• New Pool, New Food, Same School

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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  • Cross Country Sectionals

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Cross country team rewarded for their hard work “I think this was the team’s best performance of the whole season,” said Mrs. Melissa Joest, a cross country coach. “We were super pleased with all the girls. We had 5 out of 7 PR (Personal Record) at sectionals, and two of them basically tied their PR. […]

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  • Cheering For Senior Night

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • Not An Actively Typical Monday

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    PE Students Break Out Of Routine It’s one of those days where a teacher is absent for a day and a substitute teacher is called in to take over the teacher’s classes for a short period of time or the whole day. During seventh period on October 21st, most of P.E. teacher Shane Fry’s class […]

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Sep
21

Mellowed Out

A Playlist That Can Relate To Your Feelings Every day that passes isn’t always full of positivity. Sometimes, there is a need to let go of the negativity within, whether it be getting over your low self-esteem, a problem in your relationship, or anything else. Below is a small collection with some of my favorite […]

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Sep
21

Pave Paradise, Put Up A Parking Lot

We all know how it feels to try to navigate the parking lot before and after school. It’s frustrating and scary; the only way to express it is in song. I compiled a slightly dramatic Spotify playlist for you to rock out to while you attempt to traverse the blacktop. “Big Yellow Taxi” by Counting […]

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Sep
20

A Spark Starts While Trapped In A Library

The first place you would think of ending up trapped is certainly not a library, but in the novel By Your Side by Kasie West, this is apparently a lot more likely. Told through the perspective of a high school senior, Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in a library for the entire MLK holiday […]

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Sep
20

Pentatonix Brings the Thunder to Indiana

On Wednesday September 12, Pentatonix fans from all over Indiana were finally able to hear the acappella group’s sweet vocals. The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, hosted Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee, for the 2018 Pentatonix tour. Matt Sallee is Pentatonix’s newest member who took the […]

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Sep
20

Getting in the Zone

Everyone can agree that it’s important to get in the zone before any big event. Whether it’s a math test or a big game, we all have different things that get us ready. For the senior football players, it’s music. If you’ve ever been to a game at Gordon Straley Field, you know that when […]

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Sep
20

“Let Your Mind Run” Review

Let Your Mind Run was published on April 10, 2018 by Deena Kastor. This book is written for primarily an athlete-based audience. It talks about how shifting one’s mindset toward training and common tasks can positively affect one’s outcome. She was burnt out of running by the time she was a senior in college. Kastor […]

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Sep
20

Girls Golf Favorite Pre Match Snacks

Girls Golf Favorite Snacks Before every girls’ golf match, the talk among the team is which mom is on snack duty. To the team, getting a good snack is the catalyst to setting up a good mental morale for the team. Since the matches take hours to play, it is important they eat enough not […]

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Sep
20

Sending Love to “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has hit Netflix and if my Instagram explore page is any indication, people have been obsessed with it. Based on Jenny Han’s bestselling novel, this adaptation has been captivating people with its feel-good main couple, relatable self-awareness, and feisty sisters of the Covey household. As for my opinion, […]

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Sep
17

Safety is Key

Officer Miller keeps our school safe   Monitoring the entrances, roaming the halls, and checking the security cameras are a few of the responsibilities school safety officer Adam Miller has to do to keep the  school a safe place. When he’s not patrolling the school, he is a city of West Lafayette police officer. Working in […]

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Sep
17

New Nurse Rolls Into West Side

It’s the middle of the school day and Anna Trautman doesn’t feel well, so  Mrs. Holderly takes her blood pressure and explains everything. In the end Anna was okay and got to return to class pain free. New nurse Mrs. Holderly has wanted to be a nurse since she was a young girl. When she was […]

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Sep
17

Food for Thought

Meet new Food Service Director You might think that planning the meals for a total of ten schools isn’t easy. According to the new Food Services Director Courtney FitzSimons, you are most certainly correct. Courtney graduated from Ball State University and worked at the Anderson School District before coming to West Lafayette. She is married, […]

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Sep
17

NEW ENGLISH TEACHER

  Being new to West Lafayette High School is a different atmosphere than what Sandberg has seen before. She says, “Everyone has been very friendly, My last school was kind of cliquish, and I haven’t seen any of that here.”  Sandberg has three kids, and is expecting one more in January. “I am really excited […]

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Sep
17

An Instructor’s Return to Teaching

As teachers welcomed new and old students to West Side this year, students did the same for many teachers. This school year has brought a great variety of new staff members. Mrs. Boyd is one of those. However, she has a little something that makes her special. Although she is a new teacher this year, […]

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Sep
17

OLYMPIAN TEACHES FUTURE OLYMPIANS

A teacher plays an important role in making sure students learn and live to their full potential. Mr. Josh Hembrough, health and PE teacher, was inspired by his middle school teacher, who was also his track coach, to become a positive influence for kids. Hembrough said, “I really liked how he taught the class and […]

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Sep
17

NEW BAND DIRECTOR MARCHES INTO RED DEVIL CAREER

Marine veteran and experienced band director Cory Chapman takes on teaching at West Side. As a high school student, Chapman played percussion in his school’s band, which made him want to pursue a career in band. “Music has an ability to reach everybody at a certain level and I want to be able to share […]

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Sep
17

Abrams Makes the Long Haul

Mr Abrams is the new guy on site.  He is passionate about his profession and cares about the kids here. When asked what is his favorite thing about teaching here at West Lafayette, Mr. Abrams said, “The students. They are good kids and seem to value their education.” This is one of the main reasons […]

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Sep
17

A predestined hire: Joel Strode already very comfortable and extremely active as new athletic director

Joel Strode has always had ambitions above teaching. “I realized I liked the other side of things as far as the administrative role. I enjoyed that part of the duties, and the opportunity to continue here in this building and continue to work with athletics is pretty exciting,” says Strode. Prior to his reveal as […]

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Sep
17

New FACS Faculty Excited for a New Year

“I have really enjoyed getting to know the students here with such a diverse population,” said new FACS teacher, Ms. Hart. After seven years at Rossville, she decided to return to the West Lafayette area, where she graduated from Purdue. She liked the area so much, she came back to teach here. “I took all […]

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Sep
17

The Reappearing Act: Monsieur Tetrault Returns

New administrators, new teachers, new students. As the school year picks up speed, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of new faces roaming the halls this fall. A familiar face the school is thrilled to welcome back, however, is that of Michael Tetrault. Returning after a two-year break, Tetrault is here part-time teaching Exploratory […]

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Sep
17

Transition To Teaching

New teacher and former journalist Mrs. Riley loving it here From copy editing and interviewing to leading a classroom, new teacher Mrs. Riley applies her journalistic writing skills to her new job teaching advanced composition and ENL. After high school, Mrs. Riley went to college for journalism. Following her graduation and undergraduate degree in journalism, […]

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