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INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 23: Singer Steve Lacy performs on the Mojave Stage during Weekend 2, Day 2 of the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 23, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella)
Is TikTok Ruining Music?
Jack MacMillan, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

Music is one of the most popular and powerful forms of media that kids and teens consume on the daily. People listen to music because of the...

Should We Trust Our Healthcare Professionals?
Should We Trust Our Healthcare Professionals?
Sebastian Usher, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022

Do we trust our healthcare professionals? Are they prone to abusive practices? Where are abusive practices most common? What do you need to look out for? These are all questions some might have thought up while or after visiting a facility or clinic, but is there any truth to it?  Ms. Fournier, a teacher at Waltham High School who teaches Health Assisting and has a Master’s in Nursing, reports...

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Senior to Freshman Waltham High School Football  Differences
Senior to Freshman Waltham High School Football Differences
Matthew Ochoa Herrera and Yostin Morales Mendez November 17, 2022

As a member of the Waltham football team and a freshman, the topic of the freshman experience compared to the senior experience is very interesting. When asked, “Do you feel that the seniors treat you differently?” Raffi Sarkissian WHS freshman and member of the football team said, “No they are very supportive and help me with everything.” And when asked about making the move to varsity in...

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Homecoming Dance
Homecoming Dance
Griffin Nolte and Hanz Louis November 17, 2022

Before Homecoming many students were unsure whether or not they would attend the dance. As freshmen at Waltham High School we were interested in seeing if Homecoming was a popular thing to attend and whether or not people were interested in going. Students were eager to share their enthusiasm for the tradition of Homecoming, a tradition that disappeared during the long dark days of Covid restrictions....

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Being Senior
Being Senior
Erin McCarthy, Staff Writer • November 17, 2022

Senior year can be a stressful time for many students nationwide. Balancing college work, school work, extracurricular activities, jobs, and many other tasks can be challenging. Seniors are anticipating graduation, however, it will be sad when it all comes to an end. Waltham High School has been the only school many have known for the past four years. With many ups and downs, including Covid-19 and...

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Time Management
Time Management
Briana Henderson, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

TIME - something everyone struggles with. Time is a tricky thing. Many people are always scrambling to finish their projects, deadlines, and everything else in their lives. They are always wishing they had more time or thinking, “Wow, that went by fast.” If they feel like this, it's probably because they have poor time management skills. Time management is very important, and something I think...

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Hawk Spirit
Hawk Spirit
Johanna Moynihan, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

Student Spirit is coming in hot, with a new Student Council, fall sports, and Homecoming.  The fan section is cheering, senior football stars are running, students are chatting amongst themselves, about what they plan to wear to the Homecoming dance next week, this feels like a normal night. Throughout high schools across the country, “back to school” and “normalcy” have looked different....

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School Lunch - Make or Break?
School Lunch - Make or Break?
Edward Blyakhman, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

School lunch. A very controversial topic among many students nowadays. I canvased Waltham High School to ask students whether school lunch is Make or Break! I asked students if they even eat the school lunch. Based on that answer, I asked about their opinions on the hot meals and snack bar, and how school lunch could be improved, if it needs improving. Then the big question:  whether school lunch...

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A Demand for Justice
A Demand for Justice
Maggie Ngo, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

On Thursday, October 20th, the Revolutionary Equity Council (REC) at Waltham High School posted a video addressing recent racist, Islamaphobic, and sexist comments and incidents that they have heard recently around the school. The REC met and decided to organize a walkout.  “It's not just the fact that [these incidents] have happened in the past few weeks, but it's also the way the administration...

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WALTHAM’S COLLEGE FAIR
WALTHAM’S COLLEGE FAIR
Isaac Novoa, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

On Thursday, October 6th, the Waltham High School College Fair took place from 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm. The event was an overall success. There were so many people that it became hard to walk through the cafeteria where there were over 30 schools. Enthusiastic admissions officials shared the unique offerings and student experience at each of their schools and WHS students gained a lot of information. The...

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Being Bilingual
Being Bilingual
Zoe Rodriguez, Staff Writer • November 11, 2022

Being bilingual in Waltham High School is so common in our diverse community that its uniqueness often gets overlooked. Bilingual people have a spectrum of experiences, from learning English as a first language, to being exposed to the language later on in life. Fluency has a similar range, and there’s no finite way to measure how well you can speak a language. So how does fluency and being bilingual...

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Anything For Our Moony
"Anything For Our Moony"
Ava DiMatteo, Writer • November 6, 2022

As it comes time to ‘head back to Hogwarts’ as described in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy book series, Harry Potter, it also comes time to be reminded of and to acknowledge J.K Rowling’s blatant transphobia.    Around this time of year, due to its popularity, many people’s cozy aesthetic involves different inclusions of the Harry Potter franchise. Whether it be watching the movies, or...

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Writing with Scott Reintgen
Writing Stories: The Experience of Nyxia’s Author Scott Reintgen
Bruna Souza, Staff Writer • November 4, 2022

Last month, students at Waltham High School were introduced to the author of one of the summer reading books: Nyxia. Scott Reintgen is an accomplished author. He wrote not only the Nyxia trilogy but also the Talespinners series, the Ashlords series, and The Problem With the Prophecies. Now he’s about to publish his next book, A Door in the Dark. Scott answered many questions related to the book,...

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