French students explore the U.S.

  By Abby Bien Times Square, the Magnificent Mile, and Bruno’s are all popular destinations to visit in different cities throughout the U.S.A.   Starting in mid-March, twelve French students along with their English teacher, Monsieur Kellenberger, went on a three-city trip of America,   stopping at New York City, Chicago, and our hometown, West […]

Students succeed at state science fair

On March 31st, six West Side students competed at at Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair at IUPUI. Matthew Campbell, Anirudh Prabhu, Farah Alucozai, Anuj Patel, Sarah Campbell, and Heya Kaakeh qualified to compete at the fair through their participation at the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair that took place March 5th. The six spent […]

Science Olympiad takes regionals

On Saturday, February 25, eight teams from seven schools across the state (Park Tudor had two teams) brought their all to the Science Olympiad regional competition.  West Side’s team of ten was among one of the smallest there, but took first place with 54 points and 10 out of 23 first place medals. There were […]

Schools sever free speech

Cancer awareness is a cause supported by most schools. At West Side, the Hoops for Hope event, the volleyball team’s “Dig Pink” games, and the annual blood drives all aim to raise awareness about and aid cancer research.Most other schools have similar events and fundraisers. However, in early January, Roosevelt Middle School in Monticello, Indiana […]

Prepare to dance till you drop: Students are warming up for the West Lafayette Dance Marathon

  Although dance marathons have been going on since the Jazz Age of the Roaring ‘20s, this year marks the first time West Side is hosting one of its own. The West Lafayette Dance Marathon will take place throughout the high school, in the gyms and commons area, on March 31st from four to ten […]

The robot is ready

From March 15th to March 17th, the West Side Robotics team will be participating in their first competition of the year at the Purdue Armory. The team, consisting of approximately forty to fifty people, has been preparing for this competition all year. From January to February they worked on the robot for three to six […]

Superbowl XLVII brought fun and festivites to local area

       It’s that time of year: the food, the parties, the commercials … And this year it was right down the street. Superbowl Sunday is an exciting time whether your favorite team is playing or even if you enjoy the commercials more than the game itself. Having such a huge event take place in […]

Cultures collide at OCMC

Every year on the second Tuesday of February, West Side transforms into something akin to Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase through One Community Many Cultures (OCMC). At OCMC, not only are the countries of the required world languages of German, French, and Spanish represented, but also countries the countries of origin of West Side’s diverse […]

Political events affect us too

  On January 18, 2012, students across the nation found themselves in a terrifying predicament: the English Wikipedia was blacked out. Thousands of other websites coordinated with Wikipedia to raise awareness and rally opposition against the proposed bills in Congress known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act). Both of these […]

Mining the moon

ACSL team of six earns fourth in Zero Robotics competition. Last fall, sophomore Jerry Ma received an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would be holding its annual Zero Robotics competition and invited Ma to participate. The ACSL club member rounded up some of his fellow clubbers, recruited Mr. Watson as […]

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