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2018-2019
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Wayland High School
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Wayland High School
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Stories from Wayland High School
WHS students reflect on their Super Bowl experience
News

Nicole Erdekian | February 20, 2019

The Super Bowl is typically a popular attraction for WHS students. However, only a handful of students attended this year’s Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior Alyssa Dennis and her twin sister,…

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WW ‘19: Medical technology exec and Wayland parent programs the future of healthcare
Features

Kevin Wang | February 12, 2019

Wayland parent Scott Rader gave a presentation based on healthcare technology during second block on Thursday, Jan. 31. Technological breakthroughs occur every day in the world of medicine, and early Thursday…

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Mabel Xu: It’s just a matter of going and trying
Features

Caterina Tomassini | February 5, 2019

For as long as she can recall, sophomore Mabel Xu could always be found expressing her love for food in the kitchen. Cuisine plays such a large role in Xu’s life that she now runs an Instagram account…

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Cultivating connections: James Nocito’s time at WHS
News

Ellie Tyska | January 14, 2019

Assistant Principal James Nocito will be retiring at the end of this school year after dedicating 34 years to public education and three years to Wayland High School. Although he will be missed by staff…

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Disconnected
Opinions

Caterina Tomassini | January 10, 2019

A simple ring of a phone call, text message or Snapchat has the power to make a person stop in their tracks to respond, look down from their steering wheel and grow anxious not knowing who is trying to…

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WHS wrestling adds another girl to a male-dominated team
Sports

Hailey Robinson | January 2, 2019

Wayland wrestling recently brought in freshman Mia Djafari as the second girl on the team, joining junior Emma Sheehan, who is in her second year of wrestling. Wrestling is a historically male-dominated…

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Early snowfall attracts students to the slopes
News

Alex Janoff | January 2, 2019

The first major winter storm of the year, Winter Storm Bruce, dropped upwards of 18 inches of snow on certain parts of the Northeast, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, prompting many student…

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Kelsey Pitcairn: Having a community of thinkers and creators is really important
Features

Julia Callini | December 21, 2018

From the time she could string words together, English teacher Kelsey Pitcairn has had a burning passion for writing. When an opportunity arose to study at the Faber Academy in London, Pitcairn seized…

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Nick Smith: You have to know that you’re going to make a save
Sports

Kate Balicki | December 19, 2018

Senior goalie Nick Smith has been a key member of the boys varsity soccer team for the past two years. In 2017, Smith helped advance the Warriors to the sectional semifinals. In 2018, his exceptional effort…

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Students and local seniors bridge age gap in Wayland
News

Joanna Barrow | December 18, 2018

A new program at WHS called “Sages and Seekers” brings together local seniors, or “Sages,” and high school students, or “Seekers.” The program is intended to help bridge today’s generation…

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School Committee votes to revise district school start times
News

Nathan Zhao | December 6, 2018

After three hours of public debate, the Wayland School Committee voted 4-1 to push back school start times. The new start times will be as follows: 7:55 a.m. for the elementary schools, 8:35 a.m. for Wayland…

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“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” hits the stage Nov. 16, 17, 18
Arts & Entertainment

Julia Callini | December 5, 2018

The curtains of the auditorium will open for the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Friday, Nov. 16. In addition to students performing titular…

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Julia Cleary: I just wanted to give the kids equal opportunities
Features

Hailey Robinson | December 3, 2018

In her freshman year, junior Julia Cleary took volunteering to the next level and started a nonprofit with another high school student. To kick off her high school career, she formed Kids Empowering Kids,…

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Students to stand against shifting school start times
News

Kyle Chen | November 29, 2018

Students at WHS have organized a walkout on Monday, Nov. 19 to protest the Wayland School Committee’s proposed plans to change the school start times next year. The walkout, initiated by junior Jaden…

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Revamped Student Council implements new activities
News

Christos Belibasakis | November 27, 2018

The Student Council has chosen to implement new activities involving the student body this year in hopes of getting more students involved in student life.

Held in the commons, one competition had studentents…

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Gracie Corbett: I just love to do it
Sports

Charlie Moore | November 27, 2018

Whether students are pumping iron in the WHS weight room or training per a coach’s instruction, students in Wayland partake in weightlifting for exercise, strength building or even physical therapy. However,…

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A year later: kneeling for the Star Spangled Banner
Features

Charlie Moore | November 19, 2018

“Please rise for our national anthem.” Students and parents within the bleachers turn their attention to the American flag overlooking the field. Members of the fan section peek down at the Wayland…

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Improving the Game: Titan GPS Tracker
Sports

Josh Schreiber | November 16, 2018

The WHS boys’ varsity soccer team looks to maximize their performance with the purchase of real-time Titan GPS tracking vests. The coaching staff made this purchase in the early parts of this fall season,…

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Seniors vote for the first time in midterm elections
Midterm Elections

Meredith Prince | November 13, 2018

Most students celebrate their 18th birthday senior year, legally entering adulthood. One of the many privileges that comes with being an adult is the right to vote. With midterm elections happening Nov….

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Lily Tardif: There was never a time I wanted to quit
Showcase

Christina Taxiarchis | November 9, 2018

Entering sophomore year has its perks. One is no longer a freshman but doesn’t carry the responsibilities of a junior. For many, sophomore year is about finding a happy medium before stepping up to the…

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The next level: Seniors on college sports recruitment
Sports

Ellie Tyska | November 2, 2018

While many seniors are scrambling to fit in college tours, interviews and applications, a few have had a chance to catch their breath. Several students have been recruited to colleges to pursue sports…

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Math department to recollect and file assessments
News

Christos Belibasakis | October 31, 2018

The math department has begun recollecting quizzes and tests this year. After a quiz or test is graded, students are allowed to briefly look over them with the class before the teacher recollects and files…

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Senior Ines Alpendre takes a different approach to senior year
Features

Hailey Robinson | October 29, 2018

Senior year can be a time to embrace the end of one’s high school career before a series of new beginnings start after graduation. Exchange student Ines Alpendre from Lisbon, Portugal will be taking…

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“Next Up, RYANVIII:” Junior Ryan Dowling is making waves in the music world
Arts & Entertainment

Christina Taxiarchis | October 18, 2018

To most people other than the 1600 or so followers he has accumulated on SoundCloud, the name “RYANVIII” may not be a common one. However, that may change in the near future. Junior Ryan Dowling, who goes…

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Unconventional athletes at WHS
Sports

Hailey Robinson | October 8, 2018

Although WHS offers almost 20 sports through the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, some students choose to participate in athletic programs and sports that are not offered at WHS.

Sophomore…

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