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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
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

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...

Opinion: Bring back free speech at sports games

Opinion: Bring back free speech at sports games

Abby McCarthy
March 10, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Freedom of speech is one of the most essential — and controversial — rights that we have as Americans. In school, students are often denied their First Amendment rights, even in the face of the law. Right now, this is a problem at Wayland High School sports games. This basketball season, students...

“Eppi Pen EP” album review

“Eppi Pen EP” album review

Natalie Hsu
February 23, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, WSPN

The "Eppi Pen EP" presents a world filled with songs ranging from soft, warming acoustic rock to booming, authentic hip-hop." Album art by senior Calvin Laituri

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ALICE drills: Useful or harmful?

ALICE drills: Useful or harmful?

Isabel Gitten and Jackie Stoller
February 23, 2016
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

WSPN's Jackie Stoller and Isabel Gitten argue the pros and cons of the ALICE safety protocol.

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Opinion: Fan voting for all-star games is a mistake

Opinion: Fan voting for all-star games is a mistake

Brian Cohen
February 12, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Sports, WSPN

The all-star game is a staple in three major North American sports (basketball, baseball and hockey). These all-star games pit the best of the best against each other, making for a game of epic proportions, or at least that’s how it should be. All four of these all-star games have some sort of fan...

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