ICYMI: Week of November 22 – Spirit Week, Stress and Legally Blonde rehearsal


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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 Delia Caulfield outlined the Spirt Week festivities leading up to Thanksgiving break. Staff reporter Selena Liu reported the Pfizer vaccine approval for ages five to 11 and parent and teachers reactions.

WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim spoke to many Wayland High School students about the stress that many students feel at school.

“Students face large amounts of homework, on top of upcoming exams and projects, with little amount of time to get it all done,” Oppenheim said. “According to a survey sent out to WHS students, 94% of respondents experience stress each day at school. Students are expected to be able to balance all of their work and activities while managing their stress.”

Editor Charlotte Thirman along with staff reporter Hallie Luo bring viewers to WHSTE’s Legally Blonde rehearsal.

“On Nov. 15, Wayland High School Theater Ensemble had their first dress rehearsal for their fall show, Legally Blonde,” Thirman and Luo said. “They performed Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. Due to COVID-19, the theater capacity was cut from 600 to 300, and all three shows nearly sold out.”

Guest writer Bryn Leonard reviewed “Educated” in her column, Bryn’s Books.

“I am a fan of memoirs because I love reading about other people’s stories, especially those that are vastly different compared to my own life,” Leonard said. “In Tara Westover’s first-ever book, ‘Educated,’ Westover enables the reader to embark on an emotional journey as she shares snapshots and moments of her eccentric childhood, through the bad and the good.”

WSPN’s Sophia Oppenheim spoke about safety at concerts including information about both COVID-19 and the Astroworld Festival disaster. WSPN’s Emily Roberge shared her thoughouts on the need for equal representation when sponsoring with Nike, and staff reporter Kally Proctor reviewed the musical, “Hadestown.”

Staff Reporters Abby Raftery, Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco spoke about the Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving football in Episode 34 of Weekly Breakdown.