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Dan Castillo: Everything you can’t put into words you can put into a picture

Dan Castillo: Everything you can’t put into words you can put into a picture

Whitney Halperin
February 22, 2015
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Senior Dan Castillo has always loved to draw, sketch and even finger paint his own face, but his third grade teacher, Ms. Royce, really ignited his passion for art by allowing him to complete his homework in an unusual fashion. “She told me to draw her a comic of the homework instead of writ...

Sana Gilani: There is so much organization and responsibility

Sana Gilani: There is so much organization and responsibility

Whitney Halperin
February 9, 2015
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At the end of every year, many students head home holding a big, hardcover Wayland High School Reflector. High schoolers skim through the pages, looking at prom photos, baby pictures and senior blurbs. However, what most students don’t understand is how much hard work goes on behind the scenes....

Nick Kamkari: I feel much more confident

Nick Kamkari: I feel much more confident

Whitney Halperin
February 2, 2015
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Junior Nick Kamkari can often be found at the Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu in Natick. Jiujitsu is a martial art that focuses on leverage, off-balance and the knowledge of anatomy to overcome an attacker, rather than using physical strength and flexibility. Unlike typical types of martial arts, jiujitsu...

Athina Apazidis: There is absolutely no limit to your creativity

Athina Apazidis: There is absolutely no limit to your creativity

Nandita Subbiah
January 26, 2015
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The pencil glides across the paper as she sketches a new image during a free period. After a couple of minutes, a clear figure starts to take shape. Different students have different ways of relaxing. For sophomore Athina Apazidis, drawing is the best way to relax. Apazidis was inspired early ...

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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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...

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