Debate is more than meets the eye

The door to classroom 2227, Mr. Levy’s haven on a typical day, now opened to host one of October’s  Novice Public Forum debate rounds. Participants of the last round filed out, chatting about this and that and winding down from the debate. The next competitors entered, balancing binders and laptops, sizing up the judge just as […]

West Lafayette wins state policy debate

On February first John McDougall’ 14 and Albert Hwang’ 14 won the final round of the IHSFA policy debate tournament at Ben Davis High School a feet that has not been done by West Lafayette since 1987. At the end of lunch on Friday January 31st, the hallway outside of Mr. Smith’s room was buzzing. Excited […]

Seriously Speaking

“What will you miss most about West Side?” Katie Bittner:  “I’ll miss being able to use the comeback for everything that I go to the number one public school in the state.” Michael Crawford: “WLXC and WLTF.” Felicia Patel: “I will miss the small group we have here. There are cons to knowing almost everyone, […]

debate team takes state

  The West Lafayette debate team waited eagerly and  held their breaths as the finalists were announced at the state tournament held in Kokomo on February 1st and 2nd. “There was pretty much an explosion of cheering and jumping up and down and mass hugging,” Robin Zhang ’14 said. “That was the moment when we knew we’d captured […]

Redd-y or Not

Andrew Redd ’13, student body president, handles tons of extracurricular activities with ease. A bustling group of kids sits in the lecture hall, talking, some yelling over one another, then a commanding voice calls for attention. This is the usual beginning to a Student Council meeting. “This year we have different committees for events, like […]

Featured senior: Pauline Ravot

Pauline Ravot ‘13 lives by and embodies the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Ravot dedicates her time to helping out friends and even complete strangers. “I like volunteering and helping people,”  Ravot said about herself. She has participated in many clubs in order to do just  that. […]

Hansen keeps things interesting

When asked to describe Charles Hansen ‘13, Brian Choi ‘13 could only think of one word, indefinable. “He’s hilarious,” says Michael Crabill ‘13. Throughout the interview, Hansen was cracking jokes, making all that heard him break out in laughter. Besides providing comic relief for his classmates throughout the school day, Hansen is a member of […]

Charles Hansen keeps it interesting

Charles practices the oboe in seventh hour band. Sophmore year, he was even involved in the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony. When asked to describe Charles Hansen ‘13, Brian Choi ‘13 could only think of one word, indefinable. “He’s hilarious,” says Michael Crabill ‘13. Throughout the interview, Hansen was cracking jokes, making all that heard him […]