• It’s Do or Dye

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Best Buddies kicks off the year with kickball This year’s Best Buddies kickoff event was a kickball game. Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather made the event fun for everyone to enjoy. The club pairs special needs students with mainstreamed peers with a mission to champion inclusion and society amongst these diverse groups of individuals. “It […]

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  • Harlow calculates value of passion

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    “Growing up, the Red Devils were always the arch-enemy back then,” said Harlow. He went to high school at Harrison. Mr. Harlow may be one of the new teachers in the math department, but he is definitely not new to teaching. He taught at Fountain Central for three years in the early 80s. He then […]

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  • Girls Golf Loses to Benton Central

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • National Honors Society: Every Student’s Solution to Complex Problems

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    With midterm reports having already been sent out, some students may have found their grades to have exceeded expectations, while others may have been disappointed. For those in the latter category, the National Honor Society has a solution for you. “The main goal of this chapter of the National Honor Society is, specifically here, tutoring,” […]

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  • Friday Night Lights hoco edition

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Dec
12

Battle Of The Beards

West Lafayette Dance Marathon started a fundraiser at the beginning of November called The Battle Of the Beards. This was to celebrate No Shave November and help raise money for the kids. For this fundraiser, WLDM executive members chose some West Lafayette teachers who would each get a bucket. Whichever teacher had the most amount of […]

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Dec
5

Ouch!

Meet Sydney Bradley. She is sixteen years old and a junior at West Side with an interesting childhood story. Sydney grew up going to elementary school at Hershey Elementary and moved to the West Side school system her sixth grade year. Sydney loves dogs; between her mom and her dad’s houses, she has 4 dogs. […]

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Dec
4

Do New ID’s Increase Safety?

Identification cards are used extensively at West Side. In past years, it was used for simple forms like getting into football games and figuring out which bus to get onto. Now they are being used to increase the safety of the school, by unlocking the doors at certain times of the day. But what do students […]

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Dec
4

The Effect of Pets in Students’ Lives

Pets, pets, pets. They are everywhere. Ranging from iguanas, tropical birds, sugar gliders, and the common dogs and cats, many people keep domestic animals in their homes. Approximately 44% of all U.S. households have a dog, and 35% have a cat. (Source: American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 (APPA)) Two students were interviewed about the impact that their […]

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Dec
4

Songs For Christmas

During the Christmas season, some students are either traveling or just staying around town for Christmas. Wherever you’re going, whether its far or just going for a drive, students love listening to music. Especially during the holiday season, they listen to some of their favorite Christmas songs. Sophomore Jessica Love said,” every time I am […]

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Dec
1

Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

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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Dec
1

Best Buddies Gather for Thanksgiving

Club members and buddies gathered together after school on Monday, November 20th in the cafeteria to celebrate Thanksgiving with a scavenger hunt and feast. Buddy pairs were given clues to find their food items, which were hidden throughout the school. After a count down, teams sped through the halls on the first floor. Bags of […]

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Dec
1

“Tammy” Rocks the fall

Fall play is one of the annual events that happens in West Side. It’s not only about the show itself, it’s about all the efforts that have been put into it–the characters, the sound effects, the lights, the back stage, the director, etc. This year the play was about a uncommon girl called Tammy,  a […]

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Dec
1

Boys Basketball Begins with Heartbreak

After weeks of preparation, it was time for the Red Devils to show everyone in Berberian Gym what they had spent months to attain; a victory. On Wednesday November 22, the West Side boys’ basketball team suffered a devastating loss to the McCutcheon Mavericks in their first game of the season. As the face-off began, […]

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Dec
1

HCO Contributes to the Community

Giving back to the community is a goal for many different organizations. Helping out around the area may include picking up trash you see on the curb or donating food to the local food bank. HCO is a club at West Lafayette High School that works with the children in local areas.  Club member Daniel […]

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Dec
1

BTS FOOTBALL SEASON FT. COACH FRY

I got the chance to interview one of the winningest coaches in West Side history, Coach Fry, and one of the football players, Samir Ahsan. As the interview carried on into the overarching themes of the 2017-18 football season, I was taken aback by how positive the whole football team was; they were motivated from the past season and […]

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Nov
28

15 Essentials to Keep You Cozy

15 Essentials to Keep You Cozy this Winter   Extra-Fluffy™ Throw Blanket Chilly winter weather is quickly approaching. In winter wonderland, you can pet all the polar bears you want. However, in real life, if you try to pet one, you’ll get mauled. Get this Extra-Fluffy Throw Blanket instead! https://www.berkshireblanket.com/extra-fluffy-throw-blanket/product/E0075 Marshmallow Smiling Faces Cute Mugs […]

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Nov
28

Bringing Awareness During TAM

The month of November holds a special place in the hearts of the LGBT community, with it being Transgender Awareness Month (TAM). Jacob Richardson, the president of the club, explained it in his own terms, “This month houses transgender awareness so it’s really just awareness of the struggles that the transgender community goes through and […]

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Nov
28

Trying to Fall in Love with Fall

Fall is 90 days. All in all, that isn’t a very long time, about one fourth of one year of your life. That seems pretty insignificant, but what happens with the weather during fall is not. In a survey conducted on Twitter, 46 percent of students said fall was their favorite season, but how do we […]

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Nov
20

West Side takes Young Life by Storm

Eating donuts, dancing, singing, and hanging out friends all in one night? To you this may not sound like any regular Monday night, but for Young Life members, it is! On Monday, November 13th, West Side and Harrison students gathered at Calvary Church at 7:33 pm for their weekly Young Life Club.  Young Life is […]

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