• 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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Dec
28

Christmas Q&A

Watch this Christmas-themed Q&A produced by Anne Folkers and Katya Hunt as West Side students Owen Walbaum, Kyle Hazell, and Hojun Yun talk about their their holiday traditions, favorite Christmas movies, and even try to wrap a magic 8 ball. 

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Dec
28

Finals Season Is Upon Us

For West Side students, finals are one of the most stressful times of the year. Whether you spend the month studying, or you cram the night before everyone has their different study styles. If it’s your first finals season as a freshman, or your seventh finals season as a senior, finals are equally as stressful for […]

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Dec
28

Red Devil to Ithaca

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know and training with my new Cornell teammates and just getting a chance to compete at the next level,” said senior Red Devil, Mitchell Curl, who has just recently signed his letter of intent to run track and cross country and Cornell University. “What really drew me to […]

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Dec
28

Finding the Right Focus

Guest speaker, Dr. Michael Hunter, gives advice for making it through medical school During high school lunch on Tuesday, November 20, Dr. Michael Hunter came to West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School to talk to students in the club Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Hunter, who is a pediatrician, talked about his career and what […]

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Dec
28

Travel is the Reason for the Season

In this video, Jack McCain and Harrison Truitt set out to find what some fellow Red Devils are planning to do over winter break. As they travel around West Lafayette to interview some students, they come across some extravagant travel plans. While some people prefer staying home for the holidays, others are driving to bordering […]

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Dec
28

To Recite or Not to Recite, That is the Question

The 4th Annual National Shakespeare Monologue Competition was a smashing success here at West Side. Students from all grades arrived to recite the best monologues from the annals of The Bard, William Shakespeare. Also yes, there was a reward for all participants in the form of cookies and games afterward. To get an idea of […]

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Dec
28

Sandra Lee’s Shaky Recipe

A video recreating Sandra Lee’s iconic “Kwanzaa cake.” During winter, many different holidays and traditions are celebrated. One of these is Kwanzaa, and as we were researching Kwanzaa traditions, we found a recipe from Food Network star, Sandra Lee who hosts the show “Semi-Homemade” on the Food Network. Her show aims to benefit chefs that […]

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Dec
28

A Devilishly Good Winter

Winter is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year, with the gorgeous weather, the time for family, the treats and sweets, and most of all, winter break! Whether you chose to spend your winter hours cozied up inside, huddled in the library studying for finals, whisking down Happy Hollow Hill in a […]

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Dec
18

That’s a Fact, Jack: Secular Holiday Special

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 secular holiday special Jack and Harrison give us insight into their State victory, Jack describes the layout of our recording studio, we learn the […]

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Nov
20

Fleetwood Mac Concert Review

The Fleetwood Mac concert at Bankers Life Field House on October 16th was an overall success. The stands were full, and it was a two hour throwback to the 80s for its viewers. The crowd was very diverse, composing of men and women ranging from the elderly to teens. The first half of the concert […]

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Nov
20

Cowboy Cookie Scone Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 C instant oats 1/2 C non-fat Greek yogurt 3 tbsp pure maple syrup 4 tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 C flour 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp unsalted butter 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips 1 tbsp finely diced pecans 1 tbsp shredded […]

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Nov
20

Tricky Trivia

Test your Halloween knowledge by trying this trivia crossword!

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Nov
20

Women Empowering Women Makes an Impact

For many, school clubs are a place to meet friends or a fun way to spend the lunch hour, but to Women Empowering Women (WEW) members, it means that and much more. “Women Empowering Women gets my brain to work and think in a safe space, about how I can better myself as a feminist […]

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Nov
20

Helping at Halloween

UNICEF is selling goodie bags to help solve children’s problems around the world

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Nov
20

5 Ways to Slow Down Global Warming and Climate Change

Imagine what were to happen to this scenic creek if climate change continued, which would prevent tourists from seeing this breathtaking view. Beyond all the news surrounding politics, the problem with climate change and global warming are gradually going out of control. Changes can’t be made in one huge step but we can possibly eradicate […]

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