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Seriously Speaking 16/12

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West Side makes more changes

With school violence becoming more and more common, schools all around the United States and other countries are finding ways to step up their security, and West Lafayette Jr./ Sr. High School is no different. West Side was constructed more than 70 years ago, and it is still finding ways to improve its’ look and efficiency. Less than […]

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 […]

Are field trips worth the while?

Kids all over the nation revere the glorious days when teachers pass out those coveted photocopied papers with lines for parent signatures: field trip forms. Let’s be real here, field trips are the highlight of every kid’s elementary experience. As students get older, lectures take the place of hands-on learning, and field trip forms become scarce. […]

Staff Editorial: School food flops

What makes a good lunch? The staff of The Scarlette agrees that a so-called “good lunch” is not readily available here at West Side. Sure, the school has provided many options for even the pickiest of eaters, but the nutritional value of the food they are serving is well under par. Many entrees offered on the […]

Students playing the system

Over the years, as the demand to leave study halls to goof off in the media center or other teachers’ classrooms has increased, the amount of fraudulent study passes has been increasing right along with it. Students who have some free time on their hands or have a boring study hall often take advantage of how easy […]

Ten ways to survive Thanksgiving!

1. Remember: it’s only one day.  You can go back to watching Netflix all day on Friday. 2. Don’t insult your family’s cooking. Even if your aunt Susie’s Jell-o pudding isn’t your favorite, just plug your nose and swallow. Or take a super small portion. 3. Help your parents make the food. This gives them […]

New eateries appear in town

New restaurants have recently opened in West Lafayette, all of which sell snack foods. Like most, Salt and Pepa are avid snackers, and we took it upon ourselves to check out these new eateries. Ben’s Pretzels, next to Game Stop on the Levy, is a new commodity. We have not had any pretzel stores here, […]

Seriously Speaking 11/14

 Question: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at West Side?