• One Donation can Save Three Lives

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The blood drive that took place on January 17th in the WLHS cafeteria was a success.  Many high school students showed up and even the community outside of school played an impact towards the importance of donating blood. The process of donating is worth the time and effort it requires as just one pint of donated […]

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  • 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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Oct
26

Hidden Gems

 “Fields of Fear” fully frightens guests      Fields of Fear is everyone’s worst nightmare. This haunted house holds three attractions each specially designed to frighten every sense and each based off of an Indiana myth.      The Gallows is filled with the spirits of those who were sentenced to death after murdering a whole variety […]

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Oct
26

Beneath the surface

A look under West Side’s hallowed halls reveals an unknown past. There are many different theories regarding the basement of West Lafayette High School. How far does it go? Are there tunnels? Do we even have a basement? On Friday 14, 2011 those elusive questions were answered, along with a few no one ever thought […]

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Oct
26

Student Survival 101: Hallway Terrors

By Alyse Allred West Side is one of those schools graced by a fairly-manageable sized student body. Which means that you are afforded at least a couple inches of elbow room in the hallways. Usually. Of course there are always exceptions. At those times, that pretty little personal bubble goes pop. Sometimes you’re lucky to […]

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Oct
26

Brody Forbes kicks his way to success

  At just five foot six and 145 pounds, junior Brody Forbes is one of the smallest on the field and may not be very intimidating to the opposing team as he awaits the opening kick off. However, with his ability to score seven points in the first ten seconds of the game, he has […]

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Oct
26

Jobs well done

  Steve Jobs. The name alone conjures up a brilliant image of an untouchable visionary – a man meant not to be understood, only revered. It’s strange, then, to walk down the hallways of West Lafayette High School and see his influence widespread, yet taken largely for granted. One only has to wander once through […]

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Oct
26

Fall production promises laughs

  The fall season has begun, and with it comes the first of two plays presented by the West Side Drama Club. This fall, the club is performing “You Can’t Take it With You,” a comedy co-written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. It is the first ever directed by junior high English teacher […]

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Oct
26

Off Campus: Café Royale’s distinct menu of sandwiches, breakfast foods, desserts and assorted beverages excites taste buds.

  Distance From School: 0.5 mi. Price/Person: $3+ Although a six dollar sandwich is a little pricey for a high school lunch (especially considering the fact that McDonald’s is right across the street), the quality of food at Café Royale is worth every penny. I have to admit, I had some reservations about going. I […]

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Oct
26

Catwalk to Class: Cindy Guo

FEATURING CINDY GUO Those seeking unique style options should tear a (web) page out of Cindy’s book. It is often hard for West Side students to look unique due to the lack of stores with appropriate styles and price ranges nearby. Enthusiastic shoppers often venture to Indianapolis or Chicago to get their fashion fix, but […]

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Oct
26

Lights! Camera! Action!

Nathan Scott starts West Side’s first film club. On Friday October 14th, almost thirty students could be found during the lunch hour in Mr. Schaeffer’s room, intently listening to senior Nathan Scott analyze a scene of the movie “3:10 to Yuma”, which was paused on the screen. The day marked one of the first meetings […]

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Oct
14

What’s new in the cafe

[gpslideshow] 1. Your favorite!  In the snack line you can find various things like your favorite food, drinks, and candy. 2. Topping it all off! This is where you can add your favorite sides to your lunch like ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc. 3. Enjoying subs! As you may know subs are really popular at West Side and we enjoy the […]

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Oct
14

Fruits of Australia

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Oct
14

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Joe Jonas CD Review

When I came across this album, I thought to myself, what has happened to my beloved Jonas Brothers? Actually that didn’t happen, but I thought I would give this album, “Fastlife,” a chance.My ears were instantly greeted by a mixing of synthesized guitars and pumping bass, a very different approach than the punkish-boy-band vibe of […]

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Oct
14

Return of the Pop-Ups

In their video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” in 2000, it took 4 hours in make up to make the members ‘N Sync to look like dolls.  The real explosions used in Green Day’s 21 Guns are called “squibs” and a few of them injured the main actress. The monkey dancers in Bruno Mars’ “The […]

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Oct
14

Mixing fashion and technology

Technology and Fashion: Fashology By Abby Bien      Often times people don’t put fashion and technology in the same sentence. But online fashion blogs are changing that. More and more, dozens of trendy girls and boys are taking their fashion sense to the Internet. Using applications  like blogspot and tumblr, they upload pictures of outfits, […]

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Oct
13

Lupe Fiasco delivers an entertaining, but predictable concert at Elliott Hall

Unfortunately for us, it is not often that a prominent musical artist performs in West Lafayette.  However, last Friday night hip-hip artist Lupe Fiasco graced us with his presence with a short set before travelling to Atlanta for BET’s 2011 Hip-Hop Awards. The show was opened by 11-year-old Young Marqus, who brought his “mama” onstage […]

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Oct
13

Spirit Week

West Side Students love their pride and love to show it. Spirit week is most West Siders favor week of the year so they can really show the world what they think and how much fun they have. In this week West Siders wear all the silly stuff they can think of to express their […]

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Oct
12

West Side Hires New Counselor

Administration hires new guidance counselor By Roseanne Page West Lafayette High School has finally selected a new counselor, Ms. Klingler, to replace Mr. Thomas, who suddenly resigned earlier this year.  Mrs. Grimble excitedly spoke about the new addition to the staff, saying “She did her internship here last year and she proved to be very […]

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Oct
12

Online Exclusive: What’s Hot in Publications this Year?

Do you want to know the ins and outs of the 2012 Publications staffs?  Well here’s your inside look!   [iframe] <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/QEtv6qBL9YY?hl=en&fs=1″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> [/iframe]

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Oct
10

Fresh and Delicious

West Lafayette farmers take fresh, local and delicious to a new level The West Lafayette Farmer’s Market takes place weekly from 3-6 on Wednesdays.  It’s located on Salisbury, next to the athletic complex.                                             […]

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Oct
10

West Side choirs sing their hearts out

By Alyse Allred Sunday, October 2—as the first nine weeks draws to a close, the choirs of West Side make their debut.  In an extensive evening concert—attended by family, friends, and even former choir students—the choirs showcased their variety and versatility. Performing groups included the three school choirs, Junior High, Concert Choir, and Chorale, in […]

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