Alternatives to P.E testing -

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Testing in P.E -

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An in-depth look at cheating at WA -

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A look at self-harm -

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Integrating technology in the curriculum -

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Self-harm: One student’s story -

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Student opinions: Technology in the classroom -

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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

Alternatives to P.E testing

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John Devereaux WABC Liaison   As a Senior in High School, I have taken many tests during my tenure in gym. I’ve taken gym every year, and there was not an instance where I took my time or stopped what I was doing to study for these tests. About every two or three weeks the activity in Gym class will be changed into another activity. Before switching into the next activity every student no matter their grades have to take a small test. “The P.E test don’t benefit us at all, not positively or negatively. Most people don’t actually study for…

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Integrating technology in the curriculum

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Over the course of the next few years, WA is working on moving towards the implementation of technology in the classroom. Read the articles below for more information and opinions on the issue.

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Opinion: Schedule must change, but not dramatically

A schedule currently used at Westford Academy.

Tim DeLouchrey Sports Editor To change or not to change? That is the question many students and faculty members alike at Westford Academy have begun to ask regarding the current schedule the school exercises. As a senior, I have seen enough of the schedule to understand its ins and outs and its ups and downs. The schedule we have does a lot of good. The rotational nature of it is certainly a plus, as it has been proven by numerous researches that students learn differently depending on the time of day. If the schedule were to be altered, it would…

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Opinion: Is technology in the classroom worth it?

Click here to read an opinion about the implementation of technology in the classroom.

By Kai-Lou Yue News Editor As a student, I enjoy it when one of my teachers brings the class to one of the computer labs to work on a project or assignment, or signs out a laptop cart for use in the classroom. It’s a welcome change from a typical class of taking notes or listening to the teacher explain a concept. However, within the next few years, through the Digital Learning Plan, technology will be incorporated in the classroom curriculum through either one-to-one, where school district picks one device for all students to lease or buy from the school to use…

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Alcohol culture is problematic

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An editor’s opinion on the attitudes surrounding drinking in teen culture.

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Opinion: Stop buying parking passes from upperclassmen

After seniors leave on internship, the parking spaces are open and tempting for underclasmmen.

By Alok Ganguly Managing Editor As a junior at Westford Academy, one of the things that I am most looking forward to next year is getting a parking pass and being able to drive myself to school instead of riding the overcrowded bus in the morning. However, there is another opportunity for me to avoid waking up an hour early and getting ready for the bus ride: buying a parking pass off of a senior who won’t be needing it anymore. This age-old tradition is one of the few things that have made the daunting junior year something to look…

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Are we sheltered?

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Living in such a privileged community may cause students to become sheltered.

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The perfect present

A secret Santa gift

Having trouble finding presents this holiday season? Get some ideas from our list.

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5 best and worst holiday songs

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Read about the best and the worst songs for this holiday season.

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Is Christmas a dirty word?

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As the holiday season approaches, the school has to ensure its staff members will remain Politically Correct as not to offend any students. I understand that it is important to recognize various religions and holidays, but why is a Christian holiday like Christmas considered so taboo?

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Don’t be afraid to tell

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While many students think that “telling on” friends for drug use can be seen as “tattling”, it actually can save their lives.

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It’s not about the endgame

Textbooks about what can happen to students are not an effective method of deterring teenagers from using drugs and alcohol.

Drug education is not handled correctly at WA, but Herren’s presentation is a step in the right direction.

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