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Language building evacuated due to gas leak

Language building evacuated due to gas leak

Kelsey Sommers
May 11, 2009
Filed under Articles, News, WSPN

Starting early this morning, teachers complained of a gas smell in some classrooms and in the hallway. After second block, in order to ensure everyone’s safety, students and teachers were asked to evacuate the language building. All classes have been relocated to different buildings on campus. ...

Former WHS student inspires marathon runners

Former WHS student inspires marathon runners

Kelsey Sommers
May 7, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Features, Sports, WSPN

When Katie Lynch suffered a leg injury before the 2001 Boston Marathon, she never contemplated giving up. “I’m an athlete,” she said. “I have to train.” Throughout her life, Katie had a passion for athletics. In 1992, when she was a junior at Wayland High School, Katie walked 175 feet from the hist...

Nutrikids lunch system installed at Wayland High

Alie Perkus
May 7, 2009
Filed under Articles, News, WSPN

“If my five-year-old daughter can do it, then high schoolers can too,” Principal Pat Tutwiler laughs. He was referring to Nutrikids, the new lunch program installed at the high school. In this system new to WHS, students have a six-digit code they punch into a keypad. If they have money in their...

Students identify with The Ballad of High School

Students identify with The Ballad of High School

Jennifer Adler
May 6, 2009
Filed under Articles, WSPN

Check out that high school student. That’s him walking across campus, heavy backpack weighing down both his shoulders, textbook in one hand and last night’s homework in the other. He’s just an average high school student. He has hobbies and extracurriculars, he’s gotten a demerit or two. He has to wake up early in the morn...

Feature: Through another lens

Feature: Through another lens

Kelsey Sommers
April 30, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Features, WSPN

Keaton leaves his house late this morning. Just as he pulls up to school, the 7:25 bell rings. He races to class, avoiding the hole in the walkway between the Language and History buildings, and makes it to Mr. Keaney’s first period English class just as the bell rings. No demerits for Keaton today....

Teachers run and rock & roll for cancer research

Alie Perkus
April 30, 2009
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, WSPN

Two of Wayland High School's finest are taking on a mammoth challenge. On June 27, Helen Rainoff and Corey Lowen will be raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by running in the inaugural Rock and Roll Seattle, in Seattle, Washington. The race is one of a number of "Rock and Roll" marathons...

Crew team finds competitive fire at Saratoga Regatta

Melanie Wang
April 30, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports, WSPN

Wayland-Weston crew faced off not only against other teams last Sunday at the Saratoga Invitational Regatta, in Saratoga Springs, NY., but also against the weather. A forecast called for scattered thunderstorms throughout the day. In the end, not a drop of rain touched the dusty ground, but the threat...

Student-written play to premiere on Wednesday

Student-written play to premiere on Wednesday

Erin Walsh
April 26, 2009
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, WSPN

On Wednesday, April 29, this year's spring play, Ballad of High School, is set to premiere at 7pm in the new black box theater. The play is an original collection of stories in the form of monologues, with musical accompaniment. What makes this play special? Richard Weingartner, Wayland High School's drama teacher, didn’t write a...

Tenny talks green in Monaco

Kathryn Washek
April 17, 2009
Filed under Articles, WSPN

1. You recently went to Monaco for five days. What brought you there? Well, last summer, my three friends and I worked with an MIT grad student named Shane and this other guy named Ronny to modify a go-kart. Shane drove out to Ohio to pick up a gas go-kart used for professional go-kart racing, or somet...

Participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS

Kathryn Washek
April 17, 2009
Filed under Articles, News, WSPN

Want to make a difference? The Walk to Defeat ALS is a National event sponsored by The ALS Association to promote public awareness about ALS and to raise funds for ALS research and local patient and family service programs. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease,"...

Girls varsity lacrosse picks up the pace

Girls varsity lacrosse picks up the pace

Elizabeth Doyon
April 16, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports, WSPN

The Wayland Varsity Girls' lacrosse team was finally able to fit two games into this past week, after having three of their games postponed, picking up their first two wins with a 16-4 triumph against Newton South Tuesday and a 13-10 victory over Dover-Sherborn on Wednesday. The game started quickly ...

Mizoguchi on leave next year

Andrew Budnick
April 12, 2009
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Assistant Principal Allyson Mizoguchi will be taking a leave of absence next year to care for her forthcoming child. School administrators Patrick Tutwiler, Scott Parseghian and Mizoguchi are searching for a replacement to her duties as assistant principal, but no one has yet been chosen for the role. There...

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