• 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
4

Angely Philip

Running is truly a joy for junior Angely Philip. When the shot rings out and the race starts, “I feel an adrenaline rush; I feel like I’m running for my team,” she said. Angely, who started running track at West Side last year, initially joined to stay in shape for soccer season. “Soccer started out […]

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Apr
4

Ellia Tsoukalas abounds with ambition

On the surface, senior Ellia Tsoukalas seems like your average West Side student: hardworking, and with lofty goals for the future that she will no doubt achieve. But after chipping away at her mysterious exterior, it was revealed that many scenes from her life combine to make her anything but ordinary.   Born in Thessaloniki, […]

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Apr
4

A Hunger Games-aholic shares her experiences

 By Abby Bien “May the odds be ever in your favor” is one of the lines that sparked my love for the phenomenon that is the Hunger Games trilogy and, now, movie. Here is a timeline from when I began the series to my preparation for the midnight premiere. Enjoy!   Spring 2011: I first […]

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Apr
4

Rokhinson is chess champion

Queen to A4.  Bishop to C7.  David to State Championship.  And… checkmate.  After picking up chess in kindergarten, Senior David Rokhinson has gone on to play tournament after tournament, recently taking first in the Indiana Scholastic Chess State Championship. David explained that he became interested in chess at the young age of six, when he […]

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Apr
4

Hidden Gems

Parks and Recreation       warmer you’re probably itching to spend more of your time outside. The only problem is that Indiana decided to heat up early this year and a lot of favorite summer businesses have not opened yet. There is no pool, no minigolf, and sadly no time to take a road trip.      […]

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Apr
4

Students succeed at state science fair

On March 31st, six West Side students competed at at Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair at IUPUI. Matthew Campbell, Anirudh Prabhu, Farah Alucozai, Anuj Patel, Sarah Campbell, and Heya Kaakeh qualified to compete at the fair through their participation at the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair that took place March 5th. The six spent […]

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Apr
4

Changing of the Guard

Juniors rise to the ranks of the student council executive board. It’s that time of year again: Student Council election season. To start things off are the Executive Board elections to determine the officers that lead the rest of the student council consisting of class officers and class representatives. This year, each candidate for the […]

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Apr
4

#Kony2012

       Invisible Children is not the organization to spearhead Joseph Kony’s arrest       On March 5, 2012 an internet video went viral, attracting more than 50 million views in one day . The video was titled “Kony 2012.” Its aim was to make the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA, Joseph Kony, […]

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Apr
4

Ambrose Crafts Quotes

Anyone who has been a student of Mr. Ambrose at West Side for the last several years knows that he is chock full of wisdom. However, former West Side student and Scarlette staff member Craig Troemel also noticed that Mr. Ambrose is chock full of quirkiness and decided to share some of the teacher’s more […]

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Apr
4

Cassie Howard Snaps her way to Stardom

Ever since sophomore Cassie Howard got her little pink digital camera at age 11, she has been in love with photography. Cassie said, “My favorite thing about photography is that I can take someone, put them into a totally different environment and bring out their inner beauty.” Cassie believes that any emotion can be captured […]

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Apr
4

Who Am I???

  – I was born on April 12, 1951 in Port Washington, Wisconsin.   – I attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and double majored in Mathematics and Psychology   – I have two brothers, one older and one younger.   – In my free time I enjoy being with my family, fishing, golfing, […]

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Apr
3

Prom Proposals

This is the season. The time when girls’ minds are flooded with images of cerulean, satin, and which orchid goes the best with which lapel. This is also the time when your brain is in ultimate panic mode, but before you can start having a mental breakdown about how much your tux is going to […]

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Mar
7

Catwalk to Class: Adam Folta

Adam Folta is dressed for success It is sometimes said that those who dress better for school tend to perform better. If this is true, then senior Adam Folta has a future as bright as the colorful polos he dons on a regular basis. His preppy style is synonymous with the collegiate look. However, he […]

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Mar
7

Hidden Gems

 Beat out spring break blues at the bowling alley.      Many students are jetting off to warmer weather this spring break. But if you are not lucky enough to leave behind the bitter weather for a week of beach-bumming and roller-coaster-riding, it is still possible to enjoy a week free of the hallowed halls of […]

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Mar
7

Dealing with Clingy Girls

     So I kind of railed on you guys before Valentine’s Day for being overprotective. But never fear, you’re going to love this issue’s topic: clingy girlfriends. Throughout your dating career, you’ve probably either been involved with a clingy girl or seen one of your friends being eaten alive by a possessive monster. Here are […]

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Mar
7

Briagha McTavish breaks into the big leagues

By Abby Bien If you know who Briagha McTavish is, you probably think of her as a quirky dresser, who is outgoing and talented with a viola. What you might not know is that she is an aspiring singer and songwriter, writing both the music and melody with piano and guitar. She began singing when […]

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Mar
7

Who Am I???

  I was born on May 16, 1980 in Evansville, Indiana.   I attended Purdue University and majored in Education.   I have two brothers and one niece.   In my free time, I enjoy running, watching baseball, reading, and hanging out with my family.   My favorite movie is “Back to the Future” and […]

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Mar
7

To Melissa, athletics is art

          photo by Wylie Gorup You’ve seen her sparkling on the football field during halftime, leading the SheDevils dance team, and maybe even twirling fire. Senior Melissa Freiser started baton twirling when she was eight years old and has been at it ever since. “My coach said she saw something in […]

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Mar
7

Kids are commonly choosing certain classes

There are dozens of classes available at West Side. Of these, 33 classes are electives for the 2011-12 school year, excluding the 15 AP classes offered at our school. There could actually be more electives available, but which classes are offered is determined by how many people sign up for a given class. For example, […]

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Mar
7

Girl’s tennis team ready to serve up success

The coming of spring marks the beginning of the tennis season, and this year, West Side’s team is making some changes. Not only is head coach Tim Wright making cuts for the first time this year, but also some of the team’s top players, including junior Sarah Cai, are leaving this season. While the loss […]

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