• Boys Soccer Loses to Harrison

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Last Thursday the West Lafayette Boys Soccer team suffered a painful loss to Harrison, 5-1. Harrison is currently ranked number 1 in the state, while West Lafayette is currently ranked 53rd according to maxpreps.com. One of the team’s biggest successes last year was a tie with Harrison at their home, and the momentum from that […]

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  • Volleyball team nets win against Delphi

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

           

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  • Singing into the new school year

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    New Choir Teacher Joseph Nizich has successfully taken over West Side’s choir program First year teacher, Joseph Gerard Nizich, from Long Island, New York, a 2017 graduate from Indiana University, has successfully taken over the choir program here at West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High School. “I got through my first week,” he jokingly described when asked […]

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  • Beyond the Numbers: Korey Pritchett unveils the man behind the math

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A new school year means there are going to be new faces. There are not only quite a few new students, there are quite a few new teachers. One of those teachers is Kory Pritchett. He teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and a period of Math 8. Describing his experience at West Side, Pritchett said “It […]

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  • Nicholas Dunn teaches in and out of the classroom

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    On your mark. The flag is raised. Runners take their marks. Deep breaths. Focus. Everything goes still. The silence engulfs the mind. The gun goes off. The flag comes down. The race begins. Nicholas Dunn has been in this position many times. As a college athlete, Dunn provides deep insights to the track team. “I […]

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Sep
16

WL’s Secret Weapon

The football team here at Westside is a vital part of the student body. This year’s team could quite possibly end up being one of the best teams produced in recent memory. What a lot of teams don’t know is that they have even more weapons to add to our already high powered offense. Christian […]

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Sep
16

West Side fencing club gets to the point

The West Side Fencing Club is dedicated to teaching students how to fence with proper etiquette and sportsmanship.   Fencing has lots of competition.  They have tournaments within the club to practice and grow as fencers.   They also compete with other clubs, hosting and traveling to different schools to duel. There are three weapons for […]

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Sep
16

REACH is reaching out

REACH, which promotes anti-drug use around the school, will be participating in West-Side’s homecoming parade on Friday the 11th. At the parade, REACH members will be selling Coldstone ice cream. The money made from the sales will go to paying for ribbons and supplies for Red Ribbon Week, which takes place October 19th through 23rd. […]

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Sep
16

The American Computer Science League is set for the year

The ACSL team has had its first official meeting this past Thursday after splitting into two groups. The club seperated so that each part of the club can focus on a separate aspect of Computer Science American Computer Science League is run by [President] Christopher Cooper ‘16 and [Vice President] Samuel Craig ‘17. Known as […]

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Sep
16

Do the Tango Into the New School Year by Joining Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom dance is a unique club that offers anyone the chance to learn dances that they may never get the chance to learn anywhere else. They meet on Thursdays during lunch at one. This club is run by Bracee Dudley, and Fio Esquivel, as volunteers, and they welcome anyone to join. Dudley ’16 said “It […]

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Sep
16

Perfect Pitches

One Reporter’s Endeavour into Harmonic Heaven 12:55 I sit alone in the choir room, contemplating the qualities of the tranquil 12:56 Absence of Sound takes residence in my head 12:57 The silent stowaway scurries off to the whisper of voices in the hall 12:58 Three perfect pitches walk in, sounds like an E, F, and […]

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Sep
11

Art Without Fusun

Last year the legendary art teacher Fusun (fa-soon) retired from the school, leaving behind saddened students and teachers. Though the gap Fusun left may have been large, Mrs. Yoder said, “things are going smoothly” and that Mrs. Kincaid has stepped up into her spot well. The new teacher, Ms. Royal, has largely been involved in […]

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Sep
11

Senior Volleyball Player: Lydia Baker

After a tough loss to McCutcheon the West Lafayette Volleyball team bounced back with two wins against Benton Central and Crawfordsville.  Senior captain Lydia Baker has had large contributions to the wins and how the team has played.   “I love my team because when we are all playing our game and we are playing […]

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Sep
4

Homecoming decorating

Homecoming week is always one of the best weeks of the first semester because of the hard work that Student Council puts into the event. The dressing up and the decorations all around the school are some of the better parts of the week, all leading up to the pep rally and football game on […]

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Sep
4

FIRST Robotics: Starting the year out

What exactly is Robotics? The school’s go-to tech guy for any information, Brad Thompson, can easily help and explain that robotics is the design, operation, construction, and application of robots.     Daphne Fauber ‘18, student and active member of the Robotics Team, said, “This year we would really like to expand our outreach program […]

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Sep
4

Super Nate

West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s sports programs are the heart and soul of the student body. The immense responsibility of delivering a fun and crazy atmosphere before and during every sporting event falls on the shoulders of the Superfan Captains. Each year there are a few seniors and one junior that does it. This year’s […]

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Sep
4

THE SHE DEVILS DO A SPLIT

The SheDevils have had a long history at West Side. Sammi Bohlin ‘16 states that it began in the 1980’s, broke up for a while, then reappeared in 2001. But this year something is new.  The SheDevils have split. Now the SheDevils dance in two groups, one with the marching band and one for competitions. […]

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Sep
4

Meg Szymanski

  Junior and third year varsity player Meg Szymanski is looking to have a big year individually and as a team. Playing outside hitter and left back, Meg gets a lot of opportunities to make plays and she capitalizes on many of them.   Szymanski says her favorite part of volleyball is “playing in big […]

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Sep
4

Latin dance club

Latin Dance Club is a way to learn some new moves and maybe impress someone.  Students can learn the east coast swing, west coast swing, tango, foxtrot, and many more.  Co-officer Bracee Dudley loves it because it’s  fun to “learn something new [and] to meet new people.”  The club creates a safe environment where the […]

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Sep
4

ECO Club is on top of it

If you’ve seen recycling bins around the school, you should know who handles distributing and emptying them every week. ECO club is mainly responsible for the school’s recycling, but they also have been brainstorming for their activities throughout the school year, like events and community outreach. The club’s activities throughout the year are mainly dependent […]

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Sep
4

Friday Night Football

After a promising victory over top ranked Tri-West, the West Lafayette football team played the 5A McCutcheon Mavericks in a game to remember. After tying the school record for 5 touchdown passes against Tri-West, Mikey Kidwell(’17) said, “I have to give it to my receivers.  They went and got the balls.”  With one minute and forty […]

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Sep
4

Latin Dance Club

Latin Dance Club is a way to learn some new moves and maybe impress someone.  Students can learn the east coast swing, west coast swing, tango, foxtrot, and many more.  Co-officer Bracee Dudley ’16 loves it because it’s  fun to “learn something new [and] to meet new people.”  The club creates a safe environment where […]

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Sep
4

Watch Movies and More : Cinema Club

Do you love watching all different genres of film with friends and food? Cinema club is the club to join. The Cinema Club is a group of high school students who love to watch and potentially make films. They meet usually on weekends at someone’s house, and they all bring food to enjoy and share […]

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Sep
4

Mr. Leffert’s Empty Shelf Challenge Encourages Students to Read for Fun

English teacher Mr. Leffert recently introduced the “Empty Shelf Challenge” to West Side in the hopes of getting more students involved and excited about reading. He says he found the idea for the challenge on a blog written by author and motivational speaker Jon Acuff. “It fit perfectly with what I’m trying to do here […]

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Sep
4

Oral Wails from Priority Male

These a capella fellas make sweet tones with their melodic drones. Priority Male has been a part of the school’s performance scene for eight years now, and this is the first year that the group is “trying to do all new things this year,” per Mitch Witt, a veteran “acafella.” The new leadership, headed by […]

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