• Game Con Raised Over $1,000

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The annual West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High Game Con was held on April 8. The event had one of the highest turnouts ever, as it raised over a thousand dollars from the participants alone, which is more than standard for the game con. Almost the entirety of the total earnings will be donated to the Backpack […]

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  • Spring into softball season!

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    As the second semester passes through its halfway point, winter sports come to an end and spring sports prepare for the bulk of their season. Girls softball is one of those sports. Last year, they began with a very strong team, because they had a lot of strong seniors. This year, there aren’t as many. […]

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  • Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    After almost six years of development time, Nintendo has finally released one of the developer’s most ambitious projects to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it definitely delivers. Nintendo’s main goal when creating this game was to break many of the franchise’s old traditions. The game is on a completely different […]

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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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Oct
9

Coach Cooke kicks off soccer season

New head soccer coach Aaron Cooke graduated from West Side in 1989. He participated in golf, soccer and swimming, and was awarded “Most Improved Player” on his soccer team. The old soccer coach, Mr. Kiernan, and coach Cooke have different strategies when it comes to the team. Daniel Madan ‘18, a Varsity member of the […]

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Oct
9

Friendships help teachers make it through the year

Some teachers around the school rely on having their best friend there for them to get through the school year, unlike others who bond with the strong community of teachers that has developed through the years. Jacob Richardson ‘18, member of student council, can tell you that a best friend is the most important person […]

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Oct
9

The man behind the beard

Jeremy Brooks proves that hard work pays off Whether it be in his ultimate frisbee games, debate tournaments, or just in conversations about his beard there is no lack of enthusiasm emoting from Jeremy Brooks ‘16. Among the list of qualifiers for the national debate tournament this past summer was Brooks, who by qualifying for […]

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Oct
9

What is the Dress Code About?

What’s acceptable? What’s “too” much? Mr. Slauter answered these questions about if the dress code is gender specific. A frequent question that pops in mind is “does a student’s clothing choice distract their peers as much as teachers and administration say it does?” Mr. Slauter says that it is a “tough call” and though “not […]

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Oct
9

The Art Department is Changing

Mrs. Kincaid has been a long time junior high art teacher.  At the beginning of this year she made a pretty big change in her everyday teaching life, and moved up to high school.  This change has brought her to teaching drawing, ceramics, painting and introduction to 2-D art.   Kincaid has been a favorite […]

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