• Which Starbucks Holiday Drink Are You?

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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  • Which Yearbook Staffer are You?

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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  • Monday Mood / Friday Feels

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Sometimes it seems as if Mondays are meant to be sad and Fridays are meant to be fun. Below are a collections of student suggested sad songs for Monday and fun songs for Friday. Check them out. Mopey Monday Everyone knows Mondays are for the sad and half awake people. This playlist captures that Monday […]

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  • RAIN WON’T STOP THIS PARADE!

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    No one would imagine that rain, wind, or cloudy skies would come in the way of this blissful afternoon. The parade was the right start to an eventful weekend. The homecoming nominees Abby Hummels, Katie Crawford,  Madeline Lynam,  Rebekah Chatterjee, Abby Rhodes,  Jacob Richardson, Sebastian Trent, Hawk Pusey, JongJin Park, and Addison Jordan; juniors Rachel Cooper and […]

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  • Are you Staying Woke?

    Monday, October 16, 2017

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Sep
4

Mr. Leffert’s Empty Shelf Challenge Encourages Students to Read for Fun

English teacher Mr. Leffert recently introduced the “Empty Shelf Challenge” to West Side in the hopes of getting more students involved and excited about reading. He says he found the idea for the challenge on a blog written by author and motivational speaker Jon Acuff. “It fit perfectly with what I’m trying to do here […]

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Sep
4

Oral Wails from Priority Male

These a capella fellas make sweet tones with their melodic drones. Priority Male has been a part of the school’s performance scene for eight years now, and this is the first year that the group is “trying to do all new things this year,” per Mitch Witt, a veteran “acafella.” The new leadership, headed by […]

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Sep
2

Seriously Speaking

Whats the worst thing you’ve eaten? Mykel Stallings: Grilled Chicken Parmesean Sandwich at Cracker Barrel Kaia Harris: Burnt Caramel Kyle Citro: The super hot hot blazing wings at BW3’s Hayley Green: A fried cricket, reindeer, Shark fin soup Mrs. Espinoza: Sauerkraut

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Sep
2

Alex Jennings

Acting, singing, and writing. Qualities that can make any person stand out of a crowd.  Alex Jennings ’15, just so happens to do all of these things and does them well.  Jennings is participating in this years play, This is a Test, and happens to have a big part in it as well.  He plays […]

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Sep
2

2015 Etiquette Dinner prepares students for the future

At some point you have to realize your American Girl Doll etiquette book is no longer cutting it when it comes to learning about etiquette. The book taught you that it is indeed polite to eat asparagus with your hands unless covered in hollandaise or béchamel sauce, but sadly it has done nothing in preparing […]

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Sep
2

Seriously Speaking

  Olivia Long: “Good luck because high school sucks and its gonna be a long time before FREEDOM!! Casey Crosser: “Try your freshman year!! Don’t blow it off!” Dom Patacsil: “Do it big” Alicia Cheng: “Stop being a nerd” Joy Gray: “Don’t worry about other people and just do you”

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Sep
2

XC has Team Success

For a while now, the West Lafayette Cross Country team has had success.  The team has won semi-state more than once and have been invited to Nike Nationals and all sorts of different events due to their running ability.  Rachel Bales ’15, a runner for the girls cross country team, said it’s due to Coach […]

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Sep
2

Meninists attempt to create a movement

“Meninism” (alternatively spelled “Menimism”) is a new anti-feminism movement that truly shows that what feminism is really fighting for still isn’t completely understood. While feminism entails supporting and defending people of all genders in order to achieve equality and rights, “meninism” consists of men who find it absurd that women and nonbinary people wish to be […]

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May
20

Get to know the 2015 Valedictorians

1. Favorite Class 2. Favorite Teacher 3. Future Plan 4. Favorite Study Snack 5. Hardest thing about high school 6. Best Memory Jamila Abu-Omar 1. Film Lit 2. Mrs. Smeyser 3. University of Southern California 4. Poptarts 5. getting things done during passing period 6. being on the golf team Scott Clark 1. Honors Biology […]

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May
19

Staff Editorial: New legislation about education

Indiana lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would allow the Indiana State Board of Education to remove the current chairperson, Democrat Glenda Ritz, and appoint a new one. Since 1852 this position has been elected by voters. Ritz is currently the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana, in the middle of her four year […]

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May
19

The art of the staycation

Staying home for spring break? Make the most of it.

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May
19

Food Fight: fries

BEST OVERALL: 5 Guys.  Taste like potato wedges – crispy but soft inside, good thickness, good seasoning and good amount of salt.  However, this amazing experience does come at a certain price…$5 for a large fry, to be exact. BEST NOVELTY: AJ’s funnel cake fries.  It’s like if a diner was owned by an ex-carnival person […]

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May
19

seriously speaking

If you could get in a snowball fight with any celebrity who would it be and why? Freshman-Isaac Morris: “Barack Obama because there would be more people to play with because of all his bodyguards.” Sophomore-Linus Lee: “Taylor Swift because she’s pretty.” Junior-Seba Kaakeh: Whoopie Goldberg so that I can say, “Whoop me Whoopie!” Senior-Allwin […]

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May
19

seriously speaking

What was your dream job when you were little? Freshman-Alyssa Yeoman: “A princess in the largest palace in England.” Sophomore-Aram Bea: “I don’t know, I hadn’t planned that far yet.” Junior-Faith Geiger: “A rock star/author.” Senior-Lex Craig: “A vet at a zoo.” Teacher-Mr. Tetrault: “A musician.”

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May
19

Spring break staff playlist

Nico- “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy Sara- “Ooo” by Karen O Katie- “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon Selina- “Reflections” by Misterwives Luke- “Electric Feel” by MGMT Maia- “Dearly Departed” by Shakey Graves Ms. Dixon- “Shiny Happy People” by R.E.M Jesse- “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap Desmond- “Alright” by Logic Duncan- “Left Hand Free” by […]

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May
19

Domestic violence

Domestic violence has become a huge issue in sports recently.  Athletes of different professional sports incorporations have been involved with violence at home.  These people are role models to society and in my opinion they should act as such.  Also the people in charge of them should take the mistakes made very important and should […]

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May
19

unified track unites

Unified track is a program that started state-wide last year. Then, there were only 13 other schools that participated in the program. Now there are 51 other schools, with all 4 county schools joining as well. This year there is greater competition, but also an even better opportunity for schools and students to come together. […]

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May
19

Nick Offerman doesn’t deliver

On October 24th, Nick Offerman graced the stage of the Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University. Although he was met with lots of applause, the self-proclaimed “humorist” did not deliver. I went in expecting a standup comedy act, but it was less of a comedy show and more of a time when Nick Offerman […]

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May
19

2015 Oscar recap

The glitz and the glamour of the Oscars are now over. The awards have been given out, and if the nominee was lucky they went home with a tiny gold statue, if they were not as lucky they went home with an incredible swag bag. Being the cinephile I am, I predicted who I believed […]

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May
19

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

When it was announced Tina Fey had created a new television show, I like many was very exciting for the impending series.  Unfortunately the show was picked up and dropped by NBC before it could see the light of day, but fortunately for us Netflix picked up the show for our viewing enjoyment. The Unbreakable […]

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