• Pool-Time Trivia

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

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  • The Mixtape: Episode Four

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Episode Four: On the Right Foot When a New Year begins, not only people are ready to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that they hold but also to welcome the positive vibes, and Set It Off wants to make sure that happens. “Midnight Thoughts” is a single that the Tampa-based rock band […]

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  • Gift Guide: For Beauty Lovers

    Friday, December 28, 2018

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  • To Recite or Not to Recite, That is the Question

    Friday, December 28, 2018

    The 4th Annual National Shakespeare Monologue Competition was a smashing success here at West Side. Students from all grades arrived to recite the best monologues from the annals of The Bard, William Shakespeare. Also yes, there was a reward for all participants in the form of cookies and games afterward. To get an idea of […]

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  • Tricky Trivia

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Test your Halloween knowledge by trying this trivia crossword!

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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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Oct
26

Ready, Set, Spike!

  West Lafayette High School is full of Red Devil Pride, especially for the girls’ volleyball team. This year, the girls’ season has been full of success. Other teams might say they’re as good as they can be, but they just don’t understand what goes into making a winning team like the West Lafayette Red […]

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Oct
26

Hidden Gems

 “Fields of Fear” fully frightens guests      Fields of Fear is everyone’s worst nightmare. This haunted house holds three attractions each specially designed to frighten every sense and each based off of an Indiana myth.      The Gallows is filled with the spirits of those who were sentenced to death after murdering a whole variety […]

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Oct
26

Beneath the surface

A look under West Side’s hallowed halls reveals an unknown past. There are many different theories regarding the basement of West Lafayette High School. How far does it go? Are there tunnels? Do we even have a basement? On Friday 14, 2011 those elusive questions were answered, along with a few no one ever thought […]

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Oct
26

Student Survival 101: Hallway Terrors

By Alyse Allred West Side is one of those schools graced by a fairly-manageable sized student body. Which means that you are afforded at least a couple inches of elbow room in the hallways. Usually. Of course there are always exceptions. At those times, that pretty little personal bubble goes pop. Sometimes you’re lucky to […]

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Oct
26

Brody Forbes kicks his way to success

  At just five foot six and 145 pounds, junior Brody Forbes is one of the smallest on the field and may not be very intimidating to the opposing team as he awaits the opening kick off. However, with his ability to score seven points in the first ten seconds of the game, he has […]

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Oct
26

Jobs well done

  Steve Jobs. The name alone conjures up a brilliant image of an untouchable visionary – a man meant not to be understood, only revered. It’s strange, then, to walk down the hallways of West Lafayette High School and see his influence widespread, yet taken largely for granted. One only has to wander once through […]

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Oct
26

Fall production promises laughs

  The fall season has begun, and with it comes the first of two plays presented by the West Side Drama Club. This fall, the club is performing “You Can’t Take it With You,” a comedy co-written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. It is the first ever directed by junior high English teacher […]

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Oct
26

Off Campus: Café Royale’s distinct menu of sandwiches, breakfast foods, desserts and assorted beverages excites taste buds.

  Distance From School: 0.5 mi. Price/Person: $3+ Although a six dollar sandwich is a little pricey for a high school lunch (especially considering the fact that McDonald’s is right across the street), the quality of food at Café Royale is worth every penny. I have to admit, I had some reservations about going. I […]

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Oct
26

Catwalk to Class: Cindy Guo

FEATURING CINDY GUO Those seeking unique style options should tear a (web) page out of Cindy’s book. It is often hard for West Side students to look unique due to the lack of stores with appropriate styles and price ranges nearby. Enthusiastic shoppers often venture to Indianapolis or Chicago to get their fashion fix, but […]

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Oct
26

Lights! Camera! Action!

Nathan Scott starts West Side’s first film club. On Friday October 14th, almost thirty students could be found during the lunch hour in Mr. Schaeffer’s room, intently listening to senior Nathan Scott analyze a scene of the movie “3:10 to Yuma”, which was paused on the screen. The day marked one of the first meetings […]

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Oct
14

What’s new in the cafe

[gpslideshow] 1. Your favorite!  In the snack line you can find various things like your favorite food, drinks, and candy. 2. Topping it all off! This is where you can add your favorite sides to your lunch like ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc. 3. Enjoying subs! As you may know subs are really popular at West Side and we enjoy the […]

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Oct
14

Fruits of Australia

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Oct
14

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Joe Jonas CD Review

When I came across this album, I thought to myself, what has happened to my beloved Jonas Brothers? Actually that didn’t happen, but I thought I would give this album, “Fastlife,” a chance.My ears were instantly greeted by a mixing of synthesized guitars and pumping bass, a very different approach than the punkish-boy-band vibe of […]

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Oct
14

Return of the Pop-Ups

In their video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” in 2000, it took 4 hours in make up to make the members ‘N Sync to look like dolls.  The real explosions used in Green Day’s 21 Guns are called “squibs” and a few of them injured the main actress. The monkey dancers in Bruno Mars’ “The […]

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Oct
14

Mixing fashion and technology

Technology and Fashion: Fashology By Abby Bien      Often times people don’t put fashion and technology in the same sentence. But online fashion blogs are changing that. More and more, dozens of trendy girls and boys are taking their fashion sense to the Internet. Using applications  like blogspot and tumblr, they upload pictures of outfits, […]

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