• WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS BY BREAKING UP THE GRIND

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    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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  • Basketball Team Prepares for Victory

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    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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  • Pass ’em Right

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    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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  • Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    They West Lafayette boys’ soccer team had one of their most successful seasons ever during 2017. They advanced to regionals, only narrowly missing the opportunity to go to semi state. The loss at regionals motivated the returning players to work even harder than before after the season. The incoming seniors continue to work hard during […]

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Oct
15

Katy Penquite featured athlete

Being a freshman on a varsity soccer team can be very intimidating but this is not a problem for freshman player Katy Penquite. Penquite has had her love for soccer since the age of 5. She says she acquired this love for soccer from her first coach, who also happens to be her dad. Soccer […]

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Oct
15

GSA addresses coming out

National Coming Out Day was Friday, October 11. It can be nerve racking for people coming out because they don’t know what reaction they will get says Brian Bumm ‘18. Reactions to the news can be extreme, people have been kicked out of home or shunned from the family. It can be hard for parents […]

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Oct
9

Westside vs. Renssalaer

Friday, October 2nd, the West Lafayette Red Devils Football team will face off against the defending class 2A state champion Rensselaer Bombers. After a couple of consecutive great seasons from the bombers, they got bumped up to 3A for this season. The Devils are off to a stellar 6-0 start this season while the bombers […]

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Oct
9

New librarian Ms. Hinman brings about new changes to improve learning

Anyone who’s visited the library recently has noticed the barren shelves and carts of books. There are many changes taking place, including the re-organization of the books, by genre instead of call number. This multi-step plan to sort the books into 10 categories will take about one to two months. Firstly, the books will be […]

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Oct
9

Boys Basketball Off season

Basketball is just around the corner and that means the start of basketball training.  To be the best the basketball team is doing as much as they can to prepare for the season.  This is tough due to many player that have other sports, mainly football.   For those who don’t play another sport Coach […]

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Oct
9

WeSSO gives girls opportunities

WeSSO is a club that allows girls in high school to participate in volunteering opportunities both within their school and their community. The name of it stands for “West Side Service Organization.” One of the club’s sponsors, Mrs. Smyser, said that the overall purpose of the WeSSO being a club at West Lafayette High School […]

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Oct
9

Nate Smith

As a soccer player and superfan captain Nate Smith has his hands full during the fall season.  “I think being the junior superfan captain is pretty cool and i was looking forward to it since my freshman year”, Smith said.  As the soccer team battles through the season the team hopes for a couple more […]

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Oct
9

Shakespeare society competing for the first time

Shakespeare Society “celebrates and recognizes the genius that is Shakespeare,” said Ryan Moreno ‘17, the vice president of Shakespeare Society.  As a club, they put on an abridged production of a Shakespeare play at the end of the year.  This year the show will be on Shakespeare’s birthday in April. This year Shakespeare Society will […]

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Oct
9

New changes are happening in the library

Change is among us here at West Side; if you haven’t been in the library this year you might not know that it has gone under a complete makeover! The new librarian, Ms. Hinman, and the technology department have come together and they have reinvented the way that the library is operating. You can now […]

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Oct
9

Volleyball vs North Montgomery

Last night the Red Devils volleyball team traveled to take on North Montgomery. The team is having a pretty good season and are ready to compete for the state title. Last night the Devils took the match three sets to two. Junior Alex Deryn totaled 15 kills, 7 block, and 6 aces. Senior Lydia Baker […]

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Oct
9

UFC is not Ultimate Fighting Club

  Ultimate Frisbee Club known as UFC, is not an actual club connected with the school. They are a group of students including presidents Alex Delworth, and Luke Ritchie.   They meet on weekends at Lommel Park in Barberry Heights, around 4:30 typically. Alex Delworth thinks the hardest part of this club is “finding members […]

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Oct
9

Lovers of Anime Join Together

  Anime club is offered for anyone who enjoys clubs that eat lunch and watch anime together.   This club is offered here at West Side, with Mrs. Gates being the sponsor. There are roughly 20 members who enjoy anime and watching it. According to Ethan Watt ‘16 it is “ a relaxed and chill […]

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Oct
9

GSA talks about LGBTQ awareness on a college level

GSA had a guest speaker come from Purdue to talk about the LGBTQ community on a college campus.  Speaker Lowell Kane is the director of Purdue LGBTQ Center.  The Purdue LGBTQ Center is a place where anyone from the community can come to get help with LGBTQ related issues such as a person feeling bias […]

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Oct
9

Cross Country and Films

Movie fanatic and running extraordinaire Dylan Williams splits his time between school, running, and movies.  “I try to watch at least 2 movies every weekend but I feel completely productive if I watch 5”, Williams said.   Balancing classes and running cross country he plans out his movies and which ones he will watch next. […]

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Oct
9

Best Buddies brings people together

Best Buddies as a program follows the motto, “changing the world one friendship at a time,” according to one of its sponsors, Mrs. Eubank. The objective of the club is to include West Side students with disabilities in our school’s community and to pair them up with one-on-one partners for the school year. The club […]

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Oct
9

Cooper Williams

As a top runner in the state Cooper Williams is looked to as a leader on not only his team but from other teams in the area.  “Really i just go out and run and try to improve myself and help improve the team.”   On a team that is defending a state title the team […]

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Oct
9

Write Your Heart Out!

Fall is coming, and while everyone is itching for pumpkin spice and Halloween, the English department is looking forward to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Many teachers are urging their students to enter one of the 29 categories, including Comic Art, Video Games, Journalism, and Dramatic Script. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has […]

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Oct
9

Vista makes Homecoming great

The people behind this year’s “Under The Sea” Homecoming dance were West Side’s Vista Club, who is responsible for planning and decorating two semiformal dances this year. The first dance Vista set up, Homecoming, was September 12th from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Members of the club spent the several days prior to the dance decorating […]

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Oct
9

SAT updates are coming soon

Those who will be taking the SAT starting March 2016 will see the all new changes made to the test in order to “make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success,” according to the College Board website. The major updates that will be made to the SAT include the components, the testing time, and […]

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Oct
9

Anime club animates lunch hour

Anime Club watches a variety of different shows.  “We want to vary genres,” says Katie Mao ‘16, the president of anime club.  As president, Mao puts a schedule together of what shows the club will be watching.  She also watches them all in advance to make sure they are clean and appropriate.  The vice president, […]

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