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  • Math department goes back on newly instituted policy, will hand out tests to students

  • Boys' basketball wins Bellingham tournament, improves to 4-2

  • School Committee violated state law according to state attorney general Maura Healey

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

Sophomore Kyle Chen wins 2018 Freedom Prize

Sophomore Kyle Chen wins 2018 Freedom Prize

Charlie Moore

June 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Sophomore Kyle Chen is the winner of the 13th annual Freedom Prize Paper contest. While most students were enjoying a day off from school on Memorial Day this past Monday, Chen was being honored for his submission to the essay contest, titled “Attacks on Press and their Effects on Democracy.” In...

News Brief: Full class Executive Board rosters announced

News Brief: Full class Executive Board rosters announced

Kevin Wang

June 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Politics, Showcase, WSPN

Class Executive Board members were announced on Friday, June 1. They will complement the class officers, who were elected a week prior, in the upcoming school year. "I" denotes incumbency, and the quantity denotes the number of years the officer has already served. Class of 2019, current juniors Of...

News Brief: Student Council officers elected amid low turnout

News Brief: Student Council officers elected amid low turnout

Kevin Wang and Nathan Zhao

June 2, 2018


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Student Council officers for the 2018-2019 school year were announced on Friday, June 1. Junior President-elect Amanda Armstrong and junior Vice President-elect Gage Fuller defeated the junior tickets of Emerson Kiefer and Henry Stafford and David Hill and Nick Smith, along with the sophomore ticket...

Seniors present independent senior projects

Seniors present independent senior projects

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

May 30, 2018


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Seniors presented independent senior projects in the WHS Commons on Tuesday, May 22. Seniors Audrey Camacho, Shaelee Comettant, Lindsay Jacobs, Maggie Fiske, Owen Donovan, Michael Jones, Joe Lyons, Will Danforth and Natalie Roussina all took part in the challenge of producing their own senior project. Camacho...

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 21

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 21

Kevin Wang

May 29, 2018


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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s News Editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Hailey Robinson and Janani Gandhi documented where most of WHS' seniors will be heading off to college in the fall. W...

AP Government class to run annual student government elections

AP Government class to run annual student government elections

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

May 29, 2018


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The AP Government and Politics class will run the Student Council officer elections. It also recently ran the class executive board elections. In previous years, school elections have always been run through Student Council itself, but this year, the class offered to administer the process. AP Government...

News Brief: Assistant Superintendent candidates visit WHS

News Brief: Assistant Superintendent candidates visit WHS

Hailey Robinson

May 25, 2018


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Wayland Public Schools Superintendent Arthur Unobskey recently sent four finalists for the vacant assistant superintendent position to visit WHS. According to Unobskey, the first candidate, WHS Assistant Principal Ethan Dolleman, participated in a meet-and-greet on May 21. The other three candidates...

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 14

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 14

Kevin Wang

May 22, 2018


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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN News editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Hailey Robinson uncovered the details behind Window's show date shift. Due to a previous weather-related cancellation, the orchestra concert shifted a Window show date that had been planned months ahead. Featu...

News Brief: WSPN wins Online Pacemaker

News Brief: WSPN wins Online Pacemaker

Julia Callini

May 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN, the official school newspaper of WHS, won a prestigious Pacemaker award while attending the JEA/NSPA convention in San Francisco last month. The Pacemakers are an award given to school newspapers that demonstrate excellence in journalism. This was WSPN’s first time winning a Pacemaker since 2013....

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Hailey Robinson and Kevin Wang

May 14, 2018


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The Window Dance Ensemble's planned Tuesday, May 15 show date will take place one day earlier. The rescheduled orchestra concert will take its place. The concert, which was originally scheduled to occur on Apr. 10, needed to be moved after town administrators decided to extend the town meeting by one...

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

May 11, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WHS students attended an assembly on Thursday, Apr. 26 during which Cara Filler, a youth motivational speaker, described her personal experience with reckless driving. When Filler was just 18 years old, her twin sister, Marin, was killed in a car collision when her boyfriend sped and hit another vehicle. Educating...

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