Senior parking lot: for seniors, and seniors only

Austin Kaminski, Staff Writer

November 28, 2011

Filed under Viewpoint

Senior privileges apply to seniors in high school, not senior citizens. One senior privilege that we have waited so eagerly for is the senior parking lot. Four long years of taking the bus, getting rides from others, or waking... Read more »

Athletic trainers, keeping the athletes safe

Julie Hess, Viewpoint Editor

November 2, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

From shin splints to concussions, the WS athletic trainers are here to make sure you get back into the game as quickly as possible. Athletic training isn’t just having the ability to tape up someone’s twisted ankle; just... Read more »

Trespassers found in school

Sam Perlstein, Managing Editor

October 24, 2011

Filed under News, Top Stories

On Friday the 16th two unidentified males wandered into our halls entering empty, unlocked classrooms in the science hallway. They were not WS students and their reason for being in the school while school was in session is... Read more »

How to solve a problem like Maria: Whatever

Maria Scaptura, ETC. Editor

June 1, 2011

Filed under ETC.

Well I’m stumped.  I have absolutely no clue what to write for this column. I’m sitting here in bed just typing words at random, hoping something will strike a chord with me. Speaking of chords, there’s this new movie... Read more »

Teen Center prepares kids for sports season

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

June 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

With basketball coming to a close, many local basketball players are looking for a decent court to play on. Luckily for them, nearby Washington Irving Middle School provides that court through their Teen Center program. Teen... Read more »

Gorham gets in the game

Maria Suri, Oracle Online Assistant

June 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

When students go to sporting events, they expect to see the excited crowds, pumped athletes, stressed coaches and, of course, the photographers. Senior Emily Gorham is one of these Spartan photographers. Gorham first started... Read more »

Stormy weather plagues spring sports season

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

May 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

As spring sports come to a close, I can’t help but notice a striking similarity between the 2011 season and the past several years. After months of indoor sports such as track and basketball, WS athletes look forward to enjoy... Read more »

Weightlifters hike White Oak

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

May 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

From class time workouts to Firebreather competitions, this year’s weight room activity can only be described as one thing: people picking things up and putting them down. What better way to end a year of intense non-stop work... Read more »

The Whos down in Whoville love ‘Seussical, the Musical’

Sam Perlstein, Features Editor

May 26, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Bright colors, a lively cast, crazy music and a powerful message. Those were the ingredients used by the Theater Department to create success. Seussical, the 2011 spring musical, blends the outrageous tales of Dr. Seuss and... Read more »

Letters: Percoco inspired by his high school teacher

May 26, 2011

Filed under Uncategorized

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... Read more »

Food fight: Not who we are

May 26, 2011

Filed under Viewpoint

To all who were affected, we want you to know that we are truly sorry for the food fight in the cafeteria. We recognize that to participate in or even to watch such an event should leave us ashamed. We are all ashamed. What... Read more »

Letters: Disrespect causes disappointment

May 26, 2011

Filed under Viewpoint

To the student body: This is a message for the all of you. My name is Richard Griffin, and if you don’t know me, I’m an assistant principal here. I want you to know that I have been a middle school and... Read more »