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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mr. Chase?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mr. Chase?

Kate Balicki and Abby Stoller
March 16, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Quizzes, Recent Posts, Showcase

Test your knowledge on history teacher Mr. Chase.

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Athlete of the Week: Kayla Mabe

Athlete of the Week: Kayla Mabe

Kate Balicki
March 15, 2017
Filed under Articles, Athlete of the Week, Recent Posts, Sports, WSPN

Name: Kayla Mabe Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Achievements: Mabe started playing soccer in the first grade. She has been a three-year starter on the girls' varsity soccer team, as well as a captain her junior year. She was nominated as a DCL All Star junior year. Additionally, she has been...

METCO marks 50th anniversary

METCO marks 50th anniversary

Jay Abdella
March 9, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the METCO program’s existence in Massachusetts. METCO stands for Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. The program is designed to promote diversity by integrating students from Boston into the suburbs. The program currently includes 34 districts in...

Opinion: Pressures of high school lead to political apathy

Opinion: Pressures of high school lead to political apathy

Yaniv Goren
March 9, 2017
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Recent Posts

You want to start a club, but you don’t have the time. There’s a BLM rally downtown today, but you dare not miss a test about civil rights in history. You just got home after a grueling swim meet, and you can’t wait to scour the Internet for exciting community service opportunities – yet you’re...

[Title of Show] cast discusses performance and process

[Title of Show] cast discusses performance and process

Natalie Hsu
March 8, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, WSPN

WHS seniors Jenia Brewington, Sophia Calder, Andrea Ponce and Clare Lippincott performed the Broadway musical [Title of Show] on Friday and Saturday. The modified play follows four actors, Jenny, Hunter, Susan and Heidi, as they write a musical about writing a musical. The seniors changed one of the...

Opt-out forms for prom coach buses

Opt-out forms for prom coach buses

Isabel Gitten and Aimee LaRochelle
March 8, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, WSPN

Last Friday, parents of juniors received a transportation opt-out notification form that would allow students the option not to take a coach bus. In November, the junior class government originally announced that coach buses would be available for students to ride to the junior prom on May 13. Juniors...

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Kevin Wang
March 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

The dark wood of the elephantine instrument glistened as the small boy stared at it in awe. He picked up the bow, placed it on the string and struck out a note. The bass resonated with a deep rumble. The wire of the string quivered back and forth, the delicate vibrations expanding like a ripple of water...

Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Charlie Moore and Nathan Zhao
March 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland residents and library trustees have spoken about a relocation of Wayland's Free Public Library for years, and the library’s Board of Trustees are taking the first steps toward moving to a bigger, more expansive building. In January of 2015, the trustees formed a library planning committee,...

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charlie Moore, Eden Vanslette, and Nathan Zhao
March 5, 2017
Filed under Articles, MOTS/React, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was sworn in on February 7th. Widely considered President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet pick, DeVos required a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence to be confirmed 51-50 in the Senate. At WHS, teachers and administrators expressed varying...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
March 5, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Matt Karle and Kevin Wang conclude their preview of President Donald J. Trump's cabinet.             White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Appointment to Cabinet Stephen K. Bannon was appointed as then President-elect Donald Trump’s White House Chief Strategist on Nov. 13, 2016. The posi...

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Jackie Stoller and Olivia Waldron
March 2, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

Junior Ella Johnson walks into the center of the stage, a spotlight shining on her face. The group starts and she begins singing her solo in an auditorium filled with people. Johnson joined the Muses, an all female A Capella group her freshman year and has been in the group ever since. “I am...

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