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ACIP announces shutdown of FluMist vaccine for 2016-17 flu season

ACIP announces shutdown of FluMist vaccine for 2016-17 flu season

Kevin Wang and Joyce Wu
January 12
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The National Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices [ACIP] announced its decision to discontinue the flu prevention method, also known as FluMist. The vaccine had served as an alternative for traditional flu injections since 2009 when the H1N1 or swine flu epidemic broke out. According to Ruth...

Winter Innovation Expo to be held Friday in Makerspace

Winter Innovation Expo to be held Friday in Makerspace

Anika Das and Olivia Waldron
January 12
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On Friday, January 13 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., the Innovation Realization classes will be holding an exhibition to showcase projects students have been working on in the class this semester. The expo will take place in Room B226, also known as the "Makerspace." “The purpose of the expo on Friday...

Opinion: Lunar New Year should be a school holiday

Opinion: Lunar New Year should be a school holiday

Nathan Zhao
January 11
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In one of the most influential documents in our nation’s history, our Founding Fathers coined the phrase “All men are created equal.” Over time, this simple phrase has had different interpretations and meanings, but even today the basic idea of the phrase still remains relevant: a right to equality...

Dylan Rader: I love playing the bass. It’s my passion

Dylan Rader: I love playing the bass. It’s my passion

Meg Trogolo
January 10
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Imagine that you have put in years of hard work at playing an instrument you love, starting when you were a child. You auditioned for the Senior District festival, an ensemble you’ve had your eye on for a long time, and you just got an email containing the list of students who made it. You open it...

Wellness department discontinues “girls only” weight room hours

Wellness department discontinues “girls only” weight room hours

Olivia Waldron and Andrew D'Amico
January 10
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The WHS wellness department has discontinued "girls only" hours in the WHS weight room. In the fall, the department implemented the designated time slot when only women were allowed to use the weight room and equipment. However, due to the low number of female students and teachers using the weight...

Students participate in the annual winter orchestra concert and art exhibit (49 photos)

Students participate in the annual winter orchestra concert and art exhibit (49 photos)

Natalie Hsu and Jay Abdella
January 9
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WHS and Wayland Middle School orchestras played in the annual winter orchestra concert. Student art was displayed and sold in the commons during the concert.

NFL Wildcard Playoff Predictions

NFL Wildcard Playoff Predictions

Duncan Stephenson and Charlie Moore
January 6
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Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans (HOU -3.5) Saturday, January 7th, 4:35 pm, ABC Charlie Moore Both teams had fairly strong seasons and are looking to move on to the divisional round. The Raiders had one of the strongest seasons in the NFL, going 12-4 and clinching their first playoff berth since 20...

Opinion: Let the princess find her princess charming

Opinion: Let the princess find her princess charming

Abby McCarthy
January 5
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Overjoyed mice wave goodbye to Cinderella as her coach rolls away after the wedding. Cinderella leans forward to share a kiss with her beloved -- a stranger. Even as a child, I was never thrilled by the prince in Cinderella. Like many Disney princes, he offers little personality and serves as a nonentity...

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Eden Vanslette, Kate Balicki, Audrey Camacho, Conor Keating, Abby Stoller, and Natalie Hsu
January 4
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Showcase, Student Art, WSPN

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association [MMEA] Eastern District selected 22 Wayland High School students to participate in the All State auditions on January 21st, 2017. The All State festival will occur on March 10th, 2017 and March 11th, 2017. Students have a variety of feelings regarding auditioning...

WHS hosts winter college a cappella concert (video)

WHS hosts winter college a cappella concert (video)

Hannah Rice and Kate Balicki
January 3
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WHS' three a cappella groups performed along with the Simmons College Sirens, Harvard University Veritones, and Northeastern University Unisons in the CAPA winter college a cappella concert.

WPS school committee announces start of superintendent search

WPS school committee announces start of superintendent search

Anika Das, Joyce Wu, and Nathan Zhao
December 23
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In light of Superintendent Dr. Paul Stein’s decision to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year on June 30, 2017, the search to find the next Wayland superintendent has begun. Stein is retiring for personal reasons having to do with his family, but the retirement program will also allow him...

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