• 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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  • Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    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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Aug
28

SERVING SMILES

Stacey Mowatt could not contain her love for nursing as she sat smiling behind the nurse’s desk.  “I like taking care of kids especially and I like science a lot. You’re always learning something new and it’s always changing because there’s always new research and development,” she said. Mowatt’s passion for taking care of kids […]

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Aug
28

New director of student activities

“What does the Director of Student Activities do?” may be a question that you may want to ask. Eric Ulrich answers this, “My primary role is to make sure that all the clubs and organizations meet the criteria. I oversee events that students might be doing, too.” Ulrich talked more about other aspects of his […]

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Aug
24

Gia Senior Feature

As Gia Bradford goes into her senior year of high school she is involved in several of the activities at West Side , which include Theater, Choir, Red Cross, Wesso and many others. She said, “What I love most about being in so many clubs is the awesome people I befriend.” Before graduating Gia wants […]

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Aug
24

Always Expect Problems

“I always expect there be problems and I always expect myself to be helpful,” Yoder said.   “I learn something new everyday.” Robert Yoder is a new staff member in West Side who works in the  technology department. “A lot of technical skills are from past experiences. I’ve been on computers for a long time. […]

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Aug
23

Looking in Logan

  Many people in high school have common interests, but Logan doesn’t try to follow that path. In his free time he plays piano, runs, browses the dark web, and hides in dark places.   “I look up pictures of llamas, or really strange llama photo shop neck pictures,” Logan said. He spends much of […]

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May
5

The Results Are In

As many of you are aware, the Student Council recently had the elections taking place. For each incoming grade, the student had the right to vote for their class president, vice president, and secretary. For the incoming senior class, Emma Dunford won the president election. “I do a lot of behind the scenes work for […]

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May
5

Hidden Arts

Natalie Teibel is an amazing artist, but no one really knows it. Now she going to show the school some of her work. Natalie said that she would walk pass the old mural everyday down by the athletic office, and since she is in tech class here at West Side, she went up and asked […]

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May
3

Game Con Raised Over $1,000

The annual West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High Game Con was held on April 8. The event had one of the highest turnouts ever, as it raised over a thousand dollars from the participants alone, which is more than standard for the game con. Almost the entirety of the total earnings will be donated to the Backpack […]

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Apr
27

Odd Talents

The word Odd can also have the same meaning as unusual or unique. Having an odd talent is a good thing. We interviewed a teacher, Ms. Dixon, and a student, Sydney Bradley. Each of them showed their odd, but cool talent. Ms. Dixon can put a Smartie under her lip, and then reach her tongue […]

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Apr
27

David Czerwonky shares his running story

David Czerwonky ‘17 has been running in cross country and track since he was in junior high. He was inspired to start running after being bullied for his weight in the locker room. After a few years of running, he became one of the best runners on the team and is now possibly eligible to […]

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Apr
25

How to be prepared for danger

The recent events involving the girls in Delphi have students everywhere terrified when they go out. It is best to avoid walking alone or walking at night, but when you are in a situation where you can’t avoid it, there are a few ways you can ensure safety. Set up a buddy system: While having […]

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Apr
25

High School Students trying exotic snacks

  West side has a plethora of cultures, and with that comes many different types of food. So we decided to have some of our students try cool and interesting exotic snacks. Even though some of them did not have the best reaction, everyone agreed that it was a learning experience. We also wanted to […]

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Apr
25

Habitat for Humanity: The ‘One More’ House

The West Lafayette community suffered a tragic loss and an immeasurable amount of heartache with the passing of Christian Thomas Burns in late May of last year. It was the loss of a son, brother, student, athlete, classmate and friend. With many affected by the tragedy, those closest to Christian wanted to ensure that his legacy would […]

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Apr
25

Hallway Madness

As many of you know, the hallways can be hectic in this school. The madness occurs many different times throughout the day. A very hectic part of the day starts in the morning right before the first hour bell. Whether you got to school later than normal, got caught up talking to friends, or were trying […]

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Apr
12

Spring into softball season!

As the second semester passes through its halfway point, winter sports come to an end and spring sports prepare for the bulk of their season. Girls softball is one of those sports. Last year, they began with a very strong team, because they had a lot of strong seniors. This year, there aren’t as many. […]

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Apr
12

March Madness NCAA Basketball tournament.

The madness all started on March 14, and it has been quite a ride through it all. People go and fill out a basketball bracket, which is divided into 4 sections. The East, West, South, and Midwest. Every section has 16 teams ranked from the best, #1-#16. Each section you predict which team is going […]

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Apr
10

Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

After almost six years of development time, Nintendo has finally released one of the developer’s most ambitious projects to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it definitely delivers. Nintendo’s main goal when creating this game was to break many of the franchise’s old traditions. The game is on a completely different […]

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Apr
5

The bees are endangered

Bees have recently been added to the list of endangered species by the Fish and Wildlife Service.  It is vital to save the bees because without them, pollination wouldn’t occur. Pollination leads to the growth of fruits and vegetables. Without bees, no food would be on our shelves, so it is beneficial to us to […]

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