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Girls’ lacrosse team looks to build on success from last season

Girls’ lacrosse team looks to build on success from last season

Kate Balicki and Hannah Rice
April 12, 2017
Filed under Articles, Recent Posts, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Last year, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team went 16-6-0, making it to the sectional finals where they fell to Walpole, 14-12. According to Head Coach Ashley Means, the team’s most important goal for this year is to qualify for, and go on to the state tournament. The DCL title is also a challenge...

A look into WHS athletes and the college recruiting process

A look into WHS athletes and the college recruiting process

Hannah Rice and Abby Mitty
April 12, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Wayland High School is a school known for athletics. Multiple teams over the past few years have gone into state tournaments, and some have ended up with the state title. Wayland’s success wouldn’t be possible without outstanding athletes to represent our school. Many students at WHS strive to...

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Kyle Chen
April 12, 2017
Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Recent Posts, Spotlight, Student Art, WSPN

The stage lights go on, blinding the young man as the song starts. His fellow singers’ voices rise together in unison, blending into a gentle, mellow background. Swaying to the music, they form a loose semicircle around him. He takes a deep breath and steps forward into the spotlight, opening his mouth...

News Brief: “Out and Proud” panel to be hosted by Alliance this Thursday

News Brief: “Out and Proud” panel to be hosted by Alliance this Thursday

Kevin Wang
April 12, 2017
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A panel discussion about being an LGBTQ student at WHS will take place during fourth block on Thursday, April 13. The event will be located in fine arts teacher Richard Weingartner's room, known as "The Shop." Hosted by the Wayland Alliance, the discussion will be led by LGBTQ students and faculty members. Students...

Boys’ soccer team to be honored before Red Sox game

Boys’ soccer team to be honored before Red Sox game

Duncan Stephenson
April 10, 2017
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The varsity boys’ soccer team will be honored at Fenway Park before the Red Sox game on Tuesday, April 11th. The team received the invitation because of their two state championship victories over the past three years. Head coach David Gavron first heard of the opportunity from athletic director...

News Brief: Robotics team competing in the New England Regional Tournament

News Brief: Robotics team competing in the New England Regional Tournament

Kyle Chen and Nathan Zhao
April 8, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Recent Posts, WSPN

Wayland High School's robotics team will be competing today, Saturday, April 8, in the FIRST Robotics League's New England regional tournament at the University of New Hampshire's Whittlemore Center in Durham, NH. The competition will be on a live stream from Thursday through Saturday. The results and schedule will be posted here throughou...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Duncan Stephenson, Audrey Camacho, Veronika Golod, Kate Balicki, Joyce Wu, and Aimee LaRochelle
April 6, 2017
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Boys’ Lacrosse: Last year was a disappointing season for the boys’ team, as they finished with a 9-8 record and lost in the first round of the playoffs. This season, the boys hope to make a deeper postseason run and compete for a state championship. Players to watch: Kyle Camphausen (junior), Everet...

Q&A with Scholastic Art Award Winners

Q&A with Scholastic Art Award Winners

Kyle Chen and Kevin Wang
April 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, MOTS/React, WSPN

  Freshman Amelia Ao: What awards did you win? I won four [Silver Keys] and one honorable mention for drawings. Was this the first year you entered? If not, what year? No. I entered both last year and two years ago. Was this the first year you won something? [Last year], I won a Silver...

The superintendent search process

The superintendent search process

Charlie Moore and Jay Abdella
April 6, 2017
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WSPN’s Charlie Moore and Jay Abdella sat in on the WPS Superintendent of Schools Interviews held last week. They summarize each candidate as well as the entire search process.

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WHS’ revised parking lot policy divides junior and senior classes

WHS’ revised parking lot policy divides junior and senior classes

Abby Stoller
April 6, 2017
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In the fall of 2015, the WHS parking lot system changed drastically. Instead of drawing a numbered spot out of the lottery, parking spots are now a free-for-all. There are no assigned spots, but this has caused controversy between student drivers. Even though students have the ability to park in whichever...

Teachers define modern teenage slang

Teachers define modern teenage slang

Duncan Stephenson and Masha Yakhkind
April 6, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Lit: When something is great/exciting Mrs. Bassen: “Lit means ‘it's awesome’” Mr. Vibert: “Lit means if something is really cool or great” Ms. Pitcairn: “If something is lit, that means it's very good, high energy, and you're having a good time.” Mrs. Miller: “It’s great and righ...

History department restricts conference room access

History department restricts conference room access

Joyce Wu
April 5, 2017
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The open door policy in the history wing conference room is no longer in place due to damage to one of the room's chairs. Before the incident, students were able to work quietly in the conference room without permission, but now, students must check in with department head Kevin Delaney for access. A...

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