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Zoe Jacobson: It’s really worth it because it’s so rewarding

Zoe Jacobson: It’s really worth it because it’s so rewarding

Whitney Halperin
May 26, 2014
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While other sophomores are busy learning how to drive a car, WHS student Zoe Jacobson is busy riding horses and competing in national equestrian competitions. Jacobson has been horseback riding for seven years, finding the sport through her love of animals. “When I was young I always li...

Doruk Uyar: This year is a dream come true for me

Doruk Uyar: This year is a dream come true for me

Sammy Keating
May 12, 2014
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Unintelligent, gun carrying, fat, obnoxious, overly patriotic and country music obsessed. These were the American stereotypes senior Doruk Uyar was expecting when he arrived in Wayland last year. However, he was excited to come to the country that he had been dreaming about visiting for years. Uyar or...

Blase Cormier: I don’t think during games, I just react

Blase Cormier: I don’t think during games, I just react

Whitney Halperin
May 5, 2014
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There aren’t many freshmen who make varsity teams in their first year at the high school. It is even less likely for a freshman to make the varsity team and immediately contribute. But freshman Blase Cormier took the Wayland High School baseball program by storm this spring. Cormier had hype c...

Nora Wolff: On the ground I’m a little klutzy, so on the bar I can look a lot more graceful

Whitney Halperin
April 10, 2014
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When thinking of a trapeze artist, their grace and elegance are almost immediately pictured — soaring through the air, curling up and over bars and bending in ways that most people can only dream of. For junior Nora Wolff, being graceful is one of the reasons she does the trapeze. “On the grou...

Izzy Essi: When I go onto the court, every match matters

Alex Erdekian
March 27, 2014
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For freshman Izzy Essi, tennis is more than just another after-school activity. Essi has been playing tennis since the age of five, and she began competing in tournaments at age 11. She began her tennis career at Bosse Sports in Sudbury. Essi practices tennis three times a week and tries to play in tourname...

Lily Wadsworth: It’s very mentally and physically draining

Harry Falber
March 11, 2014
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Anyone watch curling in this year’s winter Olympics? Senior Lily Wadsworth, who has been curling since she was little, did, and her interest in the sport in paying off. “My grandfather is one of the founders of the Wayland Curling Club, so my whole family curls,” Wadsworth said. “When I...

Jameson Hunt: I hope to perform at next year’s Winter Week

Alex Erdekian
March 2, 2014
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While some kids were interested in getting the latest and greatest toys and video games as a child, junior Jameson Hunt was more intrigued by music. Ever since Hunt was a child, music has always caught his attention. “I started playing piano when I was seven. I did it because my mom played piano an...

Joe Spagnuolo: I’m the bridge connecting the tutor to the parent

Alex Erdekian
February 25, 2014
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While some high schoolers get jobs to keep busy or to put some change in their pockets, few high schoolers actually run a business like senior Joe Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo is the COO of Wayland Tutors, LLC, the tutoring company Joh Huo, Class of 2013, created last year. Spagnuolo heard about the positio...

Dennis Doherty: I try to help my students and my athletes as best I can

Max Wong
February 9, 2014
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[/caption] When Dennis Doherty began working at WHS two years ago as a guidance counselor, he was no stranger to the students or the staff at the school. Doherty grew up in Wayland with his four brothers and was a member of the WHS Class of 1992. In addition to his past as a student, Dohe...

Matt Broomer: I’ve been writing for a very long time, and now it’s one of the ways I process things

Matt Broomer: I’ve been writing for a very long time, and now it’s one of the ways I process things

Alex Erdekian
February 4, 2014
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Snaps and cheers fill the room as a young poet stands before a modest crowd, reciting an original poem. Scarcely a month before his performance in the Louder than a Bomb slam poetry competition, senior Matt Broomer joined the WHS poetry slam team, marking the beginning of his slam poetry career. This ...

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