• 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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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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