ICYMI: Week of May 16 – Walk to end homelessness, Wayland Music Festival and Morgan’s Message


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

Nadya Chase

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


Editor Nadya Chase briefed the schedule changes occurring this week. Staff Reporter Tina Su spoke with the creators and advisors of the Wayland Music Festival. Su and Staff Reporter Selena Liu interviewed the student council president and vice president candidates to hear about what they plan to bring to WHS.

Chase broke the news on the 2022-2023 student council election results, and briefed the COVID-19 updates from superintendent Omar Easy.


Staff Reporter Annabelle Zhang reported on the walk to end homelessness put on by the Family Promise organization. Zhang and Staff Reporter Ari Zukerman spotlighted Brendan Hines and his journey with filmmaking. Staff Reporters Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco wrote about changes in Wayland’s senior traditions.


WSPN’s Bella Schreiber interviewed sophomore Elena Mente about her journey with pole vaulting in this month’s edition of Athlete of the Month. Staff Reporter Brendan O’Rourke wrote about the NBA conference finals in this week’s edition of Warrior Weekly.


Staff Reporter Carolina Sdoia, Lee and Zocco photographed the Wayland varsity softball game against Lincoln-Sudbury.

“The varsity softball team struck out against Lincoln-Sudbury on May 10,” Sdoia, Lee and Zocco said. “The Wayland team played a hard game, but eventually fell to L-S with a score of 16-0. Heading into the end of the regular season with a record of 6-8, the team is using the loss as a learning lesson for future games.”


Zocco and Sdoia also shared their opinion on several of the 2022 Met Gala outfits.

“Though some celebrities veer off the theme each year, debatably, this year had the most off-theme looks that disappointed many at-home viewers,” Zocco and Sdoia said. “One thing’s for sure, some of the A-list celebrities’ attire had our jaws hitting the floor, while others had us reaching for the off button on our remotes.”


WSPN’s Deirde Brown wrote about the mental health struggles that come with being a student athlete. Meanwhile, Staff Reporter Penelope Biddle shared her opinion on fake news in small towns. WSPN’s Kally Proctor and Reva Datar shared their take on the Supreme Court’s decision to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade.


Staff Reporters Abby Raftery, Lucy Grasso and Morgen Warner spoke about the WHS mask mandate and the Wayland Music Festival in episode 54 of Weekly Breakdown. Editor Deirde Brown and Warner participated in a jelly bean tasting contest.