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Justice Smith: from athlete to athletic director

Justice Smith: from athlete to athletic director

mwang

October 12, 2010


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Before 1989, the town of Amsterdam, New York was an ordinary town. Never big in size, economics, or population, Amsterdam was centered around high school football. That year brought a freshman by the name of Justice Smith to the high school, only fourteen at the time. No one knew just how influential th...

School community adapts to construction

School community adapts to construction

mwang

October 8, 2010


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From the beeping and machinery noises in Spanish class, to the mini-earthquakes in early morning psychology, most Wayland High School students and faculty have noticed some form of the construction during their school day. Sounds and vibrations are harmless, but only if they don’t affect the lea...

Spanish exchange program exposes students to cultural differences

Spanish exchange program exposes students to cultural differences
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David Ryan

October 6, 2010


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Thank you to Nico Pascual-Leone for assistance translating!

McNamara makes history on golf team

McNamara makes history on golf team

mwang

October 5, 2010


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For years, sophomore Katherine McNamara has been stepping out onto the driving range at Wayland Country Club, getting golf lessons with her dad. She reviews how to hold her favorite driver and works on mastering the proper golf stance. Over time, she learned from her dad’s golf experience and developed an interest in ...

Students sum up construction experience on old campus

Students sum up construction experience on old campus

David Ryan

October 4, 2010


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What do you think about the construction? Is it distracting? As Wayland pushes ahead with construction of the new school, students are still attending classes on the old campus. Here's what some students had to say about the construction: Elizabeth Karpacz Freshman “It doesn’t really affect ...

Meet the Freshmen (Class of 2014)

Meet the Freshmen (Class of 2014)
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Daniel James

September 17, 2010


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Vida Secreta: Inside look into Spanish teacher’s ‘double life’

Vida Secreta: Inside look into Spanish teacher’s ‘double life’

Brianna Fay

June 11, 2010


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Clip of Mrs. Nowak playing "Hallelujah" during Winter Week a few years ago. "Wait, Ms. Nowak... you play rugby, and you wrestle too? Are you like an assassin or something?" asked sophomore Ricky Levitt during a recent Spanish class. "No Ricky, of course I'm not an assassin!" Ms. Nowak replied, laughing. "Well, you definitely have some kind of secret life." While in school, teachers are the people who make us do homework, lecture us, and give...

On the phone with Wayland grad Sam Adams

On the phone with Wayland grad Sam Adams
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Matthew Gutschenritter

June 10, 2010


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A 2006 graduate of Wayland High School, musician Sam Adams (real name: Sam Adams Wisner) is the latest hip-hop superstar, topping the iTunes chart with his new EP Boston's Boy. However, his rise to fame has not been without scandal. He was nicknamed "Scam Adams" after being accused of purchasing his own ...

Sexting epidemic strikes nation

Sexting epidemic strikes nation

Avery Salitsky

June 2, 2010


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In 2009, 20% teens reportedly sent or posted naked or semi-naked pictures or videos of themselves. Of these, 11% were teen girls between ages 13 and 16. As most students know, these images almost never stay secret. A reported 48% of teens claimed to have received explicit messages. Seventeen percent of these r...

Emily Wright wins InvestWrite competition

Emily Wright wins InvestWrite competition

Kruti Vora

May 26, 2010


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From the parietal lobe, which senses touch, to the temporal lobe and Broca's area where language recognition occurs, our brain's complex actions help us in everyday activities. High school students have a tremendous amount of mental capacity used for everything from playing basketball during gym to writing an essay for a clas...

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