Jan
25

Hidden Gems

   Echo Karaoke’s customers sing in style     When I say “Karaoke,” you probably picture off-key, aspiring singers, in their mid-twenties that take heart in embarrassing themselves regularly for a crowd of the same demographic in a run-down club full of health code violations on “Open Mic Night.” Echo Karaoke squashes that image the minute someone […]

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Jan
25

Take it to the mat: The wrestling team stays focused during their season.

  By Abby Bien  Sophmores Jade Doty (left) and Jason Van Meter (right) wrestle during practice. Although there is a wrestling team, the sport is really a one-on-one competition. “Once you step on the mat, no one else can help you,” says sophomore Jade Doty, one of the star wrestlers on this year’s team. Because […]

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Jan
3

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Facebook and Relationships

During your relationship, you will inevitably encounter problems with the social networking site, Facebook. The widely-known site has become a breeding ground for annoying couples. Here are a few tips to keep your friends from virtually barfing. I have said it before. Don’t change your relationship status right after you ask a girl out. Also don’t […]

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Jan
3

“Mission Impossible 4” Review

“Mission Impossible 4: Ghost protocol” starts out with the same theme song as the previous three movies, for continuity’s sake. However, I went to see this movie without knowing what the previous three movies had been about. This did not turn out to be a problem, as most of the characters seemed to be different, […]

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Dec
14

Holiday traditions are as varied as West Siders

Streets everywhere are being flooded with bright Christmas lights, the Black Friday rush has come and gone, and finals are fast approaching. Add in the first layer of snow a few weeks ago, and many West Siders are full into the holiday spirit. Traditions are a big part of any holiday, and several students have […]

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Dec
14

Is open lunch in jeopardy?

Most West Siders are well aware that this school is different than most. We have diversity and opportunity that a lot of schools don’t, we have the Junior High and high school in the same building and we have a lot of freedoms other schools don’t.  The biggest of these freedoms is namely open campus […]

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Dec
14

Student Survival 101–How to survive this winter break

By Alyse Allred Squeaking hallways. Holiday music between classes. A holly, jolly atmosphere mingled with the “get us the heck out of here” aura. All the signs are pointing to one thing: Christmas Break. It’s that wonderful time of year when we finally have time to do all the nothing that we’ve missed out on. […]

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Dec
14

Who am I???

CLICK & SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER!   I was born on February 4th, 1958 in Lafayette, Indiana.   In high school, I played volleyball and ran track.   I attended Purdue University.   I have been teaching for 22 years.   I am married with two daughters, and I have seven siblings.   The most […]

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Dec
14

The art of gift-giving

In this issue I am going to discuss a subject that is very very difficult, even for me. This is the art of gift-giving. Buying a Christmas gift for your new significant other is very hard for many reasons such as knowing how much to spend,  It’s even a more considerable feat if you haven’t […]

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Dec
14

Departure Time

Retirement incentive set to lure teachers.   Many students were shocked when they came back to school this year and found nine new teachers.  Some of these new positions were due to retirements, and others because the school is offering some new classes and needed teachers for those spots.  With so many new teachers, it […]

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Dec
14

Off Campus

 The Union’s Flatbreads provides a vast array of foods to satisfy your taste buds. Location: Purdue Memorial Union, 101 N. Grant St. Distance from School: 0.9 mi. Price/Person: $6+ The search for new and different places to eat resumes, and this time it took me to Flatbreads. Being a high school student, I don’t eat […]

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Dec
14

Jessica Talbert shines bright like her smile

                  They say a smile is contagious–if there’s anyone that proves that statement, it’s senior Jessica Talbert.  “She is always cheerful,” marveled friend and senior Beau Westbrook. “It makes her just a really fun person to be around.”  Jessica is an involved member of West Side, but […]

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Dec
14

100 years of history on display at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

By Alyse Allred Lafayette, Indiana—Just across the Wabash River, hidden among the South Ninth Street clamor, sits the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. The building is unassuming, outfitted with a vandalized sign and hidden parking lot; however, this is a misleading cover to a museum with over a hundred years of history. Founded in 1909, […]

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Dec
14

West Side alum Mohit Agrawal wins Rhodes

On November 25th, 2011, 2007 West Lafayette graduate Mohit Agrawal received the news that he was among the year’s recipients of the prestigious Rhodes scholarship.  At the time he was in Ireland, where he is studying on the Mitchell scholarship.  Last year, Agrawal was a finalist for both the Rhodes and Mitchell, but turned down […]

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Dec
14

Tony Bennett is coming soon to a school near you

Tomorrow, the man who proposed all the education reforms your teachers hate is visiting our school. And no, I don’t mean Mitch Daniels. On December 15th, Tony Bennett will be at our school. “Who is Tony Bennett?” you may ask, “an old singer my grandma listens to?” Well, yes. Unfortunately we get the other one. […]

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Dec
14

Christopher Park wins Keller, again

Last month the stage of the Long Center was lit for the Annual Keller Concert, showcasing three youth musicians.Among these was West Side’s very own Christopher Park The Keller Competition is a competition in which students up to twenty-two years of age prepare a concerto that they play in front of a panel of three […]

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Dec
14

Seriously Speaking: How does Santa spend his summer break?

Seriously Speaking How does Santa spend his summer break?   “He gets his tan on.” Emily Rivera Freshman “By playing a world-wide game of hide and seek with other fictional characters.” Lilly Griffan-Duncan Sophomore “He chills on the beach with Mrs. Clause.” Braxton Rathod Junior “He goes to Canada to escape the cold.” David Raley […]

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Dec
14

Get the scoop on Drake Danford

  Drake Danford talks about his life as a basketball player. To senior Drake Danford, basketball was a sport that came naturally. Having played basketball almost his entire life. Although he played football and baseball until junior high, basketball is the sport that stuck. His ability to create offense and his competitive nature makes him […]

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Dec
14

Catwalk to Class: Teacher Edition

 Unique traits mark teacher style. Teachers have a reputation of being predictable. Year after year, the personalities, the curriculum, and the tests rarely deviate from the established standard. Teacher style tends to be among these constants, and is hardly noticed by students. Certain teachers, however, are known and revered throughout school for their style choices. […]

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Dec
14

Gift ideas

Younger sister or cousin For the little sister or cousin who is crazy about, pink, sparkles, and Justin Bieber. Justice Lotion and Shower Gel sets-$10-$20 Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe-$9.99 at www.Amazon.com Justin Bieber Someday perfume-$38 at Macy’s Older sister or cousin For the older sister or cousin who can not afford anything but food […]

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