• Game Con Raised Over $1,000

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The annual West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High Game Con was held on April 8. The event had one of the highest turnouts ever, as it raised over a thousand dollars from the participants alone, which is more than standard for the game con. Almost the entirety of the total earnings will be donated to the Backpack […]

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  • Spring into softball season!

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    As the second semester passes through its halfway point, winter sports come to an end and spring sports prepare for the bulk of their season. Girls softball is one of those sports. Last year, they began with a very strong team, because they had a lot of strong seniors. This year, there aren’t as many. […]

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  • Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    After almost six years of development time, Nintendo has finally released one of the developer’s most ambitious projects to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it definitely delivers. Nintendo’s main goal when creating this game was to break many of the franchise’s old traditions. The game is on a completely different […]

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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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