• One Donation can Save Three Lives

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The blood drive that took place on January 17th in the WLHS cafeteria was a success.  Many high school students showed up and even the community outside of school played an impact towards the importance of donating blood. The process of donating is worth the time and effort it requires as just one pint of donated […]

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  • 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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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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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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