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Letters: Percoco inspired by his high school teacher

May 26

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Jim Percoco, who has been a Spartan for 31 years, wrote this letter to the teacher who influenced him the most. He asked that it be published in The Oracle. Dear Neal: Well, by now you have read the last issue of The Or...

Letters: AP tests are enough

May 26

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Dear Editors: I would like to discuss the topic of AP exam week and how I feel that teachers should respect it more than they do. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of teachers are fully aware that this is a critical time for student...

Senior ca$hes in on $cholarship money

Rita Zevallos, Senior Staff Writer

May 23

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Without a job, money is hard to come by. Most people go into college broke or in debt. Senior Lena Nelson will start hers with over $250,000 in scholarships. The fall of senior year is filled with college applications: filling...

Procrastination is NOT key

Julie Hess, Journalism 1

May 9

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While trying to write about procrastination, I find myself doing exactly that. It seems like it would be quite a bit easier to just get an assignment out of the way as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, as soon as a minor...

The Great Cookie Debate

Erin Falk, Journalism 1

May 9

Filed under Forum, Uncategorized

The best part of my school day is, by far, the first bite I take out of my warm chocolate chip cookie at lunch. This routine may change, however, now that the cafeteria has introduced new, unfamiliar cookies to the lunch line. The...

AP changes irk me

May 9

Filed under Uncategorized, Viewpoint

Dear Editors: Reading the recent Oracle article, “AP exam attendance rules cause unrest,” got me even more annoyed with the administration than I already was. First of all, our student body is already treated like c...

Open campus debate

May 9

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Dear Editors: In the March 22 edition of The Oracle, Allie Colella’s article titled, “Students dream of an open campus,” talks about the topic of letting students leave school grounds. I believe students should be allowe...

Finding a balance

Nicole Brigham, Orange Page One Editor

April 12

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Recently, at Fennville High School in Michigan, a 16-year-old star basketball player hit the game winning shot to end the game 57-55. What happened next left the crowd stunned. Fenville Junior, Wes Leonard, hit the ground and...

Sophomores show sadness: Underclassmen prepare for end of the world

Sam Perlstein, APRIL FOOLS!

April 6

Filed under Uncategorized, Viewpoint

The sky is falling! Chicken Little said it so it must be true. 2012 is fast approaching and sophomores are realizing that they will never graduate. The sky will fall and when it does, the class of 2013 will miss out. Enough...

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