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AP changes reflected at WS

AP changes reflected at WS

Anya Hawkins, Managing Editor

Starting next school year, there are going to be two new, completely unique AP classes offered at WS: AP Seminar and AP Research. These classes allow students to develop...

March 22

Testing—or lack thereof—in the age of ESSA

Testing—or lack thereof—in the age of ESSA

Carter Macdonald, Viewpoint Editor

With the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, standardized testing is no longer mandated like it was under No Child Left Behind. The state is changing its testing policy...

March 22

The status of American education

The status of American education

Caroline Wittich, Page One Editor

Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos just became Secretary of Education, following President Donald Trump’s nomination and Senate confirmation. DeVos’ family has achieved...

March 22

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Beginning brand new sports

Beginning brand new sports

Jamie Bishop, Features Editor

High school is a place to find new interests like starting a brand new sport or joining a new extracurricular. Some students often feel that they need more than just school...

February 22

Spartans with legacies all their own

Spartans with legacies all their own

February 22

WS has been around for fifty years, and has some very experienced coaches who have been here for ten or more years. Students...

The Ocho: Poohsticks

The Ocho: Poohsticks

February 22

Poohsticks is a game revolutionized by everyone’s favorite child hood cartoon show, movie and book, Winnie the Pooh. The...

The Ocho: Dwarf-Throwing

The Ocho: Dwarf-Throwing

February 7

Just when you thought you had heard it all, there’s always some crazy new thing for you to discover. Dwarf-Throwing is...

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And The Oracle Person of the Year is…

And The Oracle Person of the Year is…

The Oracle Staff

This year we honor the Third Annual Oracle “Person of the Year;” an award that seeks to discover and recognize a student who betters the community with his or her dedication...

February 22

Cruising through course selection

Cruising through course selection

February 22

College. That one word that makes all of us students...

We should not love Valentine’s Day

We should not love Valentine’s Day

February 22

Valentine’s Day is the worst. For all those unfortunate...

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You should double-think your decision to get a private Twitter

You should double-think your decision to get a private Twitter

Katelyn Bradford, Oracle Staff Writer

A “private” Twitter account is a misnomer; one screenshot and your secret is out. Recently, private Twitter accounts, or “PTs,” as they are commonly called, have...

March 20

Scholastic Bowl team wins conference championship

Scholastic Bowl team wins conference championship

March 20

This team won the 2016-2017 Patriot Conference Scholastic...

Spartan vegetarians and vegans eat no meat

March 20

Many WS students’ mouths water when the cafeteria...

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West Springfield High School Newspaper
West Springfield High School Newspaper