• 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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Feb
14

Who Am I???

                  – I was born on March 5, 1985 in Kokomo, Indiana.   – I have one older brother and no pets.   – I attended Purdue University and majored in Education, although I also considered a career in Politics or Advertising.   – I have also […]

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Feb
14

Custodian Close Up

You see them in the halls. They take care of the school and make sure everything is presentable and running smoothly.  But what are the custodians really like? Custodian Phil says he likes his job because fast paced and keeps him constantly moving. “The day goes pretty fast.” he says. When asked if he could […]

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Feb
14

Cultures collide at OCMC

Every year on the second Tuesday of February, West Side transforms into something akin to Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase through One Community Many Cultures (OCMC). At OCMC, not only are the countries of the required world languages of German, French, and Spanish represented, but also countries the countries of origin of West Side’s diverse […]

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Feb
14

Valentine’s Day woes

Here it is, Valentine’s Day, the so-called big time of your blossoming relationship. But before you start freaking out about buying the perfect flowers and superfluously expensive jewelry for your sweetheart, let’s take some time to fully understand this ancient holiday. Valentine’s Day has become one of America’s most celebrated holidays, but why? Girls have […]

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Feb
14

West Side’s scores Jan. 25 – Feb. 10

Boys’ Basketball (12-5) Jan. 27 at Delphi W 35-33 Jan. 28 Frankfort W 62-50 Feb. 3 Lafayette Central Catholic L 44-45 Feb. 4 Lafayette Jeff L 43-45 Feb. 8 at Frontier Feb. 11 McCutcheon Girls’ Basketball (13-8) Jan. 27 at Delphi W 35-33 Jan. 28 Frankfort W 62-50 Feb. 3 Lafayette Central Catholic L 44-45 Feb. 4 Lafayette […]

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Feb
14

Hidden Gems

 West Lafayette hosts hot spots of style Finding unique clothes in this town can be a challenge–which is why I scoured for three independent clothing stores for your shopping pleasure. Indigo, Von’s, and Colette, while a little on the pricey side, have something for every girl–no matter how different their styles range. So, if you’re […]

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Feb
14

Joon Jang is a rockstar

              If you reflect on your childhood, you’ll probably remember that time you dreamt of being a rockstar.  Senior Joon Jang certainly does–and with endless perseverance and ambition, he has turned that dream into his reality. Joon has always had a passion for music.  “Because I have a hearing […]

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Feb
14

Political events affect us too

  On January 18, 2012, students across the nation found themselves in a terrifying predicament: the English Wikipedia was blacked out. Thousands of other websites coordinated with Wikipedia to raise awareness and rally opposition against the proposed bills in Congress known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act). Both of these […]

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Feb
14

Off Campus

  Captain Gyros defines savory with their namesake and staple food item. Located in Chauncey Village and surrounded by some of the campus’ greatest eateries, it is easy to lose Captain Gyros in the mix. In a sea of Panda Expresses, Hotboxes and Potbelly’s, Captain Gyros offers an original flavor you would be truly deprived […]

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Feb
14

Mining the moon

ACSL team of six earns fourth in Zero Robotics competition. Last fall, sophomore Jerry Ma received an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would be holding its annual Zero Robotics competition and invited Ma to participate. The ACSL club member rounded up some of his fellow clubbers, recruited Mr. Watson as […]

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Feb
13

Perfect songs for a perfect evening

  1. First Day of My Life Bright Eyes This song is great. It’s low-key feel and meandering melody are perfect for just hanging out. The lyrics also aren’t cliche, which makes it mean so much more. Plus, check out the music video, it’s adorable.     2. The Bird and the Worm   Owl […]

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Jan
25

Bottom 5 Movies of 2012

Every single year, Hollywood decides to release one hot mess movie that everyone talks about and makes fun of. It’s usually all fun and games until there’s an ENTIRE YEAR of these kinds of movies. That was basically what 2011 was in terms of movies. Whatever theoretical movies you could think of in your brain […]

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Jan
25

Featured Artist Michael Abu-Omar

For most musicians, being able to perform onstage, making a CD, or recording in a professional studio is only a dream.  For junior Michael Abu-Omar and his band Seventh Day Breakdown, those dreams have already become reality. Michael spent second semester of last year in California, where he met two other sophomores who shared his […]

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Jan
25

Who Am I???

CLICK AND SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER!!!!!   – I was born on November 6th in Canton, Illinois.   – In high school I was a 3-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball.   – I attended Marion University.   – I have been teaching for five years.   – The best part of teaching in […]

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Jan
25

2011 is a year to remember

 The beginning of the new year brings with it a reflection on the previous. We make resolutions to try and fix the bad things and continue the good that carried over from the preceding year. 2011 was an eventful year, with an unequal proportion of good things in comparison with the bad. The world experienced […]

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Jan
25

West Side Saves Lives

              By Roseanne Page On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, personnel from the Indiana Blood Center arrived at West Lafayette High School to conduct the school’s bi-annual blood drive.  Students, teachers, and parents alike banded together to donate blood. West Side’s blood drive was organized and run by Ms. Huckstep, […]

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Jan
25

When Protective becomes Possessive

You may have the common misconception that the girlfriend is always the possessive one in a relationship. Womankind has gained the reputation of being very clingy, which I’m not going to refute because it’s true in many a situation. But before you start pointing your finger in a relationship, please reflect on your own actions. […]

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Jan
25

Catwalk to Class: Yasmeen Hafeez

  Trendsetter Yasmeen Hafeez believes in overdressing. “Big heels = big heart.” These words of wisdom are found on Yasmeen Hafeez’s Facebook page, and epitomize her philosophy on life. “I’ve liked dressing up since I was a little girl, and over time it has just developed,” she says. Yasmeen describes her style as being either […]

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Jan
25

Off Campus

  Hungry’s: Purdue West’s hidden gem satisfies with a bizarre, but savory mix of Greek and American-style foods. Location: Hungry’s Chicago Style, 1400 W. State St. Distance From School: 1.9 mi. Price/Person: $6+ Genre: American and Greek foods   A restaurant called “Hungry’s” seemed like the perfect place to go when I was just that: […]

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