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Student’s disappearance affects Spartans, too

Stephine Faragalla & Alli Harris, Oracle Staff Writers
October 23, 2014

UVA sophomore Hannah Graham disappeared in mid-September, after celebrating with friends. The 18-year-old’s disappearance has resonated... READ MORE »»

Caption: Senior Maddie Payne, who played travel softball with Hannah Graham, shows her support for the missing UVA student

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Mukai now not the only new guy

Sydney Spicer, Oracle Editor
October 23, 2014

Mukai isn’t the only one changing things up at WS this year. Shannon Matheny is officially our new Junior Class and Special Education... READ MORE »»

Caption: Principal Michael Mukai introduces new Assistant Principal Shannon Matheny at the Homecoming Assembly. Matheny was a longtime Spartan who is returning to our school.

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Homecoming scores

TJ Gleason, Page 1 Editor
October 23, 2014

A time of rivalry and unity; a time for the arts and a time for athletics; Homecoming is long-anticipated and one of the most exciting... READ MORE »»

Caption: The Varsity football team takes the field against the West Potomac Wolverines. The Spartans went on to win this game 35-13, a victory that capped off a spirited but somewhat rainy Homecoming Week.

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Fairfax County Counselor of the Year

Pablo Suarez, Oracle Editor
September 30, 2014

Keeping up with schoolwork, balancing practices and extracurricular activities, maintaining an adequate sleep schedule and having a... READ MORE »»

Caption: Stahl talks with senior Oumaima Ataoui after school about possible changes to her schedule.

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New policy throws junk food in the trash

Constanza Hasselman, Page One Editor
September 30, 2014

Thanks to the Obama administration, and the push of Michele Obama, new policies have been set in place to drastically decrease the... READ MORE »»

Caption: Cafeteria workers prepare and serve meals that have been changed by the USDA because of new federal restrictions.

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It’s time for Calvin and…Pabs?

Calvin Wilder and Pablo Suarez, Oracle Staff Writers

Calvin and Hobbes may be the most beloved children’s cartoon of all time, but that won’t stop us from making a mediocre pun and creating a column to profit off of its... read story

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Students take a stand against bullying

Amanuel Kassahun, Oracle Staff Writer

Bullying is a disease, actually, a plague that affects so many communities. The unanswered question is, does it exist inside the walls of this school? From what I see, it... read story

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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Skills and goals

Rosa Jang, Entertainment Editor

While most of us are unsure of what we want to do with our future, senior Jinju Tak and junior Gaby Quezada have their futures all planned out. Taking vet technician and cosmetology... read story

June 10, 2014 • 0 comments

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Student’s disappearance affects Spartans, too

Stephine Faragalla & Alli Harris, Oracle Staff Writers

UVA sophomore Hannah Graham disappeared in mid-September, after celebrating with friends. The 18-year-old’s disappearance has resonated with former and current Spartans,... read story

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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An ode to Joy Brinckman

Stephanie Faragalla & Kristen Falk, Oracle Staff Writers

You may not have heard of her, but she has been teaching in the building for longer than we’ve been alive. Joy Brinckman teaches Special Education in the small room on the... read story

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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FRESHMAN ANONYMOUS: A 12-STEP GUIDE TO SURVIVING FRESHMAN YEAR (Based on Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Program)

Compiled by Nora Boyle & Sophie Sachar, Scoop Editor

Step 1: “We admitted that we were powerless under upperclassmen and that our lives had become unmanageable.” Being a freshman is all about admitting you’re a problem.... read story

October 6, 2014 • 0 comments