Staff Editorial: School food flops

What makes a good lunch? The staff of The Scarlette agrees that a so-called “good lunch” is not readily available here at West Side. Sure, the school has provided many options for even the pickiest of eaters, but the nutritional value of the food they are serving is well under par. Many entrees offered on the […]

Etiquette is Necessary

This year, I have noticed that there is a part of the student population that either is ignorant of the laws of the hallways or simply thinks themselves above them. There is understood etiquette in the hallways, and those who follow the rules often find themselves hurting due to the few rule breakers. Universal manners […]

Study Halls should be lenient

We all know that our school is a great school. It’s a great school because most of us have the mindset to succeed no matter what. We got this mindset by doing all of our homework, studying for all of our tests and still finding time for a social life. How, you might ask? We […]

My week without technology

Recently, after years and years of working on my parents to get an iPhone to fit in with the rest of the cool kids, I finally got myself a shiny new black iPhone 5.  However, just weeks after I accomplished my dream, that same phone was stolen.  This tragedy led to my tech-free week, with no […]

If you get a tattoo, do it right

As time goes on, tattoos are becoming more accepted by the majority of society. There is less of a stigma attached to body art than there was twenty or even ten years ago, and the lessening of stereotypes associated with tattoos has made them more common, even among high school students. High school students should […]

Carry your Head High and Smile

It is foolish to say bullying does not exist in our school. We have all seen it in the classroom, in the hallways, and in social media. You might not realize what you have seen, as physical bullying here is a rarity and news of a fight spreads across the school like wildfire. Emotional bullying, […]

In-class movies educate

When a teacher pulls out the SmartBoard remote and queues up the projector, a wide variety of responses can be seen from the students. Some students pump their fists into the air and yell “YES!”, while others groan and roll their eyes, and still others pull on their hoodies and prepare for a 50 minute […]

How can we greenify our school?

“Being green” is a worldwide goal, now that the population at large is aware of the threat of climate change and global warming.  To do our part, West Side should start looking for ways to be more eco-friendly.  Overall, our school is fairly good about recycling and cutting down on electricity, but there is always […]

School must adapt after change

Over the summer, West Lafayette High School underwent major changes both cosmetic and practical.   The old locker bay was removed, the cafeteria was expanded (if you were wondering why carpet was put in, the floor was too damaged for tile) and a string of new classrooms were installed. A sense of community is essential to […]

Don’t support “Tribal Tuesday”

The student council designated tomorrow September 24th, “Tribal Tuesday.” This theme is racist at its core. Students should not appropriate Native American culture by dressing up as “Indians,” and the administration should not have approved this theme. If you Google search “Indian costume”, images of scantily clad women in fringe and men in war bonnets […]

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