ICYMI – Week of March 13: COVID-19: Two years later, CSPA Gold Crown award and Spring Sports Preview


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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.

Editor Tess Alongi along with staff reporters Mischa Lee, Reva Datar and Aditya Weling produced a maestro which reflected on COVID-19: Two years later. WSPN’s Charlotte Thirman and staff reporter Nina Wilson created an infographic on the national rise of gas prices. Staff Reporters Nadya Chase and Lee briefed readers on mold that was found in a Wayland High School biology classroom.

Staff Reporter Kally Proctor wrote about the annual Natick GSA Dance on Friday, March 18. Staff Reporters Nadya Chase and Katya Luzarraga reported on the sophomores preparation for the English MCAS. Co-Editor-in-Chief Taylor McGuire shared the news that WSPN won a CSPA Gold Crown award.

Staff Reporter Talia Macchi shared an infographic of the 2022 senior spring timeline.

“With the help of a Boston comedy group, along with many creative 12th graders, the Senior Show planted the seed for an amazing spring,” Macchi said. “Prom and Senior Assassin, organized by the senior class E-board, will follow shortly after. Finally, Class Night, the senior boat cruise and graduation will wrap up seniors’ final days at WHS.”

Staff Reporter Andrew Hiebert, along with WSPN’s Gabe Likerman, previewed WHS Spring Sports. Co-Editor-in-Chief Garrett Spooner shared Wayland athletes that have committed to play post high school sports.

WSPN’s Deirdre Brown and Dante Coppola created a video about senior Kaitlyn Mabe and her upcoming comeback season after facing a season ending injury last year.

“Senior WHS lacrosse player Kaitlyn Mabe tore her ACL and Meniscus 10 months ago, right before the start of the 2021 season,” Brown and Coppola said. “WPSN’s Deirdre Brown and Dante Coppola talk with Mabe through her recovery process.”

Staff Reporter Aimee Smith reported on the 2022 Drama Festival. Guest Writer Bryn Leonard reviewed “We were Liars” in her column Bryn’s Books.

WSPN’s Emily Roberge shared her opinion that Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics proves we don’t respect our athletes. Staff Reporter Bella Schreiber wrote about how NFL Overtime rules are ruining the NFL.

Roberge also wrote about Erin Andrews and how she represents everything Roberge wants to be. Staff Reporters Kayta Luzarraga and Selena Liu wrote about the racial biases of the Ukrainian war coverage.

Staff Reporters Lucy Grasso, Morgen Warner and Carolina Sdoia talked about new varsity coaches and WHSTE in episode 47 of Weekly Breakdown.