• 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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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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Dec
1

Best Buddies Gather for Thanksgiving

Club members and buddies gathered together after school on Monday, November 20th in the cafeteria to celebrate Thanksgiving with a scavenger hunt and feast. Buddy pairs were given clues to find their food items, which were hidden throughout the school. After a count down, teams sped through the halls on the first floor. Bags of […]

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Dec
1

“Tammy” Rocks the fall

Fall play is one of the annual events that happens in West Side. It’s not only about the show itself, it’s about all the efforts that have been put into it–the characters, the sound effects, the lights, the back stage, the director, etc. This year the play was about a uncommon girl called Tammy,  a […]

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Dec
1

Boys Basketball Begins with Heartbreak

After weeks of preparation, it was time for the Red Devils to show everyone in Berberian Gym what they had spent months to attain; a victory. On Wednesday November 22, the West Side boys’ basketball team suffered a devastating loss to the McCutcheon Mavericks in their first game of the season. As the face-off began, […]

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Dec
1

HCO Contributes to the Community

Giving back to the community is a goal for many different organizations. Helping out around the area may include picking up trash you see on the curb or donating food to the local food bank. HCO is a club at West Lafayette High School that works with the children in local areas.  Club member Daniel […]

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