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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...

Opinion: Prerequisite for a cappella holds students back

Opinion: Prerequisite for a cappella holds students back

Lucy Hughes
February 11, 2016
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WSPN's Lucy Hughes argues that the requirements to be in an a cappella group restricts students.

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Opinion: Midterms do not test students’ knowledge

Opinion: Midterms do not test students’ knowledge

Olivia Waldron and Abby Stoller
January 22, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, WSPN

"The stress of midterms leads to bad grades on midterms, which leads to even more stress."

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Freshman midterm survival guide

Freshman midterm survival guide

Elena Erdekian and Lina Baranovsky
January 21, 2016
Filed under Articles, Features, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Elena Erdekian and Lina Baranovsky give advice to freshmen on how to successfully study for midyear exams.

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Opinion: College Football Playoff predictions

Opinion: College Football Playoff predictions

Duncan Stephenson
December 23, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, WSPN

The wait is almost over. On Dec. 31 at 4 p.m., the second annual College Football Playoff will kick off in Miami, Florida in the Orange Bowl with a matchup between the Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners. Then, at 8 p.m., the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Spartans of Michigan State will face off in the...

Opinion: Basketball players should stay in school to build their legacy

Opinion: Basketball players should stay in school to build their legacy

Duncan Stephenson
December 17, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Sports, WSPN

WSPN's Duncan Stephenson argues that college basketball players should be required to stay in school longer.

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