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Opinion: Don’t share your grades

Thomas Chan
January 6, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

“What did you get? Let me guess, 95?” “How did you do so well?” “I can't believe it. I studied for 5 hours, and you still did better!” After tests are handed back, students immediately swarm together and countless whispers are exchanged. This has become such an issue that many teachers have started to hand tests out at the end of cla...

Opinion: Ritchie’s call on holiday decorations inconsistent

Opinion: Ritchie’s call on holiday decorations inconsistent

Ben Porter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

December doesn’t just bring snow—it also brings Christmas decorations, and lots of them. Christmas decorations are found everywhere from the mall to the Boston Common to commercials on your television and even Wayland High School as of last Wednesday. The WHS holiday decorations, which were set up b...

“Crunch Time”: EP Review

“Crunch Time”: EP Review

Thomas Chan and Angela Park
December 4, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

On Nov. 19, sophomore Evan Hughes released his newest extended play, “Crunch Time,” aptly named because it was written and recorded over the span of three days and completed on Nov. 11. Hughes produced the songs, “Harmony” and “One/Time." DC Universe, a music production group run by freshmen...

The case for the Powderpuff game

The case for the Powderpuff game

Ben Porter
November 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports, WSPN

“Down, set, hike!” When we think of Powderpuff, the image that comes to mind is a group of girls from the same grade decked out in eyeblack and matching jerseys. They’re listening to the play call in the huddle before they sprint out on the field to give their all against a rival team in a...

It’s time to reevaluate the Powderpuff tradition

It’s time to reevaluate the Powderpuff tradition

Alex Erdekian
November 25, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Sports

Hazing in a sorority by forcing pledges to drive drunk. The town whose team name is “The Redskins.” Schools that continue to segregate their proms by race. Just because something is a tradition doesn’t make it right. As loved as Powderpuff is, it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate this ...

“D.O.A.”: Review

“D.O.A.”: Review

Sammy Keating
November 14, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

This past Wednesday was opening night for the WHS Theater Ensemble's fall play, Dead on Arrival (D.O.A.). I am proud of the fact that in my four years at WHS, I have seen the fall play every year. No matter how many times I see a WHSTE production, I am always surprised by the amount of creativity and pe...

Fall fashion trends (16 photos)

Fall fashion trends (16 photos)

Lauren Simon
October 24, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion, Photo Galleries, WSPN

This autumn and upcoming winter, we are seeing a lot of interesting fashion trends around school and on the streets. Here are some tips for girls on how to keep up with the trends! There are several interesting takes on the much needed sweater for our New England weather. You can get sweaters wi...

The Local: Restaurant Review

Harry Falber
October 22, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Wayland’s newest restaurant, The Local, opened in the town center on Monday, September 23. We decided to have dinner at The Local to check out the scene. As we walked in, we were greeted by three hosts, all of whom were WHS students. This added to the community feel the restaurant offers. The seating in the restaurant was well organized. Each table had a view of the g...

Opinion: Reflecting on a year of advisory

Ben Porter
June 24, 2013
Filed under Opinion

[/caption] I can’t believe a year has gone by since we started advisory. I can still re-create in my mind the initial awkwardness of walking into a classroom filled with random kids of various ages who I knew only as names off the dreaded advisory email I received last summer. Now, walking into that same classroom almost nine months later, the awkwardness is just as preval...

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