• 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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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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Mar
7

Science Olympiad takes regionals

On Saturday, February 25, eight teams from seven schools across the state (Park Tudor had two teams) brought their all to the Science Olympiad regional competition.  West Side’s team of ten was among one of the smallest there, but took first place with 54 points and 10 out of 23 first place medals. There were […]

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Mar
7

Students learn to master manners

    Knowing which fork to use for the salad can go a long way to success in college, while looking for jobs, and beyond. Anthony Cawdron, house manager and events coordinator for Westwood, the residence of Purdue’s president, says that employers “are looking to see if you can multitask–if you can handle a fork and a […]

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Mar
7

Staff Editorial: Our high school is not like Hollywood’s

By Abby Bien We’re not like Mean Girls; there’s no “burn book” here. When you think of a cliquey school, you will probably picture the cafeteria in “Mean Girls”. During lunch, there are the jocks, nerds, artists, and obviously, the mean girls. The school is a human food chain with the star football player and […]

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Mar
7

Parents with perks

Faculty member’s children discuss the plight of having a parent at school with them. Most of us are used to escaping the influence and control of our parents at home when we go to school, only to surrender our freedom to teachers, administrators, and academics. Some of us, however, have the worst of both worlds. […]

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Mar
7

Schools sever free speech

Cancer awareness is a cause supported by most schools. At West Side, the Hoops for Hope event, the volleyball team’s “Dig Pink” games, and the annual blood drives all aim to raise awareness about and aid cancer research.Most other schools have similar events and fundraisers. However, in early January, Roosevelt Middle School in Monticello, Indiana […]

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Mar
7

Off Campus

Chauncey Hill Mall’s Ah Z Sushi provides a fresh alternative to old favorites with its Big Ten menu. Location: Ah Z Sushi, 111 N. Chauncey Ave. Distance from School: 1.0 mi. Price/Person: $5+ Genre: Japanese Fusion On my quest to find new and interesting places to go for lunch in an attempt to animate the […]

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Mar
7

Prepare to dance till you drop: Students are warming up for the West Lafayette Dance Marathon

  Although dance marathons have been going on since the Jazz Age of the Roaring ‘20s, this year marks the first time West Side is hosting one of its own. The West Lafayette Dance Marathon will take place throughout the high school, in the gyms and commons area, on March 31st from four to ten […]

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Mar
7

Sameer Mishra Casts us Under his Spell

If you were to choose two words to describe senior Sameer Mishra, it would probably without a doubt be “hard working”. Everyone’s seen Sameer walking around the halls, socializing with his friends in a funny and laid back manner, but behind his quaintly comical nature, there is a tenacious and assiduous student who will go […]

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Mar
7

Differences in social media

With the wide array of social media available at our fingertips today, everyone has options of which one they want to spend their time obsessively posting to.  Some say Google plus is lame; others say it will make Facebook obsolete. People might spend their time tweeting away, thinking up ways to condense their joke or […]

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Mar
6

Dedicated athletes continue to train year round

     West Side’s sports teams are pretty intense. From warm-ups to conditioning sessions, the season seems like a blur that ends abruptly. So what do athletes do when their sport isn’t in season? Some students choose to participate in other school teams, while others choose to continue in their sport, but off season. The purpose […]

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Mar
6

The robot is ready

From March 15th to March 17th, the West Side Robotics team will be participating in their first competition of the year at the Purdue Armory. The team, consisting of approximately forty to fifty people, has been preparing for this competition all year. From January to February they worked on the robot for three to six […]

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Mar
6

Good Weather Promotion Week

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend Spring Break wearing t-shirts and shorts rather than being bundled up in multiple sweaters and coats? Well, from March 5th to March 9th, West Side students are trying to improve West Lafayette weather by dressing up in summer clothes for Good Weather Promotion Week. Thetradition started in […]

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Feb
14

Michael, Mikey, and Mike

The Scarlette rounds-up West Side Jr./Sr. High’s most common names. Most Common Male Names John (12) Michael (12) Matthew (10) Benjamin (10) Andrew (9) Thomas (9) William (6) Most Common Female Names Sarah (15) Hannah (10) Grace (10) Emily (10) Meghan/Megan (8) Abigail (7) Rachel (7)

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Feb
14

Senior Lauren Connell livens up West Side

  The hallways of West Side are often filled with stressed-out students rushing to class. Very rarely do students take the time to acknowledge others. An exception to this rule is senior Lauren Connell. With a personality as sunny and shiny as her long, blonde hair, Lauren is said by friend Brandon Cebulla to “always […]

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Feb
14

Superbowl XLVII brought fun and festivites to local area

       It’s that time of year: the food, the parties, the commercials … And this year it was right down the street. Superbowl Sunday is an exciting time whether your favorite team is playing or even if you enjoy the commercials more than the game itself. Having such a huge event take place in […]

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Feb
14

Catwalk to Class: Asher Trout

FEATURING ASHER TROUT Asher Trout treats the street as stage. Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage.” This quote is very applicable to Asher Trout’s attitude  towards style. The high school junior started acting in community theatre productions at the age of eight,  and the confidence and creativity he has gained through acting are […]

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