ICYMI – Week of October 3: MCAS, Boston Marathon and Omar Easy

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

Tess Alongi

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

News:
WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim, Delia Caulfield and Genevieve Morrison along with Editor Tess Alongi, did a deep dive along with opinion on MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System). Reporter Nina Wilson spoke to WRAP (Wayland High School’s Remote Alternative Program) about their return to WHS after a full year of online school.

Reporters Selena Liu and Hallie Luo talked to WHS community members about the WiFi problem that has been present since the start of the school year and the effect that it has on student learning. WSPN’s Emily Roberge interviewed Wayland community members who were running the Boston Marathon, which hasn’t taken place since April 2019.

Features:
Editor Joanna Barrow spoke to Wayland’s new superintendent Omar Easy on COVID-19 challenges, the need for new school buildings and embracing chance in the Wayland community.

“WSPN sat down with Wayland Public Schools’ new superintendent Dr. Omar Easy to discuss how his transition into the role has been so far, his priorities as he begins work across the six schools, and the experience he’s bringing with him,” Barrow said.

Multimedia:
Editors Olivia Tawakol and Charlotte Thirman published a gallery from Wayland’s 1-0 win in the annual Kicks for Cancer game. Thirman, along with Co-Editor-in-Chief Taylor McGuire and Reporters Emma Zocco, Abby Raftery and Talia Macchi, produced a gallery from Wayland football’s loss to Ashland. Reporter Sasha Libenzon took pictures at Wayland girls soccer’s 3-0 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury.

Opinion:
Reporter Tina Su shared her opinion on how the Gabby Petito case can be used to bring awareness to forgotten missing women of color. Reporter Kally Proctor talked about the vaccination double standards plague that was present at the US Open. Editor Genevieve Morrison shared her thoughts on how Instagram needs to do more to protect teen girls.

Broadcast:
Editors Deirdre Brown and Jacqueline Cahaly recorded Episode 30 of their series, “Weekly Breakdown.”

“In this weekly podcast, WSPN’s Co-Broadcast editors Deirdre Brown and Jackie Cahaly break down each week’s Wayland news in a timely manner to keep you in the know,” Brown and Cahaly said.