• Ms. Muth

    Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

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  • A Future Changing Trip

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

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  • Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

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  • Painting a Path

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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  • Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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Nov
11

Fall Poll

     

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Nov
8

Students’ Favorite Spots in West Lafayette

We took an Instagram poll to determine what some students’ favorite places in our town are. With a total of 185 Votes, the results were clear

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Nov
8

The Joker Movie Review

The most talked about movie of this year is undoubtedly The Joker, which came out October 4th, 2019. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck (Joker) and focuses on the life of the Joker and why he is the way he is. The movie throughout is quite dark because it revolves a lot around […]

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Nov
8

Speak of the Devil: Episode 2

On this episode of Speak of the Devil, the hosts will be joined by cross country runner Alec Meister, golfer Reagan Castens, and tennis player Aaron Morris. They will talk about their season so far and comment on their postseasons. Also mentioned are team dinners, SoundCloud rappers, and entrepreneurship. They also talk about game-day traditions, […]

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Nov
8

Small but Mighty: Student Section gets Hype for Fall Sports

With a smaller school comes a smaller student section, but what our student section lacks in number is made up in spirit. Students look forward to Friday night lights and getting the perfect outfit to fit the theme. Fall is a busy season with football games on Friday nights and soccer and volleyball games during […]

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Nov
7

Hip-Hop/Rap Poll

Over the past month we have conducted a poll to determine who is the most popular Hip-Hop/Rap artist this year. 25 random students submitted their votes as to who their favorite hip-hop/rap artist is. Juice Wrld was an overwhelming favorite with 8 votes. Coming is second and third were Post Malone and Young Thug with […]

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Nov
7

Cross Country Sectionals

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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Nov
7

How Well Do You Know Old Hollywood?

Click the link to take this quiz to learn how well you really know classic movies, the actors/actresses, and plots. Questions start out easy, but don’t be cocky. If you get 12/15, you are a certified old movie buff!    

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Nov
7

The cafeteria’s debut delayed until January

When it comes to construction Courtney FitzSimons, the head of the new cafeteria, says it best, “The biggest thing is, anytime you’re working with construction there’s so many moving pieces that it doesn’t always come together when it’s supposed to.” And that’s exactly what happened to the highly anticipated cafeteria. The cafeteria was supposed to […]

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Nov
5

Not An Actively Typical Monday

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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Nov
5

Stealing One Foot For A Day

Review: Five Feet Apart Rarely would you ever meet someone fascinating in the one place where someone never wants to be: the hospital. But in the novel Five Feet Apart, it’s a chance a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient will take to break her routine of treatments and medicine. Stella Grant is used to being in […]

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Nov
4

Movie Review – It Happened One Night

Though this movie is black and white, there is so much you can get out of it. During my film lit class this semester, I was able to watch a movie called It Happened One Night. If I’m being honest, I didn’t think I would actually find the movie as interesting as I did, as […]

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Nov
4

Make Someone’s Day

 1. What’s one way you could make someone’s day? Sophomore Matthew Kane says… “I think just saying hi to people in the hallways and being friendly in general could make someones day.” Junior Alyson Haehl says… “Giving compliments and saying things like how pretty they look or something could really make a difference.” Senior Bryson […]

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Nov
4

Pool Preview

Latest news on the new pool “It’s a great space, it’s much larger and more open than the previous pool, there’s a separate diving well which will probably give more functionality for practice and also allow more programming from the community to come in and use it. It will be a really nice facility that […]

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Nov
4

Making a Difference

Climate change committee isn’t finished yet “At first it was only 20 people on the track, and then people just kept coming. Huge waves of people came out with all their signs. It was pretty crazy,” said Abigail Lee, a member of the climate change committee, when asked about the success of the climate strike […]

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