West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

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Hundreds of people are seen protesting in Washington D.C. at the Peace Monument in front of the Capitol Building.
Palestine and Israel: humanitarian crisis, not conflict
Anisha Iqbal, Scoop Editor • May 29, 2021

As violence against Palestinians has heightened recently, there is a dire need to be reminded of the humanitarian crisis that is at the heart of this political conflict between...

 According to the HRC , 62% of people in the US support trans rights, which is an 37% increase from just 5 years ago. Still, trans people face the same prejudices as before and often get mistreated or labeled negatively by a society that doesn’t understand nor see space for them.
New state laws shows a terrifying future for trans youth.
Editorial May 14, 2021

In Georgia, four bills have been introduced to ban health professionals from giving gender-affirming care to trans minors and exclusion from joining school sports in their...

Purple ribbon for Purple Up! Day. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.
Month of the Military Child: justified or misguided?
Robbie Kugler, Staff Writer • May 5, 2021

West Springfield High School chooses to designate significant portions of the year for honoring underrepresented and minority groups, such as Black History Month in February...

Statistics show that verbal harassment is the most common form of hate faced by the Asian elderly. To help the Asian community, consider visiting a few resources, supporting small Asian businesses, donating, and spreading the word. Visit the @wshs.aasa Instagram for such resources and posts highlighting the work of Asian-American entertainers, artists, authors, and activists.
The AASA takes action against anti-AAPI attacks
Jemmima Faruque, Staff Writer • May 21, 2021

The AASA (Asian American Student Association) speaks out on the spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the past year. Despite being a club...

First semester in review
First semester in review
March 17, 2021

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Streaming services have become more and more widespread. Almost every major production company either has their own service or has licensed their content exclusively with a streaming service.
Remakes, Revamps, and Serialization: How Pop Culture is Evolving
Luke Yates, Features Editor • May 7, 2021

Pop Culture is a land of media giants. Companies like Disney, Paramount, and Warner Brothers have dominated the entertainment industry for years. But there has been a shift...

"Godmothered," new on Disney+, is a whimsical winter watch that will put you in the holiday spirit.
3 Holiday winter watches
December 18, 2020
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Senior Ashley Smith high jumping.
Stellar seniors
Robbie Kugler, Staff Writer • May 23, 2021

WS track athletes recently competed in their one and only home meet of the spring track season. The event doubled as Senior Night, where students and staff took time to honor...

Cross County mishap leads to new mask policies for Fall/Spring sports
Cross County mishap leads to new mask policies for Fall/Spring sports
Ella Johnson, Staff writer • May 21, 2021

In the midst of fall sports in April, senior Jane Bruenjes was running a cross country race when she passed out, all while wearing a mask. Intense running can cause the chances...

The team is setting up for the start of their routine at states. Each athlete gets into position and waits for the music to start playing.
Cheer team competes at states
Anne Foote, Staff Writer • May 14, 2021

West Springfield Spartan Cheerleading has won regionals and placed third at states during their competition season after spending months in preparation.  “I felt so...

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The return of Brood X.
The return of Brood X.
Dominic Freay, Staff Writer • June 9, 2021

  Periodical cicadas are a unique breed of bug in North America. With their distinct noise that they make and  creepy red eyes, cicadas have either annoyed or endeared...

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Senior questionnaire
April 30, 2021

Calling all seniors! You are invited to fill out a form about your future goals after high school. This is for the upcoming Oracle issue that will have a special senior section....

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