• 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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Oct
22

Mulan Review

Mulan was produced by Disney in 1998. It is one of the original princess movies incorporating varying ethnicity and women empowerment. The main character is Fa Mulan, her troop leader is Li Shang, and her sidekicks are Mushu and Cri-kee. Mulan is a pioneer Disney film representing non-American cultures. The Asian culture is exhibited through […]

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Oct
22

Running Through the Tournament:

The Boys Cross Country Team prepares for the postseason. “Our team goal is to podium at state, which is getting top 5, and despite a tough season, I have no doubt in my mind that we can still do it,” said Mitchell Curl. It is the time of year for most fall sports to begin […]

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Oct
22

ASTROWORLD – The Truth Unveiled

Travis Scott is a well-known artist with a consistently growing fan base. Much of his fame is accredited towards signing his first major label deal with Epic Records in 2012. Since then, he has become a mogul in the rap world. After his success with “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” and “Huncho Jack, Jack […]

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Oct
22

Popular Songs Changed Throughout School History

West Side has been around for a while, and though the school itself hasn’t changed much, the students in it have and the music they listened to as well. From Bing Crosby to Sheck Wes, music has changed a lot. So sit back, relax, and travel back in time to the music that our predecessors […]

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Oct
22

Senior Spotlight

As the girls’ soccer season comes to a close, seniors say “sayonara” to many memories made.

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Oct
22

How Much Sleep Do You Get Each Day?

  SLEEPING STUDENTS: Many students who don’t get enough sleep feel overly tired and may fall asleep in class. Excessive tiredness can also cause many health issues. Do you get enough sleep each night?

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Oct
22

The Mixtape: Episode Two

Episode Two: A New Beginning It has been nearly five years since Canadian singer Avril Lavigne dropped a studio album, and after not being in the spotlight for a long time, she has released her comeback single Head Above Water on Sept. 19. Lavigne is most known for her punk-influenced pop anthems and grunge ballads […]

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Oct
22

See You at the Pole Event Brings Students Together

On a cold Wednesday morning, at 7:00 am, a group of students were set to gather at the flagpole neighboring Grant Street, but the threat of rain pushed the group onto the steps. It might be strange to see a group of teens gathered in the dark before school, but they had a purpose. What […]

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Oct
22

Review of Shalane Flanagan’s “Run Fast, Eat Slow”

For many healthy eaters across the US, Shalane Flanagan’s, Run Fast, Eat Slow recipe book has been the rave of the runner community. Flanagan is a four time Olympian, including a silver medal in the 10,000m run. She currently runs for the Nike Bowerman Project, and won the New York City Marathon in 2017. She […]

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Oct
16

Letter Weather

As the weather starts to cool down this fall, more students are choosing to wear scarlet and grey leather jackets to block the brisk breeze. To wear the jacket with a “WL” on it is an honor given only to the select to receive the stark white piece of paper with the words “Varsity Letter” […]

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Oct
16

That’s a Fact, Jack: Episode 1

From the studios of the WLHS library comes That’s a Fact Jack, a tri-weekly podcast hosted by West Lafayette Media Team members Harrison Truitt, Hudson Gorup, and Jack McCain. On today’s show we talk about the historic events that happened on October 16th. Jack gives us his take on the Wall of Pride event, his […]

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Oct
16

Pumpkin Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients  1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup natural maple syrup or honey 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon a pinch of salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Line a baking dish with parchment paper Combine […]

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