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Year in Review: 2018-19

Year in Review: 2018-19

Caitlin Newton and Julia Callini

June 21, 2019

September Wayland Public Schools implemented many changes over the course of the 2018-19 school year. At the start of the year, new Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham took on his new role, replacing previous assistant superintendent Brad Crozier. Junior Ryan Dowling is making an impact on the music industry, producing his own songs along with some WHS students...

Wayland’s Iron Dome

Wayland’s Iron Dome

Kevin Wang, Christina Taxiarchis, and Carly Camphausen

May 13, 2019

Politicians often speak of bridging the divide between the suburbs and the cities, the wealthy and the poor, the white and the black. Different types of isolation that certain towns or even schools encounter can vary from social to academic issues. A town can become exposed to these issues due to population...

Soft or strong: Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Soft or strong: Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Kevin Wang

March 19, 2019

WSPN News Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the relationship between WPS educators, including teachers, administrators, School Committee members and central office members. He particularly explored their primary impact on the WHS community. The story is organized into three parts: Peo...

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff

February 13, 2019

In a second installment on WHS graduates studying abroad or taking gap years, WSPN's Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff speak to 2018 graduates Hannah Roberge and Peter Wolff on their respective semesters in Spain and Thailand. Read the first installment here....

Clock is ticking on school start times

Clock is ticking on school start times

Kevin Wang

November 15, 2018

WSPN's News and Copy Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the school start times debate, from beginning to present. This story is organized into three parts: The Start Times, 7:30 vs 8:30 a.m. and Implementation.

Administration implements new food policy

Administration implements new food policy

November 12, 2018

The administration recently rolled out a new set of regulations regarding student consumption of food and beverage at WHS. The administration summarized the new rules in an official email to WHS newsletter subscribers: "When permitted by the teacher, students may continue eating their own food in...

New public library proposal voted down

New public library proposal voted down

Isabel Gitten, Kevin Wang, Jay Abdella, Julia Callini, and Nathan Zhao

April 9, 2018

Wayland citizens did not reach a two-thirds majority vote to move forward with the new public library proposal at the town meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Construction on the new library would have begun in 2019 and been completed in 2021. The new library's cost estimate was approximately $19 million. ...

“Cool Runnings,” a cool break from reality

“Cool Runnings,” a cool break from reality

Isabel Gitten

February 16, 2018

The most famous story in the sport of bobsledding is not about a team achieving an amazing time or winning a medal. It is an unexpected story about a group of athletes from a tropical country who make history by becoming not only the first Winter Olympic team from Jamaica, but also the first all-black te...

Responses to “Cool Runnings” cancellation

Responses to “Cool Runnings” cancellation

February 16, 2018

The cancellation of "Cool Runnings" at WHS two weeks ago prompted responses from students, Wayland community members and even 1988 Jamaican Bobsleigh Olympian Devon Harris.

WW ’18: Behind the cancellation of “Cool Runnings”

WW ’18: Behind the cancellation of “Cool Runnings”

Nathan Zhao, Kevin Wang, and Isabel Gitten

February 5, 2018

On Monday, Jan. 29, Student Council Co-Adviser Charlene Bishop sent an email to the entire school announcing that the Student Council had selected the film Cool Runnings for the annual Winter Week all-school movie. She stated that the film was “a light-hearted yet touching movie telling the true sto...

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