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Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Artist of the Week: Logan Dawson

Charlie Moore

May 31, 2017


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Logan Dawson sings A cappella for the Madrigals at WHS. However, his passion for singing didn’t come at a young age. Logan started singing just before his tryout for the Madrigals, freshman year. “I’d never even tried singing until right before my audition,” Dawson said. The Madrigals have...

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Artist of the Week: Julia De Los Reyes

Hannah Rice

May 9, 2017


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Sophomore Julia De Los Reyes’s passion for the violin started years ago when she was among the many third graders interested in elementary school orchestra. “I started playing the violin on a complete whim; I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” De Los Reyes said. When De Los Reyes...

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Artist of the Week: Sidney Toga

Kyle Chen

April 12, 2017


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The stage lights go on, blinding the young man as the song starts. His fellow singers’ voices rise together in unison, blending into a gentle, mellow background. Swaying to the music, they form a loose semicircle around him. He takes a deep breath and steps forward into the spotlight, opening his mouth...

Artist of the Week: Amelia Ao

Artist of the Week: Amelia Ao

Joyce Wu

April 4, 2017


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A girl sits in front of a blank canvas, pondering her next move. The colored pens and pencils are all lined up neatly beside her, for her convenience. Twirling the pen in her hand, she envisions what the white piece of paper could become. Exhaling, she puts the pen to the paper, slowly but steadily making...

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Artist of the Week: Jesse Wang

Kevin Wang

March 6, 2017


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The dark wood of the elephantine instrument glistened as the small boy stared at it in awe. He picked up the bow, placed it on the string and struck out a note. The bass resonated with a deep rumble. The wire of the string quivered back and forth, the delicate vibrations expanding like a ripple of water...

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Artist of the Week: Ella Johnson

Jackie Stoller and Olivia Waldron

March 2, 2017


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Junior Ella Johnson walks into the center of the stage, a spotlight shining on her face. The group starts and she begins singing her solo in an auditorium filled with people. Johnson joined the Muses, an all female A Capella group her freshman year and has been in the group ever since. “I am...

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Artist of the Week: Chris Laven

Kyle Chen

February 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Art, WSPN

If you make a trip to the music wing of Wayland High School during the school day, particularly to the practice rooms, you will likely find a tall, fiery-haired young man sitting on a chair, eyes intent on a music stand as his hands pluck and strum the grand, maple red instrument leaning against him. Senior...

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Artist of the Week: Alexa Calder

Eden Vanslette and Kate Balicki

January 17, 2017


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A girl steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school. She stands with members of an a capella group, the Wayland High School Madrigals. Her voice echoes throughout the silent auditorium, and then her fellow group members begin to harmonize in the background. For some, singing in front of...

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Students prepare for the MMEA All State

Eden Vanslette, Kate Balicki, Audrey Camacho, Conor Keating, Abby Stoller, and Natalie Hsu

January 4, 2017


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The Massachusetts Music Educators Association [MMEA] Eastern District selected 22 Wayland High School students to participate in the All State auditions on January 21st, 2017. The All State festival will occur on March 10th, 2017 and March 11th, 2017. Students have a variety of feelings regarding auditioning...

Artist of the Week: Athina Apazidis

Artist of the Week: Athina Apazidis

Abby Stoller

December 7, 2016


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Some people have one pursuit life that truly means the world to them. Senior Athina Apazidis’ passion is drawing. She has been doodling since elementary school, but began seriously drawing towards the end of middle school. “[Drawing sparked my interest] when I saw how talented my friends were. It was a...

Artist of the Week: Yana Lipnesh

Artist of the Week: Yana Lipnesh

Joyce Wu and Kyle Chen

November 20, 2016


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If you ask a high school student with no art experience to turn a blank sheet of paper into a piece of art, they would give you a confused facial expression. However, if you were to ask freshman Yana Lipnesh, she would turn to the paper without batting an eyelash and start sketching, envisioning its outc...

Artist of the Week: Kyle Chen

Artist of the Week: Kyle Chen

Joyce Wu and Natalie Hsu

October 30, 2016


Filed under Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Art, Uncategorized

A young man sits in front of a piano, all 88 keys of the piano spread out in front of him. His fingers hover over the interchanging black and white wooden keys as he inhales, preparing to play the first note of the night. Eyes deep into the crowd were laid on him and shivers crawled down his back. Woul...

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