• New Pool, New Food, Same School

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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  • Cross Country Sectionals

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Cross country team rewarded for their hard work “I think this was the team’s best performance of the whole season,” said Mrs. Melissa Joest, a cross country coach. “We were super pleased with all the girls. We had 5 out of 7 PR (Personal Record) at sectionals, and two of them basically tied their PR. […]

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  • Cheering For Senior Night

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • Not An Actively Typical Monday

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    PE Students Break Out Of Routine It’s one of those days where a teacher is absent for a day and a substitute teacher is called in to take over the teacher’s classes for a short period of time or the whole day. During seventh period on October 21st, most of P.E. teacher Shane Fry’s class […]

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Dec
15

Petting For A Purpose

On December 15, 2017, West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High school got a visit from some very loving and furry animals. Therapy dog day, during the lunch periods, has been a tradition at West Side for a couple years now and will continue on into the future. It first started when students were complaining about how […]

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Dec
15

Students Help with new Rec Center

Have you ever wanted a place where you could swim and then ice skate and finish off with a nice cup of hot cocoa? The new Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Center under consideration by the city of West Lafayette offers just this opportunity. Janet Fawley, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, as well as Chris Foley, […]

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Dec
15

Women Unite Against Trafficking

Making the world a better place one bracelet at a time. Now you might not think much of the recently created club, Women Empowering Women, but that might be because you don’t know what it is. If that is so, just know that it’s a club that promotes many types of social changes and issues, […]

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Dec
15

Earth Space Students Prepare for Finals

On Wednesday, December 14th, I interviewed Emilia Kaluta, 11, and Andrew Falk, 12, about their study habits for finals. Though they differ in their answers, they both have the same final goal, which is to do well. Finals week can often seem very stressful for many students, but most can agree that if you prepare […]

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Dec
15

Pass ’em Right

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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Dec
13

Réveillon !

Réveillon is an event that the French students from West Lafayette High School host every year. In France, when families return from the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, they hold a late night feast known as Réveillon. The traditions around France vary, but all regions feature grand feasts. Réveillon is known for bringing families together to celebrate […]

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Dec
13

Three seniors’ audio story

Senior year is probably the most important year for a high school student. In this year, we make many big decisions like college choices and the major we are planning to study for the next coming years, and those decisions will lead us to more life choices in the future. It’s a year to say […]

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Dec
13

Students Perform Shakespeare

  “The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks. They are all fire and every one doth shine, but there’s but one in all doth hold his place.” (Julius Caesar, 3.1.68-70) These dramatic words– spoken by Andy Bertodano– were among the first performed in the Shakespeare Monologue Competition, held in the Media Center on Wednesday, December 6th. Spectators […]

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Dec
12

WeSSo Lends a Hand

  We all pass the light pink bulletin board labeled “WeSSo” daily, but do we really know what WeSSo is? WeSSo stands for “West Side Student Service Organization”, and it’s an all girls club. They meet once a month on a Monday. The club’s mission statement is to help those in our school and community […]

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Dec
12

Students take Advantage of Their Lunch Hour

We asked our Twitter followers “Where do you spend your lunch hour?” 88% of those who answered the poll said they take advantage of our school’s open lunch and head off campus for lunch (either home or out with friends). The other 12% prefer to hang around the building in the Media Center or the […]

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Dec
12

Battle Of The Beards

West Lafayette Dance Marathon started a fundraiser at the beginning of November called The Battle Of the Beards. This was to celebrate No Shave November and help raise money for the kids. For this fundraiser, WLDM executive members chose some West Lafayette teachers who would each get a bucket. Whichever teacher had the most amount of […]

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Dec
5

Ouch!

Meet Sydney Bradley. She is sixteen years old and a junior at West Side with an interesting childhood story. Sydney grew up going to elementary school at Hershey Elementary and moved to the West Side school system her sixth grade year. Sydney loves dogs; between her mom and her dad’s houses, she has 4 dogs. […]

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Dec
4

Do New ID’s Increase Safety?

Identification cards are used extensively at West Side. In past years, it was used for simple forms like getting into football games and figuring out which bus to get onto. Now they are being used to increase the safety of the school, by unlocking the doors at certain times of the day. But what do students […]

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Dec
4

The Effect of Pets in Students’ Lives

Pets, pets, pets. They are everywhere. Ranging from iguanas, tropical birds, sugar gliders, and the common dogs and cats, many people keep domestic animals in their homes. Approximately 44% of all U.S. households have a dog, and 35% have a cat. (Source: American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 (APPA)) Two students were interviewed about the impact that their […]

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Dec
4

Songs For Christmas

During the Christmas season, some students are either traveling or just staying around town for Christmas. Wherever you’re going, whether its far or just going for a drive, students love listening to music. Especially during the holiday season, they listen to some of their favorite Christmas songs. Sophomore Jessica Love said,” every time I am […]

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Dec
1

Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

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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