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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...

Pura Vida: An inside look into the Costa Rica excursion

Pura Vida: An inside look into the Costa Rica excursion

Allison Wei
April 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

This April vacation, the Wayland High School science department went on a trip to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. I was one of the lucky eleven students who went on the trip, and it was amazing. We were there for eight days and seven nights with science teachers Corey Lowen, Heidi Friedlander and B...

Examining the college visiting process

Examining the college visiting process

Lizzy Worstell
April 15, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

If you ask Wayland High School students what the most stressful part of high school is, you’re going to get a variety of answers. But I think many of us can agree that stressing about college is towards the top of our lists. Perhaps one of the most taxing parts of the college process is visiting ...

Community offers opinions on successful Senior Shows

Community offers opinions on successful Senior Shows

Whitney Halperin
March 13, 2013
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

WSPN caught up with WHS community members to discuss past Seniors Shows and what makes a Senior Show successful.

WW ’13: Community reflects on motivational speaker

WW ’13: Community reflects on motivational speaker

Martin Narciso
January 29, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

WSPN asked the WHS community members about their reactions to the motivational speaker, Cara Filler, for Winter Week 2013. Miss an event from Winter Week 2013? WSPN’s got it covered.

50 ways to de-stress before midterms

50 ways to de-stress before midterms

Julia Chinman
January 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion, WSPN

Midterms are fast approaching, and in the following days, many students will find themselves overwhelmed with stress. These tips and techniques are designed to prevent you from pulling your hair out.

Students benefit and suffer from midterms

Students benefit and suffer from midterms

Lauren Simon
January 21, 2013
Filed under Articles, Opinion

If you asked a WHS student how they're feeling around this time of year, chances are that they will say one of three things: 1. "I haven't even started studying! I'm so stressed!" 2. "All I do is study! I'm so exhausted!" 3. "Midterms? What are those?" Thankfully, not too many students fall into th...

Fine arts requirement is necessary and rewarding

Fine arts requirement is necessary and rewarding

Maddie Memoli
January 20, 2013
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Yes, we all took art and music in middle school, but are paper mache animal masks and dulcimer practice really comparable to the masterpieces that high school students can create? According to "Students describe WHS arts experience," one student said, “I took art in middle school, and it wasn...

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