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Review: L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner

Review: L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner

Lizzy Worstell
April 29, 2014
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, WSPN

Eyeliner. With a stroke of your hand you can create anything from natural definition to a sexy cat-eye, but with so many eyeliners on the market, they can be hit or miss. The L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner is an affordable gel eyeliner that hits the bullseye. Eyeliner comes in three forms: pencil, ...

Opinion: Students should be able to opt out of the PARCC pilot tests

Opinion: Students should be able to opt out of the PARCC pilot tests

Lizzy Worstell
April 7, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers had a problem: It needed students to try out its new exam and kids don’t like tests, especially the three to four hour kind. PARCC needed some way to force kids to take its trial exam. Unfortunately for Massachusetts students, the Commonwealth provided the means to do so. Beginning today, April 7, over 130 freshmen ...

In pursuit of Romeo: one girl’s quest for purpose in life

In pursuit of Romeo: one girl’s quest for purpose in life

Mia Senechal
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

I’m convinced Cupid has it in for me. As each Valentine’s Day rolls around, my heart plummets into a deep spiral of despair due to my embarrassing lack of a significant other. The fact that no one will spend the 90 seconds at Rite Aid to shell out $2.99 for that one Mylar balloon that specifically reminds them of me is heartb...

Opinion: Keep AES robo graders away from the classroom

Opinion: Keep AES robo graders away from the classroom

Ben Porter
February 9, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” George Orwell, “1984.” George Orwell’s “1984” is a cautionary tale — the story of a dystopian society where thought was lost forever. Largely due to its literary subtleties and message that expression is critical to individualism, human readers widely regard “1984” as a masterpiece. But if robots had graded Orwell’s classic work,...

Loose Change campaign to fund remote villages in Peru

Loose Change campaign to fund remote villages in Peru

Lizzy Worstell
January 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

Upon my waking, I heard thunderous rain hitting the roof. Since my group started hiking through the Northern Andes, we’d experienced very rainy weather. I rubbed my eyes, then sat up in my sleeping bag. On the new chalkboard in the new schoolhouse in the remote village of Atuen, which was funded by Loose Change, I read the sentence “Que mensaje nos trae esta lectura?” — “What message is this story tryi...

How to fight stress

How to fight stress

Whitney Halperin
January 16, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses. School stress is affecting students across the nation. On a recent survey of 204 high school students conducted by Seven Hills High School in Ohio, only eight students reported that they had no s...

How to avoid procrastination

How to avoid procrastination

Whitney Halperin
January 8, 2014
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

It’s a common high school problem: procrastination. With new technology, laziness, social media and other distractions booming, it may be hard to find some quality time for school work or studying. Particularly with midterms approaching, it’s crucial to use your time wisely. With these strategies to help battle procrastination, you will soon become an expert in time management. Isola...

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...

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