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ICYMI: Week of March 25 – schedule changes, top five Easter activities and Grout-Heard House Museum’s dollhouse display

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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 article.

News:
Editor Selena Liu briefed the schedule changes that occurred this week.
“On Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27, sophomores will take the English Language Arts (ELA) Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam,” Liu wrote. “Due to MCAS testing, schedules have been adjusted.”
Features:
Staff Reporter Marissa Mendoza wrote about the process of becoming a comfort dog with BU’s Bean and WHS’ Gruff. Staff Reporter Madeline Zajac spotlighted EMB’s WayKeys business group. Staff Reporters Sophia Verma and Addison Voight produced an article on seniors reflecting on their high school journey.
Sports:
Staff Reporter Ravi Kapadia wrote about Jason Kelce’s retirement. Staff Reporter Ben Jackson shared his opinions on the Celtics winning the 2024 NBA Finals.
Opinion:
WSPN’s Mischa Lee discussed the positive mental health benefits of journaling.
“Journaling can help with a person’s mental health, and it should be utilized more often,” Lee wrote. “In my opinion, journaling is a very healthy and easy way to reduce stress, clarify your thoughts and process different emotions.”
A&E:
Staff Reporter Jillian Mele and WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo reviewed Ariana Grande’s “eternal sunshine” album. Staff Reporter Jessi Dretler produced an infographic on the April 8 solar eclipse.
Meanwhile, WSPN’s Hallie Luo produced a quiz to guess WHS students’ handwriting. Staff Reporter Mackenzie Macchi produced an infographic on the top five Easter activities.
Multimedia:
Staff Reporter Annika Martins and Luo photographed the Connect Program’s Spring Fling. WSPN’s Penelope Biddle produced a gallery on Wayland’s Grout-Heard House Museum displaying dollhouses. Staff Reporter Carolina Sdoia photographed the girls lacrosse team scoring on “Play Day.”
Podcast:
Staff Reporters Melina Barris and Macchi shared their 2024 prom dress trends and predictions. Staff Reporters Jane Tardif, Maggie Buffum and Barris broke down Wayland’s news in Weekly Breakdown Episode 79. Barris and Macchi interviewed March’s Fashionista of the Month.

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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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