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Survey of WHS students’ views on minority political opinions

Survey of WHS students’ views on minority political opinions

Kyle Chen and Nathan Zhao

September 13, 2017

WSPN surveyed the WHS student body regarding the political climate at WHS.

Teachers’ views on WHS’ political acceptance differ from students’

Teachers’ views on WHS’ political acceptance differ from students’

Nathan Zhao and Andrew D'Amico

September 13, 2017

Think back to the 2016 election season at WHS. Teachers were excitedly preparing their class’ curricular coverage of the election, outlining lesson plans and scanning through articles to supplement their teachings. Most students were just as eager to learn, preparing notes and thinking about possible...

Democrats’ view on WHS’ political climate

Democrats’ view on WHS’ political climate

Kyle Chen

September 13, 2017

On the eve of Nov. 4, 2016, the world was shaken by a momentous presidential election. Around the country, millions of people reacted with outbursts of emotion, both of grief and of joy, of celebration and of anger. After the election, it became clear to many that the political climate had drastically...

Exploring WHS’ political climate and attitude towards minority views

Exploring WHS’ political climate and attitude towards minority views

Andrew D'Amico, Nathan Zhao, and Kyle Chen

September 13, 2017

WSPN reporters Andrew D'Amico, Nathan Zhao and Kyle Chen explored WHS' political climate and the school's attitude toward minority political views.  

At WHS, political views matter

At WHS, political views matter

Kyle Chen

September 13, 2017

Although the presidential election of 2016 is long over, the ripples it sent out still seem to reverberate throughout our daily lives. Described by many as “unexpected,” or “shocking,” the race has been credited with creating the largest shockwave in the political spectrum of the twenty-first...

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charlie Moore, Eden Vanslette, and Nathan Zhao

March 5, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was sworn in on February 7th. Widely considered President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet pick, DeVos required a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence to be confirmed 51-50 in the Senate. At WHS, teachers and administrators expressed varying...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang

March 5, 2017

WSPN's Matt Karle and Kevin Wang conclude their preview of President Donald J. Trump's cabinet.             White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Appointment to Cabinet Stephen K. Bannon was appointed as then President-elect Donald Trump’s White House Chief Strategist on Nov. 13, 2016. The posi...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Kevin Wang and Matt Karle

February 16, 2017

Credit: US Department of Education (02092017 - SBD - Howard University-122) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons                       Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Nomination & Confirmation to Ca...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang

January 23, 2017

WSPN's Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang preview the cabinet and cabinet nominees of United States President-Elect Donald Trump. Credit: Courtesy of Wikipedia                 Vice President Mike Pence Appointment to Cabinet In July 2...

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

Janani Gandhi, Isabel Gitten, Aimee LaRochelle, and Olivia Waldron

January 19, 2017

WSPN asked WHS students and teachers about their reactions immediately after the 2016 presidential election.

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

Meg Trogolo

December 19, 2016

On Saturday at 7:04 p.m., all WHS students received an email from president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters thanking them for subscribing to campaign emails and soliciting donations. On Sunday, all WHS students received another email asking them to either confirm their subscriptions to...

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Charlie Moore

December 12, 2016

The route to the White House is a long and twisty road full of campaigning, policies, and political treachery. At the end of the 18-month journey, it all comes down to one day: Election Day. The nation watches as states turn red and blue and one candidate gains the electoral votes to come out on top....

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