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Wayland High School to remove Native American imagery from logo

Wayland High School to remove Native American imagery from logo

Duncan Stephenson
June 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, WSPN

Wayland High School has officially moved away from a Native American spear as its logo. Students recently voted on a symbol to replace the spear, but it is not clear if either design will become the permanent school logo. The spear had long been a source of controversy among faculty and school committee...

Review: Wayland High School Planner app – a breath of fresh air

Review: Wayland High School Planner app – a breath of fresh air

Jay Abdella
June 5, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The new Wayland High School Planner application is a vast improvement over the last. It's as simple as that. The app is a complete upgrade from the buggy and crash-prone software created by a former senior. The three main aspects of the app -- accessibility, memory and the user interface -- work together...

A look into senior assassin

A look into senior assassin

Abby Mitty and Hannah Rice
June 4, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

After a long year of hard work and planning for their futures, seniors celebrated their last few weeks as WHS students by playing an annual game called “senior assassin.” According to Principal Allyson Mizoguchi, senior assassin has been around for eight to ten years. All of the seniors that participate...

Kevin Vibert: Making mistakes is the best way to learn

Kevin Vibert: Making mistakes is the best way to learn

Nathan Zhao
June 2, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

As the final bell rings to mark the end of the school day, most teachers breathe a sigh of relief. Apart from perhaps advising a club or grading tests and papers, their professional responsibilities for the day are over. However, for English teacher Kevin Vibert, the end of the school day marks something...

2 ways to study for the ACT

2 ways to study for the ACT

Isabel Gitten and Janani Gandhi
June 1, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, WSPN

WSPN editors Isabel Gitten and Janani Gandhi describe their two different approaches to studying for the ACT and offer their best advice to the rising juniors. Good luck on all your exams! ACT with tutor - Isabel I could not imagine preparing for the ACT without having the one-on-one attention that my ...

Guide to the US history SAT II

Guide to the US history SAT II

Nandita Subbiah
June 1, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, WSPN

I recommend taking this subject test during the June test session of your junior year. While I took AP U.S. History before taking this subject test, I know people who took this subject test who were in various U.S. History classes. While you could probably try to study the material on your own, you will...

Guide to the chemistry SAT II

Guide to the chemistry SAT II

Naomi Lathan
June 1, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Uncategorized, WSPN

After taking a full year of chemistry, it isn’t a bad idea to take a subject test. Granted, subject tests most likely are not going to be the deciding factor in your college admissions, but why not take the opportunity to show what you know? The chemistry SAT is just like most standardized tests:...

Guide to the biology SAT II

Guide to the biology SAT II

Matt Karle
June 1, 2017
Filed under Articles, WSPN

For many students at Wayland High School, the biology SAT subject test is their first test of that nature and thus may present itself as unfamiliarly daunting. Many may be unsure of how to begin to approach such a task, as the test covers the entirety of the material of Wayland’s honors biology course,...

Celtics Offseason Preview

Celtics Offseason Preview

Kevin Wang
May 31, 2017
Filed under Articles, Recent Posts, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Ever since Celtics legend Paul Pierce departed Beantown with Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn four years ago, the C’s have been struggling to find their place in the league. 2014 saw traditional powerhouses Boston, New York and the Los Angeles all fail to reach the postseason. It seemed that the eternally...

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Charlie Moore
May 31, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

Logan Dawson sings A cappella for the Madrigals at WHS. However, his passion for singing didn’t come at a young age. Logan started singing just before his tryout for the Madrigals, freshman year. “I’d never even tried singing until right before my audition,” Dawson said. The Madrigals have...

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...

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