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College applications: a formula for stress and competition

College applications: a formula for stress and competition

Erica Van Sciver
November 23, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

It is the fall of your senior year; that time of reckoning and the time for decision-making, it has finally arrived. Suddenly, the hazy notion of college is not so distant anymore. You become abruptly conscious of the clock ticking away the time until your first deadline. Relatives, neighbors, and perfect strangers ask you what your first choice school is a...

Dos and Don'ts of the Flu Season

Dos and Don'ts of the Flu Season

Kruti Vora
November 11, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

Have a fever, cough, or headache? Do you feel tired, and do your muscles hurt? It must be the flu! That is the assumption that most people are coming to nowadays as the flu pandemic spreads through the U.S. and our very own Wayland High School. During the week of the 19th of October – three weeks ago – a total of 62...

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Maine's vote on Question 1 was a mistake

Ben Schattenburg
November 10, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

Last Tuesday, Maine voters went to the polls to decide if their neighbors should be treated as second class citizens. They voted on Question 1, a ballot initiative which directly asked the people if they wanted to “reject the new law that allows same sex individuals to marry.”  A defeat of the initiative woul...

Anti-incumbency mood, open seats make gubernatorial races interesting

Anti-incumbency mood, open seats make gubernatorial races interesting

Ben Schattenburg
October 7, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion

With the economy still uncertain and budget shortfalls nearly ubiquitous, it is the battles for the statehouses, not Congress, that are shaping up to be the most exciting in 2010. In 2009, 48 states have had to address or are still in the process of addressing budget shortfalls. This means that sta...

Girl, know your place: Sexism at Wayland High

Alie Perkus
June 15, 2009
Filed under Features, Opinion, WSPN

“I’m a dude, so physical harassment seems normal,” remarked a 10th grade male when asked what examples of sexism he had experienced or witnessed at Wayland High School. Two weeks ago, students in grades 9,10, and 11 were asked to take an anonymous survey requesting their opinions about sexism...

Ride for Research: an open letter

Ride for Research: an open letter

May 28, 2009
Filed under Opinion, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Hey Everyone, As some of you know, in seventh grade, I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. That same year, I had surgery to remove it, and to this day, I am still recovering. Every spring since seventh grade, I have participated in a fundraiser, the Ride For Research, to raise money for research...

Glovsky: Speeches and campaigns disappoint

Lowell Glovsky
May 15, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Opinion, WSPN

I was very disappointed with the speeches given by this year’s student council candidates. Not a single one of today's (Thursday May 14) speeches had any relevance to the school climate right now. They all stuck to the predetermined script of throwing out a bunch of promises for events that may or...

Wohlfarth: Write-ins run fresh campaign

Ben Wohlfarth
May 15, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

This article represents the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect that of WSPN. They would seem like the most unlikely of candidates at first glance: Ben Schattenburg, the drummer for the Live Animals and a local political muse and Danya Gordin, an avid follower of politics and lo...

BlackBerrys and briefcases: women in the media

BlackBerrys and briefcases: women in the media

May 14, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

In recent years, the empowerment of women in the media has been explosive. In music and on television, women seem to have replaced their stiletto heels with briefcases. Instead of gossiping into cell phones, they are on their BlackBerrys making the next big business deals. This improvement in the ima...

Big Brother is watching you…eat

Whitney Fletcher
May 7, 2009
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

900410. 765833. What seems to be a series of random numbers is actually your school ID number. All student at Wayland High have their own ID number, but until recently, very few people ever used them. On April 28th, the ID numbers were put into common use as huge lines streamed out of the lunch doors....

Helping out the environment

April 2, 2009
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

You may have noticed that during the past few weeks, biology students have been running bake sales, adopting animals and doing other good deeds in the name of the environment. Here are few eco-friendly messages, brought to you by Oliver Levin, Elena Drews, Cassidy Way, and Lauren Obermiller: Save the Rai...

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