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Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Charlie Moore and Nathan Zhao
March 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland residents and library trustees have spoken about a relocation of Wayland's Free Public Library for years, and the library’s Board of Trustees are taking the first steps toward moving to a bigger, more expansive building. In January of 2015, the trustees formed a library planning committee,...

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...

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Jackie Stoller and Olivia Waldron
March 2, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

Junior Ella Johnson walks into the center of the stage, a spotlight shining on her face. The group starts and she begins singing her solo in an auditorium filled with people. Johnson joined the Muses, an all female A Capella group her freshman year and has been in the group ever since. “I am...

News Brief: Spring play auditions to begin March 2

News Brief: Spring play auditions to begin March 2

Natalie Hsu
March 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Recent Posts, Showcase

Starting Thurs. March 2, drama teacher Richard Weingartner will begin to hold auditions for the spring play. The play is a combination of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Midsummer's Night Dream. Weingartner describes Hamlet as a "revenge tragedy" with "one character avenging his father's death" and describes...

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Kyle Chen
February 27, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Showcase, Student Art, WSPN

If you make a trip to the music wing of Wayland High School during the school day, particularly to the practice rooms, you will likely find a tall, fiery-haired young man sitting on a chair, eyes intent on a music stand as his hands pluck and strum the grand, maple red instrument leaning against him. Senior...

WHS hosts annual Bandfest (31 photos)

WHS hosts annual Bandfest (31 photos)

Audrey Camacho and Jay Abdella
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

WHS hosts the middle and elementary schools in the annual Bandfest.

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...

Did You Know: Hannah Roberge

Lucy Hughes and Aimee LaRochelle
February 15, 2017
Filed under Did You Know?, Recent Posts, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

"It was probably one of the hardest things i've done"

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WW’ 17: Students and teachers react to METCO panel

WW’ 17: Students and teachers react to METCO panel

Nandita Subbiah
February 15, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts

Freshman DeAndre Balls "[It was] good. It needed to be showed to everyone, what we go through every morning. It was good what they were saying, it was not just one person's life that they had to go through. It is all of us who have to go through it every morning." Senior Coby Sommerfield "I th...

Wrestling falls to Foxboro (55 photos)

Wrestling falls to Foxboro (55 photos)

Jackie Stoller, Kate Balicki, and Abby Mitty
February 15, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Recent Posts, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

The wrestling team lost to Foxboro 45-31 at home on Saturday.

Geoffrey Wang: It’s hard to get better if you don’t practice

Geoffrey Wang: It’s hard to get better if you don’t practice

Nathan Zhao
February 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Recent Posts, Showcase, Spotlight, Winter Week 2017, WSPN

The theater lights dim to a deep, mesmerizing blue, and the crowd’s cheer fades for a moment as one lone student walks onstage. After a couple moments of setup, he picks up his LED Chinese yo-yo and begins the performance. As each trick is performed perfectly in rapid succession, the full auditorium...

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