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Why the new school plan should upset you

Why the new school plan should upset you

Siddharth Virkud

November 23, 2009

Congratulations to you, readers. You've clicked on our inaugural post of 10 Things, the latest weekly addition to WSPN's very happy blogging family. The mastermind? Junior and budding comedian Siddharth Virkud. True, top 10 lists have been done before - but never like this. We give you our word. Just k...

Abolishing the death penalty makes cents

Abolishing the death penalty makes cents

Basil Halperin

November 17, 2009

Over the course of the past seven days, one mass murderer was put to death, several more were told that they would be charged in New York City and probably face the same fate if convicted, and one more committed an act so horrendous that he too, will likely be sentenced to death when he goes on trial. These men – t...

Dos and Don'ts of the Flu Season

The H1N1

Kruti Vora

November 12, 2009

Have a fever, cough, or headache? Do you feel tired, and do your muscles hurt? It must be the flu! That is the assumption that most people are coming to nowadays as the flu pandemic spreads through the U.S. and our very own Wayland High School. During the week of the 19th of October – three weeks ago – a total of 62...

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Ben Schattenburg

November 10, 2009

Last Tuesday, Maine voters went to the polls to decide if their neighbors should be treated as second class citizens. They voted on Question 1, a ballot initiative which directly asked the people if they wanted to “reject the new law that allows same sex individuals to marry.”  A defeat of the initiative woul...

Flu season: that joyous time of year

Flu season: that joyous time of year

Andrew Marton

November 9, 2009

November and December are the two worst months of the year in my opinion. It’s that time of year again: Everyone is out sick, and then of course there’s the make up work. I was sick for two days two weeks ago, and it took me a week to catch up on everything I missed, plus all the end-of-quarter...

How are we going to reduce the national debt?

How are we going to reduce the national debt?

Basil Halperin

November 3, 2009

Although we students at WHS are older than the children featured in the video below, we, like them, will be paying off the $12 trillion in debt our government has already accumulated and a further $9 trillion that is projected to build up over the next ten years. Unless Congress is brave enough to take...

Desperate measures: seniors talk strategy

Desperate measures: seniors talk strategy

Sam Boegehold

October 29, 2009

Over the past few months, high school seniors across the nation have stressed and panicked over the greatest question they have ever been asked: what college are you going to? Almost as many are asking themselves the second greatest question: how am I going to get in? Students fill out applicatio...

How CPR could cause some real freshman follies…

How CPR could cause some real freshman follies...

Andrew Marton

October 27, 2009

CPR! Every freshman has to learn it. Currently, half of my gym class is doing it and I’m in that half. We get to practice on mannequins. It’s not like the real thing, but I doubt that the Board of Education or the Board of Health would let us kill a student just so we could practice on him. “Oops,...

The dangers of a nuclear Iran

The dangers of a nuclear Iran

Basil Halperin

October 27, 2009

A month ago, President Obama, French President Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced one of the Iranian government’s greatest state secrets: the existence of a secret nuclear enrichment facility in Qom, Iran. Though this revelation came at the end of the G20 economic summit in...

Pokémon: deep within the Pokédex

Pokémon: deep within the Pokédex

Gifford Delle

October 20, 2009

Ahhh, Pokémon. They fight, gain experience, and eventually evolve, and we must bid adieu to the cute little fuzzballs they started off as. It truly is amazing the bond we share with these virtual pocket monsters, but the day will come when we must say goodbye and move on to training new Pokémon. When...

Our first club meeting

Our first club meeting

Andrew Marton

October 19, 2009

Well, the people who signed up for 15 clubs at the fair solely for bribe candy had a major problem yesterday: they had to pick one to go to during club meetings. The obvious solution would be to go to as many as possible for a few minutes, even though teachers warned us that we shouldn’t do that. But...

Barack Obama, the Nobel, and American interests

Barack Obama, the Nobel, and American interests

Basil Halperin

October 14, 2009

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously? What did he get it for? According to the Nobel Foundation’s website, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. While the President’s attempts to increase the use of multilateralism have...

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