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Opinion: 10 things freshmen should avoid

Opinion: 10 things freshmen should avoid

Andrew D'Amico, Eden Vanslette, and Olivia Waldron
November 13, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

The transition from middle school to high school is a stressful one, and as a freshman, there are many nuances of being a high schooler that may not seem obvious. Here are some helpful tips from members of the WSPN staff to help the Class of 2020 have a seamless transition into high school. Do not clo...

Politipress: Examining the double standard for women in the election

Politipress: Examining the double standard for women in the election

Isabel Gitten
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politipress, Recent Posts

A woman in the general election. After 238 years of democracy in America, it is the first time that we can say this. Hillary Clinton has made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee for one of the two major parties in our country’s history, breaking the long domination of men comp...

Opinion: Clinton vs. Trump

Opinion: Clinton vs. Trump

November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Kyle Chen and guest writer Addison Antico explain their positions on this year's presidential election.

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Politipress: Effects of the final presidential debate

Politipress: Effects of the final presidential debate

Isabel Gitten
October 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politipress, Politipress, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN Blogs

On Wednesday the October 19th, many Americans gathered around their TVs to watch the third and final presidential debate. The debate was held in Las Vegas, which seemed fitting given that is a place where many mindless things are done and said. This debate was more controlled than the previous ones. The cand...

Politipress: Welcome to Politipress

October 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Politipress, Politipress, WSPN Blogs

Welcome to Politipress your new place to find weekly updates on all things politics. With the presidential election approaching, I will be your guide through all the crazy twists and turns, giving my view on the political world. This year is important because there is a presidential election--someth...

Opinion: We need LGBT+ history in class

Abby McCarthy
October 17, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase

How do we decide who makes history and whose name we leave out of the textbook? Obviously we can’t include everyone, but we need exposure to different perspectives to understand the world around us. Our school needs to include the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans in our...

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Isabel Gitten
June 20, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Recent Posts, WSPN

Turning on my TV early Sunday morning, I instantly see the headline: “50 dead and 53 injured in a mass shooting in Orlando.” Am I surprised? No. I am devastated and angry, but not shocked. The sad truth is that shootings have become too common in the United States. In fact, according to PBS, there...

Opinion: Your blood could save lives

Opinion: Your blood could save lives

Abby McCarthy
June 14, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Abby McCarthy argues that more people should donate blood. "Blood donation benefits both the recipient and the donor."

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Opinion: You need roots to grow

Opinion: You need roots to grow

Lina Baranovsky
June 12, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase

"When you learn the language of your parents, you are blessed enough to be part of a beautiful reality." Lina Baranovsky shares her experience growing up bilingual.

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Opinion: Public speaking is critical to our success

Opinion: Public speaking is critical to our success

Yaniv Goren
April 14, 2016
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A class full of freshmen sits in anticipation. Their biology teacher paces the room, slowly handing back the rubric for their biome project. Unfortunately, many of the rubrics contain the same criticisms: no eye contact, read off the board, spoke too quietly, did not seem to know material well. These...

Opinion: Students deserve access to all-gender bathrooms

Opinion: Students deserve access to all-gender bathrooms

Abby McCarthy
April 7, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, WSPN

Abby McCarthy argues that all-gender bathrooms will benefit WHS.

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Opinion: How to prepare for spring sports and tryouts

Opinion: How to prepare for spring sports and tryouts

Isabel Gitten, Abby Stoller, and Jackie Stoller
March 29, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Trying out for a sport can be very stressful and overwhelming, but there is time left to prepare. Whether you are planning on playing lacrosse, volleyball, softball, baseball, track or anything else, going into the season with confidence in your skills and fitness will lead to an easier transition into...

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