Feb
14

Off Campus

  Captain Gyros defines savory with their namesake and staple food item. Located in Chauncey Village and surrounded by some of the campus’ greatest eateries, it is easy to lose Captain Gyros in the mix. In a sea of Panda Expresses, Hotboxes and Potbelly’s, Captain Gyros offers an original flavor you would be truly deprived […]

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Feb
14

Mining the moon

ACSL team of six earns fourth in Zero Robotics competition. Last fall, sophomore Jerry Ma received an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would be holding its annual Zero Robotics competition and invited Ma to participate. The ACSL club member rounded up some of his fellow clubbers, recruited Mr. Watson as […]

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Feb
13

Perfect songs for a perfect evening

  1. First Day of My Life Bright Eyes This song is great. It’s low-key feel and meandering melody are perfect for just hanging out. The lyrics also aren’t cliche, which makes it mean so much more. Plus, check out the music video, it’s adorable.     2. The Bird and the Worm   Owl […]

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Jan
25

Bottom 5 Movies of 2012

Every single year, Hollywood decides to release one hot mess movie that everyone talks about and makes fun of. It’s usually all fun and games until there’s an ENTIRE YEAR of these kinds of movies. That was basically what 2011 was in terms of movies. Whatever theoretical movies you could think of in your brain […]

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Jan
25

Featured Artist Michael Abu-Omar

For most musicians, being able to perform onstage, making a CD, or recording in a professional studio is only a dream.  For junior Michael Abu-Omar and his band Seventh Day Breakdown, those dreams have already become reality. Michael spent second semester of last year in California, where he met two other sophomores who shared his […]

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Jan
25

Who Am I???

CLICK AND SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER!!!!!   – I was born on November 6th in Canton, Illinois.   – In high school I was a 3-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball.   – I attended Marion University.   – I have been teaching for five years.   – The best part of teaching in […]

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Jan
25

2011 is a year to remember

 The beginning of the new year brings with it a reflection on the previous. We make resolutions to try and fix the bad things and continue the good that carried over from the preceding year. 2011 was an eventful year, with an unequal proportion of good things in comparison with the bad. The world experienced […]

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Jan
25

West Side Saves Lives

              By Roseanne Page On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, personnel from the Indiana Blood Center arrived at West Lafayette High School to conduct the school’s bi-annual blood drive.  Students, teachers, and parents alike banded together to donate blood. West Side’s blood drive was organized and run by Ms. Huckstep, […]

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Jan
25

When Protective becomes Possessive

You may have the common misconception that the girlfriend is always the possessive one in a relationship. Womankind has gained the reputation of being very clingy, which I’m not going to refute because it’s true in many a situation. But before you start pointing your finger in a relationship, please reflect on your own actions. […]

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Jan
25

Catwalk to Class: Yasmeen Hafeez

  Trendsetter Yasmeen Hafeez believes in overdressing. “Big heels = big heart.” These words of wisdom are found on Yasmeen Hafeez’s Facebook page, and epitomize her philosophy on life. “I’ve liked dressing up since I was a little girl, and over time it has just developed,” she says. Yasmeen describes her style as being either […]

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Jan
25

Off Campus

  Hungry’s: Purdue West’s hidden gem satisfies with a bizarre, but savory mix of Greek and American-style foods. Location: Hungry’s Chicago Style, 1400 W. State St. Distance From School: 1.9 mi. Price/Person: $6+ Genre: American and Greek foods   A restaurant called “Hungry’s” seemed like the perfect place to go when I was just that: […]

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Jan
25

Learn about Techie Zach Baiel

                        Perhaps you’ve seen him tinkering with a problematic computer during a class. You might have glanced at him setting up the television sets in the commons area or explaining a new piece of technology to a teacher. Maybe you’ve even spent a passing […]

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Jan
25

Ice-skaters glide through winter

 The snow and ice on the ground mean the end of most outdoor sports. For some West Side students, however, the cold weather means they can start participating in their favorite activity of the year: ice skating. One of these ice skating enthusiasts is junior Svea Nelson, who has ice-skated competitevely for several years both […]

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Jan
25

Rediscover the Internet

Pintrest, by Abby Bien When Pinterest.com started to become popular, some people were confused at the concept. Is it just a website full of pictures? What do you do on there, just stare at pictures all day? Well, the answer is yes and yes. Although it may sound like a simple and unoriginal idea, Pinterest […]

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Jan
25

Republican race down to four

BY GUEST WRITER SAMEER MISHRA Mitt Romney and…? The search for what analysts dub the “conservative alternative” continues as the Republican field continues to narrow. Romney, a moderate, has been the frontrunner from the very beginning of the race. However, many of the more conservative voters—specifically the Tea Party movement—have looked for a candidate that […]

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Jan
25

All-State orchestra is a success!

On January 21st, West Lafayette High School was well represented in the All-State Orchestra performance in Fort Wayne. The school is very proud to have nine of our very own talented students perform in a concert containing the state’s finest musicians. At the performance all the songs were played beautifully, and members of the audience […]

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Jan
25

Tumbling to the top: Gymnast Whitney Tudor is serious about her sport

  If you asked any friend, teammate, or coach about gymnast Whitney Tudor they would have nothing but good things to say. “She is an amazing teammate and awesome friend!” says fellow teammate Elisa Royer. “She is really caring and would do anything for anyone,” agrees Coach Meghann Raub.   Whitney has been doing gymnastics […]

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Jan
25

Red Devils ring in the year of the dragon

     A Chinese proverb says that all creations are reborn on New Year’s Day. This year, many will be reigning in the new year on January 23, 2012–the date of the Chinese New Year and the 4710th year, according to the Chinese calendar. This most important Chinese holiday isn’t just celebrated within Asia, but around […]

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Jan
25

Publications Deserves Credit

If you were planning to enroll in Student Publications, you were probably disappointed to see that it does not count as an English credit class. You see, in Indiana, the class only counts towards your graduation credit, which is great–unless your schedule is completely full and you have to take just one more English class. […]

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