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Trainer outside of Tilikums' tank at SeaWorld. SeaWorld has spawned controversy regarding their treatment of animals captivity.

Sea World faces controversy

Emma Phillips, Oracle Online Editor
May 11, 2018
Students prepare for AP exams by taking practice exams. This time of the year is often the most stressful for students as they have to prepare for AP exams as well as balance classwork.

AP test stress is a mess at WS

Mia Oppler, Oracle Editor
May 11, 2018
Junior Logan Parker and senior Diana Criste pose for a photo at the DECA competition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

WS DECA students compete

Maeve Hennessy, Page one Editor
April 19, 2018
Senior Ivan Kang is one of many boys who play and are easily distracted by Fortnite - even in class. The girls just don't get it.

Fortnite opinions: Girls’ POV

Leah Krompecher, Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2018
Senior Megan McMahon enjoys reading the March 2018 issue of the Oracle, as do many other WS Spartans. The Oracle is a monthly publication here at WS, and our staff works around the clock to put each issue together before deadline. We sometimes encounter roadblocks along the way, but when the issues gets finished, we are always happy to share it with the school.

The magic behind the newspaper

Anya Hawkins, Oracle Editor
April 19, 2018
Freshmen are great, and they're the future of this school. However, sometimes they just don't know their place and they need to be taught where they stand in the WS hierarchy.

Freshman need to know their place!

Katelynn Rodriguez, Business Editor
April 19, 2018
The wrestling team gathers to play Fortnite which allows them to bond over getting that Victory Royale.

Fortnite Opinions: Boys’ POV

Ryan Brewer, Viewpoint Editor
April 19, 2018
The presence of a School Resource Officer (SRO) in FCPS schools helps to give students and faculty a feeling of security.

Students seeking more security

Emma Phillips, Oracle Editor Online
April 19, 2018
Woman take part in a march on D.C. following the election of President Donald Trump. Protest were all around the country in different cities. As Woman's Month is upon us the principle for which they rallied for should be remembered: equality.

Women’s Month: A cause for celebration

Katelynn Rodriguez, Managing Business Editor
March 13, 2018
Students walk across the field in order to get to class. New studies have raised questions regarding the safety of these fields.

How safe is our turf?

Helen Heaton, Managing Editor
March 13, 2018
The obsessive secrecy and financial opportunism surrounding tests such as AP exams and SATs often prevent students from receiving feedback that allows them to learn from their mistakes.

Passing tests, but failing to learn from mistakes

Caroline Wittich, Oracle Editor
March 13, 2018
Senior Nick Hartnett poses with his family after earning a football scholarship to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Hartnett is an example of a hardworking athlete who was rewarded after succeeding both in school and on the field. This balance is critically important.

Balancing athletics and academics

Jamie Bishop, Scoop Editor
March 13, 2018
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