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Getting to know Mr. Klimasmith, interim VP

Getting to know Mr. Klimasmith, interim VP

Melanie Wang

September 10, 2009


Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Features, News

Anyone who takes a trip to the Principal’s office (whether it’s for standard or shady reasons) these first few days of school will notice a new resident next door – Mr. Bayard Klimasmith. With Ms. Mizoguchi on maternity leave this year, the tall, talkative WHS alum is taking over as Assistant P...

Tutwiler: Changing a norm

Tutwiler: Changing a norm

David Ryan

September 10, 2009


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A look at the new drug and alcohol policy It’s the first week of school, and students and teachers are reconnecting with the general rhythm. Blank notebooks, fresh pencils, course syllabi, and learning a new schedule are standard fare. But this year there’s an addition to the agenda: a new sub...

Gossels family gives back

Elizabeth Doyon

June 15, 2009


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features

Every family wants a legacy. Some families focus on perseverance, others on honesty, intelligence, or athleticism. The Gossels family –two brothers born in Germany at the start of World War II – has created its legacy through a history of giving and strong support for the Wayland schools. Said Werner...

Girl, know your place: Sexism at Wayland High

Alie Perkus

June 15, 2009


Filed under Features, Opinion, WSPN

“I’m a dude, so physical harassment seems normal,” remarked a 10th grade male when asked what examples of sexism he had experienced or witnessed at Wayland High School. Two weeks ago, students in grades 9,10, and 11 were asked to take an anonymous survey requesting their opinions about sexism...

Inspired and inspiring: 2009 Graduation words

Sasha Pansovoy

June 11, 2009


Filed under Articles, Features, WSPN

This past Sunday, June 7th, hundreds of students, teachers, friends, and family gathered in the stands and on the turf field to celebrate the the class of 2009's graduation. Along with Magda Buczek, class president, graduating seniors James Ivker, Attrace Chang (valedictorian), and Frederique Verly (salutatorian)...

Former WHS student inspires marathon runners

Former WHS student inspires marathon runners

Kelsey Sommers

May 7, 2009


Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Features, Sports, WSPN

When Katie Lynch suffered a leg injury before the 2001 Boston Marathon, she never contemplated giving up. “I’m an athlete,” she said. “I have to train.” Throughout her life, Katie had a passion for athletics. In 1992, when she was a junior at Wayland High School, Katie walked 175 feet from the hist...

Feature: Through another lens

Feature: Through another lens

Kelsey Sommers

April 30, 2009


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Keaton leaves his house late this morning. Just as he pulls up to school, the 7:25 bell rings. He races to class, avoiding the hole in the walkway between the Language and History buildings, and makes it to Mr. Keaney’s first period English class just as the bell rings. No demerits for Keaton today....

Wayland author publishes first book

Kelsey Sommers

January 27, 2009


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, WSPN

“All my life, I’ve had stories spinning around in my head. They were always for my entertainment—I never thought I’d be an author,” says Wayland resident Juliette Fay, who just a few weeks ago published her first book; Shelter Me. Shelter Me tells the story of Janie LaMarche, a mother of two y...

Paradise on Earth

Sasha Pansovoy

December 1, 2008


Filed under Features, WSPN Blogs

Vacation traveling is usually entertaining, but when I found out, near the end of last spring, that my family and I were going on a two week sailing vacation in French Polynesia, I got really excited; the French Polynesian Islands are considered “paradise on Earth,” and I was about to see for myself....

Latest Recalls: Chocolate and Coffee

Latest Recalls: Chocolate and Coffee

Sasha Pansovoy

October 28, 2008


Filed under Features, WSPN Blogs

We all remember the toy recall last year; many Fisher-Price toys were recalled due to a lead poisoning scare. Of course, no one wants their child to get lead poisoning. Now, the recalls have been announced on such popular items as chocolate or coffee. Recently, seven hundred tons of milk powder wer...

The making of Twilight

Alie Perkus

October 16, 2008


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Features, WSPN

On June 2, 2003, the first day of her children’s swimming lessons, Twilight was born on the screens of Stephanie Meyer's laptop. She got the idea for Twilight from a dream. Meyer started writing by first writing the middle of the book, and then later writing the beginning. The rough, rough draft was f...

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