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Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Eden Vanslette and Carly Camphausen

March 8, 2018


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Music has been a passion for junior Sophia Schroeder since her early years, dating all the way back to elementary school. After Schroeder discovered that she didn’t like the violin, her father encouraged her to try playing the acoustic guitar. She picked up the guitar in fifth grade and fell in love...

Artist of the Week: Marjorie Ladas

Artist of the Week: Marjorie Ladas

Emma Nallet

February 13, 2018


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Art is more than a simple hobby for senior Marjorie Ladas, it is a childhood passion. In preschool, she liked doodling in her notebooks. Today, she creates all sorts of watercolor paintings and illustrations with graphite, charcoal or ink. Creation is a central part of her life, as it allows her to express...

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Julia Callini

January 8, 2018


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A senior sits at the expansive art table with a piece of paper in front of her. Her hand curls around a colored pencil, in need of a sharpening from all of its use. Finally, she looks up from her drawing and shakes her hand out from the cramps. The temporary pain of cramping is well worth the reward...

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Caitlin Newton

December 6, 2017


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Danforth soloed in the T-Tones' medley of Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer and Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett. For more Wayland A Cappella videos, check out their Youtube channel here. Will Danforth, co-director of Wayland High School Testostertones, will be taking his musical talents past Wayland High ...

Artist of the Week: Lizzie Strehle

Artist of the Week: Lizzie Strehle

Lily Tardif

November 21, 2017


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Beaconed by monotone voices, student’s footsteps fall silently inside the practice room. After clearing her throat, freshman Lizzie Strehle begins to sing. Her voice rings loud and fills the room. A cappella auditions have begun. For most, this scene would be rather frightening, but for Strehle...

Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

Caroline Raymond and Caitlin Newton

November 14, 2017


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Senior Sam Tilley sits during class, his pen creating dark lines on the paper. Typically, he draws in black and white, and his drawings are abstract. Tilley’s passion for drawing began when he was little, and now he uses it as a way to stay focused during class. “I’ve been drawing since I was five or s...

Artist of the Week: Lindsay Jacobs

Artist of the Week: Lindsay Jacobs

Lily Tardif

November 1, 2017


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Senior Lindsay Jacobs has been creating art for as long as she can remember. What started out as painting with her family has turned into one of her favorite pastimes. Crafts with her family fostered a love for art that is still with her to this day. “When I was really young I started doing art...

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...

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...

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Charlie Moore

May 31, 2017


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Logan Dawson sings A cappella for the Madrigals at WHS. However, his passion for singing didn’t come at a young age. Logan started singing just before his tryout for the Madrigals, freshman year. “I’d never even tried singing until right before my audition,” Dawson said. The Madrigals have...

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Hannah Rice

May 9, 2017


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Sophomore Julia De Los Reyes’s passion for the violin started years ago when she was among the many third graders interested in elementary school orchestra. “I started playing the violin on a complete whim; I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” De Los Reyes said. When De Los Reyes...

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Kyle Chen

April 12, 2017


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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...

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