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Marijuana plant

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IS LONG OVERDUE

June 5, 2020

      On April 12, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam decriminalized simple possession of cannabis, permittin...

The Castro Theater in San Francisco after state shutdown

SOCIAL ISOLATION: NONNEGOTIABLE

April 30, 2020

      For Westfield, the month of March began with bustling hallways, excitement for a new season of ...

Anti-death penalty protestors at the Supreme Court

THE DEATH PENALTY: AN UNNECESSARY EVIL

April 30, 2020

      Texas prisoner Larry Swearingen was convicted of murder and sentenced to death - a fitting ...

This overcrowded hospital in Ontario, Canada shows what American health care facilities could resemble if the United States were to implement an universal healthcare plan.

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: NOT FOR US

April 29, 2020

      According to the World Health Organization, in multiple African countries that offer universal ...

Pro-death penalty march in Bessemer Courthouse

THE DEATH PENALTY: THE EPITOME OF JUSTICE

April 29, 2020

      In 2012, the parents of Mary Snyder and Mandy Myers rejoiced as the state of Arizona execute...

(left to right) Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg

CITIZEN’S DIGEST: STATE OF THE ELECTION

February 18, 2020

The following discusses the positions of the four Democrats leading the 2020 Presidential Race. Additi...

Thousands mourn for Soleimani in Tehran

THE IRAN CONTROVERSY: BIGGER THAN YOU THINK

February 18, 2020

       On January 3, the sudden assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani shocked the wor...

Graduation at the Eagle Bank Arena

SENIOR DUES: WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

February 18, 2020

      The auditorium is full of seniors lamenting the absence of donuts awaiting them at the end of yet...

President Trump addressing journalists about Iran situation

TRUMP’S MORTAL DRONE STRIKE: AN IMPERATIVE MEASURE

February 18, 2020

     American citizens tuned in to national television stations on January 3, 2020 to hear the sho...

THE TRUTH BEHIND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

THE TRUTH BEHIND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

February 18, 2020

      I have often heard, and probably said a few times myself, that there are millions of dollars i...

WALMART'S RESPONSE TO DEADLY SHOOTINGS: IS IT USELESS?

WALMART’S RESPONSE TO DEADLY SHOOTINGS: IS IT USELESS?

January 6, 2020

      On August 3rd, a man walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and turned it into chaos. The ...

Students attend first Career Connect event starring Jeffrey Alston

NEW CAREER CONNECT PROGRAM MOLDS WESTFIELD’S FUTURE

January 6, 2020

      Westfield’s diversity is clearly expressed through the myriad of different careers its students ...

THE STUDENT NEWS SITE OF WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL