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WHS rocks the Runway of Dreams

Claudia Millwater and Audrey Pucciarelli | June 10, 2019

On May 31, WHS junior Jillian LaConti and freshman Charlotte Cohen put together a fashion show called Runway of Dreams in the WHS auditorium, enabling children with and without disabilities to rock their individual styles. With 550 people watching the 42 models in their dream outfits, LaConti and Cohen were not only able to help make a difference in these kids’ lives, but make the dreams of student...

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The time is now for Timeless Attire

Jake White | June 10, 2019

“Your passion is timeless.” This is the slogan that many entrepreneurs follow when starting their own businesses. It’s also one of the reasons junior Ari Wolf decided to name his clothing brand Timeless Attire. Founded during the beginning of Wolf’s sophomore year, Timeless Attire produces clothing with positive vibes for high school students. The shirts possess imagery such as warm colors...

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Courtyard garden blooms again

Annie Cerria and Grace Friedberg | June 3, 2019

The courtyard in between the front hallway and middle hallway has always been a mystery to most students. Many have wondered over the years why the courtyard seems so overgrown and forgotten. As it turns out, the courtyard has a fascinating story and one senior is laboriously working to write the space’s next chapter. The student taking on the challenge is WHS senior Matt Loftus. During Loftus’...

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The wooden gem of WHS

Abby Jarecki and Jackie LaMastra | May 29, 2019

While hundreds of students and staff members walk past Room 137 every day, many do not notice the hard work and creativity that occurs behind those two wooden doors. With retro mint green paint and wood interior from wall to wall, it is clear the WHS woodshop is a place where artistry takes center stage. A veteran of 28 years in the Westfield school district, Industrial Arts Teacher James Hart teaches...

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The price of pride

Greta McLaughlin | June 10, 2019

Walking into many stores in the month of June, you’re bound to find some form of a rainbow. Whether it be plastered on the socks at Urban Outfitters or printed on shirts at H&M, various companies have incorporated LGBTQ+ pride into their merchandise. “For years, I saw [this] as a good thing like ‘There’s all this acceptance,’” WHS sophomore Sean Marner explained. However, he soon realized...

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Transforming the role of an ex-president

Annie Cerria | June 10, 2019

In late April, the Obamas announced that they signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce several shows and movies. In addition, the family is starting their own production company called Higher Ground. A majority of the programs will deal with politically charged issues, which marks an important shift in the tone of the ex-presidency to one that encourages political action long after leaving...

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Greta McLaughlin and Jessi Schlewitt | June 3, 2019

I beg of you, vaccinate your children by Greta McLaughlin In April, a London mother posted photos of her baby daughter, sick with measles. She was too young to receive the MMR vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella, and likely contracted the disease from an unvaccinated individual. She was put at risk for blindness, pneumonia and death. Though this took place across the pond, the issue is also prevalent...

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Go ahead, be political: a look into social media activism

Abby Jarecki and Emma Karp | June 3, 2019

You may remember Bill Nye, otherwise known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” teaching you tough scientific topics through his quirky videos. But, as current environmental issues like climate change become more problematic, Nye’s child-friendly personality has taken a twist. On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on May 12, Nye made a bold and timely cameo; while setting a globe on fire, he said,...

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McLane crushes LAX records

Adam Perez and Lauren Oligino | June 3, 2019

Senior Devon McLane has broken three WHS all-time career offensive records in boys lacrosse with 135 goals, 171 assists and 306 points. “Breaking records has been fun and it’s definitely something I’ve enjoyed, but I’ve enjoyed nothing more than winning with my team,” said McLane, who plays the attack position. McLane credits most of his success to his team, saying that he has “played...

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Alex Weinberg | June 3, 2019

In today’s age of sports, nothing happens without studio analysts and sports talk show hosts picking apart players, games, teams and decisions piece by piece. However, when sports talk shows present just the facts, they make solid arguments but fail to engage viewers. Given that they are on television to entertain, these shows need to have character. And in today’s sports world, they absolutely...

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States pass anti-abortion laws

Emily Greenzang and Audrey Pucciarelli | June 3, 2019

On May 14, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the Human Life Protection Act, which proposes banning all abortions in the state that do not put the life or health of the mother at risk. This bill, also known as HB 314, would criminalize abortion and attempted abortion except in the previously stated cases. If this law in Alabama were to go into effect, women who get abortions would not be prosecuted...

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SAT “adversity score” aims to level the playing field

Jessi Schlewitt | June 3, 2019

On May 16, the College Board announced their plans to initiate the Environmental Context Dashboard, a supplement to SAT scores rating challenges that test-takers face. The ECD, otherwise referred to as the “adversity score,” provides a cumulative score of a student’s disadvantages from 1 to 100, with a score over 50 alluding to high disadvantage and under 50 implying higher levels of privilege. The...

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Demi Tsavekou | June 10, 2019

From cartoon to live action, the new rendition of Aladdin modernizes the 1992 production that audiences fell in love with. The 2019 version, directed by Guy Ritchie, puts a couple of spins on the original Disney story. With Will Smith as the Genie, it would be hard to imagine a boring movie. This adaptation is one of the reasons viewers jumped on a magic carpet and took a ride to the theatre to see...

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Reliving the life of a rock legend

Morgan Boll | June 10, 2019

The captivating fantasy musical Rocketman directed by Dexter Fletcher came to theaters May 31. The biopic explores the remarkable life of classic rock star Sir Elton John (Taron Egerton). It focuses on many of John’s past addictions and on his struggle identifying with his homosexuality. It shows his transition from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton John, his stage name. The movie begins with John...

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Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season, but find carving a pumpkin a pain? It’s a mess to cut into the pumpkin, take out all of that ooey, gooe...

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