• 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
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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Oct
9

Evan Johnson continues to improve

  This may be Johnson’s last year of high school, but his days of running have no end in sight. A year after winning state in cross country and getting 41st in the state, Evan Johnson ‘16 hopes to repeat with a changed up varsity lineup that still sees Johnson as the 2nd best runner […]

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Oct
9

New Choir Class Offered for Female Singers

Vwa Bèl, a brand new all-women’s choir, is now being offered at West Side during fourth hour. Mr. Waltz teaches this class, and also teaches the other choir classes being offered. “This new choir has a distinct personality,” said Mr. Waltz, “And they rehearse different because they are the first of their kind”, meaning they […]

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Oct
9

Looking into the world of managing

  Sports managers do more for their teams than meets the eye. By helping out around the field, they assist the team in more ways than just bringing the team water, which is a common misconception. They make sure things run smoothly by setting the field up for drills, filling up water bottles, and setting […]

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Oct
9

Going for Gold

Cross Country After winning state last year, the Boys’ Cross Country team is shooting for gold again.  With a strong senior class leading the way, including Cooper Williams, Dylan Williams and Evan Johnson, the team feels good about this year.   Junior Andrius Kriauciunas says “We are training to win another state championship but would […]

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Oct
9

Rena Johnson shares her love of film

“Film at this point is a part of who I am,” said Rena Johnson ‘16, co-founder of West Side’s Cinema Club. She enjoys watching movies as well as making her own. She especially likes “coming-of-age” or “slice of life” movies. Johnson hasn’t always been interested in films and filmmaking. What sparked her interest originally was […]

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Oct
9

Hacker Groups

White knights or greedy digit jockeys   “There was a young fellow of Italy, who diddled the public quite prettily,” These words, sent via wireless telegraphy in 1903, are considered the first hack ever. Technology has advanced since this whistleblow more than a century ago, and now hacking, in the popular opinion, is exclusively for […]

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Oct
9

Superfan Drama

Problems with T-shirts and leadership have lead to dissent and conflict in and out of the Superfans. Though the football team may be off to a great start this year, the Superfans that support them seem to be in for a tough ride.   There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the official T-shirt […]

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Oct
9

Students practicing superstition

Do you believe in magic? The supernatural? You may not, but a lot of athletes are actually extremely superstitious. Many of your fellow students harbor interesting superstitions of their own. For instance, Mikey Kidwell, junior quarterback of the football team, wears the same wristband on his right arm during the entirety of every football game. […]

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Oct
9

Loco for Hoco

Get your slacks and ties ready, Homecoming is back! The students are excited the once discontinued dance is here again. The school’s Vista club, which plans and sets up the school’s dances, proposed to the club’s sponsor Señora Espinoza that the school should bring back the famous Homecoming dance. A Homecoming dance hasn’t taken place […]

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Oct
9

Navigate your way through skyward

Skyward is a website where students and parents can access grades, due dates, and other pieces of useful information. This is your guide to flying Skyward. At the HOME menu, teachers can post updates or reminders. CALENDAR is where students can see past assignments and scores. Students can also view upcoming events and holidays. GRADEBOOK […]

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Oct
9

Students Enjoy Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee Club, or UFC as they call it,  is not an official school club but they get together and play ultimate frisbee on weekends at Lommel Park in Barbarry Heights around 4:30.  They not only play Ultimate frisbee but they also play disc golf on Slayter hill on Purdue’s campus and at Murdock […]

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Oct
9

Remembering Coach Wachs

Richard Wachs, swim coach and teacher at West Lafayette High School for over 30 years, passed away on June 27 this year. Under Coach Wachs, the Boys Swim team won 28 Hoosier Conference Championships and 19 Sectional Titles, and the Girls Swim team won 18 Hoosier Conference Titles and 9 Sectional Titles. Along with working […]

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Oct
9

Front Drive to Undergo Construction

Beginning in late September, the Grant street entrance will be under construction for a reported five weeks as the drive will be extended to make the security entrance easier to access. This will help visitors and disabled students as they enter the building.  The construction itself will have a minimal effect on the students and […]

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Oct
9

Senior Volleyball Player: Lydia baker

After a tough loss to McCutcheon the West Lafayette Volleyball team bounced back with two wins against Benton Central and Crawfordsville.  Senior captain Lydia Baker has had large contributions to the wins and how the team has played.   “I love my team because when we are all playing our game and we are playing […]

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Oct
9

Girls Golf

Girls Golf West Lafayette’s girls’ golf team has had one goal in mind for years.  Junior Piper Gorup says “We’re just hoping to improve this year, that’s all we can ask for.”  The team is very close and they are all trying to get better but more importantly having fun.  “Getting to be on the […]

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