West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

West Springfield High School Newspaper

The Oracle

Christina Nies

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief

Christina is a senior and this is her fourth year doing journalism. She is one of three Editors-in-Chiefs for The Oracle, the Copy Editor-in-Chief. Outside of class, she loves journaling, listening to music, and learning German. She hopes to study political science, international relations, or music management in college.

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Seniors Christina Nies and Briseis Memos recently attended a concert by rock band Tool. While best known as a progressive rock band, Tool fuses elements of nu metal with progressive rock in their music.

Nu metal resurges among Gen Z

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2024
Left to right: senior and program director James Hogan, senior and president Edward Tomlinson, junior and secretary Ryan Healy, and senior and vice president Liam Stubblefield.

Philosophy Club fundamentals

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2023
Left to right: senior Alyssa Delmonico, Spanish teacher Michelle Caldwell, seniors Andrew Downham, Emma Doll, and Brady Echols

PJ day starts spirit week

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2023
As part of Halloween festivities, students played ‘wrap the mummy,” in which participants wrap a volunteer in toilet paper. Uniquely American activities such as making s’mores and cornhole were also enjoyed before the night ended with a round of trick-or-treating.

German exchange students come to WS

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2023
Spartans register to vote

Spartans register to vote

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2023
An additional way AP Precalculus differs from the Honors version of the class is its focus on rates of change. Rates of change are introduced in the very beginning of AP Precalculus, while they are barely mentioned in Honors.

The launch of AP Precalculus peeves

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 3, 2023
(Left to right) Seniors Mikayla Bartos and Mia Chetelat

Homecoming week begins brightly

Christina Nies, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 2, 2023
Although junior year is often viewed as a year of struggle, juniors were able to have fun and win second place in this year’s homecoming float competition.

Junior year: friend or foe?

Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor
May 31, 2023
Questbridge is aligned with a wide variety of college partners across the country, including Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, Princeton University, and Yale University.

Questbridge bridges the gap

Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor
February 15, 2023
“My journey as a high school athlete has definitely not been normal,” said Thaler. The pandemic cut Thaler’s freshman year lacrosse season short    and moved her sophomore year field hockey season from summer-fall to winter-spring.

Seniors say goodbye to their sports

Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor
December 15, 2022
Evan Peters stars in “Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story” which has a record watch time of over 3.7 billion streaming minutes.

The Dahmer dilemma

Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor
November 10, 2022
The dispensers provide an excellent option to students who don’t have access to menstrual products at home. Instead, these students must now rely on others for these essential supplies.

Empty words and empty dispensers

Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor
September 29, 2022
Besides charting 24 songs, “Dawn FM” recently hit number one on Billboards Top Album’s Sales chart.

2022 album reviews

Christina Nies, Features Editor
February 28, 2022
Junior Tenzin Werner participated in protests in support of Uyghurs this past fall, condemning China’s actions and displaying solidarity by the Tibetan community.

“Never again” is happening, again

Christina Nies, Features Editor
February 28, 2022
Chocolate crackle cookies

Chocolate crackle cookies

Christina Nies, Features Editor
December 16, 2021
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