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Opinion: Columbus Day – Yay or Nay?

Opinion: Columbus Day – Yay or Nay?

Amira English and Tamira English

October 10, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

Christopher Columbus… a brave hero or a monstrous villain? This is an extremely controversial question that very few Americans take the time to think about. Yes, getting the day off from school is a treat, but have you ever sat and pondered, “what am I really celebrating by accepting this day...

Opinion: The World History curriculum should be expanded

Opinion: The World History curriculum should be expanded

Yaniv Goren

September 6, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

Why do we learn history? Even though this question is laminated and plastered on the front walls of many a middle school classroom, lots of us don’t really know the answer. Until very recently, I was one of those kids, too, but everything changed when I stepped into APUSH. For the first time in my...

Opinion: The inaccessibility of SAT help hurts lower income students

Opinion: The inaccessibility of SAT help hurts lower income students

Abby Mitty and Naomi Lathan

June 15, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The typical WHS junior sits at home and scrolls through the necessary SAT scores for the college of their dreams. They took the test a month ago and their scores aren’t exactly what they want them to be, but this student has nothing to fear. A quick email to their college counselor with a CC to their...

Opinion: 13 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend Watching 13 Reasons Why

Opinion: 13 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend Watching 13 Reasons Why

Lucy Hughes

June 15, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Reviews, WSPN

I started watching 13 Reasons Why because my friends told me to. “You have to watch it,” they told me. “Why?” I’d ask, “Is it that good?” “No, it is not good, but it is something you have to watch,” they would reply. “You have to watch it because it teaches about suicidal students...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Matt Karle

June 14, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

James Gunn’s second installment to his successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise falls somewhat short of its predecessor’s unique charm, but through its impressive effects, entertaining action sequences and light-hearted sense of humor, it still provides a fun film for audiences looking ...

WSPN looks at summer fashion trends

WSPN looks at summer fashion trends

Masha Yakhkind and Aimee LaRochelle

June 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Opinion, WSPN

WSPN's Masha Yakhkind and Aimee LaRochelle take a look into the latest summer fashion trends popping up this season.    

Review: Wayland High School Planner app – a breath of fresh air

Review: Wayland High School Planner app – a breath of fresh air

Jay Abdella

June 5, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The new Wayland High School Planner application is a vast improvement over the last. It's as simple as that. The app is a complete upgrade from the buggy and crash-prone software created by a former senior. The three main aspects of the app -- accessibility, memory and the user interface -- work together...

Review: Common Cafe and Kitchen

Review: Common Cafe and Kitchen

Aimee LaRochelle

May 16, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Reviews, WSPN

The first things you see when you walk into the aesthetically pleasing Common Cafe and Kitchen (the former Bakery on the Common) are laptops, children, and coffee. The once homey cafe went through a major transformation in fall of 2016 that has turned it into a chic, modern, and polished bistro. The...

Opinion: Do’s and don’ts for prom

Opinion: Do’s and don’ts for prom

Masha Yakhkind and Lucy Hughes

May 12, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion

Do’s: 1. Look for your dress in advance. You procrastinator, you! Putting in the time early will be worth it when you’re confident on the orange carpet! Procrastination leads to unneeded stress. 2. Make a group with all of the girls in the grade to share your dresses in. Showing up to prom wear...

Opinion: The death penalty should be legal

Opinion: The death penalty should be legal

Audrey Camacho

April 26, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase

Since 1608, capital punishment has been heavily debated. Capital punishment is when a person is sentenced to death by the state for a particular crime. Ever since the death penalty was created, there has been controversy over whether or not it should be continued. For many years, our government, as well...

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