A Closer Look at Later School Start Times

By: Daniel Chen

Recently, the Winchester School Committee unanimously voted for later start times in the 2018-19 school year. However, there are some uncertainties involved in athletic time scheduling and field use and also financial implications with the buses. With this new change in place, elementary school times would start at 8:10 A.M. and finish at 2:20 P.M. instead of the usual 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. times while middle school and high school times would start at 8:30 A.M. and finish at 3:07 P.M. instead of the usual 7:45 A.M. to 2:15 P.M. school hours. As change seems imminent, how do these new start times affect Winchester Public Schools?

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The Optimal Snow Day

By: Daniel Chen

I don’t have a good reputation with writing articles on snow days. I have received a lot of hate for arguing against having snow days (article can be found on opinion section in January edition, and yes, this is a shameless plug) so I’ve decided to make up for it. Nature is very fickle, as evident by a number of huge storms hyped all over the weather channels turning into little flurries that still somehow securing us snow days. But how do people decide to call a snow day and what are the optimal conditions for one?

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Club Shoutout: Winchester High School Figure Skating Team

By: Alicia Yang

Do you like to figure skate? Our high school has its own figure skating team that competes against other local high schools throughout the school year. Anyone can join the team at any time, no matter your skill level! The goal of the team is to have fun and meet other high school figure skaters. It is a low commitment team, as you can register for whichever competitions fit your schedule.

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Club Spotlight: JSA Debate Club

By: Daniel Zhou

The Winchester JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) Club is an after-school program that provides students of our school a place where they can debate and culminate their political and social skills to become real politicians; moreover, our club is an excellent place for students to get involved in leadership during high school. We work with our main organization (Junior Statesmen of America) to host conventions throughout the country.

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What’s Left To Do As a Senior?

By: Robert McCarrick

The Winchester JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) Club is an after-school program that provides students of our school a place where they can debate and culminate their political and social skills to become real politicians; moreover, our club is an excellent place for students to get involved in leadership during high school. We work with our main organization (Junior Statesmen of America) to host conventions throughout the country.

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