Teachers with guns?

In light of the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association has made a shocking suggestion: to protect our students, we should arm our teachers. The staff of The Scarlette feels that this idea is completely inappropriate; however, we do agree that our school and students in particular do not know […]

Why is Indiana so homophobic?

It seems like at the beginning of every congressional term, Indiana legislators still have one big thing on their mind—gay marriage. They are forever fighting to add an amendment to the Indiana constitution, outlawing gay marriage. There is already a law prohibiting gay marriage in this state, so why the amendment? Its it because they’re […]

Let’s not have required prayers

Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse’s bill to require the Lord’s Prayer blurs the line between legitimate legislation and a bill to make a point.  Kruse currently sits as the chairman of the Senate education committee, and he has also authored a bill that would require creationism to be  presented along side evolution which was shot […]

veterans need recognition

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day. Time off school and work is just one way we recognize these holidays. Some important days don’t get distinguished in this way, and thus we have to celebrate them in other ways. Veterans Day is a day we take aside to honor our people who fight for or have fought for our […]

Life without Santa

When I was thirteen, I received an e-mail from a summer camp friend titled “The War on Christmas.” It introduced to me the concept of an attack on Christmas that is mainly waged by saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” and calling Christmas trees “holiday trees.” I was completely taken aback by the email which seemed to […]

Super fans; serious enough?

When it comes to Red Devil athletics, everyone wants to win, but are we doing our part in making that happen? The staff of The Scarlette believes it is a responsibility of the student body to show up and participate in supporting their school. We may call ourselves Superfans, but are we practicing what we […]

Hydration is necessary

You’re sitting in class and decide you would like a drink of water.  You have a water bottle sitting in the side pocket of your backpack so you reach down and pick it up.  You begin to twist off the top and, as if the teacher has been just waiting for you to take a […]

facebook used as filter

Colleges use Facebook to turn away students. Facebook is a public website, and the information of its users can be seen by anyone, but recently, colleges have been using the social network as a way to eliminate potential students. Many students believe that this method of selection is unfair, “Personally, I don’t think [it is […]

rallies bring out RDP

The pep band. The She Devils dance team. Coach Overly’s speech to the students. Shortened 7th and 8th hour classes. All these aspects make pep rallies necessary to West Lafayette High School. During homecoming week students dress up accordingly to the theme. There is no better way to cap off homecoming week than with a […]

code of conduct confusing

Should students be punished for what they do outside of school? When the Staff of the Scarlette first met to discuss this question, the answer was a fairly strong “no.” We discussed rumors of a school facebook that spied on students, how the administration allegedly searches all confiscated phones and argued that if a student […]

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