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Cinematographer Aaron Frutman holds his camera. He strives in his everyday work to capture the stories of people. “Perseverance of the subject I’m shooting [inspires me daily],” Frutman said.

Aaron Frutman: The people behind the videos

Nina Wilson and Emma Zocco June 11, 2022

When many people think about Emmy winners, they picture A-List celebrities on red carpets. Who would have guessed that Wayland is lucky enough to be home to a six-time Emmy winner? Aaron Frutman has seized...

Sophomore Brendan Hines prepares a camera in the WayCAM studio before going out for a shoot. Hines is part of the Script-to-Screen class where students can make a movie and go through all steps of the process.

Brendan Hines: Lights, camera, action!

Annabelle Zhang and Ari Zukerman May 19, 2022

From a young age, sophomore Brendan Hines was not just interested in watching movies, but in being on both sides of the camera. With time, support and inspiration, his interest has developed from a hobby...

Senior Dora Chen created this piece of artwork, titled “Xianyu”, that won her the MAEA (Massachusetts Art Education Association) Hat Sister Award. It tells the story of perseverance and a truly touching connection to her culture. “It basically means ‘fish’ in this Chinese proverb, where if you see a fish in the river you have to cast a net to get it, instead of waiting for it to come to you,” Chen said.

Dora Chen: The power and influence of art

Katya Luzarraga and Hallie Luo May 11, 2022

As children, most people made finger paintings that their parents hung up on refrigerators. Senior Dora Chen has been creating art since she was three years-old, her ideas evolving and flourishing throughout...

In the first few minutes of class, chemistry teacher Courtland Ferreria-Douglas takes the time to educate students on the newly nominated Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The video Ferreria-Douglas shared with his class highlights the importance of Jackson being the first African-American woman nominated to the Supreme Court.

Courtland Ferreria-Douglas: The importance of diversity and identities within the classroom

Aimee Smith and Bella Schreiber May 10, 2022

Students slip into their seats, looking towards the board of their chemistry classroom excitedly. However, most of them aren’t excited to learn the new chemical equations. Instead, they’re looking...

WSPNs Aditya Weling discusses professional leagues upcoming free agency period and goes into depth on certain NFL teams and what they are looking for as the start of the NFL season is just around the corner.

Warrior Weekly: NFL free agency

Aditya Weling April 14, 2022

For many, March Madness may be the most exciting three weeks in the sports world. The fast pace, the OT thrillers, the win-or-go-home mentality and most importantly, the upsets. The last few weeks of March...

Freshman Jillian Segel looks down the ice during a tournament. “I really enjoy going to tournaments, or bonspiels,” Segel said. “Last weekend, I was in Nashua, it was so fun because you get to hangout with everyone, there is always a party, you always socialize. This past weekend we were second.”

Jillian Segel: Taking curling to the national level

Sasha Libenzon and Selena Liu April 13, 2022

Freshman Jillian Segel slides down the ice, sweeping the 40-pound granite-stone towards her target called the house. Segel narrows her eyes in concentration, pushing her limits as she’s headed to junior...

Junior Cat Taxiarchis charges down the field towards the Weston goal. Taxiarchis is committed to play lacrosse at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

Cat Taxiarchis: “I knew that Franklin & Marshall was for me”

Mischa Lee and Lucy Grasso April 12, 2022

For most juniors, the college process is just beginning. However, for junior Cat Taxiarchis, the process ended in late February with her commitment to play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College in...

Freshman Olivia Todd introduces a new prank in her most recent TikTok video from March 7. Todd went viral in August of 2020, and she has since reached over 245 thousand followers on TikTok. “I was just like to my dad, ‘Hey, let me do a prank or whatever,” Todd said. “I thought I was going to have just my friends seeing it as a joke, and then it went from there.”

Olivia Todd: “Imagine if I didn’t post it”

Talia Macchi and Alyssa Ao April 5, 2022

Within an hour of being posted, the TikTok gained over a million views. After a day, it had been quote-tweeted by hiphop star Cardi B. Now, a year and a half later, the TikTok has nearly 22 million views...

Mia Nadal: Turning her passion into a club

Olivia Tawakol March 24, 2022

Sophomore Mia Nadal has a passion for filmmaking. Recently, she created a club that was sparked from her devotion to filmmaking and movie production. The Film Club is dedicated to watching and discussing...

“Women of Wayland” podcast creator Yamini Ranjan promotes the newest season of her podcast. The goal of the podcast is to share the stories of Wayland women, as well as bring the Wayland community closer together. “I don’t feel alone doing this podcast,” Ranjan said. “I always say ‘we,’ I never say ‘I’ because I feel like it’s a collaboration of women and me together, and that’s how the stories come out. It’s never my podcast, it’s always our podcast [because] its a community podcast.”

Yamini Ranjan: Women are defined by their stories

Reva Datar and Nadya Chase March 21, 2022

Did you know that Wayland resident Liza Huber used to be a TV actress? Or that Wayland resident Jessin Varghese worked at UMass Memorial during the COVID-19 pandemic? Stories commonly seen brandished on...

Kaitlyn Mabe: The Comeback Season (Video)

Kaitlyn Mabe: The Comeback Season (Video)

Deirdre Brown and Dante Coppola March 16, 2022

Senior WHS lacrosse player Kaitlyn Mabe tore her ACL and Meniscus 10 months ago, right before the start of the 2021 season. WPSN's Deirdre Brown and Dante Coppola talk with Mabe through her recovery process.

Behind the curtains: Junior Brennan Davies lights up the stage

Charlotte Thirman March 12, 2022

Junior Brennan Davies finds his passion working with stage lighting and sound within the Audio-Visual Club. He can be found working in the booth at the top of the auditorium for most perfomances and events....

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