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Opinion: Don’t say “that’s gay”

Opinion: Don’t say “that’s gay”

Abby McCarthy
February 9, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

How many students can you name in our school who are openly attracted to members of the same sex? I bet it’s fewer than ten. However, recent surveys by demographer Gary J. Gates found that nearly 11 percent of the population reported some sexual attraction to the same sex. If 11 percent of our school...

Studying for midterms: Tips & Tricks

Studying for midterms: Tips & Tricks

Nina Haines
January 14, 2015
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

[/caption] Try not to cram and don’t procrastinate: If you have a test first block on Tuesday, don’t start studying at 12 a.m. and stay up until Monday. Get your sleep the night before and start studying at least a week in advance. Make a study schedule and be organized: It’s easier to get studying done when you know what, when and for how long you’re going to study...

Opinion: A guide to junior year

Opinion: A guide to junior year

Ben Porter
November 6, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Junior year is infamous for being the hardest year in high school (it’s a miracle that we survived), so here is a guide on how to stay sane and, fingers crossed, even succeed during junior year. Be calm This is the most important thing. Junior year will challenge you, but you can find ways to keep yourself calm and col...

Opinion: Slut-shaming is not okay

Opinion: Slut-shaming is not okay

Whitney Halperin, Lauren Simon, and Nina Haines
October 10, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

On Thursday night, the senior superlatives nominations list was posted. Minutes later, outrage erupted in the WHS Seniors Facebook group about the different superlatives that were missing. One superlative in the past has been used, just for girls, as a euphemism for school slut. Yearbook editor...

Top 20 songs to listen to this summer

Top 20 songs to listen to this summer

Whitney Halperin
June 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

WSPN's Nina Haines gives you the top 20 songs to listen to this summer.

Ten places to go out to lunch

Ten places to go out to lunch

Whitney Halperin
May 14, 2014
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, WSPN

($=$0-$8, $$=$9-$12, $$$=more than $12) Five popular places to eat during a lunch free: Panera Bread Price: $$ Distance: Within five miles Panera is a good option if you want a quick and healthy meal. You can also take advantage of the atmosphere to get some studying done. Make sure you try out the "You Pick Two" deal. Five Guys Price: $$ Distance: Within fiv...

Review: L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner

Review: L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner

Lizzy Worstell
April 29, 2014
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, WSPN

Eyeliner. With a stroke of your hand you can create anything from natural definition to a sexy cat-eye, but with so many eyeliners on the market, they can be hit or miss. The L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner is an affordable gel eyeliner that hits the bullseye. Eyeliner comes in three forms: pencil, ...

Opinion: Students should be able to opt out of the PARCC pilot tests

Opinion: Students should be able to opt out of the PARCC pilot tests

Lizzy Worstell
April 7, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers had a problem: It needed students to try out its new exam and kids don’t like tests, especially the three to four hour kind. PARCC needed some way to force kids to take its trial exam. Unfortunately for Massachusetts students, the Commonwealth provided the means to do so. Beginning today, April 7, over 130 freshmen ...

In pursuit of Romeo: one girl’s quest for purpose in life

In pursuit of Romeo: one girl’s quest for purpose in life

Mia Senechal
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

I’m convinced Cupid has it in for me. As each Valentine’s Day rolls around, my heart plummets into a deep spiral of despair due to my embarrassing lack of a significant other. The fact that no one will spend the 90 seconds at Rite Aid to shell out $2.99 for that one Mylar balloon that specifically reminds them of me is heartb...

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