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Letters: Less fat, extra charges

May 26

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Dear Editors, I’m sure we all miss the days back in third grade when they sold cosmic brownies and funnel cakes in the lunch lines and Uno’s pizza on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Now they have filtered it to low-fat cookies ...

Letters: Egypt’s future unclear

May 26

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Dear Editor, The Oracle is a very exciting and influential paper that everybody enjoys to read. It has always been a fair and neutral source  of news about the school, the county, and the world. Unfortunately, in the February 21 editio...

Letters: Balance is the key

May 26

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Dear Editors, In the April 12 edition of The Oracle, Nicole Brigham’s article entitled, “Finding a Balance,” talks about the topic of students being overworked by sports and academics. Fennville High School’s Wes Leona...

Letters: Familiarity=popularity

May 26

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To the Editors: I am writing because I have taken an interest in an article in the April 29 issue by Lauren Giery called “Where is the Love?” The article talked about how non-sanctioned school sports don’t get the credit o...

Letters: More PE won’t help

May 26

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Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to Leo Montoya’s "We need four years of PE," to disagree with his statement that PE causes students to be healthier. Four years of PE will not cure obesity in students. Studies have sho...

Are the SATs necessary?

Sara Lepley, Entertainment Editor

May 26

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My SAT question of the day was who doesn’t love the SAT? Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than filling in those tiny bubbles and exercising my calculator. The SAT is notably one of the most...

SAT promotes equality

Lisa Williams, Oracle Editor

May 26

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Standardizing isn’t always a bad thing. Take, for example, standardized testing. Testing obviously is not the most fun activity known to man. I know that waking up early on a Saturday morning to take a multiple-hour-long...

Food fight ends in school-wide disturbance

The Oracle, EDITORIAL

May 26

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In every high school, summer camp or stereotypical teen movie, it seems like there’s a cafeteria scene depicting people chucking giant trays of lunch food at each other while an upbeat song plays in the background. While these...

Letters: We will remember Prassa

May 25

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Dear Editor, Recently the news of the destaffing of Mr. (Thomas) Prassa has reached the unwanting ears of all students of WS. Mr. Prassa, our resident Peer Helping teacher and Ultimate Frisbee Club sponsor, has always been ...

Knock, knock, who’s there? …Shakespeare!

Anna Lehman, Entertainment Editor

May 25

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“Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears.” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest poet and playwright in English literature. He may not be popular to all, but teaching his writing in school exposes all of us...

Shakespeare, why art thou at WS?

Sam Perlstein, Features Editor

May 25

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Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? Everybody knows those famous lines. You know them from movies, books, commercials for body wash, and even in the choruses of Taylor Swift’s songs. But what is the point of reading them...

Oracle’s crew coverage a little hazy

May 9

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Dear Editors: After reading Thomas Ariale’s March 10 article, “Just keep rowing,” I felt the need to correct some of the misconceptions that came across in the story about the crew team. First off, the crew team is...

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