• Too Much?

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Athletes and Mental Health The summer and winter Olympics showed an unprecedented pattern of American stars unable to compete to their projected capacity. These two situations could reflect a larger picture that affects all athletes, including you, the student athletes of West Side. High school student athletes face the tough balance of in school and […]

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  • To Honor A Teacher

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Sevigny 3v3 Tournament On Sunday March 27th, the BOSS club hosted the annual Sevigny 3v3 Basketball Tournament.  Students who participated in the tournament put together teams of 3 to 5 people and went against other teams for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, curtesy of Mrs. Sevigny, wife of Mr. Sevigny. After […]

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  • Robots Coming Through!

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

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  • Recycle It Right

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    You sadly arrive at the last sip of your delicious drink. Luckily, there’s a blue recycling bin nearby that you can mindlessly toss your empty can or bottle into, and go about your day. Where does your bottle go once you’ve disposed of it? The answer lies with the ECO Club, who make sure those […]

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  • Surviving Valentine’s Day

    Monday, February 14, 2022

    Valentine’s Day is approaching and store shelves are being filled with chocolates, flowers, and other “lovey-dovey” items, but to some the holiday can be intimidating and upsetting. If you are a person who doesn’t have a partner this holiday, or prefer to spend the day by themselves, I’ve put together a few ways to survive […]

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Sep
14

Staff Editorial

We are really excited about this year for several reasons.  As you’ve noticed, the newspaper has taken on a dramatically different look.  We would like to thank The Journal and Courier for allowing us to print The Scarlette on their printing press.  This has allowed us to completely transform the format of the paper – […]

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Sep
13

Longtime counselor Mr. Thomas resigns

  On the morning of Wednesday, August 7th, the student body was greeted with the surprising news that well-known counselor Mr. Nate Thomas had turned in his resignation the previous night. Though the reason underlying his resignation remains private, Mr. Shriner and Mrs. Grimble were quick to assure seniors that their college application process would […]

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Sep
13

Hidden Gems

  To the people at Exploration Acres, corn isn’t just a four letter word, nor is it merely food to be harvested and sold. At Exploration Acres, corn is the building block of a massive maze. It is home to the largest corn maze in Northern Indiana, which measures about 18 acres and is comprised […]

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Sep
13

Travel the World in One Day

   Upon entering West Side, one only has to glance at the faces of the students around them to get a sense of the many cultures and backgrounds present in the school. With this kind of diversity, it comes as no surprise that many West Side students and their families are involved with Global Fest, […]

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Sep
13

Off Campus: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

  Location: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 111 S. River Rd. Distance from school: 1.7 mi. Price/Person: $2 Their cups read, “Welcome to your new addiction,” and while Fuzzy’s Taco Shop delivers an acceptable smorgasbord of typical American-made, Mexican-style food, their tag-line is a bit too presumptuous. Upon entering the new establishment for the first time, I […]

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Sep
13

New West Side Staff

WEST SIDE WELCOMES NEW STAFF Mr. Quimpo- Physics I Teacher Originally from Orange County, California Obtained Graduate Degree in Chemistry from Purdue Enjoys Photography as a hobby If he weren’t a teacher, he would like to work at a science museum or a zoo Spends his time measuring things As a high schooler, he was […]

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Sep
13

Being a New Student

It’s hard to be a new student. When you find out that you are going to a new school, it scares you so much. You realize you are leaving your friends, the home you grew up in, your entire life! At first, I wanted to be mad. Mad at my parents for making me move. […]

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Sep
13

West Side’s new look

  West Lafayette High School has dived into an era of technological advancement.  Gone are the days of the familiar blue and white lockers of the Junior High locker bay.  In their place stands a brand new speaker system, four 60 inch LCD televisions, an open lounging area, and a sleek black stage.  Walking into […]

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