• Too Much?

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Athletes and Mental Health The summer and winter Olympics showed an unprecedented pattern of American stars unable to compete to their projected capacity. These two situations could reflect a larger picture that affects all athletes, including you, the student athletes of West Side. High school student athletes face the tough balance of in school and […]

    Read More
  • To Honor A Teacher

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Sevigny 3v3 Tournament On Sunday March 27th, the BOSS club hosted the annual Sevigny 3v3 Basketball Tournament.  Students who participated in the tournament put together teams of 3 to 5 people and went against other teams for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, curtesy of Mrs. Sevigny, wife of Mr. Sevigny. After […]

    Read More
  • Robots Coming Through!

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    Read More
  • Recycle It Right

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    You sadly arrive at the last sip of your delicious drink. Luckily, there’s a blue recycling bin nearby that you can mindlessly toss your empty can or bottle into, and go about your day. Where does your bottle go once you’ve disposed of it? The answer lies with the ECO Club, who make sure those […]

    Read More
  • Surviving Valentine’s Day

    Monday, February 14, 2022

    Valentine’s Day is approaching and store shelves are being filled with chocolates, flowers, and other “lovey-dovey” items, but to some the holiday can be intimidating and upsetting. If you are a person who doesn’t have a partner this holiday, or prefer to spend the day by themselves, I’ve put together a few ways to survive […]

    Read More

Oct
11

Dr. McKee Moves to West Side

The ‘21-‘22 school year has seen a lot of new teachers, and one particular teacher is Dr. Ricki McKee, who teaches Probability and Statistics/Trigonometry, Algebra II Honors, and Math 7.    McKee attended college at Purdue University where she gained her PhD in mathematics and Education. “I started out in pre-pharmacy school at Purdue, and […]

Read More
Oct
11

Math Never Changes

When Mrs. Katrina Elliott was a young girl, she used to set up her dolls and stuffed animals like students and pretend that she was teaching them.  ¨I can’t remember a time of being little and not wanting to be a teacher,¨ she recalled. Mrs. Elliot, who joined West Side this year, teaches seventh grade […]

Read More
Oct
11

Mr. Marsh Ready For New Beginnings

From the fields of Benton Central to the bustling streets of Purdue University and West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School, Tyler Marsh is in a new job. Mr. Marsh, though, isn’t a complete newcomer to the community. He went to Purdue and graduated with a degree in math education in 2011.  Marsh’s teaching and coaching career […]

Read More
Oct
11

New music teacher hoping to get back on tempo after virus

COVID-19 is playing second fiddle to the West Lafayette band program with the hiring of experienced band teacher Kelso Daning. Before Daning became a band teacher, however, he spent four years at St. Joseph college. “I went to St. Joe in Rensselaer,” Mr. Daning said. “It was an old college that got shut down.” As […]

Read More
Oct
11

Teaching with Faith

Mr. Bapin introduces French to new students through lecture.     Mr. Abdulai Bapin began his teaching this August. He teaches in the World Language department, specifically teaching French. Before his first year here, Bapin had already taught French for 25 years. He started in Ghana, where he taught for eight years. He then arrived […]

Read More
Sep
23

A Change of Pace

New Head Coach Joins the Red Devils By: Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan A team is only as strong as its weakest link, and the West Side boys basketball team can’t afford to have any of those. Luckily for them, Jacob Van Arsdel, the new head coach, is stepping up to ensure the players are […]

Read More
Tiffany's Author Photo
May
26

An Aspiring Author

Student Author, Tiffany Yeung has published her first book, Verge, on amazon. By no small feat, she wrote this book during her senior year, entirely on her own. She accomplished this because she enjoyed the process of it. She described this motivation when she said, “The thing is with writing is that it’s a lot […]

Read More