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  • Spirit Day '17: Color blast to be hosted from 3-7 p.m. on Nov. 20

  • Spirit Day '17: dodgeball tournament postponed to after Thanksgiving break

  • Spirit Day '17: Short classes, early release at 11:10 a.m. on Nov. 22

  • WHS a cappella concert to feature T-Tones, Muses, Madrigals and college groups on Nov. 20

  • WHS and WMS Jazz Concert to be held on Nov. 21

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...

Artist of the Week: Amelia Ao

Artist of the Week: Amelia Ao

Joyce Wu

April 4, 2017


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A girl sits in front of a blank canvas, pondering her next move. The colored pens and pencils are all lined up neatly beside her, for her convenience. Twirling the pen in her hand, she envisions what the white piece of paper could become. Exhaling, she puts the pen to the paper, slowly but steadily making...

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Kevin Wang

March 6, 2017


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The dark wood of the elephantine instrument glistened as the small boy stared at it in awe. He picked up the bow, placed it on the string and struck out a note. The bass resonated with a deep rumble. The wire of the string quivered back and forth, the delicate vibrations expanding like a ripple of water...

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Jackie Stoller and Olivia Waldron

March 2, 2017


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Junior Ella Johnson walks into the center of the stage, a spotlight shining on her face. The group starts and she begins singing her solo in an auditorium filled with people. Johnson joined the Muses, an all female A Capella group her freshman year and has been in the group ever since. “I am...

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Kyle Chen

February 27, 2017


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If you make a trip to the music wing of Wayland High School during the school day, particularly to the practice rooms, you will likely find a tall, fiery-haired young man sitting on a chair, eyes intent on a music stand as his hands pluck and strum the grand, maple red instrument leaning against him. Senior...

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Eden Vanslette and Kate Balicki

January 17, 2017


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A girl steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school. She stands with members of an a capella group, the Wayland High School Madrigals. Her voice echoes throughout the silent auditorium, and then her fellow group members begin to harmonize in the background. For some, singing in front of...

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