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Opinion: Prerequisite for a cappella holds students back

Opinion: Prerequisite for a cappella holds students back

Lucy Hughes
February 11, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

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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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...

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