• 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
5

Run, Bobbie, run!

Bobbie Burgess is one talented athlete, though you would never hear that from her. “She adds an element of intensity because she’s so hard core. But, she’s also really fun to be around,” says Ellie Brower. Brower was not the only one to comment on the dedication Bobbie Burgess puts into her running. Many were […]

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Oct
5

Who Am I???

Click to see who I am!!! ○ I was born on May 2, 1951 ○ I grew up in Northwest Indiana/East Chicago and have also lived in New Mexico. ○ I have one younger brother and five grandchildren. ○ In high school, I was in science club and wrestled for one year. ○ I went […]

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Oct
5

West Side goes wild

On Monday, September 19th, West Side was a sea of plaid. The day marked the start of Spirit Week, consisting of five different themed dress-up days and culminating with a pep rally, parade, and homecoming football game on Friday night. This year’s theme was “Wild Wild West Side”. While for the majority of the student […]

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Oct
5

Catwalk to Class: Andre Woloshuk

FEATURING ANDRE WOLOSHUK The word fashion is usually associated with women. Popular culture and media perpetuate this stereotype, with hundreds of magazines, websites, and fashion lines for women, but hardly any for men. It can be argued that it is harder for a boy to be fashionable than for a girl. Junior Andre Woloshuk has […]

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Oct
5

Seriously Speaking

Guess the “S” in Dan S. Walbaum. Freshman – Alex Bougher           “Snicklebocker” Sophomore – Anuj Patel           “Sally” Junior – Lucy Platt           “Severus” Senior – Anirudh Prahbu           “Scrumptious”

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Oct
5

Student Survival 101–Club Control

 By Alyse Allred Over the last couple weeks, I’ve noticed a change in the locker bays (aside from the fresh, first-nine-weeks stench). Whereas earlier everything was barren, we are now practically drowning in brightly colored fliers. This, of course, can only mean one thing: The clubs have arrived. With the first term nearing its end, […]

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Oct
5

Run, Bobbie, run!

Bobbie Burgess talks about life, running, and her race to the finish.      Bobbie Burgess is one talented athlete, though you would never hear that from her.  “She adds an element of intensity because she’s so hard core. But, she’s also really fun to be around,” says Ellie Brower. Brower was not the only one to […]

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Oct
5

Staff Editorial: Internet Filtering

Every West Side student has, at some point or another, crossed paths with those dreaded, slap-in-the-face letters: ACCESS DENIED. Filled with frustration, we often direct our anger towards the school. Unbeknownst to the student body, however, is that under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the administration is required to block many of these sites […]

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Sep
28

Chris Brown is a Hit in Indy

“ ‘Cause with every kiss and every hug, you make me fall in love.” Almost every girl who attended the Chris Brown F.A.M.E. Concert on Sunday, September 25th at Indianapolis’ Verizon Music Center left believing that Chris Brown loved them. Although a large portion of the audience was female based, the opening acts of Tyga, […]

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Sep
17

Seriously Speaking

If you’re zemmiphobic, what are you afraid of? “Monkeys” Haley Karpick Fresman “Zebras” Ian McLuckey Sophomore “Ms. Heiser” Anna Searle Junior “ “Xylophones” Austin Palmieri Senior “Of being quoted in the paper” Mr. Schaeffer Teacher *Zemmiphobia is the fear of large mole rats

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Sep
14

Sidelines sports step onto the field

What makes Red Devil football fans scream louder and clap harder than fans of other sports? It is not merely our teams’ winning streak that keep fans intense at a game, but the contributions of other Red Devil teams on the side of the field and up in the stands. The marching band, She Devils […]

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Sep
14

Catwalk to Class: Krisli Vasili

Krisli Vasili is a West Side style icon. As the year gets off to a start, there seems to be a direct correlation between increasing workloads and decreasing temperatures.  For many, this has resulted in the replacement of carefully planned back-to-school outfits with hastily thrown on sweats.  While the thought of a first hour Biology […]

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Sep
14

Marching Band Competition Full of Awards and Angst

  When the marching band and dance team headed to the Indiana State Fair, they had spent the summer practicing for hours at a time for the Marching Band Day, a competition held at the fair annually. According to band director Mr. Conaway the practices were, “the same as always”, the outcome of their performance […]

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Sep
14

Rachel Ho scores low

  Rachel Ho began golfing at age eight, and she’s only improved since then.  A sports-oriented family and positive attitude has allowed her to grow into a vital player on West Lafayette High School’s girl’s golf team.   Rachel is just all around athletic –  “I also swim, but I golf pretty much March through October,” […]

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Sep
14

Featured artist Mayfawny Bergmann

  If you’ve been to any West Side theater production in the last three years, then you’ve watched senior Mayfawny Bergmann preform–she’s been in every musical and play since her freshman year most recently as part of The Ensemble in last year’s musical Little Mary Sunshine.When asked what she likes about acting, she at first […]

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Sep
14

Who Am I???

  To find out who I am, click on “Read More”.  Here is some information about me: ● I was born on October 27, 1973. ● I was the smallest baby in the world to ever be born at an air force base. ● I am an only child. ● I played basketball in high […]

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Sep
14

West siders study abroad

Everyone dreams of living in another country and experiencing the different culture. A few lucky West Siders were able to live out that dream for seven weeks this summer. Some of the students that were able to enjoy the experience were Beau Westbrook, Melissa Freiser, and Maggie Furtner, who went to France; and Maggie Oates, […]

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Sep
14

Student Survival 101: Textbook Troubles

By Alyse Allred Well, it’s that time of year again, when the school bell lassos in the students from that oh-so-short summer vacation.  As always, West Side welcomes students, both new and returning.  On this note, it might be good to start the year mentioning some safety guidelines regarding textbooks that probably aren’t in your […]

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Sep
14

New year, new changes

Change seems to be the theme of this school year. Just look at the new commons area, the plethora of new teachers, or the “Grab N Go” in the commons area. Particularly standout are the new red trays that have replaced the old Styrofoam ones Put in place by the ECO club, this change began […]

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Sep
14

Maurice Woodard Full of Talent

  When Sophomore Maurice Woodard catches a football during a game, success is almost a given. As the running back for the Devil’s football team, Maurice has proven himself to be a key component in West Side’s winning streak. Since he started playing on his dad’s team in second grade, he’s grown into a teammate […]

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