• Which Starbucks Holiday Drink Are You?

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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  • Which Yearbook Staffer are You?

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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  • Monday Mood / Friday Feels

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Sometimes it seems as if Mondays are meant to be sad and Fridays are meant to be fun. Below are a collections of student suggested sad songs for Monday and fun songs for Friday. Check them out. Mopey Monday Everyone knows Mondays are for the sad and half awake people. This playlist captures that Monday […]

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  • RAIN WON’T STOP THIS PARADE!

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    No one would imagine that rain, wind, or cloudy skies would come in the way of this blissful afternoon. The parade was the right start to an eventful weekend. The homecoming nominees Abby Hummels, Katie Crawford,  Madeline Lynam,  Rebekah Chatterjee, Abby Rhodes,  Jacob Richardson, Sebastian Trent, Hawk Pusey, JongJin Park, and Addison Jordan; juniors Rachel Cooper and […]

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  • Are you Staying Woke?

    Monday, October 16, 2017

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Oct
9

Westside vs. Renssalaer

Friday, October 2nd, the West Lafayette Red Devils Football team will face off against the defending class 2A state champion Rensselaer Bombers. After a couple of consecutive great seasons from the bombers, they got bumped up to 3A for this season. The Devils are off to a stellar 6-0 start this season while the bombers […]

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Oct
9

New librarian Ms. Hinman brings about new changes to improve learning

Anyone who’s visited the library recently has noticed the barren shelves and carts of books. There are many changes taking place, including the re-organization of the books, by genre instead of call number. This multi-step plan to sort the books into 10 categories will take about one to two months. Firstly, the books will be […]

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Oct
9

Boys Basketball Off season

Basketball is just around the corner and that means the start of basketball training.  To be the best the basketball team is doing as much as they can to prepare for the season.  This is tough due to many player that have other sports, mainly football.   For those who don’t play another sport Coach […]

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Oct
9

WeSSO gives girls opportunities

WeSSO is a club that allows girls in high school to participate in volunteering opportunities both within their school and their community. The name of it stands for “West Side Service Organization.” One of the club’s sponsors, Mrs. Smyser, said that the overall purpose of the WeSSO being a club at West Lafayette High School […]

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Oct
9

Nate Smith

As a soccer player and superfan captain Nate Smith has his hands full during the fall season.  “I think being the junior superfan captain is pretty cool and i was looking forward to it since my freshman year”, Smith said.  As the soccer team battles through the season the team hopes for a couple more […]

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Oct
9

Shakespeare society competing for the first time

Shakespeare Society “celebrates and recognizes the genius that is Shakespeare,” said Ryan Moreno ‘17, the vice president of Shakespeare Society.  As a club, they put on an abridged production of a Shakespeare play at the end of the year.  This year the show will be on Shakespeare’s birthday in April. This year Shakespeare Society will […]

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Oct
9

New changes are happening in the library

Change is among us here at West Side; if you haven’t been in the library this year you might not know that it has gone under a complete makeover! The new librarian, Ms. Hinman, and the technology department have come together and they have reinvented the way that the library is operating. You can now […]

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Oct
9

Volleyball vs North Montgomery

Last night the Red Devils volleyball team traveled to take on North Montgomery. The team is having a pretty good season and are ready to compete for the state title. Last night the Devils took the match three sets to two. Junior Alex Deryn totaled 15 kills, 7 block, and 6 aces. Senior Lydia Baker […]

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Oct
9

UFC is not Ultimate Fighting Club

  Ultimate Frisbee Club known as UFC, is not an actual club connected with the school. They are a group of students including presidents Alex Delworth, and Luke Ritchie.   They meet on weekends at Lommel Park in Barberry Heights, around 4:30 typically. Alex Delworth thinks the hardest part of this club is “finding members […]

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Oct
9

Lovers of Anime Join Together

  Anime club is offered for anyone who enjoys clubs that eat lunch and watch anime together.   This club is offered here at West Side, with Mrs. Gates being the sponsor. There are roughly 20 members who enjoy anime and watching it. According to Ethan Watt ‘16 it is “ a relaxed and chill […]

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Oct
9

GSA talks about LGBTQ awareness on a college level

GSA had a guest speaker come from Purdue to talk about the LGBTQ community on a college campus.  Speaker Lowell Kane is the director of Purdue LGBTQ Center.  The Purdue LGBTQ Center is a place where anyone from the community can come to get help with LGBTQ related issues such as a person feeling bias […]

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Oct
9

Cross Country and Films

Movie fanatic and running extraordinaire Dylan Williams splits his time between school, running, and movies.  “I try to watch at least 2 movies every weekend but I feel completely productive if I watch 5”, Williams said.   Balancing classes and running cross country he plans out his movies and which ones he will watch next. […]

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Oct
9

Best Buddies brings people together

Best Buddies as a program follows the motto, “changing the world one friendship at a time,” according to one of its sponsors, Mrs. Eubank. The objective of the club is to include West Side students with disabilities in our school’s community and to pair them up with one-on-one partners for the school year. The club […]

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Oct
9

Cooper Williams

As a top runner in the state Cooper Williams is looked to as a leader on not only his team but from other teams in the area.  “Really i just go out and run and try to improve myself and help improve the team.”   On a team that is defending a state title the team […]

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Oct
9

Write Your Heart Out!

Fall is coming, and while everyone is itching for pumpkin spice and Halloween, the English department is looking forward to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Many teachers are urging their students to enter one of the 29 categories, including Comic Art, Video Games, Journalism, and Dramatic Script. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has […]

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Oct
9

Vista makes Homecoming great

The people behind this year’s “Under The Sea” Homecoming dance were West Side’s Vista Club, who is responsible for planning and decorating two semiformal dances this year. The first dance Vista set up, Homecoming, was September 12th from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Members of the club spent the several days prior to the dance decorating […]

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Oct
9

SAT updates are coming soon

Those who will be taking the SAT starting March 2016 will see the all new changes made to the test in order to “make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success,” according to the College Board website. The major updates that will be made to the SAT include the components, the testing time, and […]

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Oct
9

Anime club animates lunch hour

Anime Club watches a variety of different shows.  “We want to vary genres,” says Katie Mao ‘16, the president of anime club.  As president, Mao puts a schedule together of what shows the club will be watching.  She also watches them all in advance to make sure they are clean and appropriate.  The vice president, […]

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Oct
9

Coach Cooke kicks off soccer season

New head soccer coach Aaron Cooke graduated from West Side in 1989. He participated in golf, soccer and swimming, and was awarded “Most Improved Player” on his soccer team. The old soccer coach, Mr. Kiernan, and coach Cooke have different strategies when it comes to the team. Daniel Madan ‘18, a Varsity member of the […]

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Oct
9

Friendships help teachers make it through the year

Some teachers around the school rely on having their best friend there for them to get through the school year, unlike others who bond with the strong community of teachers that has developed through the years. Jacob Richardson ‘18, member of student council, can tell you that a best friend is the most important person […]

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