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Year in Review: 2016-2017

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The school year started off with three changes: the hiring of assistant principal James Nocito, the new gender neutral bathrooms were established, and the girls’ only weight room hours were created. The latter was discontinued after lack of participation.

In the fall, the election was often a major topic of discussion. The majority of WHS students supported Hillary Clinton, as shown by AP Government’s mock election results, and many students had strong reactions to the election. Massachusetts also legalized marijuana.

Shortly after the election, the Islamic Center of Boston received a hate letter, and citizens of Wayland rallied at the center to protest this act of hate speech.

And then it was midterm season, and we offered our best tips to passing all your exams.

Students relaxed after midterms by participating in Winter Week, when the school watched many presentations, like the slam poetry performance and a cappella.

As spring rolled around, prom season came with it. The administration introduced coach buses as transportation, and WSPN offered their tips for a successful prom. We also explored promposal culture at WHS, and published a gallery of photos from pre-prom.

Finally, as the year came to a close, Wayland hired the new superintendent of schools, Arthur Unobskey. In recent weeks, the administration announced their decision to remove the spear from the WHS logo and were met with mixed reactions.

Class of 2017’s graduation was held on June 4. WSPN published a gallery, a video of the speakers, and a video from the students’ last week of school.

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