Languages exchange students

Every summer, there are multiple opportunities for West Side students who are studying foreign languages to experience their chosen language and culture firsthand. Two out of the the three languages offered, French and German, have established relationships with foreign schools and implemented an exchange program there. West Side sees the French and German students throughout our […]

Cabaret concert tribute to 20s

Jazzy romantic French music filled the commons area as students gathered around to get a little taste of Paris in the early ’20s on April 17 during lunch. The French club this year showcased a performance by professional singer-actor Claudia Hommel and pianist Elizabeth Doyle featuring music in French, Spanish, and English in a cabaret-style venue. […]

French exchange students visit

Traveling to another country is a goal for many people. Each year, students in Alsace, France are given the change to reach this goal by coming to America and staying with a host family in West Lafayette. This project started fairly recently, back in 2009. “In 2009 it was just an electronic letter exchange and […]

“Les Mis” from stage to screen

  My first memory of hearing the songs of  Les Miserables was in middle school, while driving to visit my grandparents with my family. My dad and I spent the entire trip listening to the musical, pausing sporadically so he could explain to me what each song was about. Jean Valjean’s struggle to escape his […]

Reveillon raises spirits

“It’s a good way for French students to see what the French do around Christmas and New Year’s,” said Lizzie Timberlake, ’13, “It’s the big event of the year for French club.” After school on the day of the event, people started to work to make the evening as smooth as possible. “At 3:30 the […]

Patton lights the stage

Kelsey Patton ’13 can instantly turn anyone’s bad mood into a cheerful mood. Her friend, Maggie Furtner ’13, describes Patton’s dazzling personality as “happy, nice, bubbly, cute and whimsical. She’s such a good friend by being caring, sincere, fun, a perfect balance. Kelsey is the bomb dot com!” So what is the secret to Patton’s […]

French students explore the U.S.

  By Abby Bien Times Square, the Magnificent Mile, and Bruno’s are all popular destinations to visit in different cities throughout the U.S.A.   Starting in mid-March, twelve French students along with their English teacher, Monsieur Kellenberger, went on a three-city trip of America,   stopping at New York City, Chicago, and our hometown, West […]

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