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Abby Mitty: Music has made me a much more confident person

Abby Mitty: Music has made me a much more confident person

Isabel Gitten
April 11, 2016
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The packed WHS auditorium falls silent as freshman Abby Mitty begins playing chords on her guitar. Concentrating on her fingers, she taps her foot to the beat of an acoustic rendition of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” “Playing in front of the entire school during the talent show was my proudest...

Jaylen Wang: Tennis is 90 percent, maybe even 95 percent, a mental sport

Jaylen Wang: Tennis is 90 percent, maybe even 95 percent, a mental sport

Janani Gandhi
April 4, 2016
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A tennis ball soars over the net on a hot day. Sophomore Jaylen Wang slaps away shot after shot, sending the tennis ball back towards his opponent every time. Wang has been playing tennis since he was eight years old and living in Shrewsbury. Since then, he has accomplished much as a tennis player....

Riley Bonner: You can just tell a story with a beat around it

Riley Bonner: You can just tell a story with a beat around it

Lucy Hughes
March 28, 2016
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You log onto SoundCloud and click on RJB’s “School Day." A steady beat blasts through the speakers, and you hear sophomore Riley Bonner's voice: “Because I wake up, bruh, and I gotta go to school...” Bonner, aka RJB (Riley Joseph Bonner), started to release songs a month ago. Since then he...

Yaniv Goren: I’m happy as long as I’m making a difference

Yaniv Goren: I’m happy as long as I’m making a difference

Masha Yakhkind
March 21, 2016
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They put on their sneakers, tighten up their laces and they’re off. They run around the track countless times before coming to a slow stop. They jog off the track with nothing but smiles on their faces, admiring all of the hard work they have done. This is Relay for Life, and behind the curtains of...

Camron Shahidi: Never give up on your dreams and projects

Camron Shahidi: Never give up on your dreams and projects

Aimee LaRochelle
March 14, 2016
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Tiësto, David Guetta, Avicii and sophomore Camron Shahidi. What do they all have in common? They all share a passion for DJing. Shahidi became interested in DJing about three years ago. “I’ve played piano and drums all my life, and I thought DJing was really interesting and something I might...

Kara Chuang: Seeing people listen with closed eyes, relaxed smiles and even humming along is the reason I do it

Kara Chuang: Seeing people listen with closed eyes, relaxed smiles and even humming along is the reason I do it

Natalie Hsu
March 8, 2016
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A girl with a black ponytail in a white dress lowers herself onto the piano stool. Her right foot hovers over the damper pedal as her fingers mark their place on the black and white keys. Her fingers begin to hop from one note to another, creating a soothing melody. The audience stares in amazement,...

William Barton: You can very clearly see where you went wrong and right

William Barton: You can very clearly see where you went wrong and right

Nathan Zhao
February 29, 2016
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It’s an average Tuesday night, and most students are working on homework, texting their friends or watching TV. But not freshman William Barton. “Amnesiac”, as he is known online, sits at the computer at home, immersed in his latest Hearthstone game. Barton played his first video game when he...

Zack Dresens: It’s just something I love to do, and that’s what I want to do

Zack Dresens: It’s just something I love to do, and that’s what I want to do

Alex Torres
February 22, 2016
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It’s a snowy afternoon on a Friday in January. The long distance track team just finished three miles on the outdoor track, and the light is fading fast. After some complaints, the coach lets the runners go inside, but on the way in, the runners glance back to see a student on the turf. This athlete...

Kate Maietta: You have to learn to move and use muscles in a way you’ve never had to before

Kate Maietta: You have to learn to move and use muscles in a way you’ve never had to before

Olivia Waldron
February 9, 2016
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She flies through the air, landing jump after jump. She lands gracefully on one foot and glides smoothly on the ice. Freshman Kate Maietta started ice skating at the age of two, and she has loved it ever since. Maietta started because her mom wanted her to learn how to skate. Now, she is an accomplished...

Tori Varnau: I try and be their friend, and I think that really makes the difference

Tori Varnau: I try and be their friend, and I think that really makes the difference

Angela Park
January 25, 2016
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As co-captain of the Model United Nations club (Model UN), a captain on the Wayland ski team, co-captain of the Wayland girls’ varsity volleyball team and co-founder and co-president of the People Assisting Wilds and Strays club (PAWS), there is no doubt senior Tori Varnau has a wide range of experience...

Kara Whitesell: I want to do whatever it takes to make the class of 2018 the best it can be

Kara Whitesell: I want to do whatever it takes to make the class of 2018 the best it can be

Jackie Stoller
January 11, 2016
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The music starts playing as the lights dim. The class of 2018 gathers together during the sophomore semiformal dance. President Kara Whitesell looks around, and she finally feels like all of her hard work has paid off. Whitesell was elected president of the class of 2018 at the end of her freshman...

Simon Clark: A lot of people don’t get how much more expensive it is to eat gluten-free

Simon Clark: A lot of people don’t get how much more expensive it is to eat gluten-free

Brian Cohen
December 23, 2015
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Gluten-free food. For many people it’s nothing but a passing fad. It’s just the newest way to stay healthy in a never-ending stream of cultural health crazes. On the other hand, for some people, eating gluten-free is a necessity if they have disorders like celiac disease, which affects the immune...

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