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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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Injuries have a major effect on team performance

Injuries have a major effect on team performance

By Noelle Ha, Oracle Online Editor

The performance of a player on a team of six to 60 can have a major effect on everyone, especially if that player is injured. Missing one, let alone three games of a season...

March 29

Winter Sports end on a rather high note with some shoes to fill

Winter Sports end on a rather high note with some shoes to fill

March 27

As the weather gets warmer, another winter sport season wraps up. The wrestling team finished with a 6-1 conference record...

Class of ’17 NFL Draft is filled with franchise worthy talent

Class of ’17 NFL Draft is filled with franchise worthy talent

March 27

This year’s NFL Draft is filled with talented players. From Clemson’s Championship-caliber quarterback, Deshaun Watson,...

March Madness to spread again

March Madness to spread again

March 27

March Madness is approaching us sooner than you would think. Another year of the tournament comes another year of broken...

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Teachers who make a difference should be recognized

Teachers who make a difference should be recognized

By Marie Laverdiere, Oracle Editor

Our education system is something we live with every day: We go to classes from 8:10 to 2:55; we divide our after-school time between extracurricular activities only to repeat...

March 29

And The Oracle Person of the Year is…

And The Oracle Person of the Year is…

February 22

This year we honor the Third Annual Oracle “Person...

Cruising through course selection

Cruising through course selection

February 22

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

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Students have freedom to speak any language

Students have freedom to speak any language

Katelyn Bradford, Oracle Staff Writer

Taking a language is mandatory, but students have the freedom to choose between a variety of options: Spanish, French, German, Latin, and American Sign Language (ASL). The...

March 27

WS welcomes Japanese exchange student

WS welcomes Japanese exchange student

March 27

WS welcomed a new exchange student, Leo Muramatsu....

A different kind of sport

A different kind of sport

March 27

It’s an unusual club whose members have to insist...

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West Springfield High School Newspaper
West Springfield High School Newspaper