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Q&A: Graduation Speaker and Former Press Secretary Mike McCurry

May 5, 2009

Filed under Feature

How were you approached about becoming graduation speaker?   I got a letter on Jan. 6 from the senior class officers inviting me to be the commencement speaker. I think they checked with [my son] Will, [who is a senior at WJ], ...

The Downside of Missing School: My Experience With Multiple Jaw Surgeries

May 5, 2009

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a life-changing misfortune When I was in eighth grade, just a month shy of turning 14, I had all four of my impacted wisdom teeth extracted. I was given IV sedation for the procedure, as is common, and the oral surgeon apparently ope...

Going Green: WJ’s Guide to Healthy Living

May 4, 2009

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It can be hard to find healthy options when you and your friends hit up the same fast food chains at lunch day after day. So, The Pitch decided to help you out and recommend the healthiest options at some of your favorite local ch...

Going Green: WJ’s Guide to Healthy Living…For Some, Eco-Friendly Is a Way of Life

May 4, 2009

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From promoting organic foods through this year’s Eco Café to simple diet and exercise, this April, the WJ community has been focusing on physical and environmental health. In the spirit of Earth Day and the approaching bikini...

Dare to Green: WJ Celebrates Earth Day

May 4, 2009

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This year, as in years past, WJ celebrated Earth Day in the best way possible: by showing students how they could celebrate the Earth in their everyday lives. But as an added bonus, many of the displays at this year’s Earth Da...

Boys Tennis Cruises Through Division II

May 1, 2009

Filed under Sports News

With a 9-1 record so far this season, the team is dominating Division II, a step down from the elite Division I where they were last season. So far, with a record to prove it, the team has been able to defeat almost all of thei...

Boys Lacrosse Wins Four Straight in April

May 1, 2009

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Defense may win championships, but when an offense is playing the way the boys lacrosse team’s has, it’s hard to bet against them. Read More »...

Rugby: Not Just Another Euro-Fad

May 1, 2009

Filed under The Inside Pitch

Thousands of miles away from here, fans wearing their home team’s colors of black and silver stand in their seats as a scoring opportunity arises. They hold their breath in unison as they watch the play develop. A player clad in b...

Spring Grab-Bag

May 1, 2009

Filed under The Inside Pitch

With a myriad of sports present in today’s world, we here on The Pitch’s sports staff, consisting of David Riva, Colin Buley, Corey Goldstone and Mateo Williamson, believe that every sport, regardless of popularity, has the righ...

Fresh Start for Boys Volleyball

May 1, 2009

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Returning only three players this year from a team last year that went undefeated in the regular season, the boys volleyball team has played the season to an impressive 7-4 record. Led by their captains, junior setter Jeremy Lee ...

Hitting Falls Short of Expectations for 6-7 Baseball

May 1, 2009

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When looking at the baseball team’s roster, the amount of individual athleticism is impressive. Unfortunately for the team as a whole, the hitting has not been up to snuff. Read More »...

Coed Vollyball

May 1, 2009

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Despite the new additions to the team, coed volleyball is struggling with season so far with a record of 2-7. The difference in experience and playing against "stacked" teams proves as a disadvantage for the team. Stacking occ...

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