• One Donation can Save Three Lives

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The blood drive that took place on January 17th in the WLHS cafeteria was a success.  Many high school students showed up and even the community outside of school played an impact towards the importance of donating blood. The process of donating is worth the time and effort it requires as just one pint of donated […]

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  • 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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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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Jan
17

Big Fish

Everyone sees the stars of a show, but we should focus on more than just that. In the recent West Side musical, Big Fish, the people behind the scenes played a big part in the overall production. Lighting, costumes, sets, and many other aspects of theater often go unnoticed, but they are just as important. […]

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Oct
15

Music Department Concerts

This Fall, West Lafayette High School put on three consecutive concerts. Choir on September 27th, orchestra on October 3rd, and band on October 11th. The choir, run by Mr. Waltz had a successful concert as usual. Many have said that it was a great start to the year and that it sounded extremely good. Mr. […]

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Oct
15

The Friends that Sing

Priority Male is an a cappella group composed of 19 high school guys singing, clapping and dancing without instruments. The club meets at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursday at 1 pm. On September 27, all the choirs had a concert and Priority Male sang 2 songs with solos from seniors; Mitch Witt, Luke Ritchie and […]

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Oct
15

Boys Tennis: Hitting their Stride

West Lafayette’s Boys Tennis team has been in a constant rise, and has had a lot of recent success.  After winning conference and sectionals the Devils went into regionals on a roll.  Winning 4-1 against Twin Lakes in the first round of regionals they had a tough path facing Carmel in the finals.  Unfortunately West […]

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Oct
15

WL prepares for enemy CC

September 16 at Lafayette Central Catholic high school, the Red Devil football team will be facing the Knights in the rivalry game with bragging rights on the line. West Lafayette and CC are two big rivals with a history of close games and rough plays.This year the Red Devils travel to CC for their senior […]

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Oct
15

Big screen bullies

  1.. Draco Malfoy– Played by Tom Felton, Malfoy was a foil character to Harry Potter in all seven of the Harry Potter movies. He was actually loosely based on bullies that the author, J.K. Rowling, would have to deal with in her younger days, and he has played a large part in all the […]

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Oct
15

Get lost in the Maize

Indiana is definitely known for the abundance of corn fields that are seen throughout the state. While the corn is a staple of the state, one of the positive aspects of having so much of it around us is during the fall season, there is no shortage of corn mazes to choose from. Some of […]

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Oct
15

Candy Corn and Cultural Appropriation: How to avoid offensive costumes this Halloween

This Halloween, you could be anything from an axe murderer to a fairy queen, but if African warrior or Indian princess is on your list, you should probably reconsider. These are prime examples of cultural appropriation, which should be avoided.    What constitutes cultural appropriation? In her controversial YouTube video “Don’t Cash Crop on My […]

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Oct
15

#SaveTheWorld2016

The real winners of this presidential race are late night show hosts. Not since Vermin Supreme (look him up) has there been a more comedic candidate. Trump has run for president five times in his life, but he really seems to have fallen more in love with himself than ever before. His only qualification taken […]

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Oct
15

The Multi-Talented Tori

Tori Rosa is the perfect example of a Renaissance woman. Whether it be singing, songwriting, acting, directing, or dancing, Rosa puts every drop of her effort into expressing herself. She takes inspiration from everyone she’s met and isn’t afraid to put her feelings out there in the form of song. In an interview, Rosa explains […]

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