Students recognize teachers -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cote crafts Gold Key winner -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Robotics programs success -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A broken system -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Boucher blends in at WA -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The PARCCing Jam -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PARCC Soundbytes -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stop with the elaborate “promposals” -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Is opting out of PARCC an option? -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Opinion: Opting in for the future -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Opinion: No PARCCing zone -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Asher Lev wins finals -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brown heads new PE program -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dances: A thing of the past? Teachers react -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Participation in internships grows -

Friday, March 28, 2014

Craig makes it to Nationals -

Friday, March 28, 2014

Previewing Spring Rec Ball -

Monday, March 24, 2014

Students amaze at WA’s Got Talent -

Monday, March 24, 2014

Video: An exotic internship -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The state of NHS in Westford -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A broken system

A view from inside the detention room.

By Tim DeLouchrey Sports LiasionĀ  At 2:00 on a typical Wednesday afternoon, I did not proceed to the senior parking lot. I was, instead, on my way to the detention room. I had been tardy to school often during the third term, and it had resulted in two office detentions. To simplify the situation, I had to sit in a room for an hour because my ride to school had been running late. I do not drive myself, nor do I take the bus, so it is typically out of my hands whether I get to school on time or…

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The PARCCing Jam

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Our complete coverage on the PARCC testing.

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PARCC Soundbytes

by Kathleen McAleese, Timmy Delouchrey, Fatimah Noulati, and Alok Ganguly Managing Editor, Sports Liason, Staff Writer, and Public Relations Three junior English classes have the option to take the PARCC exam from April 9th to April 11th, and will miss classes to do so. These soundbytes are opinions about the process from juniors that are in the classes chosen to take the test.  

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Stop with the elaborate “promposals”

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Prom – the pinnacle of every teenager’s life. The greatest event you will experience in high school. In reality, it’s just the most romanticized night in your four years at Westford Academy.

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Opinion: Opting in for the future

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The hallways of Westford Academy have been buzzing with news of the controversial PARCC testing holding its first field test on April 9th. Students were informed of the option to not participate in the testing, which would be detrimental to the future of this assessment.

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Opinion: No PARCCing zone

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By Lauren Cullen Managing Editor The past few weeks, WA students have been talking about the PARCC test. Most of the talk is of the negative, because the assessment is unfair to the students taking it. After last night’s School Committee meeting, it was brought to the attention of the selected students today that they have an option to opt out of the test. I think this is a valid option and I would opt out of the test if I was selected, especially if I was missing Honors or AP classes. Students should not have to be forced into…

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The state of NHS in Westford

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The National Honor Society has been a mainstay at Westford Academy. The Ghostwriter has taken an investigative look at the club from multiple perspectives. In recent years, the club has seen fundraising dwindle and its importance to college admissions questioned. The Society is looking to improve in the future, however there are still more steps to consider.

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The dimming torch of NHS

The National Honor Society logo features a shining torch.

By Andy Dunn Staff Writer The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization founded in 1921. Admission into the club is based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Their logo, as shown on the right, features a bright, flaming torch. Over the last few years, the Tadmuck Chapter of the National Honor Society has seen that torch slowly fade away for various reasons. The first declining area for NHS is the trend in fundraising over recent years. So far this year, NHS has raised $410 for charity via the Bazaar and Bake Sale, according…

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Rec Ball playoffs: Results and predictions

Rec ball stats and predictions.

By Tim DeLouchrey and John Devereaux Sports Liaison and WABC Liaison Here are the results from the second round of the playoffs, as well as predictions for the third round. Blazers 44 — 46 Sonics Nick Mizzoni (Sonics) – 30 Jack Underhill (Blazers) – 12 Jack Cusworth/Sam Libby (Blazers) – 11   Bucks 54 — 48 Jazz Sean Coppinger (Jazz) – 16 Conor Hanly (Bucks) – 16 Luc Lebleu (Bucks) – 14   Mavs 46 — 43 Heat Nick Mariano (Heat) – 24 Dan Bodi (Mavs) – 20 Ryan Semeter (Mavs) – 15   Magic 49 — 51 Rockets Andrew…

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What Grinds Our Gears: The congestion conundrum

A group of sophomores block the English hallway.

Hallway and parking lot congestion is a very common problem at Westford Academy. Every day, both in the morning and afternoon, so many kids decide to completely disregard others’ need to get from one place to the next and block hallways and traffic lanes in large groups, making travel nearly impossible.

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8 affordable pieces for spring

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Eight affordable pieces of fashion for you wardrobe this spring.

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The “Sports” of the Olympics

Opinion: Should all of the Winter Olympic activities really be called sports?

By Anthony Giovino Staff Writer In truth, the Winter Olympics are, for the most part, called what they truly are: games. The so-called “sports” of these Olympics are no more a sport than cleaning the house, or building structures. And yet, if somebody were to put a timer on those activities and told one person to do it better than the other, they would be called sports too. I have studied each Winter Olympic event, and I am prepared to make and defend the case that these “sports” of the Olympics are nothing more than exactly what they have been…

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