• 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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Jan
25

Ice-skaters glide through winter

 The snow and ice on the ground mean the end of most outdoor sports. For some West Side students, however, the cold weather means they can start participating in their favorite activity of the year: ice skating. One of these ice skating enthusiasts is junior Svea Nelson, who has ice-skated competitevely for several years both […]

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Jan
25

Rediscover the Internet

Pintrest, by Abby Bien When Pinterest.com started to become popular, some people were confused at the concept. Is it just a website full of pictures? What do you do on there, just stare at pictures all day? Well, the answer is yes and yes. Although it may sound like a simple and unoriginal idea, Pinterest […]

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Jan
25

Republican race down to four

BY GUEST WRITER SAMEER MISHRA Mitt Romney and…? The search for what analysts dub the “conservative alternative” continues as the Republican field continues to narrow. Romney, a moderate, has been the frontrunner from the very beginning of the race. However, many of the more conservative voters—specifically the Tea Party movement—have looked for a candidate that […]

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Jan
25

All-State orchestra is a success!

On January 21st, West Lafayette High School was well represented in the All-State Orchestra performance in Fort Wayne. The school is very proud to have nine of our very own talented students perform in a concert containing the state’s finest musicians. At the performance all the songs were played beautifully, and members of the audience […]

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Jan
25

Tumbling to the top: Gymnast Whitney Tudor is serious about her sport

  If you asked any friend, teammate, or coach about gymnast Whitney Tudor they would have nothing but good things to say. “She is an amazing teammate and awesome friend!” says fellow teammate Elisa Royer. “She is really caring and would do anything for anyone,” agrees Coach Meghann Raub.   Whitney has been doing gymnastics […]

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Jan
25

Red Devils ring in the year of the dragon

     A Chinese proverb says that all creations are reborn on New Year’s Day. This year, many will be reigning in the new year on January 23, 2012–the date of the Chinese New Year and the 4710th year, according to the Chinese calendar. This most important Chinese holiday isn’t just celebrated within Asia, but around […]

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Jan
25

Publications Deserves Credit

If you were planning to enroll in Student Publications, you were probably disappointed to see that it does not count as an English credit class. You see, in Indiana, the class only counts towards your graduation credit, which is great–unless your schedule is completely full and you have to take just one more English class. […]

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Jan
25

Seriously Speaking

If you could eat lunch with anyone, fictional or not, who would it be? “Batman!” -Justin Couetil, Freshman. “Jenna Marbles because I want to be her…except I kind of already am!” -Tori Hamilton, Sophomore. “Alan from The Hangover!” -Thomas Pechin, Junior. “Damien McGinty from Glee!” -Miki Arnold, Senior. “I would say C.S Lewis.” -Mr. Blessing, […]

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Jan
25

Hidden Gems

   Echo Karaoke’s customers sing in style     When I say “Karaoke,” you probably picture off-key, aspiring singers, in their mid-twenties that take heart in embarrassing themselves regularly for a crowd of the same demographic in a run-down club full of health code violations on “Open Mic Night.” Echo Karaoke squashes that image the minute someone […]

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Jan
25

Take it to the mat: The wrestling team stays focused during their season.

  By Abby Bien  Sophmores Jade Doty (left) and Jason Van Meter (right) wrestle during practice. Although there is a wrestling team, the sport is really a one-on-one competition. “Once you step on the mat, no one else can help you,” says sophomore Jade Doty, one of the star wrestlers on this year’s team. Because […]

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Jan
3

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Facebook and Relationships

During your relationship, you will inevitably encounter problems with the social networking site, Facebook. The widely-known site has become a breeding ground for annoying couples. Here are a few tips to keep your friends from virtually barfing. I have said it before. Don’t change your relationship status right after you ask a girl out. Also don’t […]

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Jan
3

“Mission Impossible 4” Review

“Mission Impossible 4: Ghost protocol” starts out with the same theme song as the previous three movies, for continuity’s sake. However, I went to see this movie without knowing what the previous three movies had been about. This did not turn out to be a problem, as most of the characters seemed to be different, […]

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Dec
14

Holiday traditions are as varied as West Siders

Streets everywhere are being flooded with bright Christmas lights, the Black Friday rush has come and gone, and finals are fast approaching. Add in the first layer of snow a few weeks ago, and many West Siders are full into the holiday spirit. Traditions are a big part of any holiday, and several students have […]

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Dec
14

Is open lunch in jeopardy?

Most West Siders are well aware that this school is different than most. We have diversity and opportunity that a lot of schools don’t, we have the Junior High and high school in the same building and we have a lot of freedoms other schools don’t.  The biggest of these freedoms is namely open campus […]

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Dec
14

Student Survival 101–How to survive this winter break

By Alyse Allred Squeaking hallways. Holiday music between classes. A holly, jolly atmosphere mingled with the “get us the heck out of here” aura. All the signs are pointing to one thing: Christmas Break. It’s that wonderful time of year when we finally have time to do all the nothing that we’ve missed out on. […]

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Dec
14

Who am I???

CLICK & SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER!   I was born on February 4th, 1958 in Lafayette, Indiana.   In high school, I played volleyball and ran track.   I attended Purdue University.   I have been teaching for 22 years.   I am married with two daughters, and I have seven siblings.   The most […]

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Dec
14

The art of gift-giving

In this issue I am going to discuss a subject that is very very difficult, even for me. This is the art of gift-giving. Buying a Christmas gift for your new significant other is very hard for many reasons such as knowing how much to spend,  It’s even a more considerable feat if you haven’t […]

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Dec
14

Departure Time

Retirement incentive set to lure teachers.   Many students were shocked when they came back to school this year and found nine new teachers.  Some of these new positions were due to retirements, and others because the school is offering some new classes and needed teachers for those spots.  With so many new teachers, it […]

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Dec
14

Off Campus

 The Union’s Flatbreads provides a vast array of foods to satisfy your taste buds. Location: Purdue Memorial Union, 101 N. Grant St. Distance from School: 0.9 mi. Price/Person: $6+ The search for new and different places to eat resumes, and this time it took me to Flatbreads. Being a high school student, I don’t eat […]

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Dec
14

Jessica Talbert shines bright like her smile

                  They say a smile is contagious–if there’s anyone that proves that statement, it’s senior Jessica Talbert.  “She is always cheerful,” marveled friend and senior Beau Westbrook. “It makes her just a really fun person to be around.”  Jessica is an involved member of West Side, but […]

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