ICYMI – Week of February 27: Alliance Club walk out, Nordic Ski and Winter Week Psych Controversy


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Tess Alongi

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article.

Staff Reporter Aimee Smith talked to WHS teachers about the return of WHS finals. Editor Tess Alongi briefed readers on a Chipotle Fundraiser hosted by the class of 2023. Alongi also shared locations for an extended advisory on Thursday, March 3.

Staff Reporters Tina Su and Hallie Luo covered the Alliance Club walk out in protests of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill that passed on Feb. 24. Staff Reporters Nadya Chase and Katya Luzarraga broke news on the North Building fire alarm that malfunctioned four times in one week.

Staff Reporter Sasha Libenzon reported on Wayland calling off playing Westford Academy due to racist comments at a basketball game.

“During a girls varsity basketball game at Westford Academy (WA), an act of racism occurred from the WA student section that was directed towards a Wayland player,” Libenzon said. “As a result, Wayland Superintendent Dr. Omar Easy decided to withdraw all games against WA for the upcoming spring season.”

Staff Reporter Sasha Libenzon produced a gallery from Nordic Ski’s practice where they prepared for states.

“The Wayland High School Nordic ski team prepares for their state meet (Feb. 16) on Monday, Feb. 14,” Libenzon said. “The team has practices every day at the Weston Ski Track. As it is one of the few traditional ski tracks in the area, some other schools practice there at the same time. At the state meet, the boys finished in eighth place and the girls in seventh.”

Staff Reporter Kris Poole-Evans wrote about Skylar Gould in this months edition of Artist of the Month. Staff Reporter Ari Zuckerman shared this March’s Fashionista of the Month.

WSPN’s Delia Caulfield shared her opinion that Kamila Valieva isn’t a cheater, she’s manipulated. Guest writers Favour Ejims and Maya-Angelina Powell posed the question: Is WHS recognizing its students of color? Staff Reporter Tina Su talked about the toxic culture of sports.

WSPN’s Deirdre Brown created an infographic about NFTs. Staff Reporters Bella Schreiber and Alyssa Ao shared their opinion on how the Winter Week psych alteration reflects our changing perception of patriotism. WSPN’s Jonathan Zhang wrote about Daniil Medvedev.

Staff Reporters Lucy Grasso, Morgen Warner and Carolina Sdoia talked about mask mandates and the old Whole Foods in episode 45 of Weekly Breakdown.