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ICYMI: Week of Nov. 27 – WHS winter sports preview, cross country state championship and SADD dodgeball tournament

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

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

Features:
Staff Reporters Marissa Mendoza and Sofia Ciciarelli produced an article on student and staff thoughts on fall break. Staff Reporters Olivia Green and Maggie Buffum wrote about teachers and students reflecting on the transition from middle school to high school.
Sports:
WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo recapped WHS’s fall sports playoff games. WSPN’s Jeffrey Zhang analyzed athletes in the Nitto ATP Finals. Ciciarelli produced a video on the recap and future of the Wayland freshman football team.
Meanwhile, Mutlimedia Co-Editor Sasha Libenzon previewed WHS’s winter sports. Staff Reporter Natalie Greenaway introduced WHS girls varsity soccer captains for the 2024 season.
Opinion:
WSPN’s Ryan Chase wrote about Hamas’ effect on Jews everywhere.
“Before the attack on Israel on Oct. 7, I had never feared being Jewish. I had never thought I would feel unsafe in my school environment or other places in my everyday life,” Chase wrote. “But now, the simple act of turning on my phone is scary, as I don’t know what antisemitic or hateful messages I might read, or what gruesome images I may see.”
A&E:
Staff Reporters Natasha Janoff and Jennifers Shine produced an article on the Artist of the Month, Ava Renneker. Staff Reporters Melina Barris and Makenzie Macchi wrote about the Fashionista of the Month, Katherine Bassen. Meanwhile, Staff Reporter Sophia Verma reviewed the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie.
Multimedia:
Libenzon photographed cross country wrapping up its season at the state championship. Greenaway and Libenzon produced a gallery on SADD’s annual dodgeball tournament. Staff Reporters Carolina Sdoia and Bowen Morrison photographed Color Blast.
Meanwhile, Co-Editor Hallie Luo, Sdoia and Morrison produced a gallery on a capella. Staff Reporters Jane Tardif, Jessi Dretler, Vanessa Taxiarchis and Sdoia photographed the student council’s Spikeball tournament.
Podcast:
Editor Abby Raftery, WSPN’s Mischa Lee and Dretler broke down Wayland’s news in Weekly Breakdown Episode 72. Meanwhile, Tardif produced a Friday Fast Five on EBM’s WayCal.

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Selena Liu, News Editor
Selena Liu, Class of 2024, is a third year reporter and the news editor for WSPN. She is a two-time captain of the cross country team, as well as a captain of both the indoor track and the tennis teams at WHS. She is also her class's vice president. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and writing for her column Breaking Down Breaking News. Contact: [email protected]
Alyssa Ao, Co-Graphics Editor
Alyssa Ao, Class of 2025, is a co-graphics editor for WSPN. She is also one of the Math Team captains and co-president of the Art Club. Outside of school, she enjoys art, playing piano and watching TV. Contact: [email protected]
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