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Jack Stevenson: I’ve been drawing since I could actually draw

Jack Stevenson: I’ve been drawing since I could actually draw

Angela Park
January 18
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[/caption] The pencil rests snugly in his hand. The graphite glides across the stark white piece of paper, pressing down to form clear, dark lines, then softly skimming the surface to create hazy shading. Junior Jack Stevenson started drawing as soon as he possibly could. “I’ve been d...

Omar Rios: I just want to spend the rest of my life playing music

Omar Rios: I just want to spend the rest of my life playing music

Nina Haines
January 11
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The lights dimmed in the media center, and everyone became quiet as sophomore Omar Rios sat down with his guitar at the Amnesty International Coffee House performance. All eyes were on him as he began to play guitar and sing his rendition of Ed Sheeran's Kiss Me. Rios started taking guitar le...

Max Marks: I wanted to do something that I would enjoy and get satisfaction out of

Max Marks: I wanted to do something that I would enjoy and get satisfaction out of

Thomas Chan
January 7
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Every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., senior Max Marks can be found at Wayland’s Longfellow Sports Club. Rather than swimming or exercising with his friends at the club, Marks works as an instructor in a program called Handi-Racket Tennis. Handi-Racket Tennis is an instructional program that helps tea...

Jakob Warner: It takes me to a different place

Whitney Halperin
December 15
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He sat in a practice room, completely focused on playing “Hello Dolly.” A steady hum of music flowed through the door. He was sitting down on the only piece of furniture in the room, a blue chair held up by four shiny metal legs. In front of him was a matte black music stand holding crumpled ...

Declan Nolan: It makes me really proud of what I’m doing

Whitney Halperin
December 8
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In past Winter Weeks, the organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has come to speak to Wayland High School sophomores about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. After last year’s event, senior Declan Nolan talked to one of the speakers, which s...

William Paik: I just need myself and something to hit

Whitney Halperin
November 30
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Many students at WHS play an after school sport — basketball, soccer and lacrosse are popular choices. However, traditional sports weren’t an option for junior William Paik, who struggled with hand-eye coordination. Instead, Paik practices Taekwondo, a Korean martial art in which he has risen...

Hunter Leonard: I’ve started developing my skills

Hunter Leonard: I’ve started developing my skills

Whitney Halperin
November 23
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Coming from a family that runs a business that sells and repairs musical instruments, sophomore Hunter Leonard’s life was full of music from the beginning. His father, who has played saxophone, clarinet and flute for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, taught him a few scales and notes on the tr...

Juli Richards: We just need to keep working hard and getting better

Juli Richards: We just need to keep working hard and getting better

Julia Reck
November 17
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There are many different dance styles found throughout the world, including ballet, tap and jazz; each one has a form specific to their genre. Junior and leader of the WHS K-Pop club Juli Richards’s own passion for dance began four years ago in the form of Korean Pop dance. “It’s a lot of w...

Jared Walsh: There’s a certain satisfaction in working toward something

Jared Walsh: There’s a certain satisfaction in working toward something

Whitney Halperin
November 2
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Jared Walsh is a man of many talents. Not only is Walsh a teaching assistant at WHS, but he also is the freshman baseball coach and an actor. He has performed in multiple plays and productions around the Boston area and finds it very rewarding to be part of a show with others. “There’s a...

Libby Camp: When I write, it’s like a release

Libby Camp: When I write, it’s like a release

Whitney Halperin
October 26
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When most people think about poetry in high school, they probably imagine sitting in English class highlighting and analyzing an assigned reading. However, to junior Libby Camp, it’s an emotional release followed by an exhilarating performance that's engaging to her audience. “Stereotypic...

Clara Lagor: It’s really easy once you get into it

Nandita Subbiah
October 19
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[/caption] When most people think of dancing, they probably think about ballerinas or break dancers; however, for sophomore Clara Lagor, dancing means tap dancing. Lagor was inspired to start tap dancing four years ago while she was living in Westchester New York and went to the Broadway Trainin...

Lyle Foster: You can’t find anything like it

Thomas Chan
October 13
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[/caption] He looked back and saw the stern of the canoe dangling over a ledge in the river. Sweat drenching his shirt, he thrust his paddle into the water and rowed against the raging current. With one final pull, he propelled the canoe forward, away from the fatal drop. Senior Lyle Foster has attend...

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