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Kyle’s Column: Making a difference, one driving lesson at a time

Kyle’s Column: Making a difference, one driving lesson at a time

Kyle Chen

January 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

For high school students, the last bell on Dec. 22 is usually a joyous moment of celebration and of reveling in the freedom and liberty that Christmas break affords. But on the last day before break, I closed my notebook and shoved my computer into my bag with a heavy sigh, knowing that the following...

Kyle’s Column: Review – “The Last Jedi”

Kyle’s Column: Review – “The Last Jedi”

Kyle Chen

December 19, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

Warning: This article contains some considerable spoilers. Star Wars season is officially back, folks. The eighth episode in the Star Wars canon, dubbed "The Last Jedi," finally hit the theaters last Thursday. The long-awaited sequel to "The Force Awakens" has finally arrived. Let me just say...

Review: Happy Death Day

Review: Happy Death Day

Christos Belibasakis

December 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

*Spoiler alert!* Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher B. Landon, delivers viewers a darker version of the 1993 cult classic Groundhog Day. Jessica Roth plays Tree Gelbman, a self-centered sorority sister. Tree wakes up hungover in a dorm room on her birthday and quickly departs, going on with the...

Emma Goes Clubbing: Art Club

Emma Goes Clubbing: Art Club

Emma Marton

December 6, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Emma Goes Clubbing, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

When I first entered the art club, I felt a pressure... a pressure to create. The pressure wasn’t coming from the members of the club – if anything, they were very kind and the whole time, they assured me that I didn’t need to do anything special. I felt, however, that once I’d entered that ...

Kyle’s Column: An Asian-American student’s path to an elite college

Kyle’s Column: An Asian-American student’s path to an elite college

Kyle Chen

December 5, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

I was scrolling through my inbox the other day when I encountered an email from a college searching website called Cappex. The message urged me to create an account and find the right college for my future. Since I figured it was never too early to start this kind of thing, I clicked on the link in the...

Emma Goes Clubbing: You ain’t never had an ally like me

Emma Goes Clubbing: You ain’t never had an ally like me

Emma Marton

December 4, 2017


Filed under Articles, Emma Goes Clubbing, Opinion, Reviews, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

For my first blog post, I had decided to visit a club I’d never been to before. For this one, I thought it’d be cool to let you guys see a club I’ve visited almost every week for my entire high school career. And that’s the Alliance club. What makes it really hard to write about this club...

School Start Times: Two sides of the debate

School Start Times: Two sides of the debate

Caterina Tomassini and Caitlin Newton

November 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland Superintendent Arthur Unobskey recently unveiled plans for changes in school start times. WSPN's Caterina Tomassini and Caitlin Newton offer two different perspectives on the issue. ...

Opinion: Yes to Start Times

Caterina Tomassini

November 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Ah, the beauty of the early morning: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you’re about to miss your 6:45 bus ride to school because you didn’t go to bed until midnight. As a result, you woke up late. And don’t forget about your first-period math test. Wayland Public Schools has been...

Opinion: No to Start Times

Caitlin Newton

November 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, WSPN

Imagine this: The clock reads 11:58 p.m. You sigh at the giant pile binders sitting on your desk. Even though it's already almost midnight, you have yet to finish your homework. You calculate that you can sleep for six and a half hours if you finish your homework by 1 a.m, which would give you time to...

Kyle’s Column: The power of kindness

Kyle’s Column: The power of kindness

Kyle Chen

November 20, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, people everywhere are taking time out of their everyday lives to appreciate and be thankful for all the good things in life. Personally, I myself have a lot to be thankful for. I have a loving and caring family, access to fantastic opportunities and resources...

Opinion: Kaepernick and other kneeling football players deserve our respect

Opinion: Kaepernick and other kneeling football players deserve our respect

Amira English and Tamira English

November 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The National Anthem echoes throughout the stadium. A football player takes a knee, arms delicately placed in his lap. His face laid serious, eyes positioned straight ahead. The fans stare at him with looks of disbelief, disapproval, astonishment and confusion. He holds his head high and bold, shoulders...

Opinion: There is liberal bias at Wayland High School

Opinion: There is liberal bias at Wayland High School

Christos Belibasakis and C.J Brown

November 7, 2017


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, WSPN

Imagine your history class is having a political discussion. Your friends around you are jumping into the conversation, all wanting to share their thoughts on the topic. Now imagine that your opinion differs from everyone else’s. You want to voice your opinion but are afraid that your peers will unfairly...

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