• Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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  • Volleyball team nets win against Delphi

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

           

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  • Singing into the new school year

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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  • Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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  • Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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Oct
9

The Art Department is Changing

Mrs. Kincaid has been a long time junior high art teacher.  At the beginning of this year she made a pretty big change in her everyday teaching life, and moved up to high school.  This change has brought her to teaching drawing, ceramics, painting and introduction to 2-D art.   Kincaid has been a favorite […]

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Oct
9

Evan Johnson continues to improve

  This may be Johnson’s last year of high school, but his days of running have no end in sight. A year after winning state in cross country and getting 41st in the state, Evan Johnson ‘16 hopes to repeat with a changed up varsity lineup that still sees Johnson as the 2nd best runner […]

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Oct
9

New Choir Class Offered for Female Singers

Vwa Bèl, a brand new all-women’s choir, is now being offered at West Side during fourth hour. Mr. Waltz teaches this class, and also teaches the other choir classes being offered. “This new choir has a distinct personality,” said Mr. Waltz, “And they rehearse different because they are the first of their kind”, meaning they […]

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Oct
9

Looking into the world of managing

  Sports managers do more for their teams than meets the eye. By helping out around the field, they assist the team in more ways than just bringing the team water, which is a common misconception. They make sure things run smoothly by setting the field up for drills, filling up water bottles, and setting […]

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Oct
9

Going for Gold

Cross Country After winning state last year, the Boys’ Cross Country team is shooting for gold again.  With a strong senior class leading the way, including Cooper Williams, Dylan Williams and Evan Johnson, the team feels good about this year.   Junior Andrius Kriauciunas says “We are training to win another state championship but would […]

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Oct
9

Rena Johnson shares her love of film

“Film at this point is a part of who I am,” said Rena Johnson ‘16, co-founder of West Side’s Cinema Club. She enjoys watching movies as well as making her own. She especially likes “coming-of-age” or “slice of life” movies. Johnson hasn’t always been interested in films and filmmaking. What sparked her interest originally was […]

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Oct
9

Hacker Groups

White knights or greedy digit jockeys   “There was a young fellow of Italy, who diddled the public quite prettily,” These words, sent via wireless telegraphy in 1903, are considered the first hack ever. Technology has advanced since this whistleblow more than a century ago, and now hacking, in the popular opinion, is exclusively for […]

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Oct
9

Superfan Drama

Problems with T-shirts and leadership have lead to dissent and conflict in and out of the Superfans. Though the football team may be off to a great start this year, the Superfans that support them seem to be in for a tough ride.   There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the official T-shirt […]

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Oct
9

Students practicing superstition

Do you believe in magic? The supernatural? You may not, but a lot of athletes are actually extremely superstitious. Many of your fellow students harbor interesting superstitions of their own. For instance, Mikey Kidwell, junior quarterback of the football team, wears the same wristband on his right arm during the entirety of every football game. […]

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Oct
9

Loco for Hoco

Get your slacks and ties ready, Homecoming is back! The students are excited the once discontinued dance is here again. The school’s Vista club, which plans and sets up the school’s dances, proposed to the club’s sponsor Señora Espinoza that the school should bring back the famous Homecoming dance. A Homecoming dance hasn’t taken place […]

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Oct
9

Navigate your way through skyward

Skyward is a website where students and parents can access grades, due dates, and other pieces of useful information. This is your guide to flying Skyward. At the HOME menu, teachers can post updates or reminders. CALENDAR is where students can see past assignments and scores. Students can also view upcoming events and holidays. GRADEBOOK […]

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Oct
9

Students Enjoy Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee Club, or UFC as they call it,  is not an official school club but they get together and play ultimate frisbee on weekends at Lommel Park in Barbarry Heights around 4:30.  They not only play Ultimate frisbee but they also play disc golf on Slayter hill on Purdue’s campus and at Murdock […]

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Oct
9

Remembering Coach Wachs

Richard Wachs, swim coach and teacher at West Lafayette High School for over 30 years, passed away on June 27 this year. Under Coach Wachs, the Boys Swim team won 28 Hoosier Conference Championships and 19 Sectional Titles, and the Girls Swim team won 18 Hoosier Conference Titles and 9 Sectional Titles. Along with working […]

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Oct
9

Front Drive to Undergo Construction

Beginning in late September, the Grant street entrance will be under construction for a reported five weeks as the drive will be extended to make the security entrance easier to access. This will help visitors and disabled students as they enter the building.  The construction itself will have a minimal effect on the students and […]

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Oct
9

Senior Volleyball Player: Lydia baker

After a tough loss to McCutcheon the West Lafayette Volleyball team bounced back with two wins against Benton Central and Crawfordsville.  Senior captain Lydia Baker has had large contributions to the wins and how the team has played.   “I love my team because when we are all playing our game and we are playing […]

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Oct
9

Girls Golf

Girls Golf West Lafayette’s girls’ golf team has had one goal in mind for years.  Junior Piper Gorup says “We’re just hoping to improve this year, that’s all we can ask for.”  The team is very close and they are all trying to get better but more importantly having fun.  “Getting to be on the […]

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Oct
9

Spelling Out Success: The Benefits of Joining the Spell Bowl Team

Are you a sucker for spelling? Do long, complicated words make you squeal with joy? The Academic Spell Bowl Team is still in search of members! Ms. Dixon, the sponsor of this club, says that there are many benefits of joining, including learning new vocabulary and improving memorization skills. “Learning how those words work in […]

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Oct
9

Film lit is in high demand

This year, the film literature class is in high demand again. When it’s time to make schedules, tons of students put Film Literature on their list because of what students have told them. And the students that end up taking the class, are rarely disappointed due in large part to the material of the class […]

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Sep
17

Students Have Objections to Sex Ed at West Side

Sex Ed at West Side helps students practice safe sexual activities, but is it leaving anything out? Some students argue that Sex Ed focuses too much on abstinence and should address what to do if one starts having sex. For example, how to put on a condom. “Some people will choose [abstinence] and some people […]

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