Zero Robotics to MIT

On January 11th, West Lafayette sent representatives the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete in the Zero Robotics competition. “Zero Robotics is a programming competition created by MIT and NASA where you program these robots called SPHERES that are essentially mini satellite,” said competitor Albert Hwang ’14.  Each year,  teams from all over the country to […]

all win at Hoops for Hope

“It was more than the money … everyone was cheering for us,” said Mrs. Newgent, who has taken over the Hoops for Hope program in the past few years. Hoops for Hope began five years ago, in February of 2008, when Newgent’s daughter Caroline was diagnosed with Leukemia.  The student councils at West Side and […]

JH lunch off limits

For the longest time, high school students could grab a quick snack before their lunch period. However, these days have come to an end. High school students who were in sneaking into the Grab ‘n Go line for food between classes were in violation of pre-existing rules. Until recently, this was not an issue. However, […]

students become (cadet) teachers

Having a teaching experience is as easy as talking to your guidance counselor. The Cadet Teaching Program offers second semester seniors an opportunity to go to Cumberland or Happy Hollow to assist an elementary classroom teacher. This program helps students have a realistic experience of a career with which they have an interest and may […]

Berry’s Camera Shop Closes

Berry’s Camera Shop, located on 328 Ferry Street, has been a part of Lafayette for sixty four years. On December 15th, they went out of business and officially closed. They had been greatly involved with the photography program at our school, handling everything from equipment, camera repairs, and student discounts. Now that Berry’s Camera Shop […]

Do you Dare to Bear?

Winter, snow, sledding, beaches, and swimsuits?  While the seasons of winter and summer might be polar opposites, that hasn’t stopped the Riverside Ice Skating rink from hosting Dare to Bear, an event where participants skate in their swimming suits.  This February 1st, the rink traditionally filled with winter coats, scarves and gloves will be taken over by skaters in […]

musicians compete for gold

Indiana State School Musical Association (ISSMA) Solo & Ensemble  is a routine competition for most students in the West Side music department. Participation is required for all of the school’s orchestra members and all seventh and eighth grade band students. The Wind, Percussion and Strings Solo & Ensemble is on the 26 of January this year […]

Classrooms, cafeteria to change

During this up coming summer West Side will see a lot changes. Jovon Rayl A.I.A. of KJG architecture said that “the object [of the summer construction] is to create three new classrooms in this area, rework some art classrooms, and then increase the cafeteria space for new sitting.” The classes will be added to the first floor where […]

Sandy Hook prompts safety

On December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, twenty students and six adults were shot and killed by twenty year-old Adam Lanza.  Sandy Hook Elementary had more security than West Lafayette High School, only allowing visitors who were buzzed into the school to enter, but Lanza broke a window and crawled […]

Lunch Hot Spots Torn Down

[By Amy He, Neha Ramani and Abby Bien] It was announced early last week that the Northwestern Street complex will be soon demolished to be replaced by a five-story apartment building. Aside from the new living facilities, the first floor of the building will contain many of the current eateries along with new businesses. The […]

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