• 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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Oct
15

Music Department Concerts

This Fall, West Lafayette High School put on three consecutive concerts. Choir on September 27th, orchestra on October 3rd, and band on October 11th. The choir, run by Mr. Waltz had a successful concert as usual. Many have said that it was a great start to the year and that it sounded extremely good. Mr. […]

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Oct
15

The Friends that Sing

Priority Male is an a cappella group composed of 19 high school guys singing, clapping and dancing without instruments. The club meets at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursday at 1 pm. On September 27, all the choirs had a concert and Priority Male sang 2 songs with solos from seniors; Mitch Witt, Luke Ritchie and […]

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Oct
15

Boys Tennis: Hitting their Stride

West Lafayette’s Boys Tennis team has been in a constant rise, and has had a lot of recent success.  After winning conference and sectionals the Devils went into regionals on a roll.  Winning 4-1 against Twin Lakes in the first round of regionals they had a tough path facing Carmel in the finals.  Unfortunately West […]

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Oct
15

WL prepares for enemy CC

September 16 at Lafayette Central Catholic high school, the Red Devil football team will be facing the Knights in the rivalry game with bragging rights on the line. West Lafayette and CC are two big rivals with a history of close games and rough plays.This year the Red Devils travel to CC for their senior […]

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Oct
15

Big screen bullies

  1.. Draco Malfoy– Played by Tom Felton, Malfoy was a foil character to Harry Potter in all seven of the Harry Potter movies. He was actually loosely based on bullies that the author, J.K. Rowling, would have to deal with in her younger days, and he has played a large part in all the […]

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Oct
15

Get lost in the Maize

Indiana is definitely known for the abundance of corn fields that are seen throughout the state. While the corn is a staple of the state, one of the positive aspects of having so much of it around us is during the fall season, there is no shortage of corn mazes to choose from. Some of […]

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Oct
15

Candy Corn and Cultural Appropriation: How to avoid offensive costumes this Halloween

This Halloween, you could be anything from an axe murderer to a fairy queen, but if African warrior or Indian princess is on your list, you should probably reconsider. These are prime examples of cultural appropriation, which should be avoided.    What constitutes cultural appropriation? In her controversial YouTube video “Don’t Cash Crop on My […]

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Oct
15

#SaveTheWorld2016

The real winners of this presidential race are late night show hosts. Not since Vermin Supreme (look him up) has there been a more comedic candidate. Trump has run for president five times in his life, but he really seems to have fallen more in love with himself than ever before. His only qualification taken […]

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Oct
15

The Multi-Talented Tori

Tori Rosa is the perfect example of a Renaissance woman. Whether it be singing, songwriting, acting, directing, or dancing, Rosa puts every drop of her effort into expressing herself. She takes inspiration from everyone she’s met and isn’t afraid to put her feelings out there in the form of song. In an interview, Rosa explains […]

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Oct
15

Movie Studio will be a new addition to Media Center

Students will soon be able to walk into a room off the library and record and save high-definition video, all with a single remote. The concept is really simple, a movie recording studio where three buttons control the entire system. Ms. Hinman, the new School Librarian, discovered the idea of a “super simple media recording […]

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Oct
15

Holidays aren’t always fun and games.

The holidays are some of the best times all year. There’s usually good food, family members you haven’t seen in awhile, and perhaps most importantly, no school. Then there are parts of the holidays that are not so great because of all of the stress that comes with it. But what are really the most […]

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Oct
15

Lipsync Contest

The Scarlette would like to invite any and all lip syncers to participate in a once-in-a-millennia chance to show your silent skill. Everyone who wants to participate needs to take a video of themselves or a group performing a tune. All you have to do is not sing. Videos can be submitted via the Scarlette’s […]

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Oct
15

Marching band marches to their own beat

The marching band is known for their peppy tunes and great attitudes. “We [the marching band] are important to pump up the football team and students” says TJ McCormick ‘16 talking about what the band brings to the atmosphere of the game.   Margaret Woeste ‘16 said “Marching band is one of the biggest sources […]

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Oct
15

Katy Penquite featured athlete

Being a freshman on a varsity soccer team can be very intimidating but this is not a problem for freshman player Katy Penquite. Penquite has had her love for soccer since the age of 5. She says she acquired this love for soccer from her first coach, who also happens to be her dad. Soccer […]

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Oct
15

GSA addresses coming out

National Coming Out Day was Friday, October 11. It can be nerve racking for people coming out because they don’t know what reaction they will get says Brian Bumm ‘18. Reactions to the news can be extreme, people have been kicked out of home or shunned from the family. It can be hard for parents […]

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Oct
9

Westside vs. Renssalaer

Friday, October 2nd, the West Lafayette Red Devils Football team will face off against the defending class 2A state champion Rensselaer Bombers. After a couple of consecutive great seasons from the bombers, they got bumped up to 3A for this season. The Devils are off to a stellar 6-0 start this season while the bombers […]

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Oct
9

New librarian Ms. Hinman brings about new changes to improve learning

Anyone who’s visited the library recently has noticed the barren shelves and carts of books. There are many changes taking place, including the re-organization of the books, by genre instead of call number. This multi-step plan to sort the books into 10 categories will take about one to two months. Firstly, the books will be […]

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