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Review: “Just So”

Review: “Just So”

Meg Trogolo
November 18, 2015
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Recent Posts, Reviews, WSPN

WSPN's Meg Trogolo reviews this year's fall musical, "Just So".

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Opinion: Let underclassmen off campus

Opinion: Let underclassmen off campus

Natalie Hsu
November 11, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Standing in the cafeteria, your stomach grumbles. You glance at the hot lunch in the kitchen. Breakfast for lunch? Ew, no way. Soggy french toast sticks versus juicy, burrito heaven? Honestly, there’s no competition. You head out of the building, on a mission to find an upperclassman who is willing...

Opinion: On the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper fight

Opinion: On the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper fight

Meg Trogolo
October 2, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Sports, WSPN

Sunday’s dugout fight between the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon was one last humiliation for the Nationals. The team has performed far below the high expectations of baseball fans and media this season. Papelbon lunged at Harper in plain view of just about anyone watching...

Freshman Survival Guide

Freshman Survival Guide

Thomas Chan and Nandita Subbiah
September 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

Freshman year was a few years ago for us, but we still remember how intimidating starting high school was. As a senior (Thomas) and junior (Nandita) respectively, we have some experience with high school and surviving freshman year. Here are few tips on how to survive freshman year without much hassle. Binders: Organi...

Opinion: On Mr. Scott Parseghian

Opinion: On Mr. Scott Parseghian

Ben Porter
August 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

There are some kids who are natural athletes, and I’m not one of them. But you’d never know it from the way Coach Scott Parseghian treated me. In August 2011, just weeks before the start of my freshman year, I decided to play football for the first time. I sent two emails: one to Coach Sean ...

Opinion: Senior projects – Around the World in 30 Plates

Opinion: Senior projects – Around the World in 30 Plates

Nina Haines
May 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

The classes you are allowed to take in high school are usually planned out for you from the moment you walk through the doors. You’re set on a path starting freshman year, with only a little wiggle room when it comes to electives. Though it is important for students to receive a well rounded education,...

2015 NFL Draft: Grading the Patriots’ selections

2015 NFL Draft: Grading the Patriots’ selections

Duncan Stephenson
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

1st Round, 32nd pick - Malcom Brown, DT, Texas This might have been the biggest steal of the first round. While Patriots fans around New England may still be mourning the loss of Vince Wilfork, who recently signed with the Houston Texans, they should feel good about replacing him with Malcom Brown. Brown, a standout defensive tackle from Texas, could have gone as high as...

Opinion: It’s time to show Goodell the door

Opinion: It’s time to show Goodell the door

Ben Porter
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

[/caption] “Good Evening, and welcome to Primetime.” This Thursday, April 30, the NFL draft will start with the same routine, read by the same man, Roger Goodell. Which raises an important question: How is this guy still employed? We the fans have allowed ourselves to forget Goodell’s shameful bungling of the Ra...

Opinion: Reexamining the benefits of AP exams

Opinion: Reexamining the benefits of AP exams

Ben Porter
April 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

Yesterday I signed up for Advanced Placement (AP) exams. I trudged to a room in the language wing, filled out some forms and prepared my answer booklet for test day. Then it was time to pay. Each AP exam costs $91, which brought my tab for five exams to a whopping $455. And that led me to the que...

Opinion: We are all prejudiced

Opinion: We are all prejudiced

Ben Porter
March 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

[/caption] If you’ve set foot in the academic building within the past couple of weeks (and if you haven’t, please consider doing so for your grades’ sake), then you’ve likely noticed the signs posted near the English wing entrance. These signs with quotes directed at WHS students and facult...

Opinion: It’s time to pay college athletes

Opinion: It’s time to pay college athletes

Duncan Stephenson
March 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

College athletics are undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the United States. The publicity of the bowl games and March Madness, for example, rival that of major professional sports leagues. The student athletes that play college sports, in addition to trying to manage their academics, are expected to act and work like their counterparts who ...

Opinion: Let the posters stay, not the stereotypes

Opinion: Let the posters stay, not the stereotypes

Abby McCarthy
March 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

Our school has allowed posters that display blatant racism and discrimination. I approve. Before you protest, let me explain. Earlier today, some METCO and other students plastered various walls of Wayland High School with posters like, “Your playlist is so white,” and “It’s ok to be bi. You’ll decide one day.” These posters sparked ou...

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