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 […]

Speak Of The Devil Ep:1

By Will Sautter, Tori Wood, Cooper Kitchel, Carson Kitchel, Drew Folkers The hit video podcast series is back! In this episode we focus on student athletes and the colleges they are attending. The students interviewed in today’s episode are: Aidan William, Kylie Reif, and Mo.  

Dr. McKee Moves to West Side

The ‘21-‘22 school year has seen a lot of new teachers, and one particular teacher is Dr. Ricki McKee, who teaches Probability and Statistics/Trigonometry, Algebra II Honors, and Math 7.    McKee attended college at Purdue University where she gained her PhD in mathematics and Education. “I started out in pre-pharmacy school at Purdue, and […]

Math Never Changes

When Mrs. Katrina Elliott was a young girl, she used to set up her dolls and stuffed animals like students and pretend that she was teaching them.  ¨I can’t remember a time of being little and not wanting to be a teacher,¨ she recalled. Mrs. Elliot, who joined West Side this year, teaches seventh grade […]

Teaching with Faith

Mr. Bapin introduces French to new students through lecture.     Mr. Abdulai Bapin began his teaching this August. He teaches in the World Language department, specifically teaching French. Before his first year here, Bapin had already taught French for 25 years. He started in Ghana, where he taught for eight years. He then arrived […]

Springing Into Action

Mic’d Up with WL Football

Mic’d Up offers an inside look at West Lafayette Football’s practices featuring Colin Martin and Michael Lynch. With jokes and shoutouts to their favorite teachers, the football team provides an entertaining and familiar dynamic for West Lafayette High School students. West Lafayette Scarlette Staff Team One, including Emma Schaber, Abby Heap, Aubrey Flynn, Cara Penquite, […]

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 […]

A Future Changing Trip

How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]