Historic teacher inspires peers -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Paper, Plastic, and Progess -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin carving tricks -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mattinson cheers and flips -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

“Leaves” a dazzling part of the fall foliage -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Announcements incite discomfort -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Is your house a trick or treat? -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Baking up fun at WA -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life After Tricks ‘r Treats -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WA Varsity Volleyball loses to LS -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NHS Tutoring Is Back -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Girls’ Varsity Soccer defeated -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Movies -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Girls’ Volleyball defeats Boston-Latin on senior night -

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sleep? There’s a nap for that. -

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spirit Week: Senior Perspective -

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spirit Week: Freshman Perspective -

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WA falls on senior night -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Students enjoy tailgate -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seniors sweep spirit rally -

Friday, October 24, 2014

A novel idea: Summer Picks

By Theresa Yuan Staff Writer Whether you’re taking a long road trip or planning on lounging comatose on your couch with few thoughts of ever getting up again, here’s a list of books you can spend your summer with. For a Psychological Thriller: Tana French’s “The Likeness” (Viking Adult, $9.03) takes readers behind the doors of a beautiful rococo-era house where a sinister murder has occurred. Cassie Maddox, one of the few female detectives in the Irish murder squad, goes undercover when a young girl is found killed in the woods, a young girl who bears a surprising resemblance to…

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Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Theresa Yuan Staff Writer Six Word Summary: Punk Hacker almost redeems languid thriller. What’s yellow and black and read all over? This summer’s mega hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Random House, $11.99) from Swedish writer Steig Larsson continues to be a bestseller this January. It is immensely readable and features a handful of striking and eccentric characters. But beyond the hype, is this a mystery-thriller worth reading? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has a straightforward premise- a girl, Harriet Vanger, disappeared forty years ago, and her elderly uncle now wants to find the truth behind her…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Books For Everyone on Your List

Books may be the perfect gift

by Theresa Yuan Staff Writer Looking to get books that won’t wind up as doorstops for everyone on your list? Look no further. I’ve compiled a list of the best books to get all your friends and family based on the best books I’ve read this year. They range from quirky to thought-provoking, and there’s one for every reader on your list. For the Fantasy Buff Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Bloomsbury, $20.48) took author Susanna Clarke eleven years to write. It also won dozens of prestigious awards around the globe. But that’s not why your resident fantasy buff will…

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“The Corrections”: A Study in Family Reunions

by Theresa Yuan Staff Writer Six-Word Summary: Dysfunctional Family Faces Christmas Dinner, Dementia Jonathan Franzen is 51 years old, and he’s already been tagged as the next Great American Novelist. His latest novel Freedom is generating a lot of buzz, but during this sugar-cookies and winter-frost time of year, The Corrections (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $16.00), his ambitious novel about a dysfunctional family gathered for Christmas, becomes all the more relevant. The Corrections is an intensive, under-the-microscope study of elderly couple Enid and Alfred Lambert and their three estranged children. It is written with such high-powered language that even the…

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