• WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS BY BREAKING UP THE GRIND

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    It’s no secret that in order to be an elite level wrestler, an arduous amount of dedication and diligence is required. Success does not come easily or quickly.  Even if a competitor considers “winning” as the most fun part of the sport, many are driven more by a hatred of losing than a love of […]

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  • Basketball Team Prepares for Victory

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The members of the West Lafayette boys basketball team use more than just their skills to win a game. Behind every victory, there are traditions done to bring good luck and a mindset that each member must put themself in in order to have a good game. After the Devil’s victory against Crawfordsville, Juniors Nelson […]

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  • Pass ’em Right

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    Friday, December 8th 2017 after school at 4:00 p.m. in Mr. Leffert’s room, Game Club assembled for their weekly meeting. This time, they decided to play “Magic: The Gathering,” a  trading card game that is played with big decks of cards that are passed around from player to player. The cards are passed to the […]

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  • Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    They West Lafayette boys’ soccer team had one of their most successful seasons ever during 2017. They advanced to regionals, only narrowly missing the opportunity to go to semi state. The loss at regionals motivated the returning players to work even harder than before after the season. The incoming seniors continue to work hard during […]

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Apr
3

“Get Out” and see Jordan Peele’s first movie

So far in 2017, moviegoers have been obsessing over the recently released horror content. Movies like “Get Out” are the most striking. “Get Out”, directed by Jordan Peele, is a genuinely scary film that takes a jab at liberal racism. Throughout the entire film, audiences are sitting on the edge of their seats with fear. The plot […]

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Mar
31

How did April Fools become a holiday?

There are many theories on how April Fools’ Day became a holiday, but the one that shows most evidence is linked to Pope Gregory XIII. He adopted the Gregorian calendar in the late 1500’s, which moved our year from March to January 1st. The change did not reach many people, and so they celebrated New […]

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Mar
21

Celia: The star of John Lennon and me

It’s important to recognize the students at our school who have done something special. This audio story features freshman Celia Pardillo- Lopez, who was the lead in the civic play, John Lennon and Me. Listen to her journey from bonding with her character to a performance that earned many tears and a standing ovation at […]

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Mar
21

Students’ thoughts on The Lego Batman Movie

This is a review of Warner Animation Group’s third movie, The Lego Batman Movie. We ask Samuele Bevilacqua and Blake Finke.

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Mar
21

China Trip: Musicians show their talents.

The West Lafayette Jazz Band and Choir had the privilege of going across the Pacific Ocean to China. While they were there, the students and teachers got to explore Chinese culture and visit cool places, like the Great Wall. They also got to present some of our culture and music to them. Here, in this […]

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Mar
21

Hidden Figures Movie

Hidden Figures is a movie that is based on a real life event. No one really knew this back story of three very smart African American women helping put the first man into space and on the moon. This took place in the 1960’s. Of course there was not as much technology as there is […]

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Mar
21

Productivity in school

West Side is known for being a school with massive amounts of homework. With homework, comes stress, pressure, and sleep deprivation. Is this directly correlated to lack of productivity in class or do distractions contribute more to the issue? In this clip, Elaine Rand and Hope Johnson discuss the pressures and work that they encounter […]

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Mar
20

How to go through a debate season

 9 simple steps on what it takes to go through a competitive debate season!   

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Mar
20

A Superfan’s Job- How They Pump Up A Crowd

Superfan Captains Jack Sautter, Nick Jeffries, and Nate Smith represent the senior class as superfan captains for the 2016-2017 school year. Though their position leaves them with lots of responsibilities, their main jobs are to organize themes for games and to pump up the student body at sporting events.  While there are many ways to pump up […]

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Mar
8

The library: a useful resource or popular hangout?

At a typical West Side lunch, one may notice congregations of students travelling from the cafeteria or commons to one of the most popular destinations in the school, the media center. From the outsider’s perspective, the media center looks and feels like a normal high school library, one where books are frequently checked out, and […]

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Mar
7

Divergent Book Discussion

Tim Carnahan and Ksenia Lewickyj participated in a book club discussion about Divergent. Divergent was written by Veronica Roth, and was published in 2011. It is on New York Best Seller list and has won multiple awards in previous years.  

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Mar
7

Track and Field Preview/Hoosier State Relays

The 2016-2017 track/field season has officially begun, as of February 13th. This year’s track and field team consists of a total of 70 athletes, boys and girls combined. The athletes will be divided into three groups- sprinters, throwers, and distance, with each group practicing and preparing for the Hoosier State Relays. Mr. David Joest coaches […]

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Mar
7

Handwriting vs. typing notes

Check out this infographic to see how us Westsiders like to take our notes!

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Mar
7

“La La Land” Award Season Success

La La Land has shown much success throughout the awards season, which surprised very few because of the star studded cast. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and many others were the key to the success of the movie. The musical has won a total of 178 awards out of the 221 that they were […]

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