Tommy Bien creates his own path

Tommy plans to major in telecommunications at Ball State.  He wants to have a career involving media production and is an active member of the Film Club. “We’re always looking for more things to explore as a club,” said Tommy. Tommy’s friends describe him as being passionate about movies. “He’s a pretty fly guy,” said Tommy’s […]

All hail Lindsey Haehl

As a school, our marching band is known throughout the community as a presence, both in the gymnasium and on the football field. The team supports the sports with great music when our athletics are winning, and are a beacon of light and entertainment when they are not. This skilled group is led by none other than Lindsey […]

Alex Bougher travels the world

Traveling the world is something that a person plans to accomplish some time in their life, usually at an older when one has retired from working.  What happens when someone has traveled the world at already a such a relatively young age? Alex Bougher ’15 has moved 13 times, been to 11 different countries, and […]

Featured Senior: Daniel Hallett

When Daniel Hallett ’15 started pursuing music in 7th grade, the band director at the time, Mr. Conaway, had a huge influence on him. The director’s evident ambition and enthusiasm were what inspired Hallett to become a musician. Hallett’s contribution to the school’s music department and the West Lafayette and Lafayette community is extraordinary. He […]

Teacher pet peeves

Senora Espinoza Chewing gum with your mouth open. Bad drivers in the parking lot. Mispronouncing “Zapatos”.   Mr. Smith People touching things on my desk. Throwing plastic in the paper recycling bins. Running in the door after the bell has rang. Doing work from other classes. Mrs. Kincaid When I go in the bathroom, and there’s […]

Kate French leaves her mark on the school

Kate French ’15 said that she first joined the robotics team because her brother was in it. Then she jokingly added, “if he can do it, then I can do it…then I did it better.” French’15 has been on the team for four years now, and is the vice president along with president, Monica Bravo […]

Lex Craig’s achievements fly under the radar

Alexandra “Lex” Craig ’15 is mostly known for her contributions to the swimming team and the fencing club, but her other accomplishments are not as well known.  As well as being involved in these school-related extracurriculars, she has done civil service work in teaching English to disadvantaged children in Thailand. For three weeks each during […]

Reed Shriner is a lyrical genius

“I drop beats in the hallways like I drop A’s on my tests. Got all the girls yellin’ out ‘REED DOLLAZ THE BEST,’” Reed Shriner raps out the lyrics to his first single, ” They Ain’t Ready.” Many know Reed for his chill, laid-back sense of humor but very few know that he is part […]

Seriously speaking

You know Purdue students are back when…? Sydney Williams  ’18 “When Friday night is live, not boring.”   Mathew Marley  ’17 “Panda Express is crazy crowded.”   Maria Scott  ’16 “Jaywalking is out of control.”   Reed Shriner  ’15 “You walk down the street and all you can see are pairs of colored frat boy […]

Seriously Speaking (seniors)

What should the school’s next construction project be?   “To install escalators.” Miranda Koors, senior   “To build a playground. For seniors only.” Sarah Rausch, senior   “Put the junior high and underclassmen lockers outside the building.” Matt Von Werder, senior   “Windows in the third floor classrooms.  All of them.” Jett Jones, senior   […]

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