ICYMI: Week of October 25 – TikTok trends, Halloween and opinions on lifting the mask mandate


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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.

WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim spoke with students and administrators on the prevention of future TikTok trends following the ‘devious lick challenge.’ Editor Tess Alongi reported on the junior class postponing their semiformal.

WSPN’s Gabriel Likerman recapped boys varsity soccer’s win against Westford Academy on senior night. Editor Dante Coppola summarized girls varsity soccer’s loss to Boston Latin.

Editor Sammy Johnson recapped Wayland footballs 49-14 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury. Reporter Aditya Weling talked about the MLB World Series in the Warrior Weekly series.

Reporters Mischa Lee and Carolina Sdoia produced a gallery from Wayland girls volleyball’s 3-2 loss against Westford Academy. Editor-in-Chief Taylor McGuire and WSPN’s Genevieve Morrison shared photos from the Wayland versus Lincoln-Sudbury football game where Wayland football raised awareness for domestic abuse.

Staff reporter Sasha Libenzon took a gallery at Wayland girls volleyball’s win against Weston on Senior Night. WSPN Staff shared pictures from the Friday before Halloween where the Class of 2022 dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Editor Genevieve Morrison, along with WSPN’s Delia Caulfield, shared a two-sided opinion on lifting the mask mandate. Staff reporter Selena Liu spoke about the Stop Asian Hate movement. Staff reporter Katya Luzarraga talked about “Squid Game” and her opinion on how it hypnotizes audiences with its sadistic appeal.

Editor-in-Chief Garrett Spooner along with guest writer Andrew Boyer and guest Sony Lateef spoke about NBA opening night overreactions in season three, episode one of “Half Hour Hook.”

“In today’s episode, Boyer and Spooner overreact to the NBA’s opening night games and give their takes on where they see the Warriors, Lakers, Bucks and Nets going this season,” Boyer and Spooner said.