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Ride for Research: an open letter

Ride for Research: an open letter

May 28, 2009
Filed under Opinion, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Hey Everyone, As some of you know, in seventh grade, I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. That same year, I had surgery to remove it, and to this day, I am still recovering. Every spring since seventh grade, I have participated in a fundraiser, the Ride For Research, to raise money for research...

Glovsky: Speeches and campaigns disappoint

Lowell Glovsky
May 15, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Opinion, WSPN

I was very disappointed with the speeches given by this year’s student council candidates. Not a single one of today's (Thursday May 14) speeches had any relevance to the school climate right now. They all stuck to the predetermined script of throwing out a bunch of promises for events that may or...

Wohlfarth: Write-ins run fresh campaign

Ben Wohlfarth
May 15, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

This article represents the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect that of WSPN. They would seem like the most unlikely of candidates at first glance: Ben Schattenburg, the drummer for the Live Animals and a local political muse and Danya Gordin, an avid follower of politics and lo...

BlackBerrys and briefcases: women in the media

BlackBerrys and briefcases: women in the media

May 14, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

In recent years, the empowerment of women in the media has been explosive. In music and on television, women seem to have replaced their stiletto heels with briefcases. Instead of gossiping into cell phones, they are on their BlackBerrys making the next big business deals. This improvement in the ima...

Big Brother is watching you…eat

Whitney Fletcher
May 7, 2009
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

900410. 765833. What seems to be a series of random numbers is actually your school ID number. All student at Wayland High have their own ID number, but until recently, very few people ever used them. On April 28th, the ID numbers were put into common use as huge lines streamed out of the lunch doors....

Helping out the environment

April 2, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

You may have noticed that during the past few weeks, biology students have been running bake sales, adopting animals and doing other good deeds in the name of the environment. Here are few eco-friendly messages, brought to you by Oliver Levin, Elena Drews, Cassidy Way, and Lauren Obermiller: Save the Rai...

WHS emergency survival guide

Siddharth Virkud
April 2, 2009
Filed under Opinion, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

It’s that time of year again and it’s important that we all keep in mind the rules and regulations. In the event of a school emergency, remain calm. Please keep your arms and legs within classroom at all times. Failure to comply may result in severe humiliation and/or demerits. Upon entering each...

Bush makes last push to curb reproductive rights

Sasha Pansovoy
January 16, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

President George W. Bush has taken one final shot at the abortion issue. Specifically, he has pushed to pass the “right of conscience” legislation which will allow medical personnel “to refuse to participate in any practice they object to on moral grounds, including abortion but possibly birth...

Expensive snacks make students go crazy

Whitney Fletcher
November 8, 2008
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

One fifty for a croissant? Sixty cents for a chocolate chip muffin? Most of you were probably appalled to discover the sudden increase in nearly all the snack line items. This change probably came unexpectedly, leaving you to frantically search for spare change in your pockets, while quietly cursing...

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