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Joe Tardif: It’s about the hunt, not what you hunted

Joe Tardif: It’s about the hunt, not what you hunted

Max Brande

December 4, 2019

Over the span of a human’s life, different interests come upon them. Some come and go, others stick with you. For junior Joe Tardif, the drive and passion of hunting is something that has stuck with him since a young age. This is to the point where Tardif hopes to be hunting for the rest of his life “I...

Logan Homyak: The motion of flying is just exhilarating

Logan Homyak: The motion of flying is just exhilarating

Josh Schreiber

November 25, 2019

The first half of senior year looks the same for most students: grinding out college applications and then relaxing when it's all over. Senior Logan Homyak, however, is planning to take a different path. When Homyak was just 15 years old, he joined a program that would kickstart his dream of becoming...

Mia Veljanoska: It was always a dream of mine to come to the USA

Mia Veljanoska: It was always a dream of mine to come to the USA

Caterina Tomassini

November 21, 2019

Similarly to most teens, senior Mia Veljanoska dreamt of traveling to a new country to explore the culture, make new friends and learn to be independent. Veljanoska’s dream came true after a series of interviews, exams and essays, when she found out she had been one of twelve Macedonian students chosen...

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Joyce Wu

November 5, 2019

Setting up her tripod in her room, eighth grader Annie Long checks to make sure the camera is in focus, the audio is working and the legs are stable. Taking a deep breath, she hits record. “Hey guys,” she muses to the camera. “Welcome back to my channel!” Since the third grade, eighth grader...

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Ellie Tyska

November 4, 2019

The average teenager may earn their money through babysitting, working at a cash register or running errands, but senior Lilly Brooks makes her own salary from her self-run online jewelry company: Avocado Avalanche. It didn’t take long for Brooks to find her passion for jewelry making – she was...

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Christina Taxiarchis

October 31, 2019

Many students at WHS plan to pursue their interest in the medical field once they head off to college. Yet, there are a lucky few who get to chase their passion during their high school years. Senior Ciara Murphy has been lucky enough to work at the Armstrong Lab, a pediatric oncology lab that is a part...

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Hailey Robinson

October 25, 2019

Students at WHS have come to know science teacher and yearbook adviser Kristin Cowell, but few know about her weightlifting teaching and pastime. Cowell’s hobby started when she began taking “body pump” classes at her gym, Wayside Racquet and Swim. “I started a year ago [by] taking classes...

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Meredith Prince

October 9, 2019

Usually, if you saw a three-year-old sitting in front of a piano, you’d want to cover your ears and hope for the best as they bang their hands across the keys. One particular three-year-old, however, might have surprised you as he ran his fingers lightly across the keys, playing a familiar tune. From...

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Charlie Moore

September 16, 2019

Junior Andrea Shang steps onto the fencing strip, readjusting her lamé and pulling down her mask. Heart pounding, the unranked Shang faces down a ranked opponent named Czarina Alfonso in a regional competition in New Jersey. The referee utters “en-garde.” Gripping her foil sword, Shang enters her...

Year in Review: 2018-19

Year in Review: 2018-19

Caitlin Newton and Julia Callini

June 21, 2019

September Wayland Public Schools implemented many changes over the course of the 2018-19 school year. At the start of the year, new Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham took on his new role, replacing previous assistant superintendent Brad Crozier. Junior Ryan Dowling is making an impact on the music industry, producing his own songs along with some WHS students...

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Josh Schreiber

June 5, 2019

Sophomore Jay Provost has taken up a relatively unique hobby and business alongside his dad, Bob Provost. What started out as an idea lead to the creation of a company called "Bob and Jay Bees." They bought their first hives after Bob Provost suggested to Jay that they try beekeeping together, but it...

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019

Many students are familiar with the Window Dance Ensemble, but sophomore Window member Julia Mele is taking her dance training to a higher degree. Mele is involved in outside classes and a competitive team in addition to Window, working vigorously to heighten her skill. “I dance at House of Dance...

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