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Examining WHS’ recent surge in LGBTQ activism

Examining WHS’ recent surge in LGBTQ activism

Meg Trogolo
June 18, 2017
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Over the past five years, WHS has experienced a surge in LGBTQ activism among students, either sponsored by the school's Alliance club or produced by individual students. Alliance has held numerous activities supporting equality across orientations and gender identities. During some years, Alliance...

Boys’ volleyball defeats Needham (28 photos)

Boys’ volleyball defeats Needham (28 photos)

Conor Keating and Joyce Wu
June 15, 2017
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The boys' volleyball team defeated Needham in the state semi-finals 3-0.

News Brief: Final Examinations at WHS

News Brief: Final Examinations at WHS

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
June 15, 2017
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This June, WHS will be altering the methods by which they apply final examinations to students. In previous years, comprehensive exams from the major academic subjects tested students on their second-semester knowledge. However, students will only have traditionally formatted final exams on science and...

Speeches from class of 2017 graduation (video)

Speeches from class of 2017 graduation (video)

Isabel Gitten and Kate Balicki
June 10, 2017
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Class of 2017 graduated Sunday, June 4th. Speakers included Class President Tony Park, Valedictorian Sarah Raines, Co-Salutatorians Wendy Wang and Alex Briasco-Stewart, Class Secretary Izzy Rubin, METCO Class Representative Nyah Webb, School Committee Chair Ellen Grieco, Principal Allyson Mizoguchi and...

Administration announces removal of Principal Scholarship Award

Administration announces removal of Principal Scholarship Award

Aimee LaRochelle and Abby Mitty
June 6, 2017
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Principal Allyson Mizoguchi recently announced the removal of the Principal Scholarship Award, which has been in existence since the beginning of the Underclassman Awards. The award had been given out every year prior to this one. Yet, this year, the administration made the decision to remove the a...

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
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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...

Seniors honored at Senior Awards Night (20 photos)

Seniors honored at Senior Awards Night (20 photos)

Anika Das and Kyle Chen
June 3, 2017
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Seniors were honored at Senior Awards Night on Wednesday.

Athletic fields to be renovated and repositioned

Athletic fields to be renovated and repositioned

Duncan Stephenson
May 26, 2017
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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...

Wayland Alliance hosts “Out and Proud” panel

Wayland Alliance hosts “Out and Proud” panel

Kevin Wang
May 12, 2017
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The Wayland Alliance held the “Out & Proud” open panel on Thursday, April 13. Six LGBTQ WHS students shared their stories and discussed issues surrounding the LGBTQ community throughout lunch block in fine arts teacher Richard Weingartner’s room, known as “The Shop.” “The purpose of the...

News Brief: WPS announces school start times for 2017-18 school year

News Brief: WPS announces school start times for 2017-18 school year

Nathan Zhao
May 11, 2017
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Wayland Public Schools has announced a change in the elementary school day schedule for the upcoming school year. The Loker, Happy Hollow and Claypit Hill school days will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, dismissal will be at 2:05 p.m. The decision...

WHS math team attends state meet

WHS math team attends state meet

Nandita Subbiah
May 2, 2017
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The WHS math team competed at the Massachusetts Association of Mathematics League State Playoffs on April 2, which was the culmination of their season. The students from the team who competed were seniors Wendy Wang, Zander Li and Alex Briasco-Stewart, juniors Alex Zhong and Kanming Xu, and freshman...

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