The Oracle

How to solve a problem like Maria: Whatever

Maria Scaptura, ETC. Editor

June 1, 2011

Well I’m stumped.  I have absolutely no clue what to write for this column. I’m sitting here in bed just typing words at random, hoping something will strike a chord with me. Speaking of chords, there’s this new movie...

Teen Center prepares kids for sports season

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

June 1, 2011

With basketball coming to a close, many local basketball players are looking for a decent court to play on. Luckily for them, nearby Washington Irving Middle School provides that court through their Teen Center program. Teen...

Gorham gets in the game

Maria Suri, Oracle Online Assistant

June 1, 2011

When students go to sporting events, they expect to see the excited crowds, pumped athletes, stressed coaches and, of course, the photographers. Senior Emily Gorham is one of these Spartan photographers. Gorham first started...

Film brings Hollywood to our home

Andy Gholson, Oracle Online Editor

May 26, 2011

 It wasn’t the circus, or a superstar rock band. Leonardo DiCaprio came to town. Over the course of five or six days in late March, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Clint Eastwood were spotted in the Northern Virginia and ...

Black Plague replaces Bieber Fever

Sara Lepley, Entertainment Editor

May 26, 2011

YouTube is a hot spot for talented artists who have the potential to be famous, but just need to be discovered. Rebecca Black is not one of those singers. A month after being uploaded, the video for her song “Friday”...

The Whos down in Whoville love ‘Seussical, the Musical’

Sam Perlstein, Features Editor

May 26, 2011

Bright colors, a lively cast, crazy music and a powerful message. Those were the ingredients used by the Theater Department to create success. Seussical, the 2011 spring musical, blends the outrageous tales of Dr. Seuss and...

Food fight: Not who we are

May 26, 2011

To all who were affected, we want you to know that we are truly sorry for the food fight in the cafeteria. We recognize that to participate in or even to watch such an event should leave us ashamed. We are all ashamed. What...

Letters: Balance is the key

May 26, 2011

Dear Editors, In the April 12 edition of The Oracle, Nicole Brigham’s article entitled, “Finding a Balance,” talks about the topic of students being overworked by sports and academics. Fennville High School’s Wes Leona...

Wrapping up spring break

Samantha Perlstein, Features Editor

May 23, 2011

Sunshine, beaches, freedom. That about sums up spring break. The break is over and everyone must get back to dragging their feet from class to class. Even a month later, people are buzzing about their spring breaks. For...

West End Rugby deserves more recognition

Julie Parisi, Oracle Editor

May 11, 2011

Baseball was not the only local team to win a state championship last year; West End Rugby is the defending 2010 Division 1 Virginia High School State Champion. In front of about 300 spectators at the T.C. Williams turf field,...

Athletes’ work halted by unexpected accidents on field

Nora Osei, Viewpoint Editor

May 11, 2011

Sports are always fun..until you get hurt. Many high school students play a sport either for the competitiveness of their school team, or for their club team just for fun. Through this they improve their fitness level, make...

‘Water for Elephants’ brings circus to big screen

Kelly Carlin, Oracle Editor

May 11, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the greatest show on earth! Well, sort of. The new movie “Water for Elephants” focuses on a man’s life aboard a circus train. While the film offers plenty of spectacle, it...

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