• One Donation can Save Three Lives

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The blood drive that took place on January 17th in the WLHS cafeteria was a success.  Many high school students showed up and even the community outside of school played an impact towards the importance of donating blood. The process of donating is worth the time and effort it requires as just one pint of donated […]

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  • 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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Oct
5

Reviews of fall TV shows

By Abby Bien, Grace Palmeri, and Neha Ramani How I met your gossipy new girl and her modern family at glee club A review on some of this TV season’s hottest shows “Glee”  “Glee” is back and full of more music, drama, and laughs than ever before. In the season 3 premiere, many twists and […]

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Oct
5

“Abduction” Movie Review

We all know teenage girls are in love with Taylor Lautner’s abs, and they will be excited to see the opening scenes of Abduction. Nathan Harper, (Taylor Lautner), plays a normal kid who goes to a normal party, and ends up drunk. Nathan wakes up the next morning on the lawn topless. However, there is […]

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Oct
5

West Side Soccer Dreams Big

Summer training. “Chalk Talks”. A harder schedule. This year’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are using these tactics to accomplish their season goals. Both teams have made the decision to play schools across the state and in Kentucky instead of local schools such as Jeff or Delphi. The girls’ coach, Mr. Blessing, explained that these […]

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Oct
5

Secrets of statue revealed

When you walk into school up the Grant Street steps, without a doubt your eye is drawn to a bright red, slightly curvy statue in the middle of the entrance. Maybe it’s a check mark? Maybe it’s a chair? What does it mean? Who put it there? West Side alumni Betty Livingston ran across this […]

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Oct
5

David Raley Is Truly an Admirable Admiral

You’re known as The Admiral, how did that name come about? David Raley: I was called The Admiral because of my interest in the Napoleonic Wars. Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson, is a personal hero of mine. He won the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar through his own ingenuity and his cooperation with his officers. […]

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Oct
5

Hidden Gems

      As the cold weather settles in, it is often hard to find fun indoor activities. Monster Golf provides the solution to bad weather slumps. Open year round, this place truly takes mini-golfing to a new level.      After walking in, your eyes will adjust to the neon lights that highlight the amount of neon […]

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Oct
5

Dating for Dumbos

Now that you have some basic skills for getting the girl of your dreams, and you’ve talked to her (hopefully); it’s time to take the next plunge: asking her on a date. Many teenage boys have the preconceived notion that girls like when you plan an extravagant way of asking her out, such as gifting […]

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Oct
5

Sports injuries become prevalent

Concussions. Broken bones. Sprained wrists. Torn muscles. It’s safe to say that safety has become a concern of West Side sports teams. After the football game with Delphi and the injuries in soccer, cross country, and cheerleading, should the school begin to reevaluate the precautions put in place to prevent exactly these injuries? In football, […]

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Oct
5

Grab ‘n’ Go and new food success in cafeteria

            Yogurt parfait. Personal Pizza. Plastic lunch trays. All these things plus more make up the new additions and changes made in the food department here at school. The new food is part of an attempt to have more students buy lunch at school. Because of open campus, this is […]

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Oct
5

Still a Red Devil at heart

Alum Tom Moore describes the impact West Lafayette High School had on his career.             Although the name Tom Moore may not ring a bell with many West Siders, in the film and theater realm the name is highly respected. Moore made his mark directing the original Broadway production of […]

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Oct
5

Off Campus: Einstein Bros.’ Bagels offers a fresh alternative to its customers

 Location: Einstein Bro’s. Bagels, 201 & 203 Northwestern Ave. Distance from School: 0.8 mi. Price/Person: $5+ Einstein’s being a popular bagel shop in town, and me being a ravenous bagel consumer, I had been to Einstein’s before I decided to review it. For years, I ignored the display menu and focused only on my 13 […]

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Oct
5

Run, Bobbie, run!

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 comment on the dedication Bobbie Burgess puts into her running. Many were […]

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Oct
5

Who Am I???

Click to see who I am!!! ○ I was born on May 2, 1951 ○ I grew up in Northwest Indiana/East Chicago and have also lived in New Mexico. ○ I have one younger brother and five grandchildren. ○ In high school, I was in science club and wrestled for one year. ○ I went […]

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Oct
5

West Side goes wild

On Monday, September 19th, West Side was a sea of plaid. The day marked the start of Spirit Week, consisting of five different themed dress-up days and culminating with a pep rally, parade, and homecoming football game on Friday night. This year’s theme was “Wild Wild West Side”. While for the majority of the student […]

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Oct
5

Catwalk to Class: Andre Woloshuk

FEATURING ANDRE WOLOSHUK The word fashion is usually associated with women. Popular culture and media perpetuate this stereotype, with hundreds of magazines, websites, and fashion lines for women, but hardly any for men. It can be argued that it is harder for a boy to be fashionable than for a girl. Junior Andre Woloshuk has […]

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Oct
5

Seriously Speaking

Guess the “S” in Dan S. Walbaum. Freshman – Alex Bougher           “Snicklebocker” Sophomore – Anuj Patel           “Sally” Junior – Lucy Platt           “Severus” Senior – Anirudh Prahbu           “Scrumptious”

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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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