From College Softball to Special Ed

Mrs. Tripp joins team of teachers Two dreams. One future that could support both of them. And countless hours of work ahead. Mrs. Kelly Tripp arrives at her first year of teaching with a degree and a D1 softball experience under her belt, still not ready to meet her limits.   “I started playing softball as […]

New computer science teacher comes to West Side

At West Side High School in the 2021-2022 year, we got several new teachers. They all taught various subjects; Math, English, PE, Computer Science. At the school, computer science is taught by Mr. Woodard. It is his first year here, and there have definitely been changes. “I would say West Side is larger because before […]

An Aspiring Author

Tiffany's Author Photo

Student Author, Tiffany Yeung has published her first book, Verge, on amazon. By no small feat, she wrote this book during her senior year, entirely on her own. She accomplished this because she enjoyed the process of it. She described this motivation when she said, “The thing is with writing is that it’s a lot […]

Sewing Through the Pandemic

The 2020 Election So Far

Tuesday, November 4 saw voters nationwide watching with bated breath as polls closed and states began counting ballots. Many anomalies occurred; from the largest voter turnout in 120 years to states going against their voting trends, this election kept everyone on their toes. While COVID-19 has forced the world to adapt to a “new normal,” […]

Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles. A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. She […]

Painting a Path

From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

Fresh off the Stove: New Cafeteria and Kitchen

PSAT 101