• 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
1

It’s Do or Dye

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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Sep
26

AN APP THAT CAN DO IT ALL

One of the quickest and easiest way you can get your Starbucks is through the Starbucks Mobile App. You can order on your phone and pick it up in stores, earn points for rewards and pay for your drink or food – no wallet necessary. The quick, accessible pay feature is very relevant when Starbucks […]

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Sep
26

Pep Rally Rockin’

The She Devils kill their pep rally performance Friday after school, continue trend at  following football game Homecoming, a tradition that has gone on for decades, is an event in which the alumni of West Side are invited back to their beloved high school. For current students, it is a week of fun-filled spirit days, pep […]

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Sep
26

Picture Perfect

The She Devils dance team perform at various festivities for the 2018 homecoming celebration.

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Sep
25

Crocs Country

Boys and Girls Cross Country teams gain unity from wacky shoes.  Tacky, ugly, uncomfortable, atrocious, dysfunctional, out-of-style? None of these things worry the cross country teams when they slip into their classic clog Crocs and model them to school in unity this year.  The girls’ cross country team started this trend about a year ago, […]

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Sep
25

Harlow calculates value of passion

“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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Sep
25

Tips for completing the Common Application

Senior year has begun and many students have starting preparing for college the application process. Students can use the Common Application to do their essay and college applications. The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that students can use to apply to more than just one college. Some students have already started theirs […]

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Sep
25

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

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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Sep
25

Crazy Rich Asians’ Crazy Rich Debut

Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters and makes an impact on both people and the movie industry Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters on August 15, and once I heard that it featured a cast made entirely of Asians, I knew I had to see it. I would say that the movie is similar to the common […]

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Sep
25

Westside Boiler Invasion Builds Up to Competition Season

It’s lunchtime. You’re strolling through the halls when suddenly you stumble upon a robot in the commons. Who brought this metal machine into the school? The Westside Boiler Invasion robotics team, of course! WBI is a club that builds robots, competes with them, and all the while completes website coding and organizes outreach events. WBI […]

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Sep
25

Joystick Reviews: Fire Emblem

LET THE WAIFU WARS BEGIN! Hello, students of West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School.  I am the Joystick, and I shall be reviewing various video games, for your entertainment and enlightenment! Our first game shall be a classic staple of strategy that also features a dating simulator. From Japan’s Intelligent Systems, it’s Fire Emblem! Fire Emblem […]

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