• New Pool, New Food, Same School

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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  • Cross Country Sectionals

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    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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  • Cheering For Senior Night

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • Not An Actively Typical Monday

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    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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Oct
7

Tests and Stress- The Devils Advocate

What’s your best studying method for big tests? Juinor Molly Kormanis says… “I really like using flashcards to study for big tests.” Freshman Minnie Liang says… “I usually get my friends to quiz me or I do Quizlet questions and flashcards.”  Senior Adam Earnst says… “Just make sure you pay attention in class and actually […]

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Oct
7

Fresh Fall Songs: a Spotify Playlist to Transition into Fall with

[spotifyplaybutton play=”https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ljI67OvzQKnzCzO3erg11″/] “Fresh Fall Songs” is a Spotify playlist designed to help you transition into fall. It features songs of all genres: pop, rock, and even hints of rap. However, its goal is to help you get into the relaxed fall mindset that this season is known for having.

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Oct
7

The new cafeteria will be expanding students’ horizons and lunches

 Want to build your own pizza? Want pasta today? Build your own tacos? How about the classic rotating lunches that we all love? And our beloved french fries? All of these options will be available in the new cafeteria coming next month, right after fall break.  The new cafeteria will be emulating the style of […]

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Oct
7

West Side Embraces ZipGrade as Scantron Machine on Its Last Legs

Scantron has long been the go-to system for grading multiple-choice exams at West Side due to its convenience over other systems. Teachers can quickly grade hundreds of tests simply by bringing completed bubble sheets to the school’s Scantron machine. But over the last few years, the Scantron machine has been showing signs of age: teachers […]

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Oct
4

The start of the year for the a cappella groups was in perfect harmony

Now that it’s October, clubs and organizations are in full swing, not excluding the revered a cappella groups, Perfect Pitches and Priority Male. Perfect Pitches had their first performance on Sunday, September 22 at the choir concert. The heads of the Perfect Pitches and Priority Male, Alice Lin and Gavin Duffy, respectively, recently held auditions […]

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Oct
4

Speaking with the Society: an Interview with Shakespeare Society’s Presidents

Co-President,11, Katie Werely-Bross talks with members Sarah Kurtz, 11, and Grace Czerwonky, 11, about the new play they were studying. The Club had just started Macbeth and were getting ready to start reading. “We teach as if people don’t know about Shakespeare. We cover basic things and ask basic questions: ‘Hey do you know this? […]

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Sep
18

Special Cases

Swanson’s view on special education teaching experience “Relationships is what I’ve found is a big part of special education. It’s getting to know the kids and knowing their strengths and weaknesses and how to make those work,” said Mrs. Becky Swanson, the new Basic Skills Development (BSD) teacher. Swanson earned a degree in elementary education, […]

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Sep
16

Different places, same attitude

Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a […]

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Sep
16

More Than a Language

Mary Michael Hopes to Teach Life Lessons as Well as Vocabulary “You guys are just really good kids, you really are,” says new teacher Madame Mary Michael Michael has been teaching French for 27 years and has spent the last 5 at Rushville Consolidated High School, which she says holds “no comparison” to life here […]

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Sep
16

Cooking Up a New Take on FACS

As the new school year begins there are not only many new students who join the school but also new teachers. This year Frances Heim moved from Benton Central to West Lafayette. She is teaching Nutrition and Wellness and intro to Culinary Arts. “The favorite foods I like to teach are unfortunately the unhealthy ones, […]

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Sep
16

A Whirlwind of a Start

New Counselor Jumps Right Into a New Job The start of a new school year brings many feelings. Some are excited for the new opportunities that come with a new school. Other people are nervous. Candace Dobson was hired just weeks before school started, leaving no time for her to be excited or nervous. “It’s […]

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Sep
16

Fresh off campus:

Mrs. Brooks takes on being a band director Mrs. Brooks is a new band director fresh out of college. She graduated from college just this past May from Vandercook College in Chicago Illinois. “My school was primarily a music education conservatory so everyone that graduated from my college became a music educator, it was very […]

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Sep
16

Mr. Pujara Pushes the Envelope on Math & Computer Science Education

Mr. Pujara knew exactly what he wanted to do early on in his college career. Before being hired as a math teacher, he double majored in Computer Science and Math Education at Purdue University. “A couple of years [into getting my Computer Science degree], I discovered that Math Education is also something I really wanted […]

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Sep
16

New attendance secretary, Tiana the princess alike

Mrs. Bonnell is more similar to Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, than people would think. Mrs. Bonnell is West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s newest attendance secretary.  “I like to be busy, and this is busy, all day long,”Bonnell said. As the attendance secretary, she doesn’t have a prep hour or study hall, but […]

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Sep
16

it was a “rocky” start to the school year

The beginning of the school year started out shaky, even before the school year officially started for Ms. McClure. Monday morning, only a mere 3 days before students began their first day of school, she was told she had to move rooms, but not just one room over.he had to move to a whole other […]

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