ICYMI: Week of February 6 – Superintendent Omar Easy charges School Committee, Alberto Salazar and political realities of college


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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.


Co-Editor-in-Chief Genevieve Morrison briefed Loker students attending WHS on Feb. 7 due to water damage. Editor Nadya Chase broke the news on WMS Principal Betsy Gavron announcing her plan to take a year sabbatical.

Morrison also wrote about Superintendent Easy being on leave, and Dr. Parry Graham serving as acting superintendent in Easy’s place. Morrison, Co-Editor-in-Chief Emily Roberge, WSPN’s Tess Alongi and WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim reported on Superintendent Easy charging Wayland and School Committee members with discrimination.


Roberge, Alongi, WSPN’s Delia Caulfield and WSPN’s Bella Schreiber reported on the controversy around Wayland alumni Alberto Salazar’s name remaining in the WHS Hall of Fame despite sexual assault and doping allegations against him. Co-Editor Kally Proctor and Staff Reporter Selena Liu highlighted the WHS custodial staff and the work that they do.


WSPN’s Talia Macchi wrote about the stress that comes with the success of the Wayland swim and dive team. Staff Reporter Jenny Shine shared her opinion about Tom Brady’s recent retirement.


Co-Editor Charlotte Thirman and Staff Reporter Carolina Sdoia produced a video about the Tri-M Honor Society’s performance during Winter Week. Co-Editor Sasha Libenzon photographed the swim and dive meet against Bedford.

Schreiber and Staff Reporter Mischa Lee shared a video about the String Orchestra’s performance during Winter Week. Meanwhile, Staff Reporters Penelope Biddle and Sierra Dale created a video about the annual Hypnotist show during Winter Week.


Morrison and Roberge produced a video about the Window Dance Ensemble’s performance during Winter Week. Macchi and WSPN’s Aimee Smith reported on the Green Team’s slow fashion show during Winter Week.

Staff Reporter Nathan Crozier reviewed the movie “She Said.” Meanwhile, Liu shared a Valentine’s Day crossword.


Editor Katya Luzarraga, WSPN’s Reva Datar and Biddle shared their opinions on the political reality of college in America. Meanwhile, Oppenheim wrote about how she thinks having a college counselor is unnecessary during the college process.


Sdoia and Staff Reporter Bowen Morrison interviewed WHS students about their Super Bowl predictions.