Nov
16

Who am I???

– I was born on July 6, 1965.   – I grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and have two younger sisters.   – I attended Purdue University and majored in education, but also considered a career in engineering.   – I have been teaching for 25 years.   – In my spare time, I enjoy […]

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Nov
16

Off Campus

 Chauncey’s newest greasy spoon falls flat with mushy mixtures of beans, beef, and broth. If you haven’t heard of Dawson’s School House of Chili, you may be surprised to learn of their business model–all chili entrees. Now, I’m not the biggest chili fan out there, but I like a big steaming bowl every once in […]

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Nov
16

A meatless Thanksgiving

                                              Type “Thanksgiving” into Google Images and you’ll uncover about 24,300,000 results–most of which are turkeys.  It isn’t surprising; after all, the turkey has evolved into the quintessential Thanksgiving trademark.  For the vegans and vegetarians of West Side, though, the turkey […]

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Nov
16

Grace Harvey marches to her own beat

“When she walks into the room, everyone around her smiles. It’s infectious.” This is how band director Mr. Conaway described this year’s drum major, Grace Harvey, who was ecstatic for the opportunity to lead the band this football season.   Grace has always enjoyed band since she began, in fifth grade. She started marching band […]

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Nov
16

Student Survival 101–Common Contagions

By Alyse Allred It’s the holiday season, that special time of year that people start noticing their neighbors again, and attempt giving awkward peace offerings of baked goods before promptly forgetting about them again for another year. The festivities at this time include annual sharing . . . where people hand off their sicknesses to […]

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Nov
16

Strange things are afoot at the pool

  Alyse Allred  Perhaps you’ve seen various AP Chemistry students hanging around the poolside throughout the week, toting briefcases containing odd-shaped lab equipment and mysterious powders. Perhaps you’ve even watched them sampling the water of our resident pool. But you probably haven’t noticed the changes. That’s because there aren’t any. Yet. Give it another year, […]

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Nov
15

Teachers and the sports they played

CLICK TO SEE THE ANSWERS! 1)      Heiser                      A) cross country, basketball, track, baseball.                        2)      Stearns                    B) ran track and hurtles   through the G.A.A. . 3)      Bentlage                 C) Swim team, Water Polo captain.          4)      Aufderhide            D) volleyball, track. 5)      Laydon                    E) competitive cheer and dance. 6)      Yoder                       F) football.   ANSWERS: 1) C 2) F […]

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Nov
2

Halloween Slideshow

Halloween has come and gone, leaving us these scary specters to look back on.   [gpslideshow]

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Nov
2

Hair loss for a cause

On Thursday, October 27th during the post lunch-hour lull, clumps of hair could be found lying on the floor of the Student Commons area.  These were not part of a scene from a horror movie, but instead the remnants of West Side’s REACH Club’s Red Ribbon Week fundraiser. During the past week, the REACH club […]

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Oct
26

Who am I???

  – I was born on January 5th, 1980.   – I attended the University of Portland.   – I have been teaching for 12 years.   – In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, walking, traveling, and sleeping.   – My favorite movie is Hitch and my favorite TV show is the Big Bang […]

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Oct
26

Two Thomas Fishers

“It’s kind of cool to tell people that you are one of two people at your school with the same name,” says Thomas Kirk Fisher. “It was really weird at first, though.” Thomas K. was the first and only Thomas Fisher in the West Lafayette School district and in the class of 2012 until Thomas […]

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Oct
26

Swords Clash

 The sound of clanging metal is heard throughout the room, but this isn’t a movie set–this is West Side’s Fencing Club. The club started in 2003 at Jeff and moved to West Side when the sponsor, Mr. Levy, began teaching here in 2006. It aims to give students the opportunity to learn and compete in […]

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Oct
26

College applications cause stress

Imagine college application season in the United States, circa 1950s. Students apply to colleges close by, usually in their home town or state. Few feel the need to apply to more than two or three places. The process is extremely low-key and results are predictable. Fast forward sixty years and you’ll find yourself in today’s […]

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Oct
26

Seriously Speaking

“25%” Sophie Shinn, Freshman “More than enough is better than nothing.” Stefan Moore, Sophomore “As much as I want.” Dimitri James, Junior “More than too little, but less than too much.” Wonho Rhee, Senior “It’s all a matter of perspective.” Mr. Mullis, Teacher  

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Oct
26

West Side Students join the work force

Money, accomplishment, experience and independence. All great reasons to have a job. Many teens hold part-time jobs and all of them come with pros and cons. Senior Gabe Acosta works about fifteen to twenty hours a week at Ford Dining Hall on campus. He says he loves it because he likes to cook and although […]

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Oct
26

Roberta Weiner is indescribably quirky

Roberta Weiner is a jack-of-all-trades. She’s dabbled in many activities and is always open to trying something new.  She plays piano and viola and is a part of West Lafayette’s String Quartet, the school’s Symphony Orchestra and Wabash Valley Youth Symphony.  She relishes in the sense of accomplishment music brings. She also enjoys dance. She […]

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Oct
26

Dating for Dumbos

Hopefully since the last issue, you have asked your potential girlfriend out on a date, but you’re probably utterly confused on what to do on said date. Here are some fun options for the special night.  1) Dinner and a movie. I know that it’s super cliche, but the reason it’s cliche is because it’s […]

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Oct
26

Turning the tables: Former students who now work alongside their teachers

Former West Side student Mrs. Brooks (far right in back) teaches student turned West Side English teacher(2nd from right in front) When a high school student thinks of who their colleagues will be in twenty years, they most likely do not think that one day they will be working along side their English AP teacher. […]

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Oct
26

Anirudh Prabhu changes boundaries

By Alyse Allred What’s so special about the number 6? It’s far more than somebody’s lucky number . . . it’s a perfect number. What exactly is a perfect number? By definition, it’s a positive integer that equals the sum of its divisors. The perfect number 6 has three divisors: 3, 2, and 1. When […]

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Oct
26

Is print journalism on its death bed?

  Many of you have probably heard – and were maybe disappointed – about the bookstore Borders closing recently. On the other side of town, however, Barnes and Noble remains open. One main factor for the collapse of the Borders empire is the rise of non-print book sources. While Barnes and Noble adapted to the […]

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