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Wandering Backpack: David Schmirer

Wandering Backpack: David Schmirer

Olivia Waldron and Lucy Hughes
December 4, 2015
Filed under Features, Recent Posts, Wandering Backpack, WSPN

Running shoes: Running is pretty much my favorite thing to do when I’m not at work. I definitely want these shoes to be able to exercise and keep my mind at ease. Coffee: I would find a way, however humanly possible, to make coffee because without that, it would be pretty much a miserable existe...

Students share their experiences working and shopping on Black Friday

Students share their experiences working and shopping on Black Friday

Aimee LaRochelle and Lina Baranovsky
November 24, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, WSPN

Junior Abby McCarthy: McCarthy is working at Aeropostale at the Natick Mall on Black Friday this year. She says she's ready to go with the flow and get customers what they need. “I think it’s going to be really busy, and we’re probably going to run out of a lot of the clothes, and there’...

Freshmen react to the end of first quarter

Freshmen react to the end of first quarter

Lucy Hughes and Jackie Stoller
November 23, 2015
Filed under Features, Recent Posts, WSPN

  “I like the high school more than the middle school so far. My favorite part would be getting to be with people who I wasn't in school with before and being part of a lot of new activities. There is a difference in the workload. Also, extracurriculars are a lot more intense. My least ...

The Class of 2018 prepares for the semi-formal dance

The Class of 2018 prepares for the semi-formal dance

Nandita Subbiah
November 19, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, WSPN

One of the most important responsibilities of the class officers is to organize class events, and for sophomores, one of these events is the annual sophomore semi. The officers of the Class of 2018 have been planning their semi for the past several months, fundraising, renting the venue and organizing...

Masha Yakhkind: It’s just so many people, and everybody there just really loves dance

Masha Yakhkind: It’s just so many people, and everybody there just really loves dance

Olivia Waldron
November 17, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

She hits the dance floor with a crowd of hundreds of people watching, the spotlight shining on her and her partner’s face. Sophomore Masha Yakhkind started ballroom dancing when she was nine years old and has danced ever since. “I do competitive ballroom dancing, and I started when I was n...

Food services department implements changes

Food services department implements changes

Alex Torres and Nandita Subbiah
November 15, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Uncategorized, WSPN

Students might have noticed differences in the food services program in the past two months. Food services began to implement numerous changes to the food choices and prices in the cafeteria this year. The changes came after a review of the food services department by Edvocate, an outside consulting firm. “Last year, the food services department underwent a review by an outside consulta...

Silent section of the library is created

Silent section of the library is created

Brian Cohen
November 15, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, WSPN

The library is creating a new silent section. "I feel like the kids who didn’t come here in previous years [because it was too noisy] are now coming back,” library media specialist Joanne Schmidt said.

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Students and teachers share opinions on Donald Trump

Students and teachers share opinions on Donald Trump

Lindsay Adelman and Angela Park
November 13, 2015
Filed under Features, Recent Posts, WSPN

      “Well, I think he’s a little crazy. Why? He’s very insulting to many people, and he’s careless with his words.”         “My opinion is whatever the opposite of extremely positive is when it comes to Donald Trump. I’ve known of him...

Examining the use of Engrade at WHS

Examining the use of Engrade at WHS

Lindsay Adelman
November 11, 2015
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There is no sound in the air. While half of the class is bent over textbooks, homework and notes, the other half of the class is staring at screens on their computers, their faces illuminated by the blue glow. They are checking Engrade. Engrade is a website used by WHS to allow students to track their...

WSPN looks into the yearbook process

WSPN looks into the yearbook process

Masha Yakhkind
November 3, 2015
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

On Oct. 17, members of the class of 2016 gathered for their progressive dinner to celebrate the four years they have spent together. During the event, senior superlatives were announced. WHS teacher Corey Lowen runs the yearbook and has given WSPN some insight on what goes on behind the scenes in...

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