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Kevin Vibert: Making mistakes is the best way to learn

Kevin Vibert: Making mistakes is the best way to learn

Nathan Zhao
June 2, 2017
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As the final bell rings to mark the end of the school day, most teachers breathe a sigh of relief. Apart from perhaps advising a club or grading tests and papers, their professional responsibilities for the day are over. However, for English teacher Kevin Vibert, the end of the school day marks something...

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Charlie Moore
May 31, 2017
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Logan Dawson sings A cappella for the Madrigals at WHS. However, his passion for singing didn’t come at a young age. Logan started singing just before his tryout for the Madrigals, freshman year. “I’d never even tried singing until right before my audition,” Dawson said. The Madrigals have...

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Hannah Rice
May 9, 2017
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Sophomore Julia De Los Reyes’s passion for the violin started years ago when she was among the many third graders interested in elementary school orchestra. “I started playing the violin on a complete whim; I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” De Los Reyes said. When De Los Reyes...

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Kyle Chen
April 12, 2017
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The stage lights go on, blinding the young man as the song starts. His fellow singers’ voices rise together in unison, blending into a gentle, mellow background. Swaying to the music, they form a loose semicircle around him. He takes a deep breath and steps forward into the spotlight, opening his mouth...

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Kevin Wang
March 6, 2017
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The dark wood of the elephantine instrument glistened as the small boy stared at it in awe. He picked up the bow, placed it on the string and struck out a note. The bass resonated with a deep rumble. The wire of the string quivered back and forth, the delicate vibrations expanding like a ripple of water...

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Jackie Stoller and Olivia Waldron
March 2, 2017
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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...

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
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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...

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Eden Vanslette and Kate Balicki
January 17, 2017
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A girl steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school. She stands with members of an a capella group, the Wayland High School Madrigals. Her voice echoes throughout the silent auditorium, and then her fellow group members begin to harmonize in the background. For some, singing in front of...

Dylan Rader: I love playing the bass. It’s my passion

Dylan Rader: I love playing the bass. It’s my passion

Meg Trogolo
January 10, 2017
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Imagine that you have put in years of hard work at playing an instrument you love, starting when you were a child. You auditioned for the Senior District festival, an ensemble you’ve had your eye on for a long time, and you just got an email containing the list of students who made it. You open it...

Peter Tsipis: I do it for my school

Peter Tsipis: I do it for my school

Abby Stoller and Kate Balicki
November 14, 2016
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Senior Peter Tsipis has been a fan at WHS for the past five years. Many students consider Tsipis a “superfan”, which is a fan who shows a great deal of enthusiasm. His passion began in eighth grade when he attended his first sporting event with his older brother Alex Tsipis, who graduated from WHS...

Alex Torres: I’m just going to keep volunteering, keep doing community service

Alex Torres: I’m just going to keep volunteering, keep doing community service

Audrey Camacho
November 14, 2016
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Since 2013, senior Alex Torres has strived to be the best that he can in his Boy Scout troop. Finally, after three years of commitment, Torres was awarded the Eagle Scout ranking. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be achieved by any Boy Scout. Including Torres, five scouts were awarded an...

Maggie Fiske: I felt like the way I felt in my bedroom dancing by myself

Maggie Fiske: I felt like the way I felt in my bedroom dancing by myself

Naomi Lathan
May 9, 2016
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For the last 13 years of her life, sophomore Maggie Fiske has pursued her dream: to become a dancer. At three years old, Fiske took her first dance class. Since then it has grown to be something that she sees herself doing for the rest of her life. Fiske’s dance career began when her mother signed...

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