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  • Wingspan wins 2017 NSPA Pacemaker

Sincerely Sydney: break the mold

Sincerely Sydney: break the mold

Sydney Gish, Staff Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Students already have a lot on their plate with keeping up in school, managing extracurriculars, hanging out with friends and family, so the last thing needed is more pressure. In addition to trying to balance social and academic lives, many teens also struggle with low self esteem. With new techn...

Editorial: need an alternative to PSAT/SAT classes

Editorial: need an alternative to PSAT/SAT classes

Wingspan Editorial Staff
March 14, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A vital change in this year’s course catalog is the lack of test prep classes. As sophomores and juniors look over the class selection for the 2017-18 school year, many of them may not notice that PSAT and SAT preparatory courses, which were offered as free classes in previous years’ course ca...

Say it Louder: gender and wage gap

Say it Louder: gender and wage gap

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout most of history, women generally have tended to have fewer rights and less career opportunities than men. However, in the 20th century, women in many nations won the right to vote and increased their educational and job opportunities, expanding their choices to work jobs that were once only for men. Th...

Real Talk: timing of spring break

Real Talk: timing of spring break

Peyton Leonard, WTV Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Real Talk, Showcase

WTV's Peyton Leonard hits the halls to get student opinion on the timing of spring break.

All Voices Matter: don’t put jokes before people

All Voices Matter: don’t put jokes before people

Aviance Pritchett, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

What are jokes? Jokes are things that makes you laugh, chuckle, or simply amuse you. Sometimes they can be perceived as being corny or not exactly your style, but you always know that the joke you were told must be funny to somebody. Laughter has proven to be the best medicine--relaxes the body, boosts the immune system,...

Sincerely Sydney: age and maturity not the same

Sincerely Sydney: age and maturity not the same

Sydney Gish, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Maturity is defined as a willingness to accept responsibility, or maintain poise in serious situations. Meanwhile, age is just a number, or a length of time a person has lived. While research has said a person’s brain doesn’t fully develop until age 25, young people can still exhibit maturity. High schoolers seem to be ...

Opinion: don’t play the system

Opinion: don’t play the system

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

2017-18 course selections were due recently and the process of creating more than 2,000 student schedules has begun. For some students, it’s all about challenging themselves academically. But for some it’s about working the GPA system and taking specific classes for the purpose of boosting their wei...

Say it Louder: spring break a little early

Say it Louder: spring break a little early

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

With spring break coming up next week, students are beginning to grow more and more excited for the week long break we get from school. Whether you’re going on vacation or just hanging out at home, it’s a good way to get student’s mind off of the stress of school. However, the fact that spring b...

Real Talk: state send-offs

Real Talk: state send-offs

Peyton Leonard, WTV Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Real Talk, Showcase

WTV's Peyton Leonard hits the halls to get student opinion on state send-offs and if academics get enough attention.

Opinion: Oscars showcase lack of diversity

Opinion: Oscars showcase lack of diversity

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the 2017 Oscars airing on Sunday, people are excited to see their favorite actors, actresses, and films be awarded for their virtue. Many also look forward to host Jimmy Kimmel and the comedian’s opening monologue and are eager to compare him to his predecessors. However, in terms of predecesso...

Sincerely Sydney: contraception controversy

Sincerely Sydney: contraception controversy

Sydney Gish, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone is entitled to privacy, information that one is entitled to keep to themselves. However, it seems like when teenagers have something they want to keep just to themselves, some adults deem it as secrecy. One thing that teenage girls have the right to keep private is their use of contraceptives....

Opinion: buckle up to save a life

Opinion: buckle up to save a life

Hallie Winterbauer, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It has been proven time and time again, seat belts save lives. But sometimes it takes a personal tragedy to understand the real truth of a maxim. Last year, someone very close to me had an unimaginable car wreck and one of the three passengers in the car was killed on impact because she wasn’t wear...

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