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Athletes of the Month, November 2008

Alex Baden

November 19, 2008

Filed under The Inside Pitch

Aaron Smith, Football    by Claire MahoneyWith his versatility, agility, and football knowledge, senior Aaron Smith has made his mark on varsity football since he first began playing as a sophomore. Throughout his time on th...

ELECTION 2008: Dealing with the Economic Crisis

Alex Baden

November 14, 2008

Filed under Feature

There was a time when students only had to worry about studying hard to get into college. Today, students face record tuition costs and the fact that credit is more difficult to come by. According to The College Board’s ...

ELECTION 2008: Who is Barack Obama?

Alex Baden

November 14, 2008

Filed under Feature

The Manby Camilla Yanushevsky Separation, Racism, Struggle, Leadership: The Tall Mountain He Climbed: Barack Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read More »...

BAD DAY TO BE A PUMPKIN: Halloween Festivities Offer Hidden Learning Experience

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under News

Clockwise from left: junior Daniel Kirwan chows down on pumpkin pie, junior Chauncey Liffiton paints sophomore Ronnie Bonacorda’s face, two pumpkins carved by students in the pumpkin carving contest. “Drop the chair! Dr...

ELECTION 2008: Watching the Election Night Coverage from the Associated Press Newsroom

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under Feature

< I was blessed with a unique opportunity this election year – the chance to experience election night firsthand in the central newsroom of the largest news organization in the world, the Associated Press. What followed was...

ELECTION 2008: When Your Actions Speak Louder than a Vote

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under Feature

How Politically Active Students Are Working Towards Change For most students in the WJ community, political activism probably starts and ends with watching Sarah Palin parody clips on YouTube or putting an “I support...

State Department of Education Votes to Keep the HSA

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under News

After taking three HSAs in May, junior Dave Smith*,  who receives special education services, spent a week and a half last summer in a school-sponsored tutoring program geared towards teaching the skills necessary to pass th...

Pre-Gaming Leads to Consequences at Homecoming Weekend

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under News

Six students underwent consequences after being apprehended by administration due to the consumption of alcohol before the Homecoming game. Twenty-four hours later, three more students were caught drunk at the dance. All the st...

Out of Left Field: Ear Abuser, Ear Abuser, Oh You’re An Ear Abuser

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Attention students of America: I have an exciting new prospect for you. All that crap your parents gave you about applying yourself is useless now. A propitious career is on the horizon—one that promises even the most unimaginative, no...

Soul Men Perform as Expected in Decent Comedy

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Soul Men is the story of at odds bandmates, Louis Hinds (the always loveable Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd Henderson (played by the recently deceased comedy legend Bernie Mac) as they team up for a cross country trip to the Ap...

TV Shows from the Vault: Political Skits

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With ratings sky-rocketing behind Tina Fey’s vivacious Sarah Palin impersonations, “Saturday Night Live” is enjoying unparalleled late night success. The election cycle routinely provides “SNL” writers with material, bu...

‘It’s Easy Being Green’: MCSEA’s Effort for Grid Neutrality

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under News

If WJ becomes grid neutral, a site that produces as much electricity as it uses in a year, then students can anticipate change in the school’s design in order to attain higher energy efficiency and on site energy generation. WJ...

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