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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...

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...

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