• Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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  • Volleyball team nets win against Delphi

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

           

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  • Singing into the new school year

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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  • Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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  • Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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Aug
23

Looking in Logan

  Many people in high school have common interests, but Logan doesn’t try to follow that path. In his free time he plays piano, runs, browses the dark web, and hides in dark places.   “I look up pictures of llamas, or really strange llama photo shop neck pictures,” Logan said. He spends much of […]

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May
5

The Results Are In

As many of you are aware, the Student Council recently had the elections taking place. For each incoming grade, the student had the right to vote for their class president, vice president, and secretary. For the incoming senior class, Emma Dunford won the president election. “I do a lot of behind the scenes work for […]

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May
5

Hidden Arts

Natalie Teibel is an amazing artist, but no one really knows it. Now she going to show the school some of her work. Natalie said that she would walk pass the old mural everyday down by the athletic office, and since she is in tech class here at West Side, she went up and asked […]

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May
3

Game Con Raised Over $1,000

The annual West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High Game Con was held on April 8. The event had one of the highest turnouts ever, as it raised over a thousand dollars from the participants alone, which is more than standard for the game con. Almost the entirety of the total earnings will be donated to the Backpack […]

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Apr
27

Odd Talents

The word Odd can also have the same meaning as unusual or unique. Having an odd talent is a good thing. We interviewed a teacher, Ms. Dixon, and a student, Sydney Bradley. Each of them showed their odd, but cool talent. Ms. Dixon can put a Smartie under her lip, and then reach her tongue […]

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Apr
27

David Czerwonky shares his running story

David Czerwonky ‘17 has been running in cross country and track since he was in junior high. He was inspired to start running after being bullied for his weight in the locker room. After a few years of running, he became one of the best runners on the team and is now possibly eligible to […]

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Apr
25

How to be prepared for danger

The recent events involving the girls in Delphi have students everywhere terrified when they go out. It is best to avoid walking alone or walking at night, but when you are in a situation where you can’t avoid it, there are a few ways you can ensure safety. Set up a buddy system: While having […]

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Apr
25

High School Students trying exotic snacks

  West side has a plethora of cultures, and with that comes many different types of food. So we decided to have some of our students try cool and interesting exotic snacks. Even though some of them did not have the best reaction, everyone agreed that it was a learning experience. We also wanted to […]

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Apr
25

Habitat for Humanity: The ‘One More’ House

The West Lafayette community suffered a tragic loss and an immeasurable amount of heartache with the passing of Christian Thomas Burns in late May of last year. It was the loss of a son, brother, student, athlete, classmate and friend. With many affected by the tragedy, those closest to Christian wanted to ensure that his legacy would […]

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Apr
25

Hallway Madness

As many of you know, the hallways can be hectic in this school. The madness occurs many different times throughout the day. A very hectic part of the day starts in the morning right before the first hour bell. Whether you got to school later than normal, got caught up talking to friends, or were trying […]

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Apr
12

Spring into softball season!

As the second semester passes through its halfway point, winter sports come to an end and spring sports prepare for the bulk of their season. Girls softball is one of those sports. Last year, they began with a very strong team, because they had a lot of strong seniors. This year, there aren’t as many. […]

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Apr
12

March Madness NCAA Basketball tournament.

The madness all started on March 14, and it has been quite a ride through it all. People go and fill out a basketball bracket, which is divided into 4 sections. The East, West, South, and Midwest. Every section has 16 teams ranked from the best, #1-#16. Each section you predict which team is going […]

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Apr
10

Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

After almost six years of development time, Nintendo has finally released one of the developer’s most ambitious projects to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it definitely delivers. Nintendo’s main goal when creating this game was to break many of the franchise’s old traditions. The game is on a completely different […]

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Apr
5

The bees are endangered

Bees have recently been added to the list of endangered species by the Fish and Wildlife Service.  It is vital to save the bees because without them, pollination wouldn’t occur. Pollination leads to the growth of fruits and vegetables. Without bees, no food would be on our shelves, so it is beneficial to us to […]

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Apr
3

“Get Out” and see Jordan Peele’s first movie

So far in 2017, moviegoers have been obsessing over the recently released horror content. Movies like “Get Out” are the most striking. “Get Out”, directed by Jordan Peele, is a genuinely scary film that takes a jab at liberal racism. Throughout the entire film, audiences are sitting on the edge of their seats with fear. The plot […]

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Mar
31

How did April Fools become a holiday?

There are many theories on how April Fools’ Day became a holiday, but the one that shows most evidence is linked to Pope Gregory XIII. He adopted the Gregorian calendar in the late 1500’s, which moved our year from March to January 1st. The change did not reach many people, and so they celebrated New […]

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