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Year in Review: 2016-2017

Year in Review: 2016-2017

June 20, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

The school year started off with three changes: the hiring of assistant principal James Nocito, the new gender neutral bathrooms were established, and the girls’ only weight room hours were created. The latter was discontinued after lack of participation. In the fall, the election was often a major topic of disc...

WSPN interviews some of WHS’ most fashionable students

WSPN interviews some of WHS’ most fashionable students

Aimee LaRochelle and Masha Yakhkind
June 19, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, WSPN

What defines someone as “fashionable” or “unfashionable?” Is it their ability to keep up with and predict the latest trends? Is it their ability to find unique and interesting items of clothing? Or is it their ability to create and maintain a distinct “look” that distinguishes them from the...

Nathan Zhao wins Freedom Prize Essay Contest

Nathan Zhao wins Freedom Prize Essay Contest

Andrew D'Amico
June 19, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Recently, the twelfth annual Freedom Prize was awarded to sophomore Nathan Zhao by the Wayland Veterans Memorial. Each year, students of Wayland High School write essays relating to freedom in our world today. For the last twelve years, these essays have been submitted to the Wayland Veterans Memorial...

2016-2017 Year in Review: Sports

2016-2017 Year in Review: Sports

June 19, 2017
Filed under Articles, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

The 2016-2017 school year was a successful one for Wayland High School sports. Six teams (boys’ soccer, wrestling, boys’ swimming & diving, boys’ tennis, girls’ tennis, and boys’ volleyball) appeared in their respective sport’s state final. Four of those teams (boys’ soccer, boys’...

Examining WHS’ recent surge in LGBTQ activism

Examining WHS’ recent surge in LGBTQ activism

Meg Trogolo
June 18, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Over the past five years, WHS has experienced a surge in LGBTQ activism among students, either sponsored by the school's Alliance club or produced by individual students. Alliance has held numerous activities supporting equality across orientations and gender identities. During some years, Alliance...

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes: Player Profiles

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes: Player Profiles

Jackie Stoller and Anika Das
June 18, 2017
Filed under Articles, In-Depth, Sports, WSPN

Abby Stoller Lacrosse Union College Division III “I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my lacrosse career. I can't imagine playing in my last high school game and then never playing again.” Liam Henning Football Carnegie Mellon University Division III “I am most excited...

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes

Jackie Stoller and Anika Das
June 18, 2017
Filed under Articles, Sports, WSPN

Next fall, seven female and seven male athletes from WHS will be part of a collegiate team at their respective schools. Wayland graduates will be playing a variety of sports next year. The recruits have been playing for varying amounts of time; however, the one thing they all have in common is a passion...

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes

Class of 2017’s collegiate athletes

Jackie Stoller and Anika Das
June 18, 2017
Filed under Articles, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

WSPN looks into athletes from the class of 2017 who will be playing a sport in college next fall.

Opinion: The inaccessibility of SAT help hurts lower income students

Opinion: The inaccessibility of SAT help hurts lower income students

Abby Mitty and Naomi Lathan
June 15, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

The typical WHS junior sits at home and scrolls through the necessary SAT scores for the college of their dreams. They took the test a month ago and their scores aren’t exactly what they want them to be, but this student has nothing to fear. A quick email to their college counselor with a CC to their...

Opinion: 13 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend Watching 13 Reasons Why

Opinion: 13 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend Watching 13 Reasons Why

Lucy Hughes
June 15, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Reviews, WSPN

I started watching 13 Reasons Why because my friends told me to. “You have to watch it,” they told me. “Why?” I’d ask, “Is it that good?” “No, it is not good, but it is something you have to watch,” they would reply. “You have to watch it because it teaches about suicidal students...

News Brief: Final Examinations at WHS

News Brief: Final Examinations at WHS

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
June 15, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Recent Posts, WSPN

This June, WHS will be altering the methods by which they apply final examinations to students. In previous years, comprehensive exams from the major academic subjects tested students on their second-semester knowledge. However, students will only have traditionally formatted final exams on science and...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Matt Karle
June 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

James Gunn’s second installment to his successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise falls somewhat short of its predecessor’s unique charm, but through its impressive effects, entertaining action sequences and light-hearted sense of humor, it still provides a fun film for audiences looking ...

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