The Pitch

In The Wake of Rutgers Tragedy, A Reminder to Act

Girard Bucello, Staff Writer

November 12, 2010

Tyler Clementi’s suicide sends a message far beyond the campus of Rutgers University. His death, tinged with anti-gay bias, sheds light on a number of similar tragedies in other schools: kids harassed to the point where they...

New Advertisements Clog YouTube

Alex Spinard, Staff Writer

November 12, 2010

With a growing number of people in the world gaining Internet accessibility, website administrators are finding new ways to make money off of previously free Internet content. YouTube has recently implemented advertisements more...

The Effects of Facebook on Our Society

Cameron Keyani, Staff Writer

November 11, 2010

Tagged in this note: Girl Who I am Interested In, Best Friend, "Lepidus" of best friend triumvirate who will feel left out otherwise, other girls who I find attractive Facebook has become a popular website and has grown in...

Foul Ball: Can You Say Cheesy?

Katie Levingston, Online Editor in Chief

November 10, 2010

I’m finally a senior. I’m finally a part of that coveted spot in the social food chain of high school. I get to have my own hallway, go to prom and, all in all, just be really cool. Not that I wasn’t already. But seniordom...

Up at Bat: If You Were a Super Student, What Would Your Super Power Be?

Liz Wasden, Print Editorial Editor

November 10, 2010

Peter Parker was just in high school when he was bitten by a radioactive spider and transformed into a crime-fighting and skyscraper-climbing human spider. The Disney movie Sky High featured an entire school of teenage heroes a...

Quite the Convenient Quartermaine Coffee

Alex Spinard, Staff Writer & PR Manager

October 11, 2010

Quartermaine, an award-winning coffee shop, has been conveniently relocated to Georgetown Square, a good location for WJ students, being much closer than the Starbucks across Old Georgetown Road. Quartermaine serves many WJ students,...

POINT-COUNTERPOINT:For Health Awareness, Counting on Wrong Methods

Phillip Resnick, Assistant Print Sports Editor

October 11, 2010

Each day at lunch, approximately half of WJ’s students go to Georgetown Square to buy food. Another majority brings their own bag lunches from home. Others go to the mall, to Starbucks or back to their own homes. The only MCPS-certified...

POINT-COUNTERPOINT:Calorie Counts Inform and

Jenny Deutsch, Staff Writer

October 11, 2010

When I see people indulging themselves in food containing heaping doses of fat, calories and sugar, I think to myself, "Do these people know what they are eating?" Do they know that with every bite of that tasty treat they are...

Slugger: Concert Conundrum

Alexandra Sanfuentes, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2010

Sploosh. Ah, the sound of Heineken splashing on you. Although you are being pushed, shoved, bumped around and doused with beer (of which there is a 50 percent chance that it has been spit out of someone’s mouth), do you even...

Curveball: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Sasha Tycko, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2010

My life changed that warm summer day when I marched into Salon Nader with an air of determination about me and firmly declared, "chop it off." With a couple of snips and a lot of hair product, I transformed my entire look by means...

Foul Ball: Dear Abby

Abby Singley, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2010

Once my parents knew they were having a girl, they had narrowed their "A names" down to two choices: Arielle and Abigail. The tie-breaker was my sister, who, at the time, suffered from severe speech problems as a little two-year-old....

Homecoming Video Tradition Lives On

Cameron Keyani, Staff Writer

October 11, 2010

Another year, another WJ homecoming. As we return from our comfortable summer vacations to the harsh tedium of schoolwork and tests, we have to be welcomed back with gusto, and nothing says "welcome back" like sweaty, debauched...

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