West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

Pictured above is the rifle team after they won the Regional Championships in the Potomac Rifle high school league. It was the highest honor of the season and Val Thrasher was a part of the coaching staff.
Rifle coach’s grand departure
Anne Foote, Sports Editor • April 18, 2022
The depth of Elon Musks’ power doesn’t end with irresponsible tweets and stifled rescue efforts. His twitter account has, by itself, caused massive Cryptocurrency rug pulls and other scams, as well as stock market crashes.
Begone, Elon
Saharla Mohamoud and Luke Yates May 26, 2022

Elon Musk is a man often revered for technological and entrepreneurial expertise, but scandal and questionable ethics have followed Musk for...

Some teachers have alternative methods of curbing phone usage in their class, such as collecting phones and returning them when the bell rings.
Students stuck on cell phones
Anisha Iqbal, Editor-in-Chief • May 26, 2022
The empty classroom of Noble resembles a tragic end to the school year for many German learners. Some hope that he may still come back is instilled in the hearts and minds of his students.
The mysterious disappearance of Herr Noble
Ben Bradfield and Taylor King June 6, 2022

German teacher Daniel Noble has disappeared several times over the course of this school year, resulting in severe disruptions of learning. Several...

The trio’s first public picture together, which was accompanied by the casting announcements of Jeffries (left) as Annabeth and Simhadri (right) as Grover. Scobell (middle) as Percy had been announced before them.
New “Percy Jackson” Disney+ series raises racism against casting choices
Naila Adimi, Staff Writer • June 8, 2022

The “Percy Jackson” franchise has been through a lot. From many beloved books to widely disapproved-of movies, its logical next step is a...

Members of the Gardening Club prepare to plant outside of the school. The club is currently meeting every Wednesday outside Door 2.
Spotlighting Spartan clubs to join next year
Naila Adimi, Staff Writer • May 26, 2022
WS has an instagram page that updates with students college decisions. The page acknowledges students accomplishments and hard work by posting their plans after graduation.
Do you want to go to college?
Anne Foote, Sports Editor • May 26, 2022
Prom 2022
Mckenna Couch and Riley Zimmerman, Contributors • May 16, 2022
Newly opened Jersey Mike’s Subs located in the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center. The surrounding area is currently undergoing renovations, creating a noisy atmosphere to eat. The timeline for the construction is unknown.
Quality food, questionable staff
John O'Donnell, Contributor • April 13, 2022