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ALICE drill to be held at WHS

ALICE drill to be held at WHS

Caitlin Newton and Emma Nallet

October 18, 2017


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This Thursday, Oct. 19, the ALICE drill will take place at Wayland High School. The session should last about ten minutes for two scenarios at the beginning of block 2. ALICE, which is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a national plan that aims at training students and teachers...

Grand Canyon trip to be held in April

Grand Canyon trip to be held in April

Caitlin Newton and Emma Nallet

October 18, 2017


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This April vacation, up to 40 Wayland High School students will have the opportunity to travel to Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Sedona, Arizona. All WHS students are eligible to attend. The major focus of the trip is on physical activities, for it will have ties to the wellness...

Artist of the Week: Megan Sin

Artist of the Week: Megan Sin

Tamira English

October 17, 2017


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The number of students that participate in orchestra has drastically dwindled since elementary school. However, sophomore Megan Sin, a seven-year violinist, is one of few students continuing to fully commit to her instrument. Young Sin found her calling when Wayland orchestra conductor Whitney Tandon held a “Strings Instrument Petting Z...

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Goodnow

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Goodnow

Jay Abdella

October 15, 2017


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Michelle Goodnow, English Teacher How was your first day? My impression so far is that the kids are just so nice, everyone's been so nice, the teachers, the staff, things have gone really smoothly so far, it's been good. Is this your first teaching job, or have you worked in other districts? ...

Sneak Peek into the Fall Musical: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Sneak Peek into the Fall Musical: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Teresa Hank-Gomez

October 15, 2017


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The auditorium is empty, except for the teachers who sit in a line taking notes and exchanging looks from time to time. The sound of students outside practicing the songs they choose for auditioning is slightly audible. A student enters the stage, presents herself, and starts to sing. The teachers nod...

Student council to host spikeball tournament for hurricane relief

Student council to host spikeball tournament for hurricane relief

Caitlin Newton and Kevin Wang

October 15, 2017


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A schoolwide spikeball tournament will be hosted at Wayland’s Cochichuate ballfield by the Wayland High School student council on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be five dollars per person, and all proceeds will be donated to hurricane-ravaged Nottingham Elementary School in the Houston,...

Students experiencing locker room theft

Students experiencing locker room theft

Christina Taxiarchis and Nicole Erdekian

October 15, 2017


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Over the past few years, items of all kind have been misplaced or stolen from Wayland High School locker rooms. Sophomore Fatma Sayeh had her duffel bag stolen last spring. “I was walking inside and I found all [of] my stuff in a pile,” Sayeh said. “[I saw] my sneakers, my clothes, my stick,...

Warrior Weekly: Georgia becoming title contender

Warrior Weekly: Georgia becoming title contender

Duncan Stephenson

October 12, 2017


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Duncan’s College Football Top 4 - Week 6 1. Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama looks somewhat mortal this week, as they struggled slightly with Texas A&M on the road. But, the Crimson Tide won again, and at this point the only team with any shot of beating them in the regular season is Auburn. ...

Flocking: a unique fundraiser for boys soccer

Flocking: a unique fundraiser for boys soccer

Lilly Stoller and Carly Camphausen

October 12, 2017


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Each season, the Wayland boys' varsity soccer team holds a unique fundraiser called "flocking." The boys stick plastic flamingos into the yards of families all over Wayland. When families wake up the next morning and discover they’ve been flocked, they have 24 hours to donate money in order to have...

Zach Knapp and Sid Iyer accepted into National Association for Music Education

Zach Knapp and Sid Iyer accepted into National Association for Music Education

Carly Camphausen and Caroline Lampert

October 11, 2017


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Senior Zach Knapp and junior Sid Iyer made Wayland High School history: they're the first two Wayland chorus singers to be accepted into the National Association for Music Education. The National Association for Music Education is an association of music educators, teachers, and fine arts directors...

Students share opinions on celebration of Columbus Day

Students share opinions on celebration of Columbus Day

Charlie Moore and Caroline Lampert

October 11, 2017


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Monday, October 9 is the day the United States observes Columbus Day in celebration of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. The celebration has occurred annually since 1937, but recently, Americans have been questioning whether Columbus and his voyage should really be celebrated. WSPN asked...

Artist of the Week: Dale Lippincott

Artist of the Week: Dale Lippincott

Emma DiIanni

October 11, 2017


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Being a dancer can be exhausting. Not only does it require hours of practice, dedication and determination, but it also demands commitment and focus. Junior Dale Lippincott is very familiar with the dance lifestyle. Lippincott began her dance career at a young age. “I started dancing when I was...

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