Perspective on the Pep Assembly

Perspective on the Pep Assembly

Jasmin Lee and Leah Fowler

October 9, 2018


Filed under Check It Out, News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Senior Perspective: I remember when I was a Freshman, wearing yellow and watching Seniors dominate in their black attire. It seemed like they dominated the school in every aspect while having the time of their lives. As a senior now, I feel like I am on top of the world. Being accomplished in tacklin...

Opinion: The Earth is Changing and We Must Too

Opinion: The Earth is Changing and We Must Too

Madelyn Chau

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spotlight

Balayage-dyed hair, avocado toast, highlighter makeup, rainbow everything… of all the trends seen on the internet, veganism has become a growing concept. Now more than ever, local restaurants are serving fare that is more inclusive towards various diets. These places cater to approximately 7.3 mill...

Opinion: Comics Belong In the Classroom

Opinion: Comics Belong In the Classroom

Eitan Shere

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Historically, comics have been greatly underrepresented in the American classroom. Many teachers fail to regard them as “literature” as they would the works of John Steinbeck or Ernest Hemingway. However, this is simply an ignorant notion. Comics have consistently been a crucial element of Ameri...

Can WB Students Be “Just Friends”?

Can WB Students Be “Just Friends”?

Ben Goldman, Maddy Ruiz, and Jo Fogarasi

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Guys. Girls. Two completely different beings… but can they be friends? For some, it’s easy. But for others, problems can arise. Spectrum took to the cafeteria to conduct an anonymous survey to see once and for all if WBHS students can truly be “just friends.” 66 students were surveyed dur...

A Message From an Observer

A Message From an Observer

Emma Lundgren, writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I've always been a little different from my peers. I'd be the one to see something completely different than anyone else when looking at a painting or an inkblot test. I have a tendency to analyze things differently when reading literature. I can point out personality traits about people from just one...

Some Last Minute Study Tips for Chronic Procrastinators

Some Last Minute Study Tips for Chronic Procrastinators

Emma Lundgren, writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

It's only a few days before you take that one final you've been stressing about since the beginning of Quarter 2, but, of course you've held off studying for weeks and weeks and by now you have no valuable excuse. Don't worry, Spectrum's got you covered. Don't try to cram! Cramming doesn't work! W...

Down With The Establishment

Down With The Establishment

Ari Felhandler

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The angry worker’s molotov cocktail launched into Washington D.C.’s reigning establishment. Donald Trump won by having his finger on the pulse of middle class Americans and clearly was able to understand their needs and frustrations. He energized a base fed up with Washington. Whether you agree w...

RED and BLUE – A 2016 Presidential Election Poem

RED and BLUE – A 2016 Presidential Election Poem

Emma Lundgren, writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Check It Out, Opinion, Poems, Showcase

On 11/8 people lined down the block waiting They sat tight, they decided, they voted. A form of participation in government They filed home and went through a normal day T.V.s turn on all around the country Channel after channel covering   7:00 The first states close Anxi...

Dress, Appearance, and You – WBHS students discuss dress code

Dress, Appearance, and You – WBHS students discuss dress code

Avani Samandur, Jo Fogarasi

October 27, 2016


Filed under Check It Out, Opinion, Showcase

The purpose of dress code is to “Encourage, model and practice respect," according to the West Bloomfield High School (WBHS) student code of conduct. However, does respect come from a person’s appearance? Emily Falkowski, junior, was dresscoded at the end of the school year during her sophomore year...

Cultural Appropriation, Today

Cultural Appropriation, Today

Emma Lundgren, writer

June 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On the morning of June 2nd, ‘Today’ show hosts prepared for their special weather report for their ‘We Love Australia’ special. However, when cutting to weatherman Steve Jacobs, both the audience and hosts witnessed Jacobs dressed and decorated in a Native American costume and headdress. Jacobs w...

It’s Getting Hot In Here

It’s Getting Hot In Here

Serena Hoost

June 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On December 12, 2015, 186 countries published plans of action against global warming. At a historical summit of the United Nations in Paris, participating principalities targeted to review these plans each lustrum. The world’s biggest problem today is climate change. Since I was born in 1999, our global...

The Talk About Title IX

The Talk About Title IX

Lauryn Azu and Ryan Horwitz

May 24, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Recently, sophomores in Mr. Joshua Johnson’s  AP U.S. History classes have discussed WBHS’ compliance of Title IX, which has sparked interesting debates between students. According to Title IX, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be deni...

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