Downtown has Wi-Fi

Checking sports scores. Catching breaking news. Watching videos of cats. Learning. Whatever you may use the internet for, it is hard to imagine your life without it. A new development in town may greatly improve your quality of life as public Wi-Fi has been instated. On August 2nd, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place downtown […]

West Side stars in movie

West Lafayette High School is often thought of as one of the top public schools in the state, sometimes even nation. Although the school district itself is growing more successful each year the quality of public education in the US as a whole, is declining. The West Lafayette School Corporation is producing a documentary to […]

Register to Vote!

The 2012 General Election will be on Tuesday, November 6th. You have the right and are eligible to vote in Indiana if you are a U.S. citizen and will be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th. You also must be registered to vote.  The deadline to register for the general election […]

Keeping crime rates low

“I haven’t heard lots of unsafe things,” said Abby Burchill ‘15 when asked about the safety of West Lafayette. Many other students seem to share the mentality that the city is a really sheltered place to be. When asked to rate the safety of the school and community on a scale of 1 to 10, […]

Social Media in the Election

“Reddit is under heavy load right now, sorry. Try again in a few minutes,” was the only thing anyone visiting the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” could read on Wednesday, August 29. President Barack Obama visited the website on his campaign tour from Charlottesville, VA where the website was founded to answer over 1000 […]

Students politically illiterate

The average 18 to 22 year old does not vote. This is a well-accepted fact supported by economist Dana Severson from, but why don’t the young people vote? The young students of America do not care about elections. When asked the question why, government teacher Mr. Pugh said, “Young people don’t see how the […]

Starry Night a success

Lights strung from tent to tent illuminate the otherwise cloudy sky. Sounds of conversation and indie music wander through the night air. People watch a concert or examine homemade trinkets at a crafts booth filled the street. Running this year on September 21 from 7:00 to midnight at the corner of Northwestern Avenue and South […]

Do you remember RDTV?

“Good Morning, West Side, it’s Monday,” Will DeBoer would say at the start of the week in the 2009-2010 school year. Red Devil Television used to be an important part of a student’s week, but now three years later it seems to be missing. Back in the fall of 2006, “The show was daily for […]

Spirit is still serious

Superfan captains continue traditions. At any home football game, these guys are hard to miss. Standing on the track are the Superfan captains, pumping up the crowd and cheering on our team. Lorenzo Domondon ‘13 is the only veteran captain of the three this year, and he appointed Jack Erdman ‘13 and Michael Deranek ’14 […]

new stores at tippecanoe mall

This summer, three new stores opened at the Tippecanoe Mall.  These include H&M, Tilly’s, and Crazy 8.  “It’s really cool how West Lafayette is finally opening up to the rest of civilization.  It’s nicer to shop now,” said Arete Tsoukalas ’16.                 H&M is a Swedish based store with a wide range of fashionable clothing […]

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