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Isabel Mishara: The biggest challenge is getting over your fears

Isabel Mishara: The biggest challenge is getting over your fears

Kevin Wang

October 12, 2018


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In any sport, mastery of the body and mind is crucial. The athlete must attune to the far reaches of their physical and mental capacities to battle past the brink of exhaustion and through to the brink of victory. But for horseback riders like junior Isabel Mishara, the athlete must not only calibrate...

Girls’ varsity tennis team swings into new season (video)

Girls’ varsity tennis team swings into new season (video)

Naomi Lathan and Carly Camphausen

April 8, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight, WSPN, WSPN.TV

After winning the DII State Championship last year, the girls' tennis program looks forward to the new season.

Aly Raisman: I’m very passionate about creating change

Aly Raisman: I’m very passionate about creating change

Janani Gandhi

March 26, 2018


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While Olympic gymnast and Needham resident Aly Raisman rose to star status for her difficult gymnastics routines and Olympic medals, these days, she has been making headlines for different reasons. She published her memoir recently and has since been routinely speaking out about sexual abuse, particu...

Shawn Bernier: It’s hard being an African American and transgender, because it’s double odds against you in society

Shawn Bernier: It’s hard being an African American and transgender, because it’s double odds against you in society

Charlie Moore

March 20, 2018


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Everyone struggles in some way in middle school, from relationships and friendships, to hormones and homework. For current sophomore Shawn Bernier, add the stress of coming out to your friends, family and peers as transgender. In seventh grade, Bernier began his transition from a female to a male....

Daniel Ryu: You just have to work at it

Daniel Ryu: You just have to work at it

Nathan Zhao

March 1, 2018


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With the workload and time commitment of high school, few high school students actively maintain YouTube channels. Yet sophomore Daniel Ryu has been uploading videos to the popular video-sharing site for the past three years, and for the past year, he has dedicated the channel to comedic singing videos....

Junior Reneé Case takes a new approach to prom dresses

Junior Reneé Case takes a new approach to prom dresses

Abby Mitty and Hailey Robinson

February 15, 2018


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Three months before prom, most juniors have barely begun their preparations for the big night. However, junior Reneé Case has already started designing and buying materials for the prom dresses she is creating for her peers. At the moment, Case is busy creating a dress for junior Teresa Hank Gomez in...

Vadim Trubetskoy: When I’m climbing, there are no boundaries, no societal norms and no need to conform

Vadim Trubetskoy: When I’m climbing, there are no boundaries, no societal norms and no need to conform

Jay Abdella

February 14, 2018


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Many students have hobbies that take them in and out of school. But for senior Vadim Trubetskoy, his hobby takes him to the highest places in the world. Trubetskoy will partake in a month-long journey to climb Mount Denali in Alaska this spring. If completed, Trubetskoy will be one of the youngest peo...

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Julia Callini

January 8, 2018


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A senior sits at the expansive art table with a piece of paper in front of her. Her hand curls around a colored pencil, in need of a sharpening from all of its use. Finally, she looks up from her drawing and shakes her hand out from the cramps. The temporary pain of cramping is well worth the reward...

Zachary Vonnegut: It’s just more fun than driving

Zachary Vonnegut: It’s just more fun than driving

Caroline Raymond and Caitlin Newton

January 8, 2018


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At 6:45 a.m., most teachers are hopping into their cars or finishing a cup of coffee at home. However, English teacher Zachary Vonnegut is putting on his warm winter layers and his helmet. If it’s a particularly blustery day, he grabs his ski goggles and heads out the door. He then hops onto his bik...

Kevin Delaney: There’s absolutely a connection between using your hands and using your mind

Kevin Delaney: There’s absolutely a connection between using your hands and using your mind

Eden Vanslette

December 6, 2017


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For most people, needing new furniture means going on a trip to either IKEA or Jordan’s furniture, but not for Wayland history teacher Kevin Delaney. Delaney has been woodworking for 25 years. He started building when he was a kid, and has been building furniture since his twenties. “In those...

eSchoolPlusPlus: The Program

eSchoolPlusPlus: The Program

Nathan Zhao

November 16, 2017


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"The Program" is the second installment in a series of four articles covering the administration's decision to disable eSchoolPlusPlus on school servers. The design of eSchoolPlusPlus is simple yet versatile: four tabs labeled “Schedule,” “Homework,” “Grades,” and “Login.” When a s...

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