• New Pool, New Food, Same School

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Students, faculty, and staff alike await the end of the construction by the band room and cafeteria, as not only will it be the finished result of a grueling year of maneuvering around the construction, but will show off a brand new pool, school wing, and cafeteria. Marking the end of the construction of the […]

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  • Cross Country Sectionals

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Cross country team rewarded for their hard work “I think this was the team’s best performance of the whole season,” said Mrs. Melissa Joest, a cross country coach. “We were super pleased with all the girls. We had 5 out of 7 PR (Personal Record) at sectionals, and two of them basically tied their PR. […]

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  • Cheering For Senior Night

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • Not An Actively Typical Monday

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    PE Students Break Out Of Routine It’s one of those days where a teacher is absent for a day and a substitute teacher is called in to take over the teacher’s classes for a short period of time or the whole day. During seventh period on October 21st, most of P.E. teacher Shane Fry’s class […]

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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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Sep
21

We’ve Gotcha Covered

We’ve Gotcha CoveredSafety is a growing concern at every school in America. The rate of mass shootings have tripled since 2011 (Mother Jones 2018). I asked Officer Smith what some goals for safety were for this upcoming year, and he said, “Mainly for everyone to remain safe. We try to reduce the number of thefts […]

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Sep
21

Filling the Future with Opportunity

HOSA club members optimistic on future opportunities the club provides Many patients take their doctors’ expertise for granted. From check-ups to physical therapy to nursing, medical professionals can take many different forms. Most people don’t realize how to start the extensive journey of becoming an expert in a health field. Working towards becoming medical professionals […]

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Sep
21

BLAST FROM THE PAST: FOOTBALL RIVALRIES

Big games may seem like nothing more than that weekend’s entertainment, but in reality, they’re the making of nearly 80 years of rivalry feuds. It’s no doubt that football rivalries mean a lot to the team, the fans and the community. The games with the largest crowd turnout are the ones where we are facing […]

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Sep
21

The Mixtape: Episode One

Episode One: A Personal History Through Song The Good Parts is American singer Andy Grammer’s fourth and latest album, released on Dec. 1, 2017. Grammar described this album to be different from his other releases because the lyrics delve deeply into matters of his personal life. Known for his bold lyricism in his songs, this […]

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Sep
21

Tuesday Smackdown

Playing their second home game of the season, this week the girls on the volleyball team were ecstatic. At the Berberian Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 11th, the team faced Twin Lakes. Before the game Kiersten Wood,11, said, “I’m excited for the game tonight since its only our second home game! I think we’re gonna have […]

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Sep
21

A Crazy Good Movie

Without much to do in the sleepy town of West Lafayette on a Saturday night, the idea of seeing a movie sounded somewhat appealing for once. Thinking of the countless movie trailers I had seen over the past few weeks on TV, one in specific came to mind that sounded particularly interesting; Crazy Rich Asians. The movie […]

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