West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

Ben Bradfield

Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief

Ben is a senior and this is his third year doing journalism. He is one of three Editors-in-Chiefs for The Oracle, the Managing Editor-in-Chief. His responsibilities include managing the staff in their tasks and making certain each article published best reflects the esteemed legacy that is The Oracle. Outside of journalism, Ben enjoys participating in theatre, writing songs, and reading.

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On December 11, 2023, the Springfield area experienced the snow FCPS may continue to encounter. Students experienced similar weather patterns on snow days January 16 and 19, which could be more frequent in the new year. “In fact, the way that I see things coming together, it does look like we should have a window when conditions are there for a good snowstorm,” said Sterling.

FCPS discontinues virtual learning during snow days

Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2024
Groundhog Day predicts early spring

Groundhog Day predicts early spring

Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2024
A slippery slope on the road

A slippery slope on the road

Ben Bradfield, Managing Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 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
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
The cast and crew of “It Makes You Think” gather shortly after their regional performance. “Overall, I loved working with everyone that was a part of VHSL. We formed a great bond!” said sophomore Dia Tafilaj.

VSHL One-Act makes you think

Ben Bradfield, News Editor
March 29, 2023
Spartan rappers chasing stardom

[Video] Spartan rappers chasing stardom

Robbie Kugler, Viewpoint Editor
February 15, 2023
North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Louisa County, Virginia is a local fission-based power generator; if fusion energy is to become mainstream, it would likely phase out these stations, along with fossil fuels.

Is fusion power our future power?

Ben Bradfield, News Editor
February 15, 2023
Swift’s tenth album features a distinct vision and newfound sonic cohesivity, which all 13 of these tracks showcase.

“Midnights” album ranked

Ben Bradfield, News Editor
November 10, 2022
The former Queen of England passed away a year after her husband, the previous Prince Consort and Duke of Edinburgh.

Queen Elizabeth II Passes

Ben Bradfield, News Editor
September 29, 2022
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