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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...

Five factors of a successful graduation party

Five factors of a successful graduation party

Elizabeth Karpacz
June 6, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion

Bouncing on a moon bounce with your friends, listening to good music and eating favorite foods are just some of the activities found at the various Wayland High School graduation parties. Every year, many WHS seniors choose to host one of these “grad parties” in hopes of ending their high sch...

Opinion: Class of 2014 gets psyched for senior year

Opinion: Class of 2014 gets psyched for senior year

Andrew Lidington
June 6, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion

When I walked into school on Monday, adorned in my red, white and blue attire, I didn’t know what to expect. My class had agreed to dress in the colors of the American flag, and I held myself to a pretty high standard. I even decided to wear red shoes. However, I wasn’t sure if my classmates would match my enthusiasm. It turns out my fears were unfounded, as the Class of 2014 ...

Opinion: Naviance encourages dangerous emphasis on college acceptance

Opinion: Naviance encourages dangerous emphasis on college acceptance

Ben Porter
May 21, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

It’s finally time. After months of anticipation and countless trips to the mailbox, the college letter has arrived. With shaking hands, you apprehensively unseal the envelope. You’ve already convinced yourself that the contents of this single letter will dictate the success of your high school career. But d...

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