West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

George Mason University cheerleaders lead the crowd in a “George!” chant. Other spirited traditions at the game included an alumni camera, spotting George Mason alumni throughout the crowd.
George Mason University pulls ahead of George Washington in close game
Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief • February 21, 2024
McLaurin offers to sign Crunch Time cereal boxes for Safeway customers and workers. Although the line was long, he was more than happy to reciprocate the love to his supporters.
Spending the day with an NFL great
Zoe Ferlazzo, Entertainment Editor • February 14, 2024
An illustration of the proposed entertainment district in the City of Alexandria.
Wizards and Capitals are headed to Alexandria
Eli Biegler and Whitney Moffa February 14, 2024
Meet Coach Terry Henderson
Meet Coach Terry Henderson
Matthew Coombs and Olivia Lang February 14, 2024
Grammy-nominated album reviews
Grammy-nominated album reviews
Kalki Legesse and Elijah Redmond February 14, 2024

"Midnights" by Taylor Swift Taylor Swift isn’t an artist I’ve been paying attention to recently, but due to this album exceeding...

Mean Girls made $28 million 
at the domestic box office in its first three 
days of being in the theater.
In this movie, we wear pink
Emily Yelnicker, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024
At 1:10 p.m., a variety of Muslim students come together to devote themselves to God in the newly designated prayer space located in the library. “Its a huge upgrade considering what we had in the past years,” said Akhtar.
WS introduces prayer space for Muslim students
Skyler Milan, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

A prayer space was recently designated in the library, for Muslim students to pray and fulfill their religious obligations. Previously, there...

Walker, introducer of the salad bar’s return to the lunch line, standing outside the salad bar and getting her lunch from a large variety of different foods the bar has to offer, such as tomatoes, lettuce and eggs.
Keira Walker changes the lunch line
Hudson Monahan, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024
Freshman Max Gerstenberg receives advice from the director of Little Heros, Brittany Goodwin, who is explaining the blocking—in other words, the movements of the characters in the scene—and other aspects of what Gerstenberg will end up acting.
Dreams beyond the stage
Taylor King, Online Manager • February 14, 2024
Grammy-nominated album reviews
Grammy-nominated album reviews
Kalki Legesse and Elijah Redmond February 14, 2024

"Midnights" by Taylor Swift Taylor Swift isn’t an artist I’ve been paying attention to recently, but due to this album exceeding...

Seniors Christina Nies and Briseis Memos recently attended a concert by rock band Tool. While best known as a progressive rock band, Tool fuses elements of nu metal with progressive rock in their music.
Nu metal resurges among Gen Z
Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief • February 14, 2024
As pictured, 86% of students polled prefer music during studying, while 14% prefer to not.
Sounds or silence
Whitney Moffa, News Editor • February 14, 2024
A 2023 version of Snapchat (left) of junior Erica Tabohs compared to an older version (right) reveals the change of the app over the years. Snapchat+, AI, and hyper realistic Bitmojis have transformed the formerly simple look of the app.
One snap, thousands of stories
Ray Collins and Kalki Legesse February 14, 2024
The Stanley Cup has not only provided excitement for Spartans due to its exterior, but also has helped users reach their water intake goals. “Ultimately, I really like it, and I’m more hydrated,” said Nash.
Rise of the Stanley Cup
Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief • November 29, 2023
To the plain eye, this girl is just applying blush, right? WRONG. She’s attempting to emulate the true essence of strawberry, starting with finding the perfect shade of blush. One shade too red and she might get mistaken for a raspberry girl. There couldn’t be anything that’s possibly worse.
Micro-beauty trends: reduce, reuse, and recycle
Jemmima Faruque, Head Copy Editor • November 29, 2023
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