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WW ’17: WHS sophomores attend PFLAG presentation

WW ’17: WHS sophomores attend PFLAG presentation

Nathan Zhao and Matt Karle
February 7, 2017
Filed under Articles, In-Depth, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, Winter Week 2017, WSPN

On Friday, WHS sophomores convened in the auditorium for a mandatory presentation by the Greater Boston chapter of PFLAG, or Parents and Friends for Lesbians and Gays, a nationwide organization that describes itself as “the extended family of the LGBTQ community.” Annually given to the sophomore...

WW ’17: WHS students watch “Apollo 13” film

WW ’17: WHS students watch “Apollo 13” film

Meg Trogolo
February 4, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, Winter Week 2017, WSPN

On Monday, WHS students watched the film “Apollo 13” as part of the school’s annual Winter Week. This was the second year that Winter Week has included a school-wide film screening, with last year’s choice being the 2014 film “Selma.” “It’s a nice technology and science film, and maybe...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang
January 23, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang preview the cabinet and cabinet nominees of United States President-Elect Donald Trump. Credit: Courtesy of Wikipedia                 Vice President Mike Pence Appointment to Cabinet In July 2...

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

Janani Gandhi, Isabel Gitten, Aimee LaRochelle, and Olivia Waldron
January 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN asked WHS students and teachers about their reactions immediately after the 2016 presidential election.

Updated: Mid-Year Exam Schedule 2017

Updated: Mid-Year Exam Schedule 2017

Nathan Zhao and Olivia Waldron
January 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Above is the new mid-year exam schedule, which WHS Principal Allyson Mizoguchi sent to students. Exams will take place from Tuesday, Jan. 24 to Friday, Jan. 27. The only major change to the schedule compared to previous years was the change of Monday, usually a testing day, to be a regular "F" Day. Update:...

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, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

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, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, WSPN

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...

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, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, WSPN

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...

Wayland mosque receives hate letter

Wayland mosque receives hate letter

Kevin Wang and Masha Yakhkind
December 21, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

The Islamic Center of Boston, located in Wayland, recently received a letter that contained multiple slanders against Muslims, called for a genocide similar to the Holocaust and mentioned President-elect Donald Trump as “the new sheriff in town.” After Trump's election, several mosques around the...

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

Meg Trogolo
December 19, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

On Saturday at 7:04 p.m., all WHS students received an email from president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters thanking them for subscribing to campaign emails and soliciting donations. On Sunday, all WHS students received another email asking them to either confirm their subscriptions to...

Seniors attend annual progressive dinner

Seniors attend annual progressive dinner

Veronika Golod
December 19, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

The annual senior progressive dinner took place last Saturday. The school’s seniors gathered together for a class meal, consisting of appetizers, entrees, & desserts. Each student was assigned to make either an appetizer, an entree or a dessert. Senior superlatives were also announced and celebrated...

WHS green team introduces composting in Commons

WHS green team introduces composting in Commons

Anika Das, Olivia Waldron, and Abby Stoller
December 16, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WHS' Green Team, a student-run environmental preservation club, has placed compost stations in the Commons, in addition to continuing composting in the kitchen. There are two composting stations located in between lunch tables, and they are emptied into compost bins outside every day after school. “The...

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