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 […]

What is tardy?

Too many tardies can cause detentions for students.

Along with the beginning of a new school year comes the introduction of each individual teacher’s tardy policies. Each teacher has their own rules about tardiness.  “I think it’s up to the individual teacher to set their standards for their classroom”, stated Mrs. Harding.  The one rule that irritates some students is being in your […]

Editor attends DC conference

Neha Ramani is the co-editor-in-chief of The Scarlette for the 2012-2013 school year.  She was selected as the Indiana recipient of the 2012 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Scholarship, which included a $1000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid conference in Washington D.C. from June 14th to 17th.  Read about her experience here: They say […]

Come soon, holiday season!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to celebrate winter holidays every day. Winter holidays are so fun, so why should we limit ourselves to only celebrate and prepare for them in December? Popularized by the television show “Workaholics”,people have even started celebrating the holiday Half Christmas, which comes […]

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