• Speaking with the Society: an Interview with Shakespeare Society’s Presidents

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Co-President,11, Katie Werely-Bross talks with members Sarah Kurtz, 11, and Grace Czerwonky, 11, about the new play they were studying. The Club had just started Macbeth and were getting ready to start reading. “We teach as if people don’t know about Shakespeare. We cover basic things and ask basic questions: ‘Hey do you know this? […]

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  • Different places, same attitude

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a […]

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  • Fresh off campus:

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Mrs. Brooks takes on being a band director Mrs. Brooks is a new band director fresh out of college. She graduated from college just this past May from Vandercook College in Chicago Illinois. “My school was primarily a music education conservatory so everyone that graduated from my college became a music educator, it was very […]

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  • New attendance secretary, Tiana the princess alike

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Mrs. Bonnell is more similar to Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, than people would think. Mrs. Bonnell is West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s newest attendance secretary.  “I like to be busy, and this is busy, all day long,”Bonnell said. As the attendance secretary, she doesn’t have a prep hour or study hall, but […]

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  • it was a “rocky” start to the school year

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    The beginning of the school year started out shaky, even before the school year officially started for Ms. McClure. Monday morning, only a mere 3 days before students began their first day of school, she was told she had to move rooms, but not just one room over.he had to move to a whole other […]

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Dec
18

Homecoming Shutout

West Lafayette now with a 7-1 record played Twin Lakes for their homecoming game on Friday October 6th on their home field, Gordon Straley Field. The student section is packed with red everywhere and they are ready to watch the devils play.  Harrison Truitt, 10 scores the first touchdown of the game. The devils are […]

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Dec
18

WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS BY BREAKING UP THE GRIND

It’s no secret that in order to be an elite level wrestler, an arduous amount of dedication and diligence is required. Success does not come easily or quickly.  Even if a competitor considers “winning” as the most fun part of the sport, many are driven more by a hatred of losing than a love of […]

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Dec
15

Poetry Slam

The Women Empowering Women Club organized a poetry slam on October 12th. Participants in the club were aloud to go up and perform their either own written poetry or someone else’s work. This gave people the ability to speak their mind Sarah Greenwell is the president of the club and was interviewed to speak all […]

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Dec
15

A Triad of Performances for Drama Lit

On Tuesday, December 12th, the Dramatic Literature class was hard at work in the Commons. If you were walking in the hallway during 3rd hour you would have heard the many different voices of these student actors. That is because this semester, the class is performing not two, but three student written plays. You can […]

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Dec
15

Basketball Team Prepares for Victory

The members of the West Lafayette boys basketball team use more than just their skills to win a game. Behind every victory, there are traditions done to bring good luck and a mindset that each member must put themself in in order to have a good game. After the Devil’s victory against Crawfordsville, Juniors Nelson […]

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Dec
15

Petting For A Purpose

On December 15, 2017, West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High school got a visit from some very loving and furry animals. Therapy dog day, during the lunch periods, has been a tradition at West Side for a couple years now and will continue on into the future. It first started when students were complaining about how […]

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Dec
15

Students Help with new Rec Center

Have you ever wanted a place where you could swim and then ice skate and finish off with a nice cup of hot cocoa? The new Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Center under consideration by the city of West Lafayette offers just this opportunity. Janet Fawley, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, as well as Chris Foley, […]

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Dec
15

Women Unite Against Trafficking

Making the world a better place one bracelet at a time. Now you might not think much of the recently created club, Women Empowering Women, but that might be because you don’t know what it is. If that is so, just know that it’s a club that promotes many types of social changes and issues, […]

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Dec
15

Earth Space Students Prepare for Finals

On Wednesday, December 14th, I interviewed Emilia Kaluta, 11, and Andrew Falk, 12, about their study habits for finals. Though they differ in their answers, they both have the same final goal, which is to do well. Finals week can often seem very stressful for many students, but most can agree that if you prepare […]

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Dec
15

Pass ’em Right

Friday, December 8th 2017 after school at 4:00 p.m. in Mr. Leffert’s room, Game Club assembled for their weekly meeting. This time, they decided to play “Magic: The Gathering,” a  trading card game that is played with big decks of cards that are passed around from player to player. The cards are passed to the […]

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Dec
13

Réveillon !

Réveillon is an event that the French students from West Lafayette High School host every year. In France, when families return from the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, they hold a late night feast known as Réveillon. The traditions around France vary, but all regions feature grand feasts. Réveillon is known for bringing families together to celebrate […]

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Dec
13

Three seniors’ audio story

Senior year is probably the most important year for a high school student. In this year, we make many big decisions like college choices and the major we are planning to study for the next coming years, and those decisions will lead us to more life choices in the future. It’s a year to say […]

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Dec
13

Students Perform Shakespeare

  “The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks. They are all fire and every one doth shine, but there’s but one in all doth hold his place.” (Julius Caesar, 3.1.68-70) These dramatic words– spoken by Andy Bertodano– were among the first performed in the Shakespeare Monologue Competition, held in the Media Center on Wednesday, December 6th. Spectators […]

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Dec
12

WeSSo Lends a Hand

  We all pass the light pink bulletin board labeled “WeSSo” daily, but do we really know what WeSSo is? WeSSo stands for “West Side Student Service Organization”, and it’s an all girls club. They meet once a month on a Monday. The club’s mission statement is to help those in our school and community […]

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Dec
12

Students take Advantage of Their Lunch Hour

We asked our Twitter followers “Where do you spend your lunch hour?” 88% of those who answered the poll said they take advantage of our school’s open lunch and head off campus for lunch (either home or out with friends). The other 12% prefer to hang around the building in the Media Center or the […]

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Dec
12

Battle Of The Beards

West Lafayette Dance Marathon started a fundraiser at the beginning of November called The Battle Of the Beards. This was to celebrate No Shave November and help raise money for the kids. For this fundraiser, WLDM executive members chose some West Lafayette teachers who would each get a bucket. Whichever teacher had the most amount of […]

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