• WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS BY BREAKING UP THE GRIND

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    It’s no secret that in order to be an elite level wrestler, an arduous amount of dedication and diligence is required. Success does not come easily or quickly.  Even if a competitor considers “winning” as the most fun part of the sport, many are driven more by a hatred of losing than a love of […]

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  • Basketball Team Prepares for Victory

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The members of the West Lafayette boys basketball team use more than just their skills to win a game. Behind every victory, there are traditions done to bring good luck and a mindset that each member must put themself in in order to have a good game. After the Devil’s victory against Crawfordsville, Juniors Nelson […]

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  • Pass ’em Right

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    Friday, December 8th 2017 after school at 4:00 p.m. in Mr. Leffert’s room, Game Club assembled for their weekly meeting. This time, they decided to play “Magic: The Gathering,” a  trading card game that is played with big decks of cards that are passed around from player to player. The cards are passed to the […]

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  • Boys Soccer Works Hard In The Offseason

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    They West Lafayette boys’ soccer team had one of their most successful seasons ever during 2017. They advanced to regionals, only narrowly missing the opportunity to go to semi state. The loss at regionals motivated the returning players to work even harder than before after the season. The incoming seniors continue to work hard during […]

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Feb
23

The Oscars are approaching

On February 26th, The 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Popular late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the awards show this year, which will be aired on ABC. ABC has been airing the Oscars every year since 1976. For the past couple years, there was a […]

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Feb
8

Calling: Lafayette Left Activists

On January 28th, 2017 a meeting organized by Melissa Gruver of the Young Women’s Task Force (YWTF) took place to teach the young and old activists of Lafayette and West Lafayette how to take action in their community. The workshop drew over 500 people hoping to learn how to get involved and in the current […]

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Feb
8

German Club has a blast at Staatskongress

Last weekend members of German club went to Ball State University in Muncie Indiana to Staatskongress.  Literally meaning “State Convention” in German, Staatskongress is a State Convention of the Indiana Association of Students of German, an event that has been going for approximately 40 years. “It’s important because it gives kids who really are interested in […]

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Feb
3

Nine wrestlers are moving on to Regionals

The wrestlers from West Lafayette won big on Saturday, January 28, when they competed in the IHSAA Sectionals. As a whole, the team scored in third place, with 9 wrestlers moving on to compete in the Regionals. Mr. Rick Roseman, coach of the wrestling team, said “ [My favorite moment was] Mykiel Stallings winning. It […]

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Feb
2

Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women is a incoming club to West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. Their first meeting is on February 7th in Mrs.Good’s room during the lunch hour. During the first meeting, Sarah Greenwell, the main creator of this group, stated that she wanted to make the club to help empower women in her community, especially the […]

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Jan
31

Girls Basketball Wraps Up Regular Season By Easily Defeating Local Rivals

West Lafayette girl’s basketball hasn’t been one to disappoint this winter season. With a three-point buzzer beater win against rival Central Catholic, and a last second upset against the Northwestern tigers in the hoosier conference tournament, the red devils can move into the postseason with momentum and pride. With much success this season, senior Madi […]

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Jan
30

300th win!!

Coach Wood has been coaching the West Lafayette boys basketball team for 23 years. Throughout the years, there have been losses, but also many wins. On Saturday, January 14, 2016, Coach Wood won his 298th win against rival Harrison High School Raiders in overtime. Then on Tuesday, January 17 2016, the Red Devils won against […]

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Jan
26

Students prepare for the SATs

If you’re a high school student, especially at West Side, you’re familiar with the SATs. These nationwide, standardized tests are usually associated with stress, but some students do have methods on how to make the most out of it. Libby Sasser, a junior, took the exam for the first time on January 21st. Sasser didn’t […]

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Jan
26

The Chinese New Year is Coming Up!

This year Chinese New Year begins on January 28th. The celebrations last all week. It’s celebrated all around the world, and many students at West Side participate. What really goes on during this holiday? Freshman Crystal Jiang talks about her family’s New Year’s traditions.“You have to cut your hair the week before. I don’t really […]

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Jan
25

Debate Prepares for State

This weekend our school’s debate team will be competing in the IHSFA State Debate in Kokomo, Indiana after over a semester of build up. “Debate requires a lot of research.” said student Arjun Ramani, who has been participating in debate for three years, after his sister participated and encouraged him to do so as well. […]

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Jan
20

A Day to Remember

On January 20th, 2017, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump and Mike Pence will be sworn in at exactly 12:00 noon, following the tradition of past presidents. Mr. Brian Fultz, […]

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Jan
17

BOYS SWIM AND DIVE TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS, GIRLS TAKE SECOND

The return of the West Lafayette Red Devils’ swim and dive team to Hoosier Conference marked a second place finish for the girls and another first place victory for the boys. Ben Virata ‘17 and Charlie Ho ‘18 represented West Side at the diving portion of the conference, which was held at home on Thursday, […]

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