Student Survival 101–How to survive this winter break

By Alyse Allred Squeaking hallways. Holiday music between classes. A holly, jolly atmosphere mingled with the “get us the heck out of here” aura. All the signs are pointing to one thing: Christmas Break. It’s that wonderful time of year when we finally have time to do all the nothing that we’ve missed out on. […]

100 years of history on display at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

By Alyse Allred Lafayette, Indiana—Just across the Wabash River, hidden among the South Ninth Street clamor, sits the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. The building is unassuming, outfitted with a vandalized sign and hidden parking lot; however, this is a misleading cover to a museum with over a hundred years of history. Founded in 1909, […]

Balancing Act Comic 4

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Balancing Act Comic 3

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Balancing Act Comic 2

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Balancing Act Comic 1

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Student Survival 101–Common Contagions

By Alyse Allred It’s the holiday season, that special time of year that people start noticing their neighbors again, and attempt giving awkward peace offerings of baked goods before promptly forgetting about them again for another year. The festivities at this time include annual sharing . . . where people hand off their sicknesses to […]

Student Survival 101: Hallway Terrors

By Alyse Allred West Side is one of those schools graced by a fairly-manageable sized student body. Which means that you are afforded at least a couple inches of elbow room in the hallways. Usually. Of course there are always exceptions. At those times, that pretty little personal bubble goes pop. Sometimes you’re lucky to […]

Student Survival 101–Club Control

 By Alyse Allred Over the last couple weeks, I’ve noticed a change in the locker bays (aside from the fresh, first-nine-weeks stench). Whereas earlier everything was barren, we are now practically drowning in brightly colored fliers. This, of course, can only mean one thing: The clubs have arrived. With the first term nearing its end, […]

Student Survival 101: Textbook Troubles

By Alyse Allred Well, it’s that time of year again, when the school bell lassos in the students from that oh-so-short summer vacation.  As always, West Side welcomes students, both new and returning.  On this note, it might be good to start the year mentioning some safety guidelines regarding textbooks that probably aren’t in your […]

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