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Safe ‘Haven’ for Lee

Alice Ji, Features Editor

February 17

Filed under Features

Algebra 2 teacher, Jae Lee, may be able to teach the quadratic formula and factoring to his numerous students, but nobody taught him how to be a father when his baby daughter, Haven, came into the world this past fall. Although...

Spartan Sprouts grow in child care class

Zobia Nayyar, Managing Editor

February 17

Filed under Features

On most orange days, adorable young children are found walking to the main lobby with oversized backpacks and massive grins on their faces. And no, they aren’t WS students. WS has its very own preschool where high school...

Spartan gifts gone wrong

Tuvshinbayar Otgonbayar, ETC Editor

January 23

Filed under Features

The season of present giving is now over. Which means it’s time to remember all the great gift—even the weird ones. From new computers to rocks, students around the school were surprised of what awaited them under the tree. “I...

It’s the same uniform, but a different face

Helen Heaton, Features Editor

December 15

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When the current seniors were freshmen staying up late to finish their IRPs, the new School Resource Officer, Ryan Lacey, was also wide awake—though for a different reason. For five years, he worked “midnights,” shifts spent...

Students bond with new chemistry teacher

Katie Ours, Sports Editor

December 15

Filed under Features

Walking into room 47, the first thing you see is a cheesy joke, an inspirational quote or a cute science meme. This is because there is a new chemistry teacher at WS: Kimberly Nelson, who loves to let her personality shine. Nelson,...

FCPS leads the way in student training

Mark Simonson, ETC Editor

December 15

Filed under Features

The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a county wide organization devoted to teaching high school students about the workings of local government. “Every high school in the county has at least one eligible participant. ...

Spartans need sponsors for their clubs

Zobia Nayyar, Managing Editor

December 15

Filed under Features

WS has lost a lot in the past year, for example, half of the building. But one piece of WS that is now gone has left an impact on many students: the loss of several faculty members, particularly, many club sponsors. The Environmental...

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