• Ms. Muth

    Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

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  • A Future Changing Trip

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

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  • Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

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  • Painting a Path

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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  • Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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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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Sep
16

New school, new teacher, new room

West Side welcomes Brandy Mowery Our school welcomes a new teacher in the Special Education department and we’re lucky to have her.  She came from Battleground Middle School working as a paraprofessional and made the switch to West Side.  “One of my friends who works at GLASS (Greater Lafayette Area Special Services) told me about […]

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Sep
16

New singers, smaller school, same approach

Michael Bennett leaves his large school Bennett had been on the other side of the river for quite some time. He decided to make a change and come to West Side, for all the right reasons.  “I had been at Jeff for 11 years and I felt like all of the things that I like […]

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Sep
6

New Math Teacher Brings Real Life Experience into Classroom

After using math in a real life situation, new teacher Ms. Kylee German looks to help others learn the importance of math.  Some people have a natural interest in certain things. Others have a certain event occur that piques their interest in a subject. For  German it is both. She had a very unique experience […]

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Feb
22

That’s a Fact, Jack: Episode 4

From the studios of the WLHS library comes That’s a Fact Jack, a tri-weekly podcast hosted by West Lafayette Media Team members Harrison Truitt, Hudson Gorup, and Jack McCain. On today’s long awaited episode, we ring in 2019 and Valentine’s Day with tunes from Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and 21 Savage. Jack also speaks on […]

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Feb
7

The Mixtape: Episode Four

Episode Four: On the Right Foot When a New Year begins, not only people are ready to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that they hold but also to welcome the positive vibes, and Set It Off wants to make sure that happens. “Midnight Thoughts” is a single that the Tampa-based rock band […]

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Dec
28

Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe

Ingredients For The Filling 2 c of soft dates 3 tbsp cinnamon 1/3 c milk of choice 2 tbsp coconut oil For The Dough  2 c oat flour 1 c almond meal 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 4 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 c melted coconut oil Step By Step Directions Preheat your oven to […]

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Dec
28

Modeling the Model UN Club

How to become a stand-in at the United Nations in one easy step You might think that the Model UN Club at West Side consists of people sitting in an oval and discussing politics.  That statement is false. The club is chock-full of personality, energy, and evidently, overblown comedy. Senior Nate Nauman is the student […]

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Dec
28

Joystick Reviews-the Destiny Series.

You’ve just woken up in the Old Russian Cosmodrome, to a robot voiced by Peter Dinklage or later, Nolan North. And the first thing you hear? “Eyes up, Guardian.” Then, you have to make a mad dash into a wall made of rusted metal, attempting to escape the creatures your new robot friend calls “Fallen.” […]

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Dec
28

Winter Break Poll

Winter break is slowly approaching and there are so many things you can do with your family and friends. We asked the students at West Side what their favorite things to do are during break and here are the results.  

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1) Christmas music: Listening to Christmas music while decorating the tree with your family is the best. 2) Gingerbread Houses:
Dec
28

Top 10 Activities to do during the holiday season

Decorate your house with Christmas themed items Decorate your Christmas tree  Make homemade ornaments for your tree Make a Gingerbread house Listen to Christmas music  Have a snowball fight Decorate Christmas cookies Watch Christmas movies Go Ice Skating Drive around and look at Christmas lights

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