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Sara Snow: One of the biggest things teaching has taught me is to listen and to learn from listening

Sara Snow: One of the biggest things teaching has taught me is to listen and to learn from listening

Lindsay Adelman
November 23, 2015
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The lights in the theater dim, and with that, the crowd’s noise dies down until only a quiet whispering remains. There's not a sound in the air as the curtains rustle, concealing all of the color, noise and talent behind it. Suddenly, the spotlights cut through the darkness, a beam of light focusing...

Maya Golod: I always used to watch YouTube videos and want to make some of my own

Maya Golod: I always used to watch YouTube videos and want to make some of my own

Lina Baranovsky
November 9, 2015
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On a chilly Saturday evening, while most teenagers will be out and about, sophomore Maya Golod is often in her room, producing a YouTube video. Golod started regularly posting videos on a YouTube channel she created the summer before freshman year. “I’ve always loved photography, and I always...

Anna Marobella: It brings a lot of happiness to my life knowing I have something to work on and work towards

Anna Marobella: It brings a lot of happiness to my life knowing I have something to work on and work towards

Abby McCarthy
November 3, 2015
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Some little kids want to become superheroes or astronauts. Others dream of becoming a princess or maybe the president. From a young age, junior Anna Marobella knew she had a future in art. Drawing is her passion. “I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember,” Marobella said. “In elementary...

Misha Arakcheev: I love it here, where you go and everybody smiles

Misha Arakcheev: I love it here, where you go and everybody smiles

Meg Trogolo
October 26, 2015
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Moving is a big shift and often a difficult one, but sometimes, it can be a welcome change in the end. For junior Misha Arakcheev, who moved to Wayland from Moscow in 2011, the process has given him many new perspectives and opportunities. After years of dissatisfaction with Russia’s political climate,...

Peter Tsipis: At the end of the day, I’m still curling with the same people I’ve curled with for 10 years

Peter Tsipis: At the end of the day, I’m still curling with the same people I’ve curled with for 10 years

Duncan Stephenson
October 18, 2015
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When you think of popular sports, a typical few come to mind. Sports such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer dominate most athletic headlines around the country; however, junior Peter Tsipis has a passion for a sport you may not know much about. Ever since he tried it for the first...

Emily Barnard: I’m a very, very competitive person. It’s just who I am

Emily Barnard: I’m a very, very competitive person. It’s just who I am

Thomas Chan
October 14, 2015
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Twirling the lacrosse stick in her hands, she cradles the ball while running toward the net. A single drop of sweat runs down the side of her face. She maneuvers around an opposing player, kicking up a clump of dirt with her cleats in the process. As she nears the goal, she raises the shaft and swings...

Isabelle Goodman: Seeing something that only existed in my head in real life is a pretty incredible thing

Isabelle Goodman: Seeing something that only existed in my head in real life is a pretty incredible thing

Nandita Subbiah
October 7, 2015
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When most people think of artwork, they probably picture a drawing or painting on paper; however, for junior Isabelle Goodman, her canvas is much larger. As a set and lighting designer for WHSTE’s plays and musicals, Goodman’s canvas is the stage. Goodman became involved with set design as a...

Rosa Vitiello: “I have learned how to put trust in my teammates in all the sports I play”

Rosa Vitiello: “I have learned how to put trust in my teammates in all the sports I play”

Elena Erdekian
September 28, 2015
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Junior Rosa Vitiello may be known for playing soccer and track for Wayland High School, but in her free time she has a passion for playing frisbee. She and two other WHS students have formed a new school frisbee club this year. Vitiello began playing frisbee when she was around eight years old. Her...

Zander Bobronnikov: InSize is a web platform that solves the problem of variance in interbrand sizing

Zander Bobronnikov: InSize is a web platform that solves the problem of variance in interbrand sizing

Angela Park
September 21, 2015
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Anyone who has shopped for clothes, in stores or online, knows the struggle of finding the right size. Constantly changing in and out of shirts and returning mailed packages can get tiring. Senior Zander Bobronnikov recognized this problem and set out to fix it.

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Allie Kunen: I never really thought of it as something that I would use every day

Allie Kunen: I never really thought of it as something that I would use every day

Angela Park
June 7, 2015
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Pictures of sandwiches, sushi, pastries, pizza and countless other treats can be found on junior Allie Kunen’s food Instagram, _lovef00d. Kunen activated her account last spring, but she only started actively using it mid-October of 2014, combining her love for food and photography. “I never really thought of it as something t...

Marisa Liu: We got to see robots from all over the world, like China, Brazil, Israel and Australia

Marisa Liu: We got to see robots from all over the world, like China, Brazil, Israel and Australia

Thomas Chan
June 1, 2015
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Junior Marisa Liu was always interested in robotics, especially after watching her older brother Ethan participate in his robotics competitions. Last year, Liu quit gymnastics and switched to coaching, so she decided to join the robotics club. She found that it had been disbanded, so she took i...

Hugh Jones: I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go

Hugh Jones: I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go

Julia Reck
May 25, 2015
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Ever have trouble figuring out the important parts of an article or web page? Sophomore Hugh Jones’ app called “Points” can summarize text into bullet points in seconds. “Points started off as a simple Java app, but I quickly decided to expand it into an iPhone app because I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go,” Jones said. He came up ...

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