Dance causes drama

Katie Sigurdson ’13’s Tweets on November 15th : “west side is cancelling our second and only other dance. everyone needs to put a very strongly worded concern into the student concern box.” – 9:03 am “administration prolly saw my tweet and changed their mind. #theydontwantthis” – 12:45 pm Sigurdson was not alone on November 15, […]

are you politically saavy?

1)      To what political parties do President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitt Romney (in that order) belong? a)      Republican Party, Democratic Party b)      Green party, Libertarian Party c)       Democratic Party, Republican Party d)      Democratic Party, Constitution Party 2)      How does Sen. Romney plan on attracting great teachers to the work force? a)      Raising wages b)      […]

Blood Drive is success

  “If my red blood cells can save three lives, it’s worth my time,” says Hannah Delacruz ’14 about her experience at the blood drive at the school on the 20th of November. The blood drive was  considered a success by its sponsor Mrs. Newgent.  She said,“We got twice as many donors to show up […]

Overley Era to End

“I would do it all over again if I could,” said football coach Marshall Overley, speaking of his long-time coaching and teaching career.  After 34 years, Overley has announced he will retire after this school year.  But, as football season has come to a close, his years of coaching are over.  “It’s an honor to be […]

Reveillon raises spirits

“It’s a good way for French students to see what the French do around Christmas and New Year’s,” said Lizzie Timberlake, ’13, “It’s the big event of the year for French club.” After school on the day of the event, people started to work to make the evening as smooth as possible. “At 3:30 the […]

Compliments page goes viral

A social media phenomenon has been sweeping the facebook newsfeeds of West Side students. What’s the twist this time? The posts are the digital version of random acts of kindness! West Side Compliments is an anonymous facebook page that posts compliments sent by students to the  “inbox” about people at our school. In less than […]

Students involved in election

Politics may not be something that buzzes through our halls very often. But around election season there may be more political talk as some of our students are eligible to vote. “As a former government teacher I think student involvement in elections is incredibly important,” said Mr. Slauter, Assistant Principal. “It’s important for the students […]

NHL breaking ice

Since early October, the National Hockey League, or NHL, has been on stike for labor discussions. Most of the talks involving the NHL owners and players are meeting in New York but they have been elsewhere as well. Just like the NBA and NFL in recent years, the NHL is breaking the season in pieces. As of right now, […]

new era for band

Over this past summer, Mr. Matt Conaway, West Side’s band director, left to take a job at Purdue University and was replaced by Don Pettit. “The band students built a great environment for music-making and camaraderie that became a model for small-school music programs throughout the state,” said Conaway.  “It was a real pleasure to […]

IN education to change

A little over a month ago on Tuesday, November 6th, former schoolteacher Glenda Ritz beat incumbent Tony Bennet to become Indiana’s next superintendent of education. During his tenure, Tony Bennet brought sweeping change to Indiana education.  He was an advocate of standardized testing and teacher evaluations  tied to pay.  He supported charter schools and the […]

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