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Michael Gordon: I did it to get the satisfaction of people enjoying the music

Michael Gordon: I did it to get the satisfaction of people enjoying the music

Kruti Vora
December 12, 2011
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At the beginning of his sophomore year, senior Michael Gordon wrote a song. It wasn’t for school; it was just on the side. He then went to his friend Eilif Mikkelsen’s house and recorded it. Mikkelsen later mixed and produced the song for him. “Between that day and the end of sophomore year, I was writing more songs, and I had a...

Jessica Whittemore: I help them try to have fun and just be themselves

Jessica Whittemore: I help them try to have fun and just be themselves

Kruti Vora
December 5, 2011
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Every student who plans to earn privileges or even graduate from Wayland High School must complete a certain amount of community service hours. For many, this means taking off a couple hours every so often during the year to volunteer their time, but for senior Jessica Whittemore, volunteering ta...

Erin Dalbec: The fun part is touring the country with friends, meeting new people and performing

Erin Dalbec: The fun part is touring the country with friends, meeting new people and performing

Kruti Vora
November 28, 2011
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From playing the marimba, glockenspiel, drums and bass guitar to singing, Wayland High School's Library Director Erin Dalbec has done her fair share of dabbling in music. Dalbec first played in her high school winter percussion ensemble in 1989, trying out the marimba and the glockenspiel. Then she discovered composers Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Hols...

Longfritz and Nuss: We see how tough some kids have it in third world countries

Longfritz and Nuss: We see how tough some kids have it in third world countries

Kruti Vora
November 21, 2011
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“When I was in the Dominican Republic for the first time, I was at a health clinic handing out supplies and people just started rushing in,” said junior Sarah Nuss. “It was scary. People were pushing each other out of the way. We were just handing out simple things like toothbrushes and socks....

Kristin Wheeler: You have to shut everything else in and the world out

Kristin Wheeler: You have to shut everything else in and the world out

Jake Adelman
November 14, 2011
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Stranded deep inside the woods, nothing but a bow, arrow, a foam target and your heartbeat. A draw back and release. The arrow screams through the woods; in a blink of an eye, the arrow spears the target, a perfect shot. “I started shooting when I was about 25,” said Wheeler. “My significant other wa...

Jerry Lerman: A home away from home

Jerry Lerman: A home away from home

Oliver Levin
November 6, 2011
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Like many other students, senior Jerry Lerman goes to camp during the summer months. Unlike most other students, Lerman goes to camp for an entirely different reason; he goes to help run the camp. Lerman is the son of Bill and Martha Lerman, the owners of Camp Caribou, located in Winslow, Maine. The Lerman family bought the camp, located on a 200-acr...

Nick Condry: How often do you get to be a model?

Nick Condry: How often do you get to be a model?

Lizzy Worstell
November 2, 2011
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A modeling runway show appears well-timed and organized from the outside, but behind massive curtains, some fifty people scramble to find their place. Designers struggle to tie the bootlaces of a single model just before he takes a step onto the stage while models rush behind him to change their outfits....

Robin Tracy: I haven’t experienced a high school campus quite like it

Robin Tracy: I haven’t experienced a high school campus quite like it

Kruti Vora
October 23, 2011
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If you ask Wayland High School students what they like most about WHS, a popular answer would be the open campus. Students love to take advantage of their junior or senior privileges and leave campus during the day. However, students don’t receive these privileges just because of their age;...

Asa Hecker: I can make cake taste that good and be that healthy

Asa Hecker: I can make cake taste <em>that</em> good and be <em>that</em> healthy

Ben Rabin
October 16, 2011
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Most people don't consider the phrase "healthy alternative" to be synonymous with "delicious." Senior Asa Hecker plans to change that perception. Every other day after school, Asa  goes home to bake his own "healthy alternative," high-protein cake. What began as a casual hobby has now grown into Asa’s very own dessert business, Powerhouse Desserts...

Will Sharton: I play better when the team is counting on me

Will Sharton: I play better when the team is counting on me

Kruti Vora
October 10, 2011
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This past year, tennis player Novak Djokovic had one of the best seasons in history. Although his record was near perfect, don't be surprised if freshman Will Sharton tops it. Sharton began playing tennis at the age of seven and now plays around six hours a week. All that practice has certainl...

Tyler Perez: I really want to try to be a part of the community

Tyler Perez: I really want to try to be a part of the community

Brianna Fay
October 2, 2011
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“Wayland High School is unique with the California campus and everything. It’s interesting; it was actually built in 1959 by a man named Walter Gropius, an architect from Germany who headlined the construction of many huge buildings around the United States,” said senior Tyler Perez. “The school even won some awards for its design.” Most...

Martin Narciso: The art of Krav Maga

Martin Narciso: The art of Krav Maga

Kruti Vora
September 25, 2011
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After school, some Wayland High School students go to sports or play practice. Others head home to study. But two or three days a week, sophomore Martin Narciso drives to Malden for Krav Maga training. Krav Maga is a martial art that was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930s to help the Jewish community defend themselves against Nazi...

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