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
A typical CharacterStrong lesson might include this sort of picture guessing game in order to spark creativity and cooperation. Students, however, would much rather use LS 4 to catch up on homework.
Mindfulness fails to mind students’ mental health
Riley Zimmerman, Contributor • April 13, 2022

WS decided to change their Learning Seminar schedule, with LS 4 now being every blue day. A new mindfulness program, CharacterStrong, is also...

Senior assassins
Robert Morrison, Staff Writer • May 12, 2022

  Update 5/18/2022 Week one of competition proved to be action packed, as participants began tournament play fully equipped with...

The WS chess club is open to players of all skill levels. Everyone who comes can expect to have a grand time and make new friends!
WS chess gambit pays off
Arjun Srinivasan, Contributor • April 13, 2022
Thrasher now lives in Colorado Springs and has a social media following, with 10k on Instagram, where she gives shooting tips and promotes her business.
Women of Sparta
Anne Foote, Sports Editor • April 12, 2022
The infamous moment of Will Smith gifting a smack in the face to Chris Rock has gone viral, spawning internet memes across the globe overnight.
Will Smith packs a “punch” at the Oscars
Ben Bradfield, Staff Writer • April 12, 2022

This year’s Oscars were exciting for various reasons, but the greatest topic for discussion was Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage. Students...

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
Freshman Jodie Weeks finishing up her race at the January 20 quad meet. She began running during quarantine and is now part of the Junior Varsity track team.
The lasting effects of quarantine hobbies: two years later
Blythe Steahly, Contributor • April 13, 2022
 The bathroom, especially when the cafeteria is full, also doubles as a common fine-dining spot in the school.
The hidden lounge that is the school bathroom
Saharla Mohamoud, News Editor • April 12, 2022