• Ms. Muth

    Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

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  • A Future Changing Trip

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

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  • Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

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  • Painting a Path

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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  • Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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Nov
20

Let’s get Votin’

No matter the age, voting is a special experience. But exercising your right for the first time is an experience most do not forget. Seniors Grace Kirchner and Mary Schultz, both 18, hit the polls for their first time voting in the midterm election on November 6th.  Follow their experience as they navigate the voting […]

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Nov
20

Three simple habits to make mornings productive

No matter how much truth there may be to that old saying about the early bird getting the worm, we can’t all be morning people. Rumor has it that early risers are more productive than the rest of us, but bed is just so comfortable….and that obnoxious alarm is just so, so annoying. At some […]

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Nov
19

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

Showing up for a sporting event is a necessity for everyone, but especially Superfan Captains. Being a Superfan Captain comes with a lot of responsibility, making sure the student section is alive and cheering throughout the entire game. As once done by our youngest captain Miguel Van der Mensbrugghe. He was chosen among five seniors […]

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Nov
19

Fall Play Opens Its Doors

On November 2, the fall play, Will and Whimsy, opened its doors to the public and brought Shakespeare to the student body. The cast and crew of Will and Whimsy donned their costumes in class that day as they got ready for their opening. Friday night, at 7pm, community members and students alike convened in […]

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Nov
13

Flag Football Hustles and Makes History

September 29, 2018 is a day that will go down in West Side history. On the cool and cloudy fall afternoon, people gathered with excitement to see the Best Buddies club participate in its first ever IHSAA-approved Unified Flag Football game. “I’m the president of Best Buddies, and I’m so excited to be here and […]

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Nov
13

West Lafayette football faces Andrean High school for the sectional title.

On Friday November 2, 2018 the West Lafayette football teamed faced Andrean High School at Gordon Straley Field for the class 3A sectional championship title. The stands were filled with red devil fans, big and small, ready to cheer on their team. From students to parents to members of the community, hundreds of people came […]

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Nov
13

Halloween Q&A

While Halloween may have already passed, students are still passionate about this spooky holiday. In this video, a group of different students answer questions about some of their favorite Halloween traditions, memories, and costumes. Ranging from a field biologist to Kermit the Frog, students have had an interesting array of costumes to talk about.

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Nov
12

Do You Think Cheetos are Chips?

Today walking to world history I was talking to Owen Taylor and I was eating Cheetos and I said ” These are some good chips.” and he said ” Cheetos aren’t chips!” So most of the world history class was  arguing about if they were chips or not.  I would like to know what everyone […]

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Nov
12

Students Go Crazy for Ofrendas!

Have you seen the hit flick Coco? If you haven’t you need to see it ASAP. If you have you probably know what an ofrenda is. An ofrenda is a collection of objects from a loved one that helps carry his or her spirit back to the ofrenda during Dia de Muertos. With the celebration […]

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Nov
9

Basketball Pregame Playlist

This is a playlist created for the boys/girls basketball teams to get hype for before games. This playlist can also be used by non sports teams for anyone who is trying to get fired up. Listening to the entire playlist ensures that you or your team will be ready for whatever is at hand. Enjoy […]

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Nov
9

The Mixtape: Episode Three

Episode Three: The Breakout Edge Make Out Monday formed when brothers Zack and Jeremy Shada combined their music projects into one. Before the formation, Zack worked alongside drummer Seth Renken and lead guitarist John Spicer. Jeremy and former rhythm guitarist Logan Charles were already working on their own music. When coming up with the band […]

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Nov
9

That’s a Fact, Jack: Episode 2

From the studios of  WLHS library comes That’s a Fact Jack, a tri-weekly podcast hosted by West Lafayette Media Team members Harrison Truitt, Hudson Gorup, and Jack McCain. On today’s spooky edition, Jack gives us his explanation towards his DARE water chugging catastrophe, explains why diversifying the sport of golf was important, spooks us with […]

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Nov
6

What’s your signature fall style?

Not sure which fall style suits you best? Not sure what this season’s trends even are? It all starts by one click. The quiz is broken down by personality, giving you the fab fall outfit that will instantly make you best-dressed on campus!

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