• Too Much?

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Athletes and Mental Health The summer and winter Olympics showed an unprecedented pattern of American stars unable to compete to their projected capacity. These two situations could reflect a larger picture that affects all athletes, including you, the student athletes of West Side. High school student athletes face the tough balance of in school and […]

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  • To Honor A Teacher

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Sevigny 3v3 Tournament On Sunday March 27th, the BOSS club hosted the annual Sevigny 3v3 Basketball Tournament.  Students who participated in the tournament put together teams of 3 to 5 people and went against other teams for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, curtesy of Mrs. Sevigny, wife of Mr. Sevigny. After […]

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  • Robots Coming Through!

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

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  • Recycle It Right

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    You sadly arrive at the last sip of your delicious drink. Luckily, there’s a blue recycling bin nearby that you can mindlessly toss your empty can or bottle into, and go about your day. Where does your bottle go once you’ve disposed of it? The answer lies with the ECO Club, who make sure those […]

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  • Surviving Valentine’s Day

    Monday, February 14, 2022

    Valentine’s Day is approaching and store shelves are being filled with chocolates, flowers, and other “lovey-dovey” items, but to some the holiday can be intimidating and upsetting. If you are a person who doesn’t have a partner this holiday, or prefer to spend the day by themselves, I’ve put together a few ways to survive […]

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Oct
25

Filling the Time

A look into clubs available before school due to new schedule As a result of school starting twenty minutes later, there is a window between 7:50 and 8:15. The new time slot is reserved for clubs, with a variety of choices for students to participate. While some clubs are selective, the bulk of clubs are […]

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Oct
21

The Quest to Invest

On October 11th, Future Business Leaders of America officially began their Stock Market Game, marking the start of one of its most beneficial activities. The game runs until December 17th and is a valuable and risk-free way to learn more about the stock market. Here’s how it works: Each participating team got $100,000 fake dollars […]

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Oct
21

Senior Jonathan Siskind Inspires Peers with Speech

On Friday, September 24th, student activists led their peers from the school  to John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge in a climate strike. Members of the youth-led, statewide campaign “Confront the Climate Crisis” shared speeches and announced their two pieces of climate legislation being introduced into the 2022 Legislative Session with support of Republican Senator Ron […]

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Oct
21

Lights, Camera, Reaction! – Halloween Films

By Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan October is the unofficially dubbed highlight of Spooky Season, and with it comes candy, corn mazes, and, of course, cheesy horror films. Whether you’re one to take to the cinema in search of a frightening thrill or one to hide under your covers until the season is over, chances […]

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Oct
20

Tunes For Testing

With PSATs coming up in late October 2021, many students are starting to prepare themselves by reviewing at home. Research done by the Kaiser Family Foundation has shown that 87% of high school students from the ages of 12 to 17 listen to music while studying. Taking these statistics into consideration, I created a survey […]

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Oct
20

The Thursday Murder Club

A Book Review The Thursday Murder Club, written by English comedian Richard Osman, is a book about a group of retired friends (Elizabeth, Ron Ritchie, Joyce Meadowcroft, and Ibrahim Arif) who share a common interest in solving unsolved crimes/mysteries in the club room of Cooper’s Chase, but when their retirement community’s new property developer is […]

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Oct
19

From College Softball to Special Ed

Mrs. Tripp joins team of teachers Two dreams. One future that could support both of them. And countless hours of work ahead. Mrs. Kelly Tripp arrives at her first year of teaching with a degree and a D1 softball experience under her belt, still not ready to meet her limits.   “I started playing softball as […]

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Oct
19

New computer science teacher

At West Side High School in the 2021-2022 year, we got several new teachers. They all taught various subjects; Math, English, PE, Computer Science. At the school, computer science is taught by Mr. Woodard. It is his first year here, and there have definitely been changes. “I would say West Side is larger because before […]

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Oct
11

Speak Of The Devil Ep:1

By Will Sautter, Tori Wood, Cooper Kitchel, Carson Kitchel, Drew Folkers The hit video podcast series is back! In this episode we focus on student athletes and the colleges they are attending. The students interviewed in today’s episode are: Aidan William, Kylie Reif, and Mo.  

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Oct
11

First Year Fears

Mrs.Passmore experiences her first ever year teaching at a new school This year is not just a new school or new building, but rather a brand new experience for first year teacher Mrs. Haylie Passmore. University of Southern Indiana graduate, Mrs. Passmore is the school’s new geometry teacher. Although she enjoys doing all sorts of […]

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