ICYMI: Week of November 8 – Lauren Astley Foundation, football senior night and Class of 2023’s semiformal


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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.

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 to WHS students about how both the football team and student section honored Lauren Astley by sporting purple. Staff reporter Penelope Biddle talked to mock trial members about their hopes to obtain varsity status.

Editor Joanna Barrow along with WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim and Emily Roberge share how ten years later, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund continues to keep her legacy alive.

“Barely a month after her high school graduation and her 18th birthday, Lauren was killed by her ex-boyfriend,” Barrow, Oppenheim and Roberge said. “Within weeks of her passing, friends and neighbors of Lauren Dunne Astley launched the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund to preserve her memory. The Fund works to promote ‘healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.'”

Editor Dante Coppola spoke to Daniel Bede about his journey to the Revolution Youth Academy. Staff Reporter Nina Wilson highlighted the bus driver shortage and its effect on sports teams. Coppola ranked the top MLB free agents and their potential landing spots in this weeks edition of Warrior Weekly.

WSPN’s Sammy Johnson and Staff Reporter Morgen Warner took a gallery at Wayland football’s senior night where they fell to Westford Academy. WSPN’s Deirdre Brown and Jacqueline Cahaly along with editor Charlotte Thirman shared photos from the Pumpkin Smash 2021.

Co-Editor-in-Chiefs Taylor McGuire and Garrett Spooner traveled with WSPN’s Dante Coppola and Johnson to the Class of 2023’s long-awaited semiformal. WSPN’s Genevieve Morrison and Thirman went to the Class of 2022’s progressive dinner.

Staff reporter Kris Poole-Evans reviewed Deltarune Chapter 1 in her video game review column.

“I’m giving Deltarune Chapter One a solid 10/10,” Poole-Evans said. “I have a feeling I’ll rate the upcoming chapters the same way too. Deltarune’s got everything: fun characters, an interesting story, mystery, challenging bosses, some weird dog and an awesome soundtrack. There’s pretty much no reason not to play this game, and if you’re a fan of unsettling, yet charming, games then definitely give this a try.”

WSPN’s Emily Roberge shared her opinion on how the NFL executives create a toxic work culture. WSPN’s Delia Caulfield spoke about how professional athletes unwillingness to get vaccinated is detrimental to their teams. WSPN’s Jonathan Zhang and Brasen Chi expressed how they believe that WHS computer limitations do more harm than good.

WSPN’s Jonathan Zhang and Brasen Chi talked about the Asian community in debate and tennis in episode 7 of Asians on Air. Staff Reporters Abby Raftery, Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco spoke about the MIAA State Tournament and Policing in Wayland in episode 32 of Weekly Breakdown.