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Volleyball shows community how to dig pink

Jordan Miller, Orange Page One Editor

October 28

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Crushing cancer one game at a time. That’s the idea of Dig Pink, an event hosted by the volleyball team on Tuesday, October 12. Entering the gym, it looked like a shower for a baby girl. EVERYONE was wearing pink. Pink balloons,...

What happens at WS stays at WS: Students show school spirit at the Vegas-themed Homecoming

Kelly Carlin, Editor

October 26

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Winner, winner—chicken dinner. This year’s Homecoming dance brought all kinds of new thrills with its "Ocean’s 11" theme, providing students with a chance to have a good time. Playing card decorations, Blackjack tables...

SAT goes to World Wide Web:

Eleanor Lamb, Orange Features Editor

October 22

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The trials and tribulations of many high school students boil down to three simple letters: SAT. However, with a new online-driven prep course, students can be assured that it is not time to start sweating yet. Many studen...

Parking passes provide problems for students: Invading the neighborhood across the street not an option during school day

Sam Perlstein, Orange Features Editor

October 22

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    Attention! Illegal parking is no more. Those who live in the neighborhood directly across from the school now need a parking permit to prove they are a resident. "If you live there, there is a sticker that says ...

sPARTan Time: Monthly lessons reinforce program

Peter Simonsen, Staff Writer

October 20

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The PART initiative expanded this year with the introduction of monthly "Do Your Part" Spartan Times. Last month, this designated time was devoted to activities designed to show the importance of being prepared, accountable,...

New budget reality: ‘Pay to play’ could be with us to stay

Sara Lepley, Orange Entertainment Editor

October 5

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Spartan athletes may have to dig deep in their pockets—a whopping $100, non-refundable price tag has been placed on every athlete, whether they play at the freshman, JV or Varsity level. “You know you’re going to have...

We feel pretty, oh so pretty! Students and faculty work together to put new face on an old campus

Sam Goldwasser, Orange Managing Editor

October 5

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On most Saturdays, the school stands empty, silent and untouched, but on Beautification Day students and faculty swarm the school, ready to work—and work hard. Beautification Day is the one Saturday every fall that students...

New AP fees irk Spartans

Rita Zevallos, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5

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Students who signed up for three, four, or five AP classes this year face the unpleasant surprise of a $75 fee for each AP exam. Previously, the school system had completely covered the costs of taking an AP exam, which could...

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