ICYMI: Week of March 29- Unsafe water, Athlete of the Month, “Promising Young Woman”


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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 articles.

Taylor McGuire

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


Staff reporter Olivia Tawakol shared how the Wayland Health Department suspended COVID-19 vaccines at a certain time, and WSPN’s Joanna Barrow reported the change to the school schedule once Wayland High School goes all-in, alternating Wednesday schedules.

Editor-in-Chief Meredith Prince updated readers about how the water fountains and refillable stations at WHS were closed, and WSPN’s Josh Schreiber further updated readers with breaking news that all Wayland drinking water was deemed unsafe.

Staff reporters Tess Alongi and Delia Caulfield spoke with the Class of 2022 Class President Andrew Zhao and others about the decision to postpone prom to the spring of 2022.


WSPN’s Sidney O’Rourke and staff reporter Alexina McQuilkin talked to members of the school committee about the process of selecting the new superintendent.

“The superintendent search began after current superintendent Arthur Unobskey’s announcement in May 2020 that he would be leaving Wayland,” McQuilkin and O’Rourke said. “Since then, the process has included multiple steps, beginning with the use of a private company.”


Staff reporter Emily Roberge discussed the effects of being injured during COVID-19 with student athletes, and editor Sammy Johnson interviewed the Athlete of the Month, Darcy Foreman.


Staff reporter Kaitlyn Mabe published a gallery from the girls volleyball game against Weston.

“As the girl’s volleyball team begins their season, they defeat Weston 3-2 in an annual match-up, starting off their season with a win under their belt,” Mabe said. “After their first matchup being canceled for COVID-19 concerns, they bounced back facing Weston with energy and excitement.”


Staff reporters Genevieve Morrison and Charlotte Thirman went behind the scenes of WHSTE’s one-act plays, and staff reporter Nandhana Nair talked with the Artist of the Month, Amelie Martin.

Staff reporter Izzy Poole-Evans reviewed a video game, “Hades.” Meanwhile, staff reporter Isabelle Poole asked the Fashionistas of the Month, Jasmine Fu and Ami/e Ghosh, their favorite styling tips.


Morrison reviewed the movie, “Promising Young Woman,” and staff reporter Sophia Oppenheim expressed her thoughts on Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview.

WSPN’s Julia Raymond shared how she believes that Wednesdays should remain “off-days” when WHS returns to all-in school.


WSPN’s Deirdre Brown along with staff reporters Ellie Smith and Jackie Cahaly filmed episode 22 of their series, “Weekly Breakdown,” and WSPN’s Garrett Spooner with staff reporters Aditya Weling and Max Brande recorded a new Wayland Sports Chat.