• Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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  • Volleyball team nets win against Delphi

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

           

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  • Singing into the new school year

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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  • Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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  • Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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May
19

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 […]

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May
19

Kendrick Lamar returns strong

“I love myself.” When Kendrick Lamar released the first single for his sophomore album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” he was met by and large with criticism.  Skeptics claimed the song abandoned the dark themes that made his debut “good kid, m.A.A.d city” worth listening to. Now, with the release of the full album, Kendrick Lamar […]

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May
19

Mayors Youth Council shows student talents

On Friday March 27 the Mayor’s Youth Council hosted their annual talent show. There was a wide variety of acts ranging from group performances by the Jazz Band and Perfect Pitches to individual displays of talent from students themselves. Abbee Westbrook, the president of West Lafayette Mayor’s Youth Council said that the turnout for the […]

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May
19

Everyone won the 2015 Grammys

When Kanye West rushed the stage at the 2015 Grammy award show, it seemed like a self referential joke at first.  Later media appearances made it clear that Kanye really did feel like his friend deserved to win though.  Beck fans were by and large furious, but do they actually have a solid case? When […]

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May
19

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 […]

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May
19

Best sports TV shows

The sports genre is largely considered television suicide because its much harder to capture a large audience. Most shows move towards the genres of drama, comedy, and crime. Due to this, the sports genre is much less appreciated, but there are some sports shows that stand out more than others. Sports Night- While it may […]

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May
19

Basketball preview

It’s that time of year again.  The sound of the crowds at Mackey on Friday and Saturday nights echo all the way up to the West Side gym, where the basketball teams are warming up for the start of the season. Both the boys and girls basketball teams have to deal with the changes that […]

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May
19

Freshman Advice

Everyone understands how hard it can be to come from Junior high school to officially becoming a high schooler. Since West Lafayette has the Jr. High and Sr. High connected, the move isn’t very far, but the harder classes make up for the not very far move.   Aden Sanders ’18 said,” In high school the teachers […]

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May
19

addie clark proves age doesn’t limit creativity

Although Addie is only a Freshman, her talent in art is by no means inexperienced. Addie began to take an interest in art after she was told to draw a self-portrait in the third grade.  She didn’t like how it looked so on her own time, she experimented and tried to make it look the […]

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May
19

Fraternities are an important part of the college experience

College is on the horizon for most of the seniors graduating next Friday. For many of the seniors, however, one question remains: will they go Greek? The pros and cons are many, but the fact of the matter is that the good out-weighs the bad. Greek life, meaning established fraternities and sororities, is a large […]

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May
19

High school too old to trick or treat?

Do high schoolers still trick or treat? 20 Students 5 Freshman 5 Sophomores 5 Juniors 5 Seniors   Yes: 9 45% Freshman: 2 Sophomore: 3 Junior: 2 Senior: 2   No: 11 55% Freshman: 3 Sophomore: 2 Junior: 3 Senior: 3

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May
19

Fall Events you should go to

♫Creepy Classics Halloween Concert  October 26th ~ 2:30 pm ~ Purdue Long Center for the Performing Arts ~ Free Free event where Purdue Orchestra will be performing their Creepy Classics Halloween concert. Traditional Halloween songs will be performed and costumes are encouraged.    ■Exploration Acres  Weekends September 11th to October 26th ~ 6042 Newcastle Rd. ~ […]

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May
18

Films emulate high school life

1. The Breakfast Club What do you get when you mix detention and a group of kids with nothing in common? A fantastic classic. This is probably John Hughes’s most famous film, and for good reason too. In this movie, the beauty queen, the nerd, the rebel, the jock and the basket case all come […]

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May
13

Academic Superbowl makes the cut

On Tuesday April 21st, Academic Superbowl state qualifications competition was held in Attica. Out of the 6 teams, the science, math, English, and interdisciplinary team are continuing on to state. on May 9th at the Purdue Playhouse. The math and science teams both placed first in the state, while English placed second and interdisciplinary placed […]

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May
13

White House banning conversion therapy

Young transgender woman Leelah Alcorn took her own life at the end of 2014 at age 17. In her suicide note that she posted online, she said her parents put her into LGBTQ+ conversion therapy to “fix” her. Leelah’s tragic death inspired other members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to start online petitions to ban the abusive […]

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May
13

Senior staff editorial: senior quotes

Sara Johnson: “We know what we are, but know not what we may be” -William Shakespeare Duncan Meyer: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” -Ferris Bueller from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Selina He: “I wish there was a way to know that you’re […]

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May
13

Hidden teacher hobbies are revealed

Little do you know, some West Side teachers have made unique hobbies of geocaching to knitting to music. Mr. Leffert discovered his knack for geocaching about three years ago. He has always loved adventures and the joys of navigating and hiking that come with geocaching, a sort of high-tech treasure hunt. There are usually gold […]

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May
13

Featured Artist: Lydia Kolbe

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.  Art is something that comes freely and naturally to ones mind.  Lydia Kolbe ’15 is one of the lucky few where art […]

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May
13

Avengers is the ideal superhero movie

It began with the Hulk roaring and smashing, Captain America smacking soldiers with his shield, Hawk-Eye picking men off while standing in the back of a vehicle that was being whipped through a forest, Thor was throwing his hammer, and Tony Stark was attacking a large base and taking fire. The whole thing ended with […]

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May
13

Retiring teachers leave their mark

Fusun: Plans for retirement: “Go back to being a full time artist. I hope to find a gallery to display my work.” Teaching career: 29 years Why leaving now: “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and I realized that I’ll never be ready to go, so I made the decision to leave now.” […]

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