• It’s Do or Dye

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Best Buddies kicks off the year with kickball This year’s Best Buddies kickoff event was a kickball game. Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather made the event fun for everyone to enjoy. The club pairs special needs students with mainstreamed peers with a mission to champion inclusion and society amongst these diverse groups of individuals. “It […]

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  • Harlow calculates value of passion

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    “Growing up, the Red Devils were always the arch-enemy back then,” said Harlow. He went to high school at Harrison. Mr. Harlow may be one of the new teachers in the math department, but he is definitely not new to teaching. He taught at Fountain Central for three years in the early 80s. He then […]

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  • Girls Golf Loses to Benton Central

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • National Honors Society: Every Student’s Solution to Complex Problems

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    With midterm reports having already been sent out, some students may have found their grades to have exceeded expectations, while others may have been disappointed. For those in the latter category, the National Honor Society has a solution for you. “The main goal of this chapter of the National Honor Society is, specifically here, tutoring,” […]

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  • Friday Night Lights hoco edition

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Sep
25

Westside Boiler Invasion Builds Up to Competition Season

It’s lunchtime. You’re strolling through the halls when suddenly you stumble upon a robot in the commons. Who brought this metal machine into the school? The Westside Boiler Invasion robotics team, of course! WBI is a club that builds robots, competes with them, and all the while completes website coding and organizes outreach events. WBI […]

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Sep
25

Joystick Reviews: Fire Emblem

LET THE WAIFU WARS BEGIN! Hello, students of West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School.  I am the Joystick, and I shall be reviewing various video games, for your entertainment and enlightenment! Our first game shall be a classic staple of strategy that also features a dating simulator. From Japan’s Intelligent Systems, it’s Fire Emblem! Fire Emblem […]

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Sep
21

We’ve Gotcha Covered

We’ve Gotcha CoveredSafety is a growing concern at every school in America. The rate of mass shootings have tripled since 2011 (Mother Jones 2018). I asked Officer Smith what some goals for safety were for this upcoming year, and he said, “Mainly for everyone to remain safe. We try to reduce the number of thefts […]

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Sep
21

Filling the Future with Opportunity

HOSA club members optimistic on future opportunities the club provides Many patients take their doctors’ expertise for granted. From check-ups to physical therapy to nursing, medical professionals can take many different forms. Most people don’t realize how to start the extensive journey of becoming an expert in a health field. Working towards becoming medical professionals […]

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Sep
21

BLAST FROM THE PAST: FOOTBALL RIVALRIES

Big games may seem like nothing more than that weekend’s entertainment, but in reality, they’re the making of nearly 80 years of rivalry feuds. It’s no doubt that football rivalries mean a lot to the team, the fans and the community. The games with the largest crowd turnout are the ones where we are facing […]

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Sep
21

The Mixtape: Episode One

Episode One: A Personal History Through Song The Good Parts is American singer Andy Grammer’s fourth and latest album, released on Dec. 1, 2017. Grammar described this album to be different from his other releases because the lyrics delve deeply into matters of his personal life. Known for his bold lyricism in his songs, this […]

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Sep
21

Tuesday Smackdown

Playing their second home game of the season, this week the girls on the volleyball team were ecstatic. At the Berberian Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 11th, the team faced Twin Lakes. Before the game Kiersten Wood,11, said, “I’m excited for the game tonight since its only our second home game! I think we’re gonna have […]

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Sep
21

A Crazy Good Movie

Without much to do in the sleepy town of West Lafayette on a Saturday night, the idea of seeing a movie sounded somewhat appealing for once. Thinking of the countless movie trailers I had seen over the past few weeks on TV, one in specific came to mind that sounded particularly interesting; Crazy Rich Asians. The movie […]

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Sep
21

Mellowed Out

A Playlist That Can Relate To Your Feelings Every day that passes isn’t always full of positivity. Sometimes, there is a need to let go of the negativity within, whether it be getting over your low self-esteem, a problem in your relationship, or anything else. Below is a small collection with some of my favorite […]

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Sep
21

Pave Paradise, Put Up A Parking Lot

We all know how it feels to try to navigate the parking lot before and after school. It’s frustrating and scary; the only way to express it is in song. I compiled a slightly dramatic Spotify playlist for you to rock out to while you attempt to traverse the blacktop. “Big Yellow Taxi” by Counting […]

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Sep
20

A Spark Starts While Trapped In A Library

The first place you would think of ending up trapped is certainly not a library, but in the novel By Your Side by Kasie West, this is apparently a lot more likely. Told through the perspective of a high school senior, Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in a library for the entire MLK holiday […]

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Sep
20

Pentatonix Brings the Thunder to Indiana

On Wednesday September 12, Pentatonix fans from all over Indiana were finally able to hear the acappella group’s sweet vocals. The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, hosted Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee, for the 2018 Pentatonix tour. Matt Sallee is Pentatonix’s newest member who took the […]

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Sep
20

Getting in the Zone

Everyone can agree that it’s important to get in the zone before any big event. Whether it’s a math test or a big game, we all have different things that get us ready. For the senior football players, it’s music. If you’ve ever been to a game at Gordon Straley Field, you know that when […]

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Sep
20

“Let Your Mind Run” Review

Let Your Mind Run was published on April 10, 2018 by Deena Kastor. This book is written for primarily an athlete-based audience. It talks about how shifting one’s mindset toward training and common tasks can positively affect one’s outcome. She was burnt out of running by the time she was a senior in college. Kastor […]

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Sep
20

Girls Golf Favorite Pre Match Snacks

Girls Golf Favorite Snacks Before every girls’ golf match, the talk among the team is which mom is on snack duty. To the team, getting a good snack is the catalyst to setting up a good mental morale for the team. Since the matches take hours to play, it is important they eat enough not […]

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Sep
20

Sending Love to “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has hit Netflix and if my Instagram explore page is any indication, people have been obsessed with it. Based on Jenny Han’s bestselling novel, this adaptation has been captivating people with its feel-good main couple, relatable self-awareness, and feisty sisters of the Covey household. As for my opinion, […]

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Sep
17

Safety is Key

Officer Miller keeps our school safe   Monitoring the entrances, roaming the halls, and checking the security cameras are a few of the responsibilities school safety officer Adam Miller has to do to keep the  school a safe place. When he’s not patrolling the school, he is a city of West Lafayette police officer. Working in […]

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Sep
17

New Nurse Rolls Into West Side

It’s the middle of the school day and Anna Trautman doesn’t feel well, so  Mrs. Holderly takes her blood pressure and explains everything. In the end Anna was okay and got to return to class pain free. New nurse Mrs. Holderly has wanted to be a nurse since she was a young girl. When she was […]

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Sep
17

Food for Thought

Meet new Food Service Director You might think that planning the meals for a total of ten schools isn’t easy. According to the new Food Services Director Courtney FitzSimons, you are most certainly correct. Courtney graduated from Ball State University and worked at the Anderson School District before coming to West Lafayette. She is married, […]

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