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Four high schools in just four short years

Karista Giordano, Blue Forum Editor

October 26, 2010

Filed under Features

New teachers, new halls, new faces, four new schools. The only way to even dream about making it through high school is having friends. For senior Sarah Hyde, this is extremely difficult because in her four years of high school,...

On their toes:‘Claras’ show love for dancing

Megan Burpo, Orange Viewpoint Editor

October 26, 2010

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Tutus, pretty pink shoes, and their own special hairstyle. Needless to say, ballerinas have it made! When people think of popular dancing today, hip-hop comes to mind and ballet seems like a thing of the past. For juniors Samantha...

Steffensen is not in Sparta anymore: Junior plans to spend the next year living with a monk in Japanese journey

Jessica Drago, Blue Features Editor

October 26, 2010

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The best way to learn a foreign language is to be immersed in the culture, which is exactly how junior Greg Steffensen is spending this school year.  For the next year, Steffensen is staying in Japan to study. Steffensen lives...

Jewell and Kinsley bring biology to life

Kelsey Simpson, Staff Writer

October 26, 2010

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For outstanding work and dedication, two teachers from the biology department, Beth Jewell and Susan Kinsley, received prestigious awards that recognized their hard work in teaching. Jewell was named Teacher of the Year from...

Thorson is ‘Mastering’ education

Rita Zevallos, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

For John Thorson, government teacher, the beginning of the school year did not only mark the return to WSHS but also to weekly night classes on the path to a doctorate in education. This semester, he is taking three night classes...

Second time is a charm: Griffin steps in to guide the Class of 2011

Kelsey Simpson, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

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Goodbye Mukai, Hello Griffin. The new school year brings a new administration for seniors. Richard Griffin, the class administrator for the class of 2010, has shifted from administrating the graduated class, to this year...

Fresh face in biology classes: Students welcome new biology teacher, Erin Mears

Nicole Brigham, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

Filed under Features

During that dreaded time of year when you take that first step into the science hallway and get a nice whiff of dissection preservative, it will no longer be coming from the room of Ann Wong, but rather from the classroom of a...

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