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Purple-out shows support for LGBT: Students rally to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying

Tiffany Clark, Julie Parisi, and Lisa Williams, Blue Entertainment Editor, Oracle Editor, Oracle Editor

November 11, 2010

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October 20 obviously had a theme. There were purple streamers adorning the hallways, and people passing by sported hues of purple as well. People were encouraged to wear purple on October 20 to make a statement against harassment,...

Running club on track to help high school

Lauren Giery, Blue Page One Editor

November 11, 2010

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Every year, eighth grade graduates filter into high school, many of them athletes looking for a sport to pursue in high school. The new and improved Irving Track Club is getting more students interested in running Cross Country...

XC advances to Regionals

Lisa Williams, Oracle Editor

November 11, 2010

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Third place for all, and for all, a good post-season. The boys’ and girls’ Varsity Cross Country teams raced on October 28 for a chance to run at Regionals, continuing their advancement through the post-season. Both teams...

‘Posse’ gets student feedback in Congress-like setting

Nicole Brigham, Oracle Staff Writer

November 11, 2010

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Principal Paul A. Wardinski has expanded PAW’s Posse this year in an effort to increase student involvement and be more in tune with the student body. In September, one student from each class volunteered to be their seventh...

Dirty hands? Can’t clean them up!

Nicole Brigham, Staff Writer

November 9, 2010

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Think of all of the gross germs we come into contact with daily. What’s the easy fix to the fact that we are in such close proximity with a group of germy teenagers? Washing our hands, but what if there is no soap? Recently,...

DC seeks sanity and fear

Peter Simonsen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2010

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There are few events that could bring together figures so diverse, (metal legend Ozzy Ozborn, basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “Law and Order” star Sam Waterston, and R2D2) but the rally held by political satirists Jon...

No more teachers and no more books: With new online courses, taking classes sans teachers is now a option

Rita Zevallos, Staff Writer

November 9, 2010

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In the digital age, even school can be done on the Internet. Taking college courses online has been popular with adults with busy schedules since this became an option; the online courses are less strict time-wise, allowing...

AP promotes answering all: Wrong answers no longer penalized on AP tests

Jake Trump, Blue Viewpoint Editor

November 9, 2010

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To skip or not to skip? That is the question. This year, there is no need to worry about having points deducted for incorrect answers on AP multiple choice questions. The College Board believes that making educated guesses...

Volleyball shows community how to dig pink

Jordan Miller, Orange Page One Editor

October 28, 2010

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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, 2010

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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, 2010

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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, 2010

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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 ...

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