• 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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Oct
14

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Joe Jonas CD Review

When I came across this album, I thought to myself, what has happened to my beloved Jonas Brothers? Actually that didn’t happen, but I thought I would give this album, “Fastlife,” a chance.My ears were instantly greeted by a mixing of synthesized guitars and pumping bass, a very different approach than the punkish-boy-band vibe of […]

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Oct
14

Return of the Pop-Ups

In their video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” in 2000, it took 4 hours in make up to make the members ‘N Sync to look like dolls.  The real explosions used in Green Day’s 21 Guns are called “squibs” and a few of them injured the main actress. The monkey dancers in Bruno Mars’ “The […]

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Oct
14

Mixing fashion and technology

Technology and Fashion: Fashology By Abby Bien      Often times people don’t put fashion and technology in the same sentence. But online fashion blogs are changing that. More and more, dozens of trendy girls and boys are taking their fashion sense to the Internet. Using applications  like blogspot and tumblr, they upload pictures of outfits, […]

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Oct
13

Lupe Fiasco delivers an entertaining, but predictable concert at Elliott Hall

Unfortunately for us, it is not often that a prominent musical artist performs in West Lafayette.  However, last Friday night hip-hip artist Lupe Fiasco graced us with his presence with a short set before travelling to Atlanta for BET’s 2011 Hip-Hop Awards. The show was opened by 11-year-old Young Marqus, who brought his “mama” onstage […]

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Oct
13

Spirit Week

West Side Students love their pride and love to show it. Spirit week is most West Siders favor week of the year so they can really show the world what they think and how much fun they have. In this week West Siders wear all the silly stuff they can think of to express their […]

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Oct
12

West Side Hires New Counselor

Administration hires new guidance counselor By Roseanne Page West Lafayette High School has finally selected a new counselor, Ms. Klingler, to replace Mr. Thomas, who suddenly resigned earlier this year.  Mrs. Grimble excitedly spoke about the new addition to the staff, saying “She did her internship here last year and she proved to be very […]

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Oct
12

Online Exclusive: What’s Hot in Publications this Year?

Do you want to know the ins and outs of the 2012 Publications staffs?  Well here’s your inside look!   [iframe] <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/QEtv6qBL9YY?hl=en&fs=1″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> [/iframe]

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Oct
10

Fresh and Delicious

West Lafayette farmers take fresh, local and delicious to a new level The West Lafayette Farmer’s Market takes place weekly from 3-6 on Wednesdays.  It’s located on Salisbury, next to the athletic complex.                                             […]

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Oct
10

West Side choirs sing their hearts out

By Alyse Allred Sunday, October 2—as the first nine weeks draws to a close, the choirs of West Side make their debut.  In an extensive evening concert—attended by family, friends, and even former choir students—the choirs showcased their variety and versatility. Performing groups included the three school choirs, Junior High, Concert Choir, and Chorale, in […]

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Oct
5

Reviews of fall TV shows

By Abby Bien, Grace Palmeri, and Neha Ramani How I met your gossipy new girl and her modern family at glee club A review on some of this TV season’s hottest shows “Glee”  “Glee” is back and full of more music, drama, and laughs than ever before. In the season 3 premiere, many twists and […]

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Oct
5

“Abduction” Movie Review

We all know teenage girls are in love with Taylor Lautner’s abs, and they will be excited to see the opening scenes of Abduction. Nathan Harper, (Taylor Lautner), plays a normal kid who goes to a normal party, and ends up drunk. Nathan wakes up the next morning on the lawn topless. However, there is […]

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Oct
5

West Side Soccer Dreams Big

Summer training. “Chalk Talks”. A harder schedule. This year’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are using these tactics to accomplish their season goals. Both teams have made the decision to play schools across the state and in Kentucky instead of local schools such as Jeff or Delphi. The girls’ coach, Mr. Blessing, explained that these […]

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Oct
5

Secrets of statue revealed

When you walk into school up the Grant Street steps, without a doubt your eye is drawn to a bright red, slightly curvy statue in the middle of the entrance. Maybe it’s a check mark? Maybe it’s a chair? What does it mean? Who put it there? West Side alumni Betty Livingston ran across this […]

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Oct
5

David Raley Is Truly an Admirable Admiral

You’re known as The Admiral, how did that name come about? David Raley: I was called The Admiral because of my interest in the Napoleonic Wars. Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson, is a personal hero of mine. He won the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar through his own ingenuity and his cooperation with his officers. […]

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Oct
5

Hidden Gems

      As the cold weather settles in, it is often hard to find fun indoor activities. Monster Golf provides the solution to bad weather slumps. Open year round, this place truly takes mini-golfing to a new level.      After walking in, your eyes will adjust to the neon lights that highlight the amount of neon […]

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Oct
5

Dating for Dumbos

Now that you have some basic skills for getting the girl of your dreams, and you’ve talked to her (hopefully); it’s time to take the next plunge: asking her on a date. Many teenage boys have the preconceived notion that girls like when you plan an extravagant way of asking her out, such as gifting […]

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Oct
5

Sports injuries become prevalent

Concussions. Broken bones. Sprained wrists. Torn muscles. It’s safe to say that safety has become a concern of West Side sports teams. After the football game with Delphi and the injuries in soccer, cross country, and cheerleading, should the school begin to reevaluate the precautions put in place to prevent exactly these injuries? In football, […]

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Oct
5

Grab ‘n’ Go and new food success in cafeteria

            Yogurt parfait. Personal Pizza. Plastic lunch trays. All these things plus more make up the new additions and changes made in the food department here at school. The new food is part of an attempt to have more students buy lunch at school. Because of open campus, this is […]

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Oct
5

Still a Red Devil at heart

Alum Tom Moore describes the impact West Lafayette High School had on his career.             Although the name Tom Moore may not ring a bell with many West Siders, in the film and theater realm the name is highly respected. Moore made his mark directing the original Broadway production of […]

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Oct
5

Off Campus: Einstein Bros.’ Bagels offers a fresh alternative to its customers

 Location: Einstein Bro’s. Bagels, 201 & 203 Northwestern Ave. Distance from School: 0.8 mi. Price/Person: $5+ Einstein’s being a popular bagel shop in town, and me being a ravenous bagel consumer, I had been to Einstein’s before I decided to review it. For years, I ignored the display menu and focused only on my 13 […]

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