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Graph of American's willingness to receive the COVID vaccine

Vaccination should be encouraged, not required

Nicholas Melnichenko, News Editor May 19, 2021

As more people become eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations, schools, colleges, universities, and public school systems are looking at their role in protecting students and faculty. Throughout the country,...

A traditional prom photo from the WHS 1959 yearbook.

2021 seniors suffer drastic consequences from COVID protocols

Sarah Augustine, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2021

I imagined attending an elaborate and black-and-white dance and a festive prom. I imagined showing off my spirit through dressing up in the daily themes during spirit week. I imagined repping my college...

The world-famous “Oscar” statue stands as a symbol for the highest achievements of the entertainment industry, but as well its dark and long history of discrimination and exclusion.

Award season 2021: performative action or real change?

Casey Friedman, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Most WHS students when asked would probably assert that they don’t pay much attention to award show nominations or wins for film and television, but in this pandemic year, conversations on diversity...

The return to all in-person schooling: two perspectives

Casey Friedman and Jacey Hinton March 22, 2021

Casey Friedman: While I am extremely excited for the social and academic benefits the return to all in-person schooling on Monday, March 22 will provide for myself and those around me, I believe there...

The detrimental effects of college shaming

Sarah Augustine, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

The dreaded college process is stressful in all communities. However, Weston in particular is known for its overly ambitious environment, as numerous students attend highly selective colleges. Based on...

Gotbetter poses with her vote-by-mail ballot as she votes for the first time.

The youth vote in this election is as important as it is powerful

Casey Friedman, Co-editor-in-chef October 31, 2020

While this year’s presidential election has generated campaigning and attention both nationally and locally, it has also reinvigorated the conversation around voting-- specifically youth voting. As the...

Is the college process fair?

Sarah Augustine and Casey Friedman June 7, 2019

The very controversial and heavily debated college admissions process is constantly the topic of dinner table discussion, regardless of student age. This year, some of the controversy has been aggravated...

MSA improves my student experience

Yara Attar , Staff Writer February 13, 2019

As a Muslim student at WHS, being a minority among the majority can often feel isolating. However, as a member of the Muslim Student Association, I have been able to find an environment where I can meet...

How I changed my perspective as a student

Olivia Fennell, Contributing Writer May 30, 2018

This year I designed and completed an independent study to explore a particular question: What is teaching? For my project, I visited seven classes in a variety of different subjects aiming to discover...

Various students speak at a forum at the Weston METCO 50th anniversary event

What I have learned from my time in METCO

Conor McCoy, Staff Writer May 4, 2018

Throughout my time in Weston, METCO has always been a major part of my identity.  Starting at the Roxbury Weston Preschool, I’ve seen how Weston’s relationship with the program has changed over the...

A poster, created by sophomore Adi Saligrama and Ardsley, NY high school senior Benjamin Sherman, can be seen in the library and in the English/History wing. It encourages people to take action against the FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality.

FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality threatens freedom of students and teachers

Adi Saligrama, News Editor December 13, 2017

On Thursday, December 14, the FCC will vote to repeal net neutrality. As a concerned student and member of the activist group Keep Our Net Free, I believe this repeal is a threat to every single American...

Banner created by the SEA club hanging from the second floor of the Science Wing raises environmental awareness in the school community. PHOTO/Alina Hachigian

Climate change: fast approaching or already here?

Alina Hachigian , Co-Editor-In-Chief November 20, 2017

There’s No Plan(et) B. That’s what the banner designed by the Students for Environmental Action (SEA) club hanging in the WHS Science Wing reads. A reminder to students to be cognizant of the effects...

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