• 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
13

The use of intimidation in sports

In the world of sports, athletes are always looking for a way to get any edge that they can in order to succeed. Athletes will go out and exercise to improve stamina, or just simply go practice whatever sport they are in. While the athlete is doing this, the coach is also looking for ways […]

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May
13

Student athletes carry on into college

Being a student athlete at the college level requires lots of determination and hard work. Not only do the athletes have to excel at their sport, but they have to have respectable grades as well. Other athletes continuing their sports at the college level are Megan Brineman, Casey Crosser, Melissa Gutwein, Susan Hubbard, Dominic Patacsi, […]

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May
13

German exchange students bring culture

New, eager young faces flooded the halls of West Side this April as another group from Germany came for a two week visit to the United States. This year’s batch of German students visiting were from the city of Bad Camberg, which is around 50 miles north of Frankfurt. This visit is not just a […]

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May
13

Girls tennis swings into form

The spring 2015 Girls’ Tennis Team is off to a good season. After a little bit of a rocky start, where the team only won 1 of the first 5 games, West Lafayette has rekindled its competitive fire, winning the past 4 matches 5-0. Coach Tim Wright had a lot to say on his teams […]

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May
13

How to get on a teacher’s good side

Trying to get on a teacher’s good side has been a time-honored tradition by students on every level, whether it be preschool, high school, or college. Students have gone out of their way to “suck up” to teachers, thinking it is in their best interest for them to be liked by all their teachers, but […]

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May
13

Wonder food…or is it?

Wonder Food…Or is it? The school we all call home is back in session for another exciting year, and as always, there are exciting new improvements to this wondrous establishment. We have a beautiful (and secure) new entrance, new guidance counselors, and….new food. The walls of the snack bar are barren, with once crowded shelves […]

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Apr
15

Now you know 4/15

Sloths take two weeks to digest their food. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years. There are more than 50 kinds of kangaroos. Every lion has its own unique arrangement of whiskers. More people are killed from bees than snakes each year.

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Apr
15

Tech dependency can be dangerous

After the recent crash of the y-drive, our school is reminded not only of the importance of technology, but also the tragedies that can strike when it fails. In a generation where technology is everywhere, it’s hard to deny that a life without technology is simply unimaginable. While it allows us to obtain quick and […]

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Apr
15

NCAA tournament recap

Round of 62- The first round is generally the most exciting round of the tournament because of the common upsets and the non-stop basketball.  The stories of underdog teams were flying around and Cinderella teams were born.  One of the most popular teams that made it out of this round was Georgia State because their […]

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Apr
15

Reach insta-fame with Instagram

Instagram is a great social media that people can use to share their life through photos. Now, it is used for more than just entertainment, and could be said is an art form all of its own. If you want to gain instant followers, here are a few tips… 1. Don’t overuse filters. Too much filters on […]

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Apr
15

SheDevils take on state

Having just finished their state competition, which marks the end of their season, the SheDevils are now reflecting and preparing for a strong season next year.  The team placed 6th in pom and 5th in the jazz category, which is the best they have ever placed at a state competition.  Individual soloists also placed well […]

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Apr
15

Fast and Furious 7 hits theaters

It is finally here. The 7th movie of the Fast and Furious series was released on April 3rd, and it has been much anticipated since the end of Fast and Furious 6 when Jason Statham made an appearance and hype only grew when word got out that they had started production on the seventh one before the sixth […]

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Apr
15

MLB teams to watch

As the 2015 MLB season gets under way, it is important to know what to expect from teams around the league. After a very busy offseason, many teams have tried to establish themselves as title contenders, some have done nothing if they did not need a spot filled, and some teams were gutted by the […]

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Apr
15

Ms. Verner takes Mr. Collins place

Earlier this semester West Side bid farewell to one of their most beloved teachers, Mr. Collins.  In Mr. Collins’ place is Ms. Verner who is serving as a permanent substitute teacher for all of Mr. Collins’ classes until the end of this school year.  Verner graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and began […]

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Apr
15

Summer blockbusters to watch

Jurassic World This movie follows the success of lead star Chris Pratt’s last summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy and returns viewers to the Jurassic universe.  One massive potential drawback is that the movie will have a new dinosaur that never actually existed and that might lessen its awe inducing visual effect. The Avengers Age of […]

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Apr
15

New softball coach leads team

Softball starts up a new year.  After a successful season last year winning conference the Lady Devils begin this year with a new coach.  Chauncey Stacy, the JV head coach from last year, takes the team by the reins this year with a team of mostly juniors and seniors. “The only thing different from last […]

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Apr
15

Right to work laws make a difference

Right to work legislation has taken root in several Midwestern states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and our beloved Indiana. This idea, centered around workplace freedom, sounds like the type of law that would become popular around here. The common-sense approach to the passage of these laws relies on the argument that workers shouldn’t be forced to […]

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Apr
15

Let’s rethink greek life

After viewing the movie “Legally Blonde” when I was younger and more impressionable, I decided I wanted to join a sorority when I grew up.  Imagine my surprise when certain members of my family informed me that they could never picture me in a sorority. As I grew older and my experiences and views on […]

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Apr
15

RFRA Law takes Indiana by storm

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, otherwise known as the RFRA or SB 101, comes into effect on July 1, 2015. This law has caused a lot of problems for our state, from national outrage to a decrease in investment. While many have shown their personal disgust for this piece of legislation, there are many […]

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Apr
15

Alex Bougher travels the world

Traveling the world is something that a person plans to accomplish some time in their life, usually at an older when one has retired from working.  What happens when someone has traveled the world at already a such a relatively young age? Alex Bougher ’15 has moved 13 times, been to 11 different countries, and […]

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