• It’s Do or Dye

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Best Buddies kicks off the year with kickball This year’s Best Buddies kickoff event was a kickball game. Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather made the event fun for everyone to enjoy. The club pairs special needs students with mainstreamed peers with a mission to champion inclusion and society amongst these diverse groups of individuals. “It […]

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  • Harlow calculates value of passion

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    “Growing up, the Red Devils were always the arch-enemy back then,” said Harlow. He went to high school at Harrison. Mr. Harlow may be one of the new teachers in the math department, but he is definitely not new to teaching. He taught at Fountain Central for three years in the early 80s. He then […]

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  • Girls Golf Loses to Benton Central

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • National Honors Society: Every Student’s Solution to Complex Problems

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    With midterm reports having already been sent out, some students may have found their grades to have exceeded expectations, while others may have been disappointed. For those in the latter category, the National Honor Society has a solution for you. “The main goal of this chapter of the National Honor Society is, specifically here, tutoring,” […]

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  • Friday Night Lights hoco edition

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Aug
28

New director of student activities

“What does the Director of Student Activities do?” may be a question that you may want to ask. Eric Ulrich answers this, “My primary role is to make sure that all the clubs and organizations meet the criteria. I oversee events that students might be doing, too.” Ulrich talked more about other aspects of his […]

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Aug
24

Gia Senior Feature

As Gia Bradford goes into her senior year of high school she is involved in several of the activities at West Side , which include Theater, Choir, Red Cross, Wesso and many others. She said, “What I love most about being in so many clubs is the awesome people I befriend.” Before graduating Gia wants […]

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Aug
24

Always Expect Problems

“I always expect there be problems and I always expect myself to be helpful,” Yoder said.   “I learn something new everyday.” Robert Yoder is a new staff member in West Side who works in the  technology department. “A lot of technical skills are from past experiences. I’ve been on computers for a long time. […]

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Aug
23

Looking in Logan

  Many people in high school have common interests, but Logan doesn’t try to follow that path. In his free time he plays piano, runs, browses the dark web, and hides in dark places.   “I look up pictures of llamas, or really strange llama photo shop neck pictures,” Logan said. He spends much of […]

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May
5

The Results Are In

As many of you are aware, the Student Council recently had the elections taking place. For each incoming grade, the student had the right to vote for their class president, vice president, and secretary. For the incoming senior class, Emma Dunford won the president election. “I do a lot of behind the scenes work for […]

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May
5

Hidden Arts

Natalie Teibel is an amazing artist, but no one really knows it. Now she going to show the school some of her work. Natalie said that she would walk pass the old mural everyday down by the athletic office, and since she is in tech class here at West Side, she went up and asked […]

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May
3

Game Con Raised Over $1,000

The annual West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High Game Con was held on April 8. The event had one of the highest turnouts ever, as it raised over a thousand dollars from the participants alone, which is more than standard for the game con. Almost the entirety of the total earnings will be donated to the Backpack […]

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Apr
27

Odd Talents

The word Odd can also have the same meaning as unusual or unique. Having an odd talent is a good thing. We interviewed a teacher, Ms. Dixon, and a student, Sydney Bradley. Each of them showed their odd, but cool talent. Ms. Dixon can put a Smartie under her lip, and then reach her tongue […]

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Apr
27

David Czerwonky shares his running story

David Czerwonky ‘17 has been running in cross country and track since he was in junior high. He was inspired to start running after being bullied for his weight in the locker room. After a few years of running, he became one of the best runners on the team and is now possibly eligible to […]

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Apr
25

How to be prepared for danger

The recent events involving the girls in Delphi have students everywhere terrified when they go out. It is best to avoid walking alone or walking at night, but when you are in a situation where you can’t avoid it, there are a few ways you can ensure safety. Set up a buddy system: While having […]

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Apr
25

High School Students trying exotic snacks

  West side has a plethora of cultures, and with that comes many different types of food. So we decided to have some of our students try cool and interesting exotic snacks. Even though some of them did not have the best reaction, everyone agreed that it was a learning experience. We also wanted to […]

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Apr
25

Habitat for Humanity: The ‘One More’ House

The West Lafayette community suffered a tragic loss and an immeasurable amount of heartache with the passing of Christian Thomas Burns in late May of last year. It was the loss of a son, brother, student, athlete, classmate and friend. With many affected by the tragedy, those closest to Christian wanted to ensure that his legacy would […]

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Apr
25

Hallway Madness

As many of you know, the hallways can be hectic in this school. The madness occurs many different times throughout the day. A very hectic part of the day starts in the morning right before the first hour bell. Whether you got to school later than normal, got caught up talking to friends, or were trying […]

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Apr
12

Spring into softball season!

As the second semester passes through its halfway point, winter sports come to an end and spring sports prepare for the bulk of their season. Girls softball is one of those sports. Last year, they began with a very strong team, because they had a lot of strong seniors. This year, there aren’t as many. […]

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Apr
12

March Madness NCAA Basketball tournament.

The madness all started on March 14, and it has been quite a ride through it all. People go and fill out a basketball bracket, which is divided into 4 sections. The East, West, South, and Midwest. Every section has 16 teams ranked from the best, #1-#16. Each section you predict which team is going […]

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Apr
10

Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air

After almost six years of development time, Nintendo has finally released one of the developer’s most ambitious projects to date, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it definitely delivers. Nintendo’s main goal when creating this game was to break many of the franchise’s old traditions. The game is on a completely different […]

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Apr
5

The bees are endangered

Bees have recently been added to the list of endangered species by the Fish and Wildlife Service.  It is vital to save the bees because without them, pollination wouldn’t occur. Pollination leads to the growth of fruits and vegetables. Without bees, no food would be on our shelves, so it is beneficial to us to […]

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