• 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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  • Best Buddies Gather for Thanksgiving

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Club members and buddies gathered together after school on Monday, November 20th in the cafeteria to celebrate Thanksgiving with a scavenger hunt and feast. Buddy pairs were given clues to find their food items, which were hidden throughout the school. After a count down, teams sped through the halls on the first floor. Bags of […]

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  • Boys Basketball Begins with Heartbreak

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    After weeks of preparation, it was time for the Red Devils to show everyone in Berberian Gym what they had spent months to attain; a victory. On Wednesday November 22, the West Side boys’ basketball team suffered a devastating loss to the McCutcheon Mavericks in their first game of the season. As the face-off began, […]

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  • HCO Contributes to the Community

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Giving back to the community is a goal for many different organizations. Helping out around the area may include picking up trash you see on the curb or donating food to the local food bank. HCO is a club at West Lafayette High School that works with the children in local areas.  Club member Daniel […]

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Oct
5

Student Survival 101–Club Control

 By Alyse Allred Over the last couple weeks, I’ve noticed a change in the locker bays (aside from the fresh, first-nine-weeks stench). Whereas earlier everything was barren, we are now practically drowning in brightly colored fliers. This, of course, can only mean one thing: The clubs have arrived. With the first term nearing its end, […]

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Oct
5

Run, Bobbie, run!

Bobbie Burgess talks about life, running, and her race to the finish.      Bobbie Burgess is one talented athlete, though you would never hear that from her.  “She adds an element of intensity because she’s so hard core. But, she’s also really fun to be around,” says Ellie Brower. Brower was not the only one to […]

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Oct
5

Staff Editorial: Internet Filtering

Every West Side student has, at some point or another, crossed paths with those dreaded, slap-in-the-face letters: ACCESS DENIED. Filled with frustration, we often direct our anger towards the school. Unbeknownst to the student body, however, is that under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the administration is required to block many of these sites […]

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Sep
28

Chris Brown is a Hit in Indy

“ ‘Cause with every kiss and every hug, you make me fall in love.” Almost every girl who attended the Chris Brown F.A.M.E. Concert on Sunday, September 25th at Indianapolis’ Verizon Music Center left believing that Chris Brown loved them. Although a large portion of the audience was female based, the opening acts of Tyga, […]

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Sep
17

Seriously Speaking

If you’re zemmiphobic, what are you afraid of? “Monkeys” Haley Karpick Fresman “Zebras” Ian McLuckey Sophomore “Ms. Heiser” Anna Searle Junior “ “Xylophones” Austin Palmieri Senior “Of being quoted in the paper” Mr. Schaeffer Teacher *Zemmiphobia is the fear of large mole rats

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Sep
14

Sidelines sports step onto the field

What makes Red Devil football fans scream louder and clap harder than fans of other sports? It is not merely our teams’ winning streak that keep fans intense at a game, but the contributions of other Red Devil teams on the side of the field and up in the stands. The marching band, She Devils […]

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Sep
14

Catwalk to Class: Krisli Vasili

Krisli Vasili is a West Side style icon. As the year gets off to a start, there seems to be a direct correlation between increasing workloads and decreasing temperatures.  For many, this has resulted in the replacement of carefully planned back-to-school outfits with hastily thrown on sweats.  While the thought of a first hour Biology […]

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Sep
14

Marching Band Competition Full of Awards and Angst

  When the marching band and dance team headed to the Indiana State Fair, they had spent the summer practicing for hours at a time for the Marching Band Day, a competition held at the fair annually. According to band director Mr. Conaway the practices were, “the same as always”, the outcome of their performance […]

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Sep
14

Rachel Ho scores low

  Rachel Ho began golfing at age eight, and she’s only improved since then.  A sports-oriented family and positive attitude has allowed her to grow into a vital player on West Lafayette High School’s girl’s golf team.   Rachel is just all around athletic –  “I also swim, but I golf pretty much March through October,” […]

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Sep
14

Featured artist Mayfawny Bergmann

  If you’ve been to any West Side theater production in the last three years, then you’ve watched senior Mayfawny Bergmann preform–she’s been in every musical and play since her freshman year most recently as part of The Ensemble in last year’s musical Little Mary Sunshine.When asked what she likes about acting, she at first […]

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Sep
14

Who Am I???

  To find out who I am, click on “Read More”.  Here is some information about me: ● I was born on October 27, 1973. ● I was the smallest baby in the world to ever be born at an air force base. ● I am an only child. ● I played basketball in high […]

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Sep
14

West siders study abroad

Everyone dreams of living in another country and experiencing the different culture. A few lucky West Siders were able to live out that dream for seven weeks this summer. Some of the students that were able to enjoy the experience were Beau Westbrook, Melissa Freiser, and Maggie Furtner, who went to France; and Maggie Oates, […]

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Sep
14

Student Survival 101: Textbook Troubles

By Alyse Allred Well, it’s that time of year again, when the school bell lassos in the students from that oh-so-short summer vacation.  As always, West Side welcomes students, both new and returning.  On this note, it might be good to start the year mentioning some safety guidelines regarding textbooks that probably aren’t in your […]

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Sep
14

New year, new changes

Change seems to be the theme of this school year. Just look at the new commons area, the plethora of new teachers, or the “Grab N Go” in the commons area. Particularly standout are the new red trays that have replaced the old Styrofoam ones Put in place by the ECO club, this change began […]

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Sep
14

Maurice Woodard Full of Talent

  When Sophomore Maurice Woodard catches a football during a game, success is almost a given. As the running back for the Devil’s football team, Maurice has proven himself to be a key component in West Side’s winning streak. Since he started playing on his dad’s team in second grade, he’s grown into a teammate […]

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Sep
14

Featured Senior Carissa Pekny

 By Alyse Allred In every class, you get those kids who know everybody. And then, of course, there are always those people who everybody knows. Among those is one of our seniors, Carissa Pekny. She is a jack of all trades, one of those people who manage to balance athletic and academic life, as is […]

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Sep
14

Opinions: Purdue Students

The arrival of the Purdue students in the fall brings with it many nuisances; the line for Den Pops stretches a block long, the entire campus is packed with traffic, and the streets and sidewalks are crowded with incoming freshmen and returning graduates and undergraduates. And with a population of roughly 30,000, the city of […]

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Sep
14

Dating For Dumbos

So, the school year has begun, and, like most teenaged boys, you have probably found a girl that strikes your fancy. Your probably thinking, “Briagha, I don’t have what it takes to be smooth and get girls.” I say that’s ridiculous. Anyone (well, almost anyone) can become an irresistible romantic. To help you out, I’m […]

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Sep
14

Staff Editorial

We are really excited about this year for several reasons.  As you’ve noticed, the newspaper has taken on a dramatically different look.  We would like to thank The Journal and Courier for allowing us to print The Scarlette on their printing press.  This has allowed us to completely transform the format of the paper – […]

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Sep
13

Longtime counselor Mr. Thomas resigns

  On the morning of Wednesday, August 7th, the student body was greeted with the surprising news that well-known counselor Mr. Nate Thomas had turned in his resignation the previous night. Though the reason underlying his resignation remains private, Mr. Shriner and Mrs. Grimble were quick to assure seniors that their college application process would […]

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