• 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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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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Mar
7

Divergent Book Discussion

Tim Carnahan and Ksenia Lewickyj participated in a book club discussion about Divergent. Divergent was written by Veronica Roth, and was published in 2011. It is on New York Best Seller list and has won multiple awards in previous years.  

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Mar
7

Track and Field Preview/Hoosier State Relays

The 2016-2017 track/field season has officially begun, as of February 13th. This year’s track and field team consists of a total of 70 athletes, boys and girls combined. The athletes will be divided into three groups- sprinters, throwers, and distance, with each group practicing and preparing for the Hoosier State Relays. Mr. David Joest coaches […]

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Mar
7

Handwriting vs. typing notes

Check out this infographic to see how us Westsiders like to take our notes!

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Mar
7

“La La Land” Award Season Success

La La Land has shown much success throughout the awards season, which surprised very few because of the star studded cast. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and many others were the key to the success of the movie. The musical has won a total of 178 awards out of the 221 that they were […]

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Feb
23

The Oscars are approaching

On February 26th, The 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Popular late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the awards show this year, which will be aired on ABC. ABC has been airing the Oscars every year since 1976. For the past couple years, there was a […]

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