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 […]

G.W.P.W. boosts morale

It’s not everyday that we see dozens of kids in jean-shorts, Hawaiian shirts overtaking the hallways, or kids pulling out their Boy Scout uniforms to wear to school. Good Weather Promotion Week has made all of those possible. The event, which was held the week preceding Spring Break, is a tradition that is unique to West Lafayette High School. The idea […]

Students Vary in Social Media Use

If a member of the older generation is asked about the millennials (the generation who reached young adulthood around the 2000’s), one of the most common responses will be about their dependence on technology, especially social media. But how much time do high school students spend on social media websites, and is this considered normal?  […]

News Briefs

VISTA cancels dance VISTA, a club that puts on two semi-formal dances per year, canceled its remaining dance in light of low ticket sales. The decline in attendance has been caused by the changes in rules, confirming fears among the student body that the new rules would decrease dance attendance.  “There were very low ticket sales, due […]

Rat trap finds mild success

On February 8, West Lafayette Dance Marathon (WLDM) threw West Side’s first dance since the school implemented its new dance policy. The Rat Trap’s line-dancing theme was chosen before non-“front-to-front” dancing was banned. “Not many people came to the Rat Trap last year, and Shelby [Mann ’14] and Nikki [Shiver ’14] went to a line […]

New tech class comes to WL

Starting next year, the school will offer a new course called Computer Repair/Technical Support. This class is designed to fill a void in the technical education offered by this school, namely,  how to physically repair computers. The school board construction approval request describes the class this way: “Students could earn credit for learning how to work on […]

Voter ID laws protect elections

Elections. They are the beating heart of the democratic system, the means by which citizens direct the path of their country. They must be safeguarded against fraud and deception and must not be tampered with. In this vein, despite claims of discrimination, voter ID laws are an effective tool. The crusade for voter ID laws, […]

Make Windows 8 into Windows great

West Side is Tech-Savvy

Whether it’s the media center, a computer room, or a classroom, you sit down and take a look at the computer before you. You turn the screen on and a username and password box pops up. You type in your username and your password and hit enter. After waiting for what seems like ages, here you […]

new era for band

Over this past summer, Mr. Matt Conaway, West Side’s band director, left to take a job at Purdue University and was replaced by Don Pettit. “The band students built a great environment for music-making and camaraderie that became a model for small-school music programs throughout the state,” said Conaway.  “It was a real pleasure to […]

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