West Springfield High School Newspaper

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Spartans are ‘too cool’ for school: We consider ourselves ‘chill,’ but having to bundle up is pretty ridiculous

Kelly Carlin, Editor

October 22, 2010

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What any television, comic book, or movie fan can tell you is this: anyone who lives in an ice-castle is a villain. Just look at Mr. Freeze, the White Witch, and the evil Ice King from "Adventure Time." Being cold makes you me...

Teens’ lack of money affecting studies: Students now face cost of calculators required for their math classes

Anna Lehman, Orange Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2010

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Money’s on the brain, but is it in my pocket? "Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man’s world." Abba was right, it really must be funny to have enough money that you can laugh at it, while the rest of us lau...

Say goodbye to personal bubbles

Editorial Piece

October 20, 2010

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Fairfax County is the nation’s 13th largest school system, and after squeezing into the jam-packed classrooms, we do not doubt it. We house over 2,300 students, rivaling the size of some colleges. This, however, is less than ...

Budget cuts limit building renovations

Peter Simonsen, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

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It can be an easy assertion to make that our school’s budget is mismanaged: a 40 year old AC system that takes temperatures to the hot and cold extremes and crumbling restroom facilities make it seem obvious that funds are being...

Special privileges both excite and disappoint class of ’11

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

October 5, 2010

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Patience is a virtue…unless you’re a senior. With senior year comes Senioritis, senior parking spots, senior skip days, and now, senior lunch lines.  The senior lunch line besides the senior parking spot is far and...

100 big ones for student athletes! Jocks are now required to pay a fee to play their desired sports

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

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High school sports are getting too expensive. Equipment, spirit wear, and uniforms are expensive enough, and now a new policy that every athlete involved in a sport pays $100 per season has been instigated. Personally, I fee...

iPods are no crime in our Spartan Time

The Oracle

October 5, 2010

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With every new school year, come new changes. Most adjustments are for the better, but there are some for the worse. We have a few new positive alterations that have been installed for this school year, including new attendance...

Painful expectations:New attendance policies may restrict student drivers and prevent fake doctor’s appointments

Sara Blaylock, Blue Managing Editor

October 5, 2010

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As much as it kills me to face the fact that summer is over, it is more excruciatingly painful to deal with the new attendance rules: the very rules that remind me the season is dead. School always makes me grit my teeth; these...

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