• Game Con Raised Over $1,000

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    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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  • Spring into softball season!

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    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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  • Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    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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Mar
21

Celia: The star of John Lennon and me

It’s important to recognize the students at our school who have done something special. This audio story features freshman Celia Pardillo- Lopez, who was the lead in the civic play, John Lennon and Me. Listen to her journey from bonding with her character to a performance that earned many tears and a standing ovation at […]

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Mar
21

Students’ thoughts on The Lego Batman Movie

This is a review of Warner Animation Group’s third movie, The Lego Batman Movie. We ask Samuele Bevilacqua and Blake Finke.

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Mar
21

China Trip: Musicians show their talents.

The West Lafayette Jazz Band and Choir had the privilege of going across the Pacific Ocean to China. While they were there, the students and teachers got to explore Chinese culture and visit cool places, like the Great Wall. They also got to present some of our culture and music to them. Here, in this […]

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Mar
21

Hidden Figures Movie

Hidden Figures is a movie that is based on a real life event. No one really knew this back story of three very smart African American women helping put the first man into space and on the moon. This took place in the 1960’s. Of course there was not as much technology as there is […]

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Mar
21

Productivity in school

West Side is known for being a school with massive amounts of homework. With homework, comes stress, pressure, and sleep deprivation. Is this directly correlated to lack of productivity in class or do distractions contribute more to the issue? In this clip, Elaine Rand and Hope Johnson discuss the pressures and work that they encounter […]

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Mar
20

How to go through a debate season

 9 simple steps on what it takes to go through a competitive debate season!   

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Mar
20

A Superfan’s Job- How They Pump Up A Crowd

Superfan Captains Jack Sautter, Nick Jeffries, and Nate Smith represent the senior class as superfan captains for the 2016-2017 school year. Though their position leaves them with lots of responsibilities, their main jobs are to organize themes for games and to pump up the student body at sporting events.  While there are many ways to pump up […]

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Mar
8

The library: a useful resource or popular hangout?

At a typical West Side lunch, one may notice congregations of students travelling from the cafeteria or commons to one of the most popular destinations in the school, the media center. From the outsider’s perspective, the media center looks and feels like a normal high school library, one where books are frequently checked out, and […]

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