ICYMI: Week of March 9 – School cancellation, hair dye, boys basketball playoff galleries


Credit: Nat Hsu

Meredith Prince

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


Editor-in-Chief Kevin Wang continues to provide live updates of the coronavirus affecting life in Wayland and neighboring Massachusetts towns, as there is currently one presumptive positive case in Wayland. Check back for new updates.

Meanwhile, reporters Garrett Spooner and Jonathan Zhang discussed the WHS AP Government students’ role in the Wayland presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. Reporters Allie Nunn and Taylor McGuire highlighted the new Happy Hollow principal, Tricia O’Reilly.


Reporter Julia Raymond took a close look into a new trend that has hit WHS: hair dying.

“My inspiration for dying my hair came as a desire for wanting a change that wasn’t permanent, and I think hair is a good way to express yourself,” junior Emmie O’Shaughnessy said.


In an edition of the bi-weekly series “Sports Junkies,” reporters CJ Brown and Aiden Chitkara give their take on the state of national and local sports, and this episode features seniors Josh Ellenbogen and Zeke Betancourt.

Meanwhile, reporters Andrew Boyer and Sam White discuss the latest happenings in the NBA in an episode of “Half Hour Hook,” featuring reporter Garrett Spooner as a sports analyst.


Reporter Brasen Chi celebrates the 15th anniversary of the cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and discusses how the show should be remembered. Reporter Atharva Weiling discusses his opinion on what America will miss out on with Pete Buttigieg’s exit from the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination.


Raymond alongside reporters Haley Melvin and Kaitlyn Mabe captured the boys basketball playoff win against Hopkinton as the team claimed the sectional title.

Editor Caroline Lampert and reporters Lauren Medeiros and Emily Staiti shot photos at the boys basketball playoff loss during the state semi-finals against Taconic.