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Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charlie Moore, Eden Vanslette, and Nathan Zhao
March 5, 2017
Filed under Articles, MOTS/React, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was sworn in on February 7th. Widely considered President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet pick, DeVos required a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence to be confirmed 51-50 in the Senate. At WHS, teachers and administrators expressed varying...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
March 5, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Matt Karle and Kevin Wang conclude their preview of President Donald J. Trump's cabinet.             White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Appointment to Cabinet Stephen K. Bannon was appointed as then President-elect Donald Trump’s White House Chief Strategist on Nov. 13, 2016. The posi...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Kevin Wang and Matt Karle
February 16, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Credit: US Department of Education (02092017 - SBD - Howard University-122) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons                       Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Nomination & Confirmation to Ca...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Trump’s Cabinet: Part One

Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang
January 23, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang preview the cabinet and cabinet nominees of United States President-Elect Donald Trump. Credit: Courtesy of Wikipedia                 Vice President Mike Pence Appointment to Cabinet In July 2...

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

WHS community reflects on presidential transition

Janani Gandhi, Isabel Gitten, Aimee LaRochelle, and Olivia Waldron
January 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, News, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN asked WHS students and teachers about their reactions immediately after the 2016 presidential election.

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

News Brief (UPDATED): Students receive Trump campaign email

Meg Trogolo
December 19, 2016
Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Politics, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

On Saturday at 7:04 p.m., all WHS students received an email from president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters thanking them for subscribing to campaign emails and soliciting donations. On Sunday, all WHS students received another email asking them to either confirm their subscriptions to...

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Opinion: The Electoral College is outdated

Charlie Moore
December 12, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Recent Posts

The route to the White House is a long and twisty road full of campaigning, policies, and political treachery. At the end of the 18-month journey, it all comes down to one day: Election Day. The nation watches as states turn red and blue and one candidate gains the electoral votes to come out on top....

Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Isabel Gitten
November 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Politipress, Politipress, Recent Posts, WSPN Blogs

Dear Donald Trump, Congratulations. You won. You are now officially the most hated president in United States history -- a title you earned before you even got into office. Are you ready to be president? More than half of America knows who you truly are. We know you are selfish. We...

Wayland residents hold signs outside polling stations (Video)

Wayland residents hold signs outside polling stations (Video)

Eden Vanslette, Kate Balicki, and Isabel Gitten
November 12, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Politics, Recent Posts, WSPN, WSPN.TV

WSPN talked with Wayland community members who held political signs outside Wayland Middle School on Election Day.

Politipress: Welcome to Politipress

October 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Politipress, Politipress, WSPN Blogs

Welcome to Politipress your new place to find weekly updates on all things politics. With the presidential election approaching, I will be your guide through all the crazy twists and turns, giving my view on the political world. This year is important because there is a presidential election--someth...

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Isabel Gitten
June 20, 2016
Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Recent Posts, WSPN

Turning on my TV early Sunday morning, I instantly see the headline: “50 dead and 53 injured in a mass shooting in Orlando.” Am I surprised? No. I am devastated and angry, but not shocked. The sad truth is that shootings have become too common in the United States. In fact, according to PBS, there...

WW ’13: Representative Conroy talks politics with students

WW ’13: Representative Conroy talks politics with students

Lizzy Worstell
January 30, 2013
Filed under Features, Politics, WSPN

Massachusetts state representative Tom Conroy addressed students in the WHS lecture hall on Wednesday, January 30. In addition to discussing current issues like the environment, gun control and education, Conroy opened the discussion by accepting questions from the audience. The Democratic legislator...

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