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Athletic fields to be renovated and repositioned

Athletic fields to be renovated and repositioned

Duncan Stephenson
May 26, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, WSPN

According to Wayland High School athletic director Heath Rollins, a plan is in place to either replace, or re-shuffle every athletic field at Wayland High School except for “The Rock,” and the wetland field. “The track is at the end of its useful life, the turf is approaching that timetable...

Examining the roles and responsibilities of student government officers

Examining the roles and responsibilities of student government officers

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
May 25, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Voting for the student council officers of 2018 and executive board elections are long gone, however, many students may be unsure of the exact roles of the offices which they have elected their peers into. According to the Wayland Student Handbook and the Constitution of Wayland High School, these...

WSPN looks at different options for electoral reform

WSPN looks at different options for electoral reform

Nandita Subbiah
May 22, 2017
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In the United States, we use the First Past the Post system for nearly all of our elections. What is the First Past the Post system, you ask? It is basically a system where each voter has one vote which they give to one candidate and the candidate with the most votes wins. For most people, this seems...

Class of 2017 define “senior slump”

Class of 2017 define “senior slump”

Masha Yakhkind and Anika Das
May 19, 2017
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Joe Orlandella: “[Senior slump is] when you’re late to every class, if you even bother to show up.” Kiera Connell: “[Senior slump is] when you don’t have to do any work at all because you already got into college.”       Lulu Philip: “Senior slump is p...

Girls’ lacrosse team starts season 13-2

Girls’ lacrosse team starts season 13-2

Eden Vanslette and Olivia Waldron
May 16, 2017
Filed under Articles, Recent Posts, Sports, WSPN

Wayland girls' varsity lacrosse currently holds a 13-2 record, and they have qualified for the state tournament. The team plays a DCL large schedule against schools much larger than Wayland, such as Acton-Boxborough, Concord-Carlisle, Westford Academy and Lincoln-Sudbury. So far, the girls have made...

Review: Common Cafe and Kitchen

Review: Common Cafe and Kitchen

Aimee LaRochelle
May 16, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts, Reviews, WSPN

The first things you see when you walk into the aesthetically pleasing Common Cafe and Kitchen (the former Bakery on the Common) are laptops, children, and coffee. The once homey cafe went through a major transformation in fall of 2016 that has turned it into a chic, modern, and polished bistro. The...

Wayland Alliance hosts “Out and Proud” panel

Wayland Alliance hosts “Out and Proud” panel

Kevin Wang
May 12, 2017
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The Wayland Alliance held the “Out & Proud” open panel on Thursday, April 13. Six LGBTQ WHS students shared their stories and discussed issues surrounding the LGBTQ community throughout lunch block in fine arts teacher Richard Weingartner’s room, known as “The Shop.” “The purpose of the...

Opinion: Do’s and don’ts for prom

Opinion: Do’s and don’ts for prom

Masha Yakhkind and Lucy Hughes
May 12, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts

Do’s: 1. Look for your dress in advance. You procrastinator, you! Putting in the time early will be worth it when you’re confident on the orange carpet! Procrastination leads to unneeded stress. 2. Make a group with all of the girls in the grade to share your dresses in. Showing up to prom wear...

News Brief: WPS announces school start times for 2017-18 school year

News Brief: WPS announces school start times for 2017-18 school year

Nathan Zhao
May 11, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland Public Schools has announced a change in the elementary school day schedule for the upcoming school year. The Loker, Happy Hollow and Claypit Hill school days will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, dismissal will be at 2:05 p.m. The decision...

“We The People” posters hung around WHS

“We The People” posters hung around WHS

Natalie Hsu
May 11, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts

Walking down the hallway, you see posters with shades of red, white, and blue peeking at you through the open doors to classrooms. Shepard Fairey's “We The People” posters have been placed around Wayland High School. English teacher Sara Snow began to spread the posters around the school when she...

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