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Far Away from the Family

Sari Amiel, Print Feature Co-Editor

March 7, 2012

On top of the schoolwork, activites and sports that fill the daily schedules of many students, having a family member away from home for large portions of the year is an added burden, especially if this family member is in a dan...

Living and Learning in the Land of Israel

Claudia Nguyen, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2012

This April, juniors Aylat Lifshitz and Haley Weinischke will board a plane and travel 6,000 miles. The two girls will attend a study abroad program for two months, at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), which pro...

WJ Students Lend a Helping Hand in Haiti

Jenny Deutsch, Print Feature Editor

February 1, 2012

While some WJ students were tanning on faraway beaches or lounging at home, Emily and Charlotte Fallick spent winter break in Haiti, helping rebuild houses and offering support to displaced victims after the devastating 7.0 ma...

Gender Equity: Women’s Plight in Politics

Ali Jawetz, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2012

WJ has never had a female SGA president in the past eight years. In addition, out of the three females who have been on the SGA in the past eight years, all three have held the position of secretary. Still, WJ at least has had female...

A Day in the Life of Principal Jennifer Baker

Megan Chun, Online Feature Editor

January 27, 2012

It is 7 a.m. on a weekday and Principal Jennifer Baker arrives at school. After checking her email and responding to urgent matters, such as malfunctioning equipment, in the building, she goes into the halls and greets student...

The Environmental Effort at WJ

Sari Amiel, Print Feature Editor

January 27, 2012

Although our individual school’s ecological footprint is only a fraction of the nation’s, WJ staff and students are contributing to environmental health by making efforts to save energy and mitigate pollution. Perhaps there are ineffic...

The Teacher Clique

Cameron Keyani, Online Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2011

Many students assume their teachers are robots who are put in a storage closet at the end of the day to recharge. But, in truth, they are people too and, like us, they have lives outside of school. But the other thing they...

Pride and Prejudice: Being Gay at WJ

Jenny Deutsch, Print Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

Recently, there has been ample media coverage regarding the suicides of homosexual youths who have been mercilessly bullied to a horrible breaking point. In lieu of these tragic events, the WJ community can reflect upon how it...

Snack Smart: Healthy Eating During the Day

Sari Amiel, Print Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

Breakfast is said to be the healthiest meal of the day, correlating with success at school and the ability to stay awake. Yet, many still never eat it, often because they are always hurried or are just not hungry. After breakfast,...

WJ S*T*A*G*E’s Diary of Anne Frank

Claudia Nguyen, Megan Chun, Print Assistant News Editor, Online Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

    Although many school plays tend to focus on comical or light-hearted theatric productions, WJ S*T*A*G*E has decided to key in on a more serious and historic interpretation this fall. Adapted from the novel of the same title,...

Four Guys and an Interview: Homecoming Video Preview

Megan Chun, Online Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

The week of homecoming provides students with an opportunity to showcase their spirit through various activities and events, such as the hall decorations and spirit dress days. Since 1997, the presentation of the homecoming video...

Wildcat Lore: Traditions and Mascots of WJ’s Past

Sari Amiel, Print Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

During the fall sports pep rally on the first Friday of school, a panda stood, cheering, alongside WJ’s mascots. Evidently, the time had come to figure out which mascots we do have and why. The answer lies deep in WJ’s...

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