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Opinion: Keep AES robo graders away from the classroom

Opinion: Keep AES robo graders away from the classroom

Ben Porter
February 9, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” George Orwell, “1984.” George Orwell’s “1984” is a cautionary tale — the story of a dystopian society where thought was lost forever. Largely due to its literary subtleties and message that expression is critical to individualism, human readers widely regard “1984” as a masterpiece. But if robots had graded Orwell’s classic work,...

Loose Change campaign to fund remote villages in Peru

Loose Change campaign to fund remote villages in Peru

Lizzy Worstell
January 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

Upon my waking, I heard thunderous rain hitting the roof. Since my group started hiking through the Northern Andes, we’d experienced very rainy weather. I rubbed my eyes, then sat up in my sleeping bag. On the new chalkboard in the new schoolhouse in the remote village of Atuen, which was funded by Loose Change, I read the sentence “Que mensaje nos trae esta lectura?” — “What message is this story tryi...

How to fight stress

How to fight stress

Whitney Halperin
January 16, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses. School stress is affecting students across the nation. On a recent survey of 204 high school students conducted by Seven Hills High School in Ohio, only eight students reported that they had no s...

How to avoid procrastination

How to avoid procrastination

Whitney Halperin
January 8, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

It’s a common high school problem: procrastination. With new technology, laziness, social media and other distractions booming, it may be hard to find some quality time for school work or studying. Particularly with midterms approaching, it’s crucial to use your time wisely. With these strategies to help battle procrastination, you will soon become an expert in time management. Isola...

Opinion: Don’t share your grades

Thomas Chan
January 6, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

“What did you get? Let me guess, 95?” “How did you do so well?” “I can't believe it. I studied for 5 hours, and you still did better!” After tests are handed back, students immediately swarm together and countless whispers are exchanged. This has become such an issue that many teachers have started to hand tests out at the end of cla...

Opinion: Ritchie’s call on holiday decorations inconsistent

Opinion: Ritchie’s call on holiday decorations inconsistent

Ben Porter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

December doesn’t just bring snow—it also brings Christmas decorations, and lots of them. Christmas decorations are found everywhere from the mall to the Boston Common to commercials on your television and even Wayland High School as of last Wednesday. The WHS holiday decorations, which were set up b...

“Crunch Time”: EP Review

“Crunch Time”: EP Review

Thomas Chan and Angela Park
December 4, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

On Nov. 19, sophomore Evan Hughes released his newest extended play, “Crunch Time,” aptly named because it was written and recorded over the span of three days and completed on Nov. 11. Hughes produced the songs, “Harmony” and “One/Time." DC Universe, a music production group run by freshmen...

The case for the Powderpuff game

The case for the Powderpuff game

Ben Porter
November 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports, WSPN

“Down, set, hike!” When we think of Powderpuff, the image that comes to mind is a group of girls from the same grade decked out in eyeblack and matching jerseys. They’re listening to the play call in the huddle before they sprint out on the field to give their all against a rival team in a...

It’s time to reevaluate the Powderpuff tradition

It’s time to reevaluate the Powderpuff tradition

Alex Erdekian
November 25, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Sports

Hazing in a sorority by forcing pledges to drive drunk. The town whose team name is “The Redskins.” Schools that continue to segregate their proms by race. Just because something is a tradition doesn’t make it right. As loved as Powderpuff is, it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate this ...

“D.O.A.”: Review

“D.O.A.”: Review

Sammy Keating
November 14, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

This past Wednesday was opening night for the WHS Theater Ensemble's fall play, Dead on Arrival (D.O.A.). I am proud of the fact that in my four years at WHS, I have seen the fall play every year. No matter how many times I see a WHSTE production, I am always surprised by the amount of creativity and pe...

Fall fashion trends (16 photos)

Fall fashion trends (16 photos)

Lauren Simon
October 24, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion, Photo Galleries, WSPN

This autumn and upcoming winter, we are seeing a lot of interesting fashion trends around school and on the streets. Here are some tips for girls on how to keep up with the trends! There are several interesting takes on the much needed sweater for our New England weather. You can get sweaters wi...

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