• 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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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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Sep
14

Featured Senior Carissa Pekny

 By Alyse Allred In every class, you get those kids who know everybody. And then, of course, there are always those people who everybody knows. Among those is one of our seniors, Carissa Pekny. She is a jack of all trades, one of those people who manage to balance athletic and academic life, as is […]

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Sep
14

Opinions: Purdue Students

The arrival of the Purdue students in the fall brings with it many nuisances; the line for Den Pops stretches a block long, the entire campus is packed with traffic, and the streets and sidewalks are crowded with incoming freshmen and returning graduates and undergraduates. And with a population of roughly 30,000, the city of […]

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Sep
14

Dating For Dumbos

So, the school year has begun, and, like most teenaged boys, you have probably found a girl that strikes your fancy. Your probably thinking, “Briagha, I don’t have what it takes to be smooth and get girls.” I say that’s ridiculous. Anyone (well, almost anyone) can become an irresistible romantic. To help you out, I’m […]

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Sep
14

Staff Editorial

We are really excited about this year for several reasons.  As you’ve noticed, the newspaper has taken on a dramatically different look.  We would like to thank The Journal and Courier for allowing us to print The Scarlette on their printing press.  This has allowed us to completely transform the format of the paper – […]

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Sep
13

Longtime counselor Mr. Thomas resigns

  On the morning of Wednesday, August 7th, the student body was greeted with the surprising news that well-known counselor Mr. Nate Thomas had turned in his resignation the previous night. Though the reason underlying his resignation remains private, Mr. Shriner and Mrs. Grimble were quick to assure seniors that their college application process would […]

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Sep
13

Hidden Gems

  To the people at Exploration Acres, corn isn’t just a four letter word, nor is it merely food to be harvested and sold. At Exploration Acres, corn is the building block of a massive maze. It is home to the largest corn maze in Northern Indiana, which measures about 18 acres and is comprised […]

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Sep
13

Travel the World in One Day

   Upon entering West Side, one only has to glance at the faces of the students around them to get a sense of the many cultures and backgrounds present in the school. With this kind of diversity, it comes as no surprise that many West Side students and their families are involved with Global Fest, […]

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Sep
13

Off Campus: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

  Location: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 111 S. River Rd. Distance from school: 1.7 mi. Price/Person: $2 Their cups read, “Welcome to your new addiction,” and while Fuzzy’s Taco Shop delivers an acceptable smorgasbord of typical American-made, Mexican-style food, their tag-line is a bit too presumptuous. Upon entering the new establishment for the first time, I […]

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Sep
13

New West Side Staff

WEST SIDE WELCOMES NEW STAFF Mr. Quimpo- Physics I Teacher Originally from Orange County, California Obtained Graduate Degree in Chemistry from Purdue Enjoys Photography as a hobby If he weren’t a teacher, he would like to work at a science museum or a zoo Spends his time measuring things As a high schooler, he was […]

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Sep
13

Being a New Student

It’s hard to be a new student. When you find out that you are going to a new school, it scares you so much. You realize you are leaving your friends, the home you grew up in, your entire life! At first, I wanted to be mad. Mad at my parents for making me move. […]

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Sep
13

West Side’s new look

  West Lafayette High School has dived into an era of technological advancement.  Gone are the days of the familiar blue and white lockers of the Junior High locker bay.  In their place stands a brand new speaker system, four 60 inch LCD televisions, an open lounging area, and a sleek black stage.  Walking into […]

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