REACH aims to keep students away from drugs

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) agent who was dealing with the drug trafficking issues in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1985, and his pilot Captain Alfredo Zavala-Avelar were brutally kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by drug dealers. Citizens of Calexico, California, Camarena’s hometown, wore red ribbons to honor his efforts fighting against substance abuse. Since […]

Ebola is not a concern

“I don’t know what it is really, all I know is I don’t want it.” is all Lorelei Turner ’15 had to say about Ebola. With its recent spread to the United States, the responsibility falls to citizens and student to keep themselves less susceptible to disease.  The first step to prevention is understanding the […]

New PE equipment introduced

This article previously ran in the printed edition , but has since been revised online to include the perspective of the PE department.   Freshman this year have a lot of things to look forward to. A new lunch hour, a new student section at football games, and….heart monitors. Incoming 9th graders taking Physical Education […]

Sensors help keep team safe

The West Side football team took a big step in concussion research this off season and will continue throughout this season with sensors that measure the intensity of sustained hits. While players aren’t required to wear the sensors, the ones who decided to volunteer are now feeling safer playing football. “Knowing that if i had […]

New guidance offices debut

This coming year the student body will get to know two new guidance counselors and the re-vamped guidance system. What does this mean for this years’s senior class?  What good can students expect from this new system, but also what issues can arise? “Accessible” is how new guidance counselor Mrs. Sheffield described the new guidance […]

Students use twitter for change

Cold water suddenly running down their backs, thousands of people have posted videos shivering under cold water doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Social activists have long engaged their communities in order to achieve their goals, but in a world where community outreach has changed, how does that affect activism?  In recent months, the connective power […]

College Board Changes SAT

The SAT has always been a source of stress and anxiety for high school juniors and seniors. This coupled with the fact that most of the knowledge necessary for the SAT is knowledge that would be tough to find a use for in the real world has caused the College Board to announce changes for […]

Unified Track and Field runs for charity

This spring season West Lafayette became one of 15 Indiana schools with a Unified Track and Field team. The program is being managed by coach David Joest. Unified teams are made up of “approximately even numbers of athletes with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities,” said Joest On Friday, May 9th, the West Lafayette Unified […]

Construction takes over office

Over spring break, West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School began major construction on the main office area. The high school office, guidance counselor’s rooms and the nurse’s room have all been changed in some way.

Debate is more than meets the eye

The door to classroom 2227, Mr. Levy’s haven on a typical day, now opened to host one of October’s  Novice Public Forum debate rounds. Participants of the last round filed out, chatting about this and that and winding down from the debate. The next competitors entered, balancing binders and laptops, sizing up the judge just as […]

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