• New Pool, New Food, Same School

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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  • Cross Country Sectionals

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Cross country team rewarded for their hard work “I think this was the team’s best performance of the whole season,” said Mrs. Melissa Joest, a cross country coach. “We were super pleased with all the girls. We had 5 out of 7 PR (Personal Record) at sectionals, and two of them basically tied their PR. […]

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  • Cheering For Senior Night

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • Not An Actively Typical Monday

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    PE Students Break Out Of Routine It’s one of those days where a teacher is absent for a day and a substitute teacher is called in to take over the teacher’s classes for a short period of time or the whole day. During seventh period on October 21st, most of P.E. teacher Shane Fry’s class […]

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Apr
25

Art For A Cause is a success

On Saturday April 14th, a small crowd gathered in the junior high gym for the Student Humanitarian Organization’s fourth annual “Art for a Cause” event. All money raised by the silent art auction goes to an or ganization called “Seeds of Hope,”which is based in Indianapolis and distributes funds to aid schools and children in […]

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Apr
25

Catwalk to Class: Hannah Lazarz

Hannah Lazarz is a frugal fashionista. It is almost a requirement for the fashion-conscious in high school to also be   budget-conscious. Some choose the route of buying a few nice items and spending   the season rotating through them. Junior Hannah Lazarz uses creativity to stretch   her budget, creating for herself a varied […]

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Apr
25

School conducts drug survey

On April 18, a schoolwide Indiana Prevention Resource Center Drug Survey was conducted. Assistant Principal Mr. Tim Slauter revealed that this survey is done every three years. He said, “Each school in the state is asked to participate, but they participate on a rotating basis.” For example, Tippecanoe County, Central Catholic and West Lafayette are […]

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Apr
25

Who Am I???

  – I was born on January 15th, 1951 in Wabash, Indiana.   – I have also lived in Arizona, California, and Washington.   – I attended Manchester University.   – The most fascinating place I’ve ever been is the Badlands in South Dakota.   – In high school I didn’t play any sports through […]

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Apr
25

Into the woods we go

The school musical is an annual occurrence at West Side. The shows chosen are usually little-known musicals that have questionable morals (for example, last year’s undoubtedly politically-incorrect and confusing “Little Mary Sunshine”), but the musical chosen this year was a lot more well-known. This year’s choice was “Into the Woods,” a play about Cinderella, Little […]

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Apr
25

West Lafayette Human Relations Commission seeks student involvement

 The Human Relations Commission of West Lafayette serves as a forum for all discrimination related issues in the community including but not limited to problems related to treatment of a person solely in the basis of their age, sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability status, familial status, and sexual orientation. The group has the […]

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Apr
25

Prevention is cure for teen suicide

 KMS! The acronym, which stands for “Kill Myself!” is commonly used by many high school students as a self-deprecating joke. However, suicide is no joke, and is in fact a serious and prevalent problem among teenagers. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents in […]

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Apr
25

Proma Drama

  Staff Editorial      Prom. Many claim it is the best experience you will have during your four years in high school. For that reason it becomes all we can talk about for the last quarter of high school. We have dreamt over it, cried over it, and practically drooled over it. Now that it […]

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Apr
25

Running out of the dark

April 28th marks 4th annual Jay Cooperider Memorial 5k. After having raised $35,000 to benefit two local mental health organizations in the past three years, the Jay Cooperider Memorial 5k will have its fourth run this Saturday, continuing the fight against mental illness in Tippecanoe County. The run was founded by friends and family following […]

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Apr
25

To pay or not to pay…

Since the rise of the feminist woman, the male population has had numerous questions, one being “Who pays for the date?” The preference in this subject changes from girl to girl, so here are a few tips to keep from getting either dumped because you didn’t pay, or dumped because you did. First of all, […]

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Apr
24

Softball Preview

This year is a whole different season for the softball team. Although the team lost a lot of seniors, the team is improving and determined to win over half of the games and conference during the season. According to senior Carissa Pekny, “Only three or four players out of all nine are seniors.” Sophomore Meghan […]

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Apr
24

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

On April 29, Best Buddies chapters from across the state will gather at White River State Park Canal to walk in order to raise money and awareness for Best Buddies. Their goal for students is to pair special education students in one-to-one friendships with high school volunteers.The Best Buddies Friendship Walk not only provides local […]

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Apr
4

West Lafayette Youth Council Talent Show

West Lafayette’s Got Talent After years of not having a chance to flaunt their talents, finally singers, rappers and dancers have a place to showcase their skills at the first annual West Lafayette Youth Council Talent Show. This past Friday, parents and students gathered at the Morton Center to be entertained by a variety of […]

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Apr
4

French students explore the U.S.

  By Abby Bien Times Square, the Magnificent Mile, and Bruno’s are all popular destinations to visit in different cities throughout the U.S.A.   Starting in mid-March, twelve French students along with their English teacher, Monsieur Kellenberger, went on a three-city trip of America,   stopping at New York City, Chicago, and our hometown, West […]

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Apr
4

Student riders have dedication

Horseback riding has been a traditional sport, recreation, and mode of transportation for centuries. From the traditional sidesaddle trots to jumps and even jousting, horse sports remain extremely popular among many, including several westsiders. Senior Claire Adams is a dedicated rider, getting out to Rosebud Ranch in Brookston up to four times a week. She’s […]

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Apr
4

Dance Marathon Details

Number of participants: 100 Total money raised: $8,132.95 Where the money goes: areas of need at the hospital, such as Child Life (“Play Therapy”), research, and speciality clinical areas. Riley Representative: Robyn Burroughs, dance marathon coordinator Number of participating high schools and colleges throughout the state: 60 Money raised by dance marathons this year: Just […]

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Apr
4

One nation under God?

Earlier this year, the Indiana senate passed a bill that read, “The governing body of a school corporation may offer instruction on various theories of the origin of life. The curriculum for the course must include theories from multiple religions, which may include, but is not limited to, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Scientology.” […]

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Apr
4

Catwalk to Class: Laura Martinez-Lopez

Laura Martinez-Lopez rejects conformity with her eccentric style. High school is notorious for conformity. In a sea of fads that often sweep the school, junior Laura Martinez-Lopez stands out with her distinctive style. Laura describes her style as “very rock,” but stresses that she doesn’t go for a certain look, but just mixes together “random […]

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Apr
4

Off Campus

  Maza Mediterranean Grill proves to be a viable option for prom night. Location: Next to Wendy’s on Sagamore Parkway W. Note: Google Maps does not have an updated address for Maza. Price/Person: $15+ Check out their menu at: http://www.mazadining.com/menu.php   It’s that time of year again. The time when high school girls become the […]

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Apr
4

We should adapt as technology advances

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore once made a hypothesis that the number of possible transistors in computer chips would double every 18 months. This bold prediction, Moore’s Law, has accurately captured how fast technology is improving in the modern world. One interesting aspect of this growth is how technology is used in the classroom. Computer labs […]

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