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Opinion: Teenagers need more sleep

Opinion: Teenagers need more sleep

Genesis Morales
January 18, 2017
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Why am I always tired? In fact, why are all my friends always tired? This is because Wayland schools make me get up early and drag myself to class. Don’t they know that students my age need more sleep because we are growing? Because I don’t get enough sleep, I wake up miserable every morning. When...

Opinion: Lunar New Year should be a school holiday

Opinion: Lunar New Year should be a school holiday

Nathan Zhao
January 11, 2017
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In one of the most influential documents in our nation’s history, our Founding Fathers coined the phrase “All men are created equal.” Over time, this simple phrase has had different interpretations and meanings, but even today the basic idea of the phrase still remains relevant: a right to equality...

Opinion: Let the princess find her princess charming

Opinion: Let the princess find her princess charming

Abby McCarthy
January 5, 2017
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Overjoyed mice wave goodbye to Cinderella as her coach rolls away after the wedding. Cinderella leans forward to share a kiss with her beloved -- a stranger. Even as a child, I was never thrilled by the prince in Cinderella. Like many Disney princes, he offers little personality and serves as a nonentity...

Opinion: Bring the bees to your block

Opinion: Bring the bees to your block

Abby McCarthy
December 13, 2016
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Imagine if two-fifths of your friends died in one year. That would be pretty traumatic. According to CBC, in the year 2014 alone, two out of five honey bee colonies in the U.S. died. Believe it or not, bees are your friends, and you should be concerned about their deaths. In addition to being cut...

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Charlie Moore
December 12, 2016
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The route to the White House is a long and twisty road full of campaigning, policies, and political treachery. At the end of the 18-month journey, it all comes down to one day: Election Day. The nation watches as states turn red and blue and one candidate gains the electoral votes to come out on top....

Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Isabel Gitten
November 22, 2016
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Dear Donald Trump, Congratulations. You won. You are now officially the most hated president in United States history -- a title you earned before you even got into office. Are you ready to be president? More than half of America knows who you truly are. We know you are selfish. We...

Opinion: Respect the anthem, stand up

Opinion: Respect the anthem, stand up

Audrey Camacho
November 16, 2016
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In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that later turned into America’s national anthem. America’s national anthem rings with patriotism and expresses our identity as a nation. It shouts that we are one and reminds us of the battles we had to overcome as a nation. Our nation’s anthem wraps us...

Politipress: How to be as confident as President-elect Trump

Politipress: How to be as confident as President-elect Trump

Isabel Gitten
November 16, 2016
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“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters,” now President-elect Donald Trump said at a rally during his presidential campaign. Ah, what confidence, Mr. Trump. How do you convince someone you know what you are doing? Say it with the utmost confidence. Trump...

Opinion: 10 things freshmen should avoid

Opinion: 10 things freshmen should avoid

Andrew D'Amico, Eden Vanslette, and Olivia Waldron
November 13, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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