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Virginia is now for all lovers

Ariana Urias, Oracle Editor
November 24, 2014

It was a good day to be gay. In October, the Supreme Court decided to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage. This... READ MORE »»

Caption: Senior Lisa Chen celebrates at the Capital Pride Festival in DC.

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SpartanFest is the best

Katie Bonk, Oracle Staff Writer
November 24, 2014

Standing in the warm sun, surrounded by chatter with an undercurrent of guitar melodies, faced with a plethora of options regarding... READ MORE »»

Caption: Spartan Choir raised funds by “arresting” people at SpartanFest and requiring them to pay “bail” to get out. This has been a popular activity at SpartanFest for many years and has become a staple of the festival. Just like the choir’s jail, clubs try to create unique activities to raise funds.

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Patriot champs head toward Region showdown

Will Ours, Business Editor
November 24, 2014

For the first time in six years, Spartan Football is headed to the quarter-finals of the Northern Region, as the Patriot Conference... READ MORE »»

Caption: The Spartans storm out of the tunnel before playing an exciting match against the Bruins, lead by seniors Ryan Bursiek, Sohaib Khan, Jonathan Visted and David Van Buren. The Spartans reigned supreme in that mid-November matchup. Tomorrow they face Braddock again in the Northern Region 6A quarter-final.

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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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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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Twitter and other social media are not reliable sources

Sydney Spicer, Oracle Editor

Our generation is facing a plague. And no, it’s not Ebola; all of you need to just calm down. Social media, specifically Twiter, is a disease that effects not just our generation,... read story

November 24, 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

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Colleges come to us

Sydney Spicer, Editor

College visits can be as simple as ten steps down the hall. As of November 11, WS has had 49 on-site college visits, each 30-45 minutes long, with a maximum of nine on one... read story

November 24, 2014 • 0 comments

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Johnson dedicated to WS athlete

Tom Susa, Managing Editor

Three sports, three seasons and three coaching jobs at 6100 Rolling Road—Marcus Johnson is taking on this new challenge while staying dedicated to the student athletes on... read story

November 24, 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