Beneath the surface

A look under West Side’s hallowed halls reveals an unknown past. There are many different theories regarding the basement of West Lafayette High School. How far does it go? Are there tunnels? Do we even have a basement? On Friday 14, 2011 those elusive questions were answered, along with a few no one ever thought […]

Fall production promises laughs

  The fall season has begun, and with it comes the first of two plays presented by the West Side Drama Club. This fall, the club is performing “You Can’t Take it With You,” a comedy co-written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. It is the first ever directed by junior high English teacher […]

West Side goes wild

On Monday, September 19th, West Side was a sea of plaid. The day marked the start of Spirit Week, consisting of five different themed dress-up days and culminating with a pep rally, parade, and homecoming football game on Friday night. This year’s theme was “Wild Wild West Side”. While for the majority of the student […]

Marching Band Competition Full of Awards and Angst

  When the marching band and dance team headed to the Indiana State Fair, they had spent the summer practicing for hours at a time for the Marching Band Day, a competition held at the fair annually. According to band director Mr. Conaway the practices were, “the same as always”, the outcome of their performance […]

West siders study abroad

Everyone dreams of living in another country and experiencing the different culture. A few lucky West Siders were able to live out that dream for seven weeks this summer. Some of the students that were able to enjoy the experience were Beau Westbrook, Melissa Freiser, and Maggie Furtner, who went to France; and Maggie Oates, […]

Longtime counselor Mr. Thomas resigns

  On the morning of Wednesday, August 7th, the student body was greeted with the surprising news that well-known counselor Mr. Nate Thomas had turned in his resignation the previous night. Though the reason underlying his resignation remains private, Mr. Shriner and Mrs. Grimble were quick to assure seniors that their college application process would […]

Travel the World in One Day

   Upon entering West Side, one only has to glance at the faces of the students around them to get a sense of the many cultures and backgrounds present in the school. With this kind of diversity, it comes as no surprise that many West Side students and their families are involved with Global Fest, […]

West Side’s new look

  West Lafayette High School has dived into an era of technological advancement.  Gone are the days of the familiar blue and white lockers of the Junior High locker bay.  In their place stands a brand new speaker system, four 60 inch LCD televisions, an open lounging area, and a sleek black stage.  Walking into […]

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