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Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Politipress: An open letter to Donald Trump

Isabel Gitten

November 22, 2016

Dear Donald Trump, Congratulations. You won. You are now officially the most hated president in United States history -- a title you earned before you even got into office. Are you ready to be president? More than half of America knows who you truly are. We know you are selfish. We...

Wayland residents hold signs outside polling stations (Video)

Wayland residents hold signs outside polling stations (Video)

Eden Vanslette, Kate Balicki, and Isabel Gitten

November 12, 2016

WSPN talked with Wayland community members who held political signs outside Wayland Middle School on Election Day.

Politipress: Welcome to Politipress

October 29, 2016

Welcome to Politipress your new place to find weekly updates on all things politics. With the presidential election approaching, I will be your guide through all the crazy twists and turns, giving my view on the political world. This year is important because there is a presidential election--someth...

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Opinion: Assault rifles should be banned

Isabel Gitten

June 20, 2016

Turning on my TV early Sunday morning, I instantly see the headline: “50 dead and 53 injured in a mass shooting in Orlando.” Am I surprised? No. I am devastated and angry, but not shocked. The sad truth is that shootings have become too common in the United States. In fact, according to PBS, there...

WW ’13: Representative Conroy talks politics with students

WW ’13: Representative Conroy talks politics with students

Lizzy Worstell

January 30, 2013

Massachusetts state representative Tom Conroy addressed students in the WHS lecture hall on Wednesday, January 30. In addition to discussing current issues like the environment, gun control and education, Conroy opened the discussion by accepting questions from the audience. The Democratic legislator...

Unique perspective: Efrat questions whether peace is possible in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Unique perspective: Efrat questions whether peace is possible in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ben Rabin

April 13, 2012

Palestine and Israel's feud is perhaps the most divisive conflict in the Middle East since Israel's creation. Despite several brief intervals of peace, the two sides have been unable to find a permanent solution to the border dispute. Senior Guy Efrat is growing up a part of the conflict on another continent. Efrat, born in Israel, moved to Wayl...

Collins, Leard win open selectman positions

Collins, Leard win open selectman positions

Matthew Gutschenritter

April 3, 2012

Candidates Doug Leard and Ed Collins won the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen after the votes from the April 3 election were tallied. Leard received 1048 votes and Collins received 931. The other candidates, Susan Pope and Chris Brown, received 885 and 782 votes respectively. There were 248 blank votes and 2 write-ins. Leard spent six years on the Board of Se...

WSPN hosts debate for selectman candidates

WSPN hosts debate for selectman candidates

Alex Erdekian

March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, WSPN hosted a debate at Wayland High School for the selectman candidates. All four candidates, Chris Brown, Ed Collins, Douglas Leard and Susan Pope, participated. During the debate, the student moderators, junior Caitlin O’Keeffe, senior Ben Rabin and junior Kruti Vora a...

WW ’12: Conroy speaks with students

WW ’12: Conroy speaks with students

Matthew Gutschenritter

February 2, 2012

This Winter Week, Tom Conroy, the State Representative for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury, came to Wayland High School to discuss issues relevant to students. Students engaged in an open forum with Conroy, similar to what he said goes on in the Massachusetts State House. Conroy encouraged students to speak, as...

Mitt Romney is a candidate without principles

Mitt Romney is a candidate without principles

Ben Rabin

February 1, 2012

In recent weeks, the direction of the Republican primaries has become ever more clear. Michele Bachmann, John Huntsman and Rick Perry have all dropped out and only Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum remain. Paul, a candidate promising to end all foreign aid and curl the United States ba...

Special Town Meeting wrap up

Special Town Meeting wrap up

David Ryan

November 17, 2010

Voters at the Special Town Meeting Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve Article 5, providing WayCAM - Wayland’s community access channel - with space in the new high school, which is currently under construction. WayCAM records and broadcasts local events with the help of students at WHS who take the TV production elective. The organ...

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