West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

“My dad started me [in golf] when I was four years old and then in about eighth grade, when
COVID-19 started, I started playing competitively,” said varsity golf captain Grace Saunders.

Full four-year commitments

Whitney Moffa, News Editor
November 29, 2023
One of Marshall’s favorite moments was playing against Westfield High School for the regional semi-finals. “That game was my favorite moment because of the excitement from the student body, and everyone just coming out to support the team,” said Marshall.

The departure of Durmia Marshall

Maggie Barry, Sports Editor
November 29, 2023
The 2023 Powerpuff game was the first game held in four years. Participating girls expressed how happy they were that the game returned. “This is very important for us girls, it’s very empowering,” said senior Katherine Cruz.

The power of Powerpuff

Paula De Megret-Murray, Features Editor
October 9, 2023
South Run Recreation Center offers multiple summer sports camps and programs. Some of these include tennis, baseball, and basketball camps.

Spartan summer sports

Ben Bradfield, News Editor
May 31, 2023
Seniors Vishal Green, Henry Anderson, Ino Puente, Gavin Reichard, and junior Cael Alonzo pose at Virginia Beach during the 2023 indoor track and field state championship. Green, Reichard and Anderson are all current track and field captains, and Alonzo is on track to be one next year.

Senior Succession

Brendan Talbot, Head Design Editor
May 31, 2023
For the second year in a row, Head Track and Field Coach Chris Pellegrini celebrated an Indoor State title by wearing an Arby’s t-shirt. Last year, he lost a bet and had to wear the shirt on the podium to celebrate the 4x800 meter relay repeating as champions. This year, he chose to wear the shirt himself in order to commemorate his first Track and Field State team title as a coach.

Nobody wins unless everybody wins

Robbie Kugler, Viewpoint Editor
March 3, 2023
The 14 Next-level Spartans who attended the February 2 signing day.

Spartan signing day

Madison Bell, Staff Writer
February 16, 2023
Every time players step out onto the field, they risk injury. As long as safety measures continue improving - and as long as fans continue respecting the effort players put into becoming the best athletes they can - major incidents can be averted.

Hamlin injury shows the risks of sports

Leah Abraham, Head Copy Editor
February 15, 2023
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