The Lobby Observer

College Scandal: Crossing the Line of Wealth and Advantage

Nikki Farmer

June 6, 2019

Recently, 33 wealthy parents in the U.S. were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud; ultimately, the parents were “buying” their children into college. Many of the students who were accepted into very competitive colleges ...

New Restrictions on Final Exams

Drew McLaughlin and Grace Townsend

June 6, 2019

This year at Westborough High School, students are required to take the English, foreign language, physical education, and health finals regardless of your final grade in the class. Prior to this year, students could be exempt ...

Mental Health and Vaping

Bridget Lord

June 3, 2019

Stress is increasing for high school students immensely as academic expectations and competition to get into higher education increases. Some students cannot deal with their stress and do not know where to turn for help. Some ar...

The Red Sox Turnaround Has Just Begun

Jack McGinn '19, Emma West '19

May 10, 2019

“Chris Sale’s contract ruined him.” “David Price stinks again.” “Mookie peaked last year.” “The bullpen is a bunch of nobodies.” “Jackie Bradley Jr. will never hit over .200 this year.” Yeah,...

What it takes to be a Professional Westborough Ranger

Matt Doherty, Sports Editor

May 8, 2019

Heart, passion, and a whole lot of grit. To be a Westborough Ranger means more than merely wearing the maroon and white threads. Being a Ranger comes with a high expectation of professionalism, humility, and respect at all ti...

2020 Presidential Election: it’s More Important Than Ever for Students to Stay Updated

April 1, 2019

As the upcoming 2020 presidential election comes closer, it is now more important than ever for students to get updated on the news. In today's day and age, politics and the news, in general, can often be quite confusing a...

The Beauty Behind A Smile

Justina Demetry

March 12, 2019

One of the most beautiful things on this planet is seeing someone smile. I think if everyone worked a little bit on being there for others or just simply smiling in the halls instead of having a frown the world would be a bett...

Why There Should Be More Education About Gender and Sexuality in Public Schools

January 31, 2019

By Tara Dupree   Westborough High School is an incredibly diverse and inclusive school that I am proud to attend. But, one place where I think we lack is in our education on the concepts of gender and sexuality. Whil...

Saudi Arabia and the U.S: A lose-lose relationship?

January 24, 2019

Ethan Clark '20 Caroline White '21 Ties between the Saudi Kingdom and the United States have stood since World War II, when the Saudi Kingdom remained neutral, but allowed American and Allied use of its airspace for the war...

Gene Editing: A Responsibility, Not A Right

Aidan Clark ‘21

January 11, 2019

On November 26, 2018, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of human twins whose embryos he had successfully edited the genes of in an attempt to make them immune to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). He has done this w...

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