• WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS BY BREAKING UP THE GRIND

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    It’s no secret that in order to be an elite level wrestler, an arduous amount of dedication and diligence is required. Success does not come easily or quickly.  Even if a competitor considers “winning” as the most fun part of the sport, many are driven more by a hatred of losing than a love of […]

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  • Basketball Team Prepares for Victory

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The members of the West Lafayette boys basketball team use more than just their skills to win a game. Behind every victory, there are traditions done to bring good luck and a mindset that each member must put themself in in order to have a good game. After the Devil’s victory against Crawfordsville, Juniors Nelson […]

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  • Pass ’em Right

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    Friday, December 8th 2017 after school at 4:00 p.m. in Mr. Leffert’s room, Game Club assembled for their weekly meeting. This time, they decided to play “Magic: The Gathering,” a  trading card game that is played with big decks of cards that are passed around from player to player. The cards are passed to the […]

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  • Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    They West Lafayette boys’ soccer team had one of their most successful seasons ever during 2017. They advanced to regionals, only narrowly missing the opportunity to go to semi state. The loss at regionals motivated the returning players to work even harder than before after the season. The incoming seniors continue to work hard during […]

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Sep
27

“FORE!”

Saturday, September 16, was the 2017 Girls Golf Sectionals. For sectionals in golf, the 5 top players of the team, based on their scores during the season, compete against the top 5 players of several other schools. The top five players for West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High school included , Darby Bigelow (Grade 11) as […]

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Sep
27

Half T-Rex Half Human?

Don’t Forget About The Fall Play! If lately you have walked by Mrs.Good’s room after school, you might have noticed the  happy laughter and unique roaring sounds coming from behind the closed door. You might have been curious as to what caused that laughter or what made the roar. The answer to that curiosity is […]

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Sep
20

Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

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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Sep
11

Family Comes First

Finding the perfect career can take a lot of dedication and a good deal of patience. Whether one is looking for a short term or a long term position, there are certain considerations that should be made. Although Mrs. Foley may not be brand new to the school system, she says that some of the […]

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Sep
11

Singing into the new school year

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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Sep
11

Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

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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Sep
11

Nicholas Dunn

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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Aug
28

Teaching Diversity

Piedad Corredor-Sanchez is the new Spanish teacher from Bogota Colombia. Even though she is a new teacher at West Side, she is no stranger to the school. “I came here to study at Purdue and I really loved the school. My kids studied and graduated here, I thought it was a place where my kids […]

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Aug
28

Captured by Computers

Mr. Hamilton spends his workdays in the dungeon. Okay, not the literal dungeon, but it is definitely not a part of the school either of us have ever been to before: the technology wing. While to most students this room, hidden under the staircase like something straight out of Harry Potter, is a seemingly insignificant […]

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Aug
28

Cooking up a storm

Nicole Pachasa’s enjoyment and passion for cooking really changed her life, and getting the job at West Side fulfilled her dream. One thing Miss Pachasa has special about her is being able to juggle her teaching life with an upcoming wedding to plan. Miss Pachasa said “I went to IUPUI for one year then transferred […]

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Aug
28

New Health and PE Teacher

“I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was in sixth grade, as crazy as that might sound,” Megan Hubbard said. She credited her inspiration to her elementary school gym teacher, who she said got every student excited about PE. Her own experience with sports also gave her insight into what a […]

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Aug
28

Avery captivated by the diverse community of WL

Though being a sub teacher for a semester each in both language arts and the school library is new to Jennifer Avery,  common stereotypical struggles for new sub teachers haven’t been an issue. “It’s very diverse here, the school that I came from wasn’t diverse at all. When I came here I  was really pleasantly […]

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Aug
28

Ms. Gwin’s Return Benefits Many

Rebecca Gwin has more in common with the average West Sider than meets the eye. She used to walk the halls as a student and has come back to teach future generations.  But it’s not easy.  She not only teaches chemistry, but also German, and ICP. “Sometimes I am internally speaking German and I spit […]

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Aug
28

New Guidance

  “When I was in high school , I didn’t really have a counselor. We had one who did our scheduling, but as far as college prep, I was on my own,” says new high school counselor, Jessica Theaderman. This was the main reason she became interested in being a high school counselor, to provide […]

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Aug
28

New Teacher, But Not New To The School.

There is a new teacher that has joined the social studies wing, and his name is Mr. Clay Hanna, or as some people like to call him Coach Hanna. Even though it is his first year teaching at West Side, he has already been an assistant coach for the West Lafayette boys’ varsity basketball team […]

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