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Town prepares for vote on new high school

Town prepares for vote on new high school

David Ryan
November 15, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, News

UPDATE - 11/18/2009 at 10:45 p.m. High School project passes both Special Election and Special Town Meeting Votes. New building project to move forward. This article is part of a series on the new Wayland High School building project. All the cards have been played. The fate of the new high school proj...

D.C. direct: pandas, meerkats, and seals, oh my!

D.C. direct: pandas, meerkats, and seals, oh my!

Andrew Herstine
November 12, 2009
Filed under Articles, News

WSPN is in Washington, D.C. this week, for the annual fall Student Journalism Convention. Reporters Evan Barber, Matthew Gutschenritter, and Andrew Herstine bring you an article straight from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in our nation's capital. Like every professional athlete, animals have contracts, spen...

Warrior’s playoff hopes crushed by Concord-Carlisle

Warrior’s playoff hopes crushed by Concord-Carlisle

Oliver Levin
November 12, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Last Friday, the Warriors suffered a loss to the DCL-small undefeated Concord Carlisle. In a defensive struggle the Warriors lost 49-31, with four offensive turnovers and over 200 yards given up on the ground. The Warriors defense has been spotty against the run all season. In a strategic move, C...

Wayland alumni making their mark

Wayland alumni making their mark

Melanie Barber
November 12, 2009
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks

Sitting at a desk at Wayland High School might not mean much to you at this moment, but it could lead you to sitting in the oval office helping the president write speeches. Being in a production in the Little Theater may not seem significant now, but it could lead you to a lead role on a Hollywood set....

Dos and Don'ts of the Flu Season

Dos and Don'ts of the Flu Season

Kruti Vora
November 11, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

Have a fever, cough, or headache? Do you feel tired, and do your muscles hurt? It must be the flu! That is the assumption that most people are coming to nowadays as the flu pandemic spreads through the U.S. and our very own Wayland High School. During the week of the 19th of October – three weeks ago – a total of 62...

WHS freshman girls' top shopping destinations

WHS freshman girls' top shopping destinations

Melanie Barber
November 11, 2009
Filed under Articles

Wayland High School girls are always buying clothes, and especially with the winter season rapidly approaching, they are hitting the stores. But if you look in Wayland, you'll notice there aren't many places to shop. What do students think about shopping around Wayland, and where do they go to buy clothes and accessories? Pippa Edwards and Dana Hender...

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Ben Schattenburg
November 10, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

Last Tuesday, Maine voters went to the polls to decide if their neighbors should be treated as second class citizens. They voted on Question 1, a ballot initiative which directly asked the people if they wanted to “reject the new law that allows same sex individuals to marry.”  A defeat of the initiative woul...

Girls soccer wins first tournament game

Girls soccer wins first tournament game

Elizabeth Doyon
November 10, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Last week the girls varsity soccer team finished their regular season and started their first post season run in five years. The regular season ended with a 3-1 win against non-league opponent, Brookline, and a team record of 14-2-2. The girls then closed out the week with the first round of the state tournament on Saturday, on t...

The flocking begins

The flocking begins

Shensi Ding
November 6, 2009
Filed under Articles, News

"What are those pink feathered animals doing all over that lawn?" As you drive through Wayland this month week, you may see a random flock of flamingos placed on someone’s lawn. Continuing your drive, you might catch a glimpse of an even larger flock of flamingos. Where did these flamingos come from? Why are they suddenly inva...

Interview: Nurse Amy on the H1N1 vaccine

Interview: Nurse Amy on the H1N1 vaccine

Allie Gold
November 5, 2009
Filed under Articles, News

Anybody remember the original H1N1 outbreak last spring? Over the past week or so it seems like the flu frenzy has returned to WHS again, as students and teachers alike are marked absent on the daily attendance list. This time though, our school and the country are a little bit more prepared, with an...

H1N1 vaccine becomes inconsistently available nationwide

H1N1 vaccine becomes inconsistently available nationwide

David Murphy
November 5, 2009
Filed under Articles, News

The H1N1 flu vaccine became available across the United States last month. On October 1 the vaccine was released to health care workers. On October 6, it became available to those who would be the most susceptible to the virus, such as young children and the elderly. While supplies are only trickling in for some areas, other groups ...

Danielle Smith: youngest Dudley Pond VP

Danielle Smith: youngest Dudley Pond VP

Alie Perkus
November 5, 2009
Filed under Articles, News

“I nominate Danielle,” her father cried. Another voice from the crowd was heard: “I second the nomination.” There was a unanimous vote, and then Danielle Smith was the new vice president of the Dudley Pond Association. The Dudley Pond Association (DPA) is a non-profit organization that was established to protect Dudley Pond. Before Smith c...

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