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Star Wars arrives once again: What audiences can expect

Joe Lotano, R1 Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

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The return of the Star Wars franchise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015 rejuvenated a fan base in hibernation since the disappointing prequel films. It returned Star Wars to a sky-high level of expectations. T...

Officer Savnik educates on addiction

Rollins Terry, R3 Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2017

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As the student resource officer at WHS, Officer Elizabeth Savnik seeks to help and protect students every day when she comes to work. Recently, this has meant speaking in numerous classes around the school about the resources th...

Star Wars arrives once again: Darth Vader toasters? Indeed

Noelle Mesbah, Web Editor

December 15, 2017

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A Star Wars makeup line, a BB8 cookie jar, Darth Vader toasters: It’s not hard to find virtually any product out there reimagined with a Star Wars-themed twist. The Star Wars franchise has always been able to turn a profit with fun ...

‘Magic Math’ dazzles

Jordan Sacher, R2 Sports/News Editor

December 8, 2017

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It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday in Room 184. Two groups of students - four girls, five boys - sit in circles working together on a probability problem. The details here are pretty advanced - they are trying to determine who will win...

WHS students on the job

Sarah Fox, Business Manager/R3 News Editor

December 8, 2017

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What’s it like to be a WHS student with a job? Let’s ask three of them: Hannah Mayer ’18 - Casa de Pizza “My favorite part of my job is my coworkers and the free food. When we aren’t very busy, it’s so fun t...

Counseling director explores college in Middle East

Olivia Morrison, Free-Lance Writer

December 8, 2017

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    Every year, some of the world’s most globally and culturally aware students flock to a uniquely inclusive university in the Middle East in order to receive a higher education. This past October, Westfield’s counseling ...

‘I have something to fight for’

Chelsea Frisch and Lucy Gretsky

November 17, 2017

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Abdullah Mahmood is only 16 years old, but he has lived a life far different from the average New Jersey teen. He has lived in Iraq and Syria for most of his young life, and he is a refugee. When asked what drives the conflict in...

One Book campaign kicks off

Chelsea Frisch and Lucy Gretsky

November 17, 2017

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On Nov. 2, the WHS Diversity Committee hosted a discussion in the high school’s library to talk about Warren St. John’s book Outcasts United, which tells the story of a soccer team made up of young refugee boys in a small t...

Student interns dive in

Lindsay Freidenrich, Business Manager/R3 News Editor

November 3, 2017

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​Underneath the surface of a political campaign lies a ton of hard work and countless moving pieces. With this year’s mayoral race, candidates Ms. Shelley Brindle and Mayor Andy Skibitsky have been working with many high school ...

WHS students vote

Chelsea Frisch and Madison Pena

November 3, 2017

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Laura Meyer “My parents talk a lot about politics and civic engagement, so it’s really exciting to get to start sharing my opinions and make a difference with my vote. I’m one of the interns on Shelley Brindle’s camp...

From Egypt to WHS

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

October 20, 2017

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For the past 14 years of his life, Mazen Abu-Alainin has lived in Cairo, surrounded by the rich history and culture that Egypt has to offer. Now he is walking the halls of WHS, observing American culture and making lots of ...

‘Mom… I mean Ms…’

Greta Frontero, R2 Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017

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Typically, students spend the first two months of school getting to know their teachers’ personalities and particular teaching styles. However, some WHS students have known one of their teachers for years. The reason is simple—...