• Ms. Muth

    Ms. Muth’s Main Motivation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    New teacher devoted to connecting with her new students, despite pandemic’s obstacles.   A new job is always a tough but exciting endeavor in a person’s life. What makes this year uniquely challenging? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. But this doesn’t phase West Side’s newest Jr. High English teacher: Ms. Muth. […]

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  • A Future Changing Trip

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    How a Trip to Ecuador Inspired a New Major The World Language Field gains another teacher, Miss White. Miss White is from Greencastle Indiana. She attended Taylor University in hopes to become a physical therapist, which later changed. She was ahead of the game for the “new normal” of a school year, with being able […]

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  • Bonjour from Dr. Beyogle!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    A new French teacher joins the staff. A Doctor has joined the school staff and has lots of experience in teaching. Dr. Beyogle is a Purdue University grad so he’s back in West Lafayette for the second time. He also got a degree at University of Illinois Champaign and got his PhD.  He has been […]

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  • Painting a Path

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    From graphic designer to art teacher, Mr Riesterer finds his passion Teaching wasn’t Mr. Riesterer’s first career choice, so how did he find himself as a new art teacher second semester last year? Although he now teaches 7th grade, 8th grade, and 2D art classes here in West Lafayette, Mr. Riesterer actually attended the University […]

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  • Senioritis Episode 1-Jackson Lusk and Isaac Leichty

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    This podcast includes a look at what several seniors think about various relevant topics that occur throughout the year. This particular year 2020-2021, topics will be framed by a very unique lens: the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the perspectives of the students as they prepare to enter the adult world, discussing topics like the college […]

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Nov
1

What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

With Spooky Season in our past, our buckets are still filled from the extravagant night. While some chose the delicious route of chocolates, others went for the fruitiness flavor filled gummies. Take this poll to give your input on what your favorite Halloween candy is.

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Nov
1

Spooky Songs to Pump Up Your Halloween Party

When it comes to Halloween, candy is only half the fun. The season also brings many of our favorite timeless tracks. Whether you’re throwing a Halloween bash or just waiting in your living room to hand out candy, check out this playlist of spooky favorites to get you in the Halloween mood!

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Oct
26

Mu Alpha Theta Mathletes look to continue their reign

Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society competition around the world. Any student who chooses to participate in this contest will be given a test with six mathematical questions to answer within a thirty minute period. Once all the sheets are turned in, they are graded and the […]

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Oct
23

Students Face Parking Shortage

You may have heard the frustration regarding our parking lot throughout the halls these past few weeks, whether it’s not getting a preferred spot or any spot at all.   One of the highlights of junior and senior year is parking privileges, something very few juniors, and even some seniors won’t get to experience. On the […]

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Oct
23

Hate Speech in High School

It’s still here, everyone. Let’s work to send it away for good. We’ve all heard the words. We’ve seen the tweets, heard it on the news. Since the days of the Civil War, the Civil Rights era, and now today, hate speech has existed. However, it has taken on a new form in the digital […]

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Oct
23

Being a superhero with Anime Club

“Do you need powers to be a Hero?” Anime Club says no to that question, and yes to a photo! Mrs. Gates, for quite some time, has played host to the group of students known as Anime Club. Every Wednesday, during 6th hour or High School lunch, they band up to watch various anime from […]

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Oct
22

Construction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Although it is clear that West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School is undergoing major renovations, how much do you really know about the new changes at the school?

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Oct
22

Blooming Personality

Moving here from Orlando, Florida Arwa Al-Mutairi is thriving at West Lafayette High School. It has been quite different for her as now the environment is vastly different compared to her previous school. “I was in an Islamic-American curriculum school, there were a few Kuwaiti girls that I knew, all of the students were Arabic, it […]

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Oct
22

Ring-A-Ding-Ding:

The girls’ track relay receives State Champion rings. “It is really cool to have the ring to remember the experiences forever.” Aside from the homecoming parade, pep rally, and football game there was another celebration for the community to witness.  At halftime of the football game, last years girls 4×800 meter relay team of Mary […]

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Oct
22

Spice Up Fall With These Vegan Pumpkin Scones

Are the dropping temperatures raising your fall cravings? Look no further! These light vegan scones mix together the spice of pumpkin pie with the sweetness of maple and a nice pecan crunch to top everything off. Eat them with coffee, tea, or alone! Ingredients: Scones: 1 ½ Tbsp ground flax 3 Tbsp water 3 cups […]

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Oct
22

4 Tips To Survive Senior Year

Are you a senior? Are you feeling stressed, struggling, or hanging on by a thread? Senior year is tough. The final stride is upon you and it can be tough to hold on and finish. Most seniors are overwhelmed with a combination difficult classes and the most amount of homework they’ve ever seen. This stress […]

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Oct
22

THE BOYS ON THE BUS

Team camaraderie and bonding is important and can be displayed through various actions, including something as simple as traveling together. Some bus rides are longer than others and finding a way to pass the time can be tricky. Whether the boys’ soccer team is traveling as far as South Bend or as close as Harrison, […]

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Oct
22

Wall of Pride honors distinguished alumni

On Friday September 28th the Wall of Pride celebrated alumni and honored their achievements. A few select students were assigned an alum and spent the whole day with them. They visited classes that their alum was interested in for a few periods until lunch. The seniors and juniors all gathered in the auditorium after lunch […]

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