March Madness lives up to its name

When the seasons change from winter to spring, college basketball fans everywhere think of a couple of things more than anything else. One thing  is the fact that the season is almost over which means their favorite seniors  will be graduating and some exceptional stars will leave to be drafted into the NBA.  But most […]

Brock: the man who Makes it happen

Every high school needs an athletic director (AD) to schedule games and bring officials to specific events, but not many people know the process that an AD goes through to do his job.  West Lafayette High School has Brock Touloukian as its athletic director.  Touloukian can be spotted at away games supervising and making sure […]

School Follows Lunch Nutrition Rules

Food intake, especially for growing teenagers, should involve foods that are healthful. At West Side, the food service staff has to find a balance between healthy food and food people want to eat. Shirley Rietdyk, a Professor of Kinesiology at Purdue University and mother of a West Student, said that a healthy and balanced diet […]

Around the World at West Side:

Jenny Liang ’14 is confident and looking forward to a bright future Jenny Liang’ 14 is one of the many new students that have enrolled into West Side this school year. Liang is a foreign student from China and, as a senior, has a lot on her plate. “At this time, I find myself having a […]

Shutdown affects West Lafayette

At precisely midnight on October 1, 2013, the United States federal government shut down. The cause was a standoff between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. They failed to pass a budget for this fiscal year due to arguments over the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in 2010. “Non-essential” […]

Why Academic Freedom Matters

Over the summer, Purdue President and ex-Governor Mitch Daniels reentered the national spotlight for his attempts to force the works of historian Howard Zinn out of classrooms.  A series of emails requested by the Associated Press revealed that  Daniels referred to the then recently deceased historian as a “terrible anti-American academic.”  Beyond simply rejoicing in his death, […]

Racism prominent at Purdue

In the past year, Purdue University has reported eleven hate crimes and hundreds of other racist incidents. The FBI  ranked the school second in the nation in the amount of hate crimes and racial incidents. On April 22, a march was hosted by the Purdue Black Cultural Center. The march was not intended to be in response to […]

Science Olympiad Wins Purdue

The team members of Science Olympiad, led by Mr. VonWerder, celebrated their victory at the March 2nd regionals competition at Purdue. The team won gold medals in 11 events, silver in 4 events, and bronze in 5 events, overall placing first in the entire competition. So what exactly does Science Olympiad do? The team attends […]

Tuition frozen at Purdue

At this time of year, many seniors have finished fretting over which college they will go to and have begun to worry about how they are going to pay for it. In these economically difficult times, many schools are looking for ways to increase, or even just sustain revenue. Naturally, a wide array of rumors concerning […]

Boilers/Hoosiers battle for IN

Purdue. Indiana. The rivalry between these two in-state schools is easily one of the best in the country when it comes to college basketball. The two squads met for the first time in March of 1901.  Since then, they have usually met each other on the court twice a year. In its rich history, Purdue holds a […]

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