• 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
9

Boys Basketball Off season

Basketball is just around the corner and that means the start of basketball training.  To be the best the basketball team is doing as much as they can to prepare for the season.  This is tough due to many player that have other sports, mainly football.   For those who don’t play another sport Coach […]

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Oct
9

WeSSO gives girls opportunities

WeSSO is a club that allows girls in high school to participate in volunteering opportunities both within their school and their community. The name of it stands for “West Side Service Organization.” One of the club’s sponsors, Mrs. Smyser, said that the overall purpose of the WeSSO being a club at West Lafayette High School […]

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Oct
9

Nate Smith

As a soccer player and superfan captain Nate Smith has his hands full during the fall season.  “I think being the junior superfan captain is pretty cool and i was looking forward to it since my freshman year”, Smith said.  As the soccer team battles through the season the team hopes for a couple more […]

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Oct
9

Shakespeare society competing for the first time

Shakespeare Society “celebrates and recognizes the genius that is Shakespeare,” said Ryan Moreno ‘17, the vice president of Shakespeare Society.  As a club, they put on an abridged production of a Shakespeare play at the end of the year.  This year the show will be on Shakespeare’s birthday in April. This year Shakespeare Society will […]

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Oct
9

New changes are happening in the library

Change is among us here at West Side; if you haven’t been in the library this year you might not know that it has gone under a complete makeover! The new librarian, Ms. Hinman, and the technology department have come together and they have reinvented the way that the library is operating. You can now […]

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Oct
9

Volleyball vs North Montgomery

Last night the Red Devils volleyball team traveled to take on North Montgomery. The team is having a pretty good season and are ready to compete for the state title. Last night the Devils took the match three sets to two. Junior Alex Deryn totaled 15 kills, 7 block, and 6 aces. Senior Lydia Baker […]

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Oct
9

UFC is not Ultimate Fighting Club

  Ultimate Frisbee Club known as UFC, is not an actual club connected with the school. They are a group of students including presidents Alex Delworth, and Luke Ritchie.   They meet on weekends at Lommel Park in Barberry Heights, around 4:30 typically. Alex Delworth thinks the hardest part of this club is “finding members […]

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Oct
9

Lovers of Anime Join Together

  Anime club is offered for anyone who enjoys clubs that eat lunch and watch anime together.   This club is offered here at West Side, with Mrs. Gates being the sponsor. There are roughly 20 members who enjoy anime and watching it. According to Ethan Watt ‘16 it is “ a relaxed and chill […]

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Oct
9

GSA talks about LGBTQ awareness on a college level

GSA had a guest speaker come from Purdue to talk about the LGBTQ community on a college campus.  Speaker Lowell Kane is the director of Purdue LGBTQ Center.  The Purdue LGBTQ Center is a place where anyone from the community can come to get help with LGBTQ related issues such as a person feeling bias […]

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Oct
9

Cross Country and Films

Movie fanatic and running extraordinaire Dylan Williams splits his time between school, running, and movies.  “I try to watch at least 2 movies every weekend but I feel completely productive if I watch 5”, Williams said.   Balancing classes and running cross country he plans out his movies and which ones he will watch next. […]

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Oct
9

Best Buddies brings people together

Best Buddies as a program follows the motto, “changing the world one friendship at a time,” according to one of its sponsors, Mrs. Eubank. The objective of the club is to include West Side students with disabilities in our school’s community and to pair them up with one-on-one partners for the school year. The club […]

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Oct
9

Cooper Williams

As a top runner in the state Cooper Williams is looked to as a leader on not only his team but from other teams in the area.  “Really i just go out and run and try to improve myself and help improve the team.”   On a team that is defending a state title the team […]

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Oct
9

Write Your Heart Out!

Fall is coming, and while everyone is itching for pumpkin spice and Halloween, the English department is looking forward to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Many teachers are urging their students to enter one of the 29 categories, including Comic Art, Video Games, Journalism, and Dramatic Script. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has […]

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Oct
9

Vista makes Homecoming great

The people behind this year’s “Under The Sea” Homecoming dance were West Side’s Vista Club, who is responsible for planning and decorating two semiformal dances this year. The first dance Vista set up, Homecoming, was September 12th from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Members of the club spent the several days prior to the dance decorating […]

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Oct
9

SAT updates are coming soon

Those who will be taking the SAT starting March 2016 will see the all new changes made to the test in order to “make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success,” according to the College Board website. The major updates that will be made to the SAT include the components, the testing time, and […]

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Oct
9

Anime club animates lunch hour

Anime Club watches a variety of different shows.  “We want to vary genres,” says Katie Mao ‘16, the president of anime club.  As president, Mao puts a schedule together of what shows the club will be watching.  She also watches them all in advance to make sure they are clean and appropriate.  The vice president, […]

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Oct
9

Coach Cooke kicks off soccer season

New head soccer coach Aaron Cooke graduated from West Side in 1989. He participated in golf, soccer and swimming, and was awarded “Most Improved Player” on his soccer team. The old soccer coach, Mr. Kiernan, and coach Cooke have different strategies when it comes to the team. Daniel Madan ‘18, a Varsity member of the […]

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Oct
9

Friendships help teachers make it through the year

Some teachers around the school rely on having their best friend there for them to get through the school year, unlike others who bond with the strong community of teachers that has developed through the years. Jacob Richardson ‘18, member of student council, can tell you that a best friend is the most important person […]

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Oct
9

The man behind the beard

Jeremy Brooks proves that hard work pays off Whether it be in his ultimate frisbee games, debate tournaments, or just in conversations about his beard there is no lack of enthusiasm emoting from Jeremy Brooks ‘16. Among the list of qualifiers for the national debate tournament this past summer was Brooks, who by qualifying for […]

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Oct
9

What is the Dress Code About?

What’s acceptable? What’s “too” much? Mr. Slauter answered these questions about if the dress code is gender specific. A frequent question that pops in mind is “does a student’s clothing choice distract their peers as much as teachers and administration say it does?” Mr. Slauter says that it is a “tough call” and though “not […]

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