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  • Exhibition days (June 19, 21) and final exams (June 20, 22) to take place

  • WMS teachers Donna Sumner and Rob Reddington to retire

  • Boys' volleyball falls to Chelmsford

  • Girls' lacrosse advances to Northeast Division II Finals

  • Girls' lightweight 4+ boat wins national championship

  • Sophomores to hold class barbecue on June 15

School shootings and student safety

School shootings and student safety

Joyce Wu

June 20, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

February 14, 2018. Armed with an AR-15, Nikolas Cruz enters Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Over the course of just six minutes, he takes 17 lives. Over the course of just six minutes, the school’s security fails to stop a single 19-year-old from entering the school armed, taking multiple shots...

Spring and Summer Fashion

Spring and Summer Fashion

Nicole Erdekian and Emma DiIanni

June 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

With summer around the corner, the weather is getting warmer and warmer, and the season for cute clothes has arrived. We’ve listed the some of the top trends for summer 2018 along with links. Overalls - These have made a comeback into the fashion industry this spring. Overalls come in many ...

Naomi Rosenthal: 32 years of watching students grow

Naomi Rosenthal: 32 years of watching students grow

Caitlin Newton, Caroline Raymond, and Joyce Wu

June 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

After 32 years of teaching, LRT teacher Naomi Rosenthal is set to retire at the end of this school year. With the bulk of her time being at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, Rosenthal worked at both Wayland Middle School for five years and Wayland High School for six years. “Although I loved...

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Emma Nallet

June 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, Weekly Exchange, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

In 2015, Europe experienced one of the most overwhelming challenges in decades: the migrant and refugee crisis. That year, over a million migrants and refugees rushed to the borders of European countries, stunning governments caught unaware by the scale of the situation. Three years later, the continen...

Sophomores perform in Agents of Change festival

Sophomores perform in Agents of Change festival

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

June 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Every spring, students from history teacher David Gavron’s sophomore classes participate in the annual Agents of Change Festival. After conducting extensive research on a historical figure, students present their studies to parents in an interactive format where they are interviewed as if they were...

Ten ways to stay motivated near the end of the school year

Ten ways to stay motivated near the end of the school year

Tamira English and Amira English

June 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

1. Remind yourself of your goals; stay on track! In the last stretch of the year, it’s easy to lose momentum in school. Refrain from letting your anticipation of summer obstruct you from meeting your aspirations; remember to see the big picture. Remind yourself of that GPA you wanted to attain...

Mass Heartbeat conducts heart screenings for students

Mass Heartbeat conducts heart screenings for students

CJ Brown and Christos Belibasakis

June 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Local company Mass Heartbeat conducted optional heart screenings for students at WHS this past Wednesday. The organization has now visited multiple high schools, including ones in Natick and Hopkinton. Mass Heartbeat was created after a student from Hopkinton High School passed away from an underlying...

Graham appointed as Wayland’s next assistant superintendent

Graham appointed as Wayland’s next assistant superintendent

Kevin Wang

June 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

WPS Superintendent Arthur Unobskey announced on June 7 that former Nashoba Regional High School Principal Parry Graham has been appointed as Wayland's next assistant superintendent of schools. Graham will fill the void left by current assistant superintendent Brad Crozier, who will depart Wayland to become the Superintendent of Sudbury Public Schools. Graham was one of four finalists fo...

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Julia Callini

June 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

Warning: spoilers ahead. Hop aboard the Millenium Falcon for the fun, fast-paced and action-filled prequel to “A New Hope.”  With action and effects that dazzle and delight, “Solo” will not disappoint fans of the “Star Wars” series. Solo takes place seven years after the third movie...

News Brief: Zhao to attend journalism conference

News Brief: Zhao to attend journalism conference

Hailey Robinson

June 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN co-editor-in-chief and junior Nathan Zhao has been selected as the Massachusetts scholar in the 17th Annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event will take place from June 16 to June 21. Only 51 journalism students - one from every state...

Boys’ lacrosse: becoming the number one seed

Boys’ lacrosse: becoming the number one seed

Caitlin Newton

June 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports, WSPN

The WHS boys’ varsity lacrosse team went into the playoffs with momentum. They boasted many regular season accomplishments, including beating Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for the first time since 1999 and winning the Dual County League. “To be [the] number one seed, we had to have the...

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