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Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Eden Vanslette and Kate Balicki
January 17
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

A girl steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school. She stands with members of an a capella group, the Wayland High School Madrigals. Her voice echoes throughout the silent auditorium, and then her fellow group members begin to harmonize in the background. For some, singing in front of...

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Eden Vanslette, Kate Balicki, Audrey Camacho, Conor Keating, Abby Stoller, and Natalie Hsu
January 4
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Showcase, Student Art, WSPN

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association [MMEA] Eastern District selected 22 Wayland High School students to participate in the All State auditions on January 21st, 2017. The All State festival will occur on March 10th, 2017 and March 11th, 2017. Students have a variety of feelings regarding auditioning...

Artist of the Week: Athina Apazidis

Artist of the Week: Athina Apazidis

Abby Stoller
December 7
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Student Art

Some people have one pursuit life that truly means the world to them. Senior Athina Apazidis’ passion is drawing. She has been doodling since elementary school, but began seriously drawing towards the end of middle school. “[Drawing sparked my interest] when I saw how talented my friends were. It was a...

Artist of the Week: Yana Lipnesh

Artist of the Week: Yana Lipnesh

Joyce Wu and Kyle Chen
November 20
Filed under Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Student Art

If you ask a high school student with no art experience to turn a blank sheet of paper into a piece of art, they would give you a confused facial expression. However, if you were to ask freshman Yana Lipnesh, she would turn to the paper without batting an eyelash and start sketching, envisioning its outc...

Artist of the Week: Kyle Chen

Artist of the Week: Kyle Chen

Joyce Wu and Natalie Hsu
October 30
Filed under Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Showcase, Student Art, Uncategorized

A young man sits in front of a piano, all 88 keys of the piano spread out in front of him. His fingers hover over the interchanging black and white wooden keys as he inhales, preparing to play the first note of the night. Eyes deep into the crowd were laid on him and shivers crawled down his back. Woul...

Featured Artist: Shaelee Comettant

Featured Artist: Shaelee Comettant

Masha Yakhkind and Abby Stoller
December 7
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WSPN's Masha Yakhkind and Abby Stoller interview featured artist Shaelee Comettant.

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Junior Clare Lippincott creates original prom dresses

Junior Clare Lippincott creates original prom dresses

Abby McCarthy
October 20
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Many people are afraid of needles, but for junior Clare Lippincott, they are her favorite to play and create with. “When I was young, I remember having a basket of little needles and old thread from my great-aunt and a bunch of upholstery clippings,” Lippincott said. “I would sew things tog...

Q&A with Scholastic Art award winners

Thomas Chan and Nandita Subbiah
February 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Art, WSPN

Dasha Bobrova - Junior: What awards did you win? I won a Gold and Silver Key and an honorable mention. Was this the first year you entered? Was this the first year you won something? No, I entered every year that I've been at the high school for and won something every year. My freshman year, when the school was only allowed to enter 10 pieces tot...

2015 Scholastic artwork (33 photos)

2015 Scholastic artwork (33 photos)

Nandita Subbiah
February 25
Filed under Photo Galleries, Student Art, WSPN

Above are pictures of the artwork that won Scholastic Art awards this year.

Featured Artist: Abby McCarthy

Featured Artist: Abby McCarthy

Nandita Subbiah
December 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Art, WSPN

When did you start writing poetry? I first started poetry slam last year, but I have journaled my whole life, and I have always loved writing. What are common topics in your poetry? My poetry tends to be lighter, tongue-in-cheek, full of humor. I try to write about a variety of topics. There is always the classic [topics] with p...

Featured Artist: Olivia Stitham

Featured Artist: Olivia Stitham

Nandita Subbiah
September 15
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Art, WSPN

What is your favorite medium to work with? Probably pen and pencil. How did you come up with the ideas for your art? I have a lot of artists that I follow, and I just get inspired by stuff that they do. I like drawing from nature and plants. I’m really interested in anatomy and just people...

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