Alternatives to P.E testing -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Testing in P.E -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An in-depth look at cheating at WA -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A look at self-harm -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Integrating technology in the curriculum -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Self-harm: One student’s story -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Student opinions: Technology in the classroom -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video: Is cheating a problem at WA? -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tackling transportation at WA -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The scheduling debacle: Change on the rise? -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alcohol use examined at WA -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

School council discusses solutions to hectic school day -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Opinion: Schedule must change, but not dramatically -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sound Bytes: Students opinions on current schedule -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Opinion: Is technology in the classroom worth it? -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Integrating the curriculum with technology -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Student opinions on the bus system -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How Westford is reducing car crashes at WA -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One teen using alcohol “typically” -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Use of alcohol at WA is a problem -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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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