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Homecoming King 2012

November 26, 2011

by Malcolm SpurlockDashing through the halls, I waited for the precise moment that a large mob of students would pass before me, so I could throw myself against a locker, melt to the ground, and cry in a pool of my own tears. As ...

Paterno firing justified

November 17, 2011

by Krysta HuberFormer defensive coordinator of the Penn State football team, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Nov. 5 on charges of sexual abuse. Sandusky’s arrest prompted Penn State Board of Trustees to fire former Head Foot...

Power struggles: Mother Nature strikes again

November 17, 2011

by Tess Lukowiak​Batteries: check. Flash- light: check. Case of water: check.No, I’m not collecting these for my bomb shelter; these are necessary supplies for my bedroom after my experiences with Hurricane Irene and a...

Respect needed on Wall Street

November 9, 2011

by Emily Miller The media has publicized several incidents of supposed police brutality aimed at Occupy protesters in recent weeks. Most recently, violence broke out between the Oakland Police Department and Occupy Wall Street ...

November 1: Reason for Cheering

November 4, 2011

by Julia Queller July 4. Oct. 31. Feb. 14.All of these recognizable dates hold special meaning and are cause for celebration. As a high school senior, I have another important date to add to the list. Nov. 1, the due date fo...

Update frenzy

November 1, 2011

by Julia Queller Apple recently unveiled iOS 5, its new software system for the iPhone. Hailed as the world’s most advanced operating system, iOS 5 is the must-have update for all technology lovers, which, let’s ...

Suburgatory stands out

October 28, 2011

by Krysta HuberAh, the infamous land of suburbia: the clichéd setting for a television show. How many shows about well-manicured lawns, trophy wives and cliquey teenage girls have been on the air? Far too many. But Emi...

Pundits & Puns

October 14, 2011

​by Dara Levy​Chris Christie officially announces he will not be running for president. The governor has yet to announce when he will be running on a treadmill. ​Westfield Town Council meeting adjourned for second time due to rowdy audience members.&...

Teacher addresses Parent Portal

October 13, 2011

Dear Editor: ​On Columbus Day, the Westfield Public Schools plan to offer parents 24-hour online access to student marks as they are entered into teachers’ electronic grade books.  A district committee has set ...

Technologically impaired

October 13, 2011

by Katie MarinoHave you ever received constant text messages from an unknown number with phrases like "L.A.L: iS that rite"? Do you have an abundance of missed calls from the same number in Florida with creepy blank voicemails?...

Security slips on SAT

October 7, 2011

by Krysta Huber SAT: that notorious acronym that consumes your junior and senior years of high school. Unfortunately, it has been ingrained in students’ minds that spending four long hours at a small desk in a stuffy ...

Does Television Need a Reality Check?

September 26, 2011

​By Caroline O'ConnorWhether it’s after a long day of school or on a Sunday evening flipping through the DVR, everyone seems to find time to watch those "guilty pleasure" television shows. As much as some people hat...