo Goes Viral

 In the wake of the shootings at the Boston Marathon, a photo of a little girl running was released. Over 40,000 people “re-tweeted” the picture before it was discovered as a fake. The girl neither ran nor died in the Boston Marathon. “The photo was a picture of one of the young girls at the […]

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