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  • February 13Wednesday, Feb. 26 will be an extra-early release day at 12:15 p.m.
  • February 13The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Weston Golf Club
  • February 13Wayland World's Fair to take place at the Loker School on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 pm
  • February 13WHSTE presents their Winter One-Act Play, Squirrel Girl Goes To College: A Squirrel Girl Play. Performances are Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, on the WHS MainStage. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens
  • February 11Tuesday, February 11, TEC will hold an information session regarding their summer internships. It will be held at the Wayland Free Public Library from 7-8 pm. Registration not required.
  • February 11To honor Black History Month, Power Club members will recite an important quote over the loudspeaker throughout the month
  • February 11Window Dance Ensemble informational meeting to take place Wednesday, 2/13 after school
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • February 6Climate Committee to host Valentine's Dance at 7:30 on Friday, 2/14

Spring into the coffeehouse

Ben Wohlfarth

March 25, 2009

It’s that time of year again, folks. The time of year to go out into the wild and smell the roses, and to watch the trees slowly turn from parched and barren to vibrant and full of gleaming shades of green. It’s also the time of year to attend the Spring Coffeehouse and hear an array of sub-par...

Timeless Infamy to play at Battle of the Bands

Ben Wohlfarth

March 23, 2009

The lights are all out, and a deathly silence has crept over the room. No one says a word, and all that can be heard is the buzzing of an overheating line bass amp and a slight cough that is emitted into the microphone. “Umm, hello. We are Timeless Infamy and we are here to play some music for all...

Populism, socialism, and Obama

Basil Halperin

March 22, 2009

The biggest controversy facing the Obama administration this past week involved the bonuses given to the top executives at American International Group, better known as AIG. In November of last year, the company reported that it would give out $469 million in bonuses. This report came two months after...

Sam Boegehold

Sam Boegehold

Ian Stack

March 22, 2009

Why do you think Waytown Cosmo chose you to interview? Clearly I was your last resort. Ski a mountain or surf a wave? Surf a mountain. I was just thinking, if I was invincible I think surfing the lava flowing out of an erupting volcano would be really intense. What is the most awkward moment of ...

An unfit response to genocide

Basil Halperin

March 9, 2009

Last week the International Criminal Court indicted Sudanese president Omar Bashir for war crimes committed in Darfur, despite calls for restraint because of ongoing peace negotiations. The indictment was the first ever warrant issued by the International Criminal Court, or the ICC, against a sitting...

Senator Burris, it's time to resign

Basil Halperin

February 26, 2009

Senator Burris, you need to step down. We at Wayland High School are lucky enough to live in a (relatively) corruption-free state. Those in Illinois are not as lucky. Illinois state history is a how-to manual in corruption. Six Illinois governors have been indicted for corruption, and that’s not inclu...

Lucky 18 in Israel?

Basil Halperin

February 22, 2009

The number 18 carries a special value in Hebrew. It is representative of the word "chai," meaning "life." You might know it as a symbol worn as a necklace by many Jews, or as the amount of money given as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift – actions meant to symbolize the blessing of long life. The number 18,...

WSPN Promo: Did I tell you I love you?

Sasha Pansovoy

February 3, 2009

Back in the day, Walt Disney said: “I love Mickey Mouse more that any woman I have ever known.” For Valentine's Day, make your affection known to everyone and your loved one by submitting a shout-out to WSPN! Once you submit a sentence, WSPN will feature it on the top of the front page where the...

Bush makes last push to curb reproductive rights

Sasha Pansovoy

January 16, 2009

President George W. Bush has taken one final shot at the abortion issue. Specifically, he has pushed to pass the “right of conscience” legislation which will allow medical personnel “to refuse to participate in any practice they object to on moral grounds, including abortion but possibly birth...

Paradise on Earth

Sasha Pansovoy

December 1, 2008

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....

Expensive snacks make students go crazy

Whitney Fletcher

November 8, 2008

One fifty for a croissant? Sixty cents for a chocolate chip muffin? Most of you were probably appalled to discover the sudden increase in nearly all the snack line items. This change probably came unexpectedly, leaving you to frantically search for spare change in your pockets, while quietly cursing...

Latest Recalls: Chocolate and Coffee

Latest Recalls: Chocolate and Coffee

Sasha Pansovoy

October 28, 2008

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...

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