Wildcat Tracks

New history course offered for sophomores

Alexandra Liang, Staff writers

May 21, 2019

Exploring the world. Recognizing perspectives. Taking action. These are the underlying themes of the new history course in the 2018-2019 academic year. Originally, sophomores were only offered CP or AP history courses. Due to the drastic change in levels, the history department has added an honors option to i...

Crew team participates in year-round rigorous training regime

A boat of rowers for Wayland-Weston Crew compete in a regatta this past fall season  PHOTO/Nick Orlov

Casey Friedman, Feature Editor

May 21, 2019

Unlike any other sport at WHS, the Weston-Wayland crew team can be seen dotting the water in long boats, running, weightlifting, erging or working out during all four seasons of the year. This is because the team has year-round practices six times a week, in the fall, summer, and spring on. Junio...

WHS student creates a non profit program

Junior Aidan Chen set up a station for gathering donations at the 2019 Spring Fling.

Emilia Tutun, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

While juggling the chaos and substantial academic work of high school, junior Aidan Chen started and continues to run a non-profit organization called Books for Babies. Chen’s program helps to raise awareness, gather funds, and books of various languages for premature babies who have missed out on h...

Revived Key Club looks to benefit community

Key club members and their advisor Mrs. Tao.

Sanghoo Lee, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, a band of WHS students walk into a Woodland Elementary classroom, where they’re greeted with shouts and cries from a group of second graders. Laughter fills the room as the students read books, play games, and joke with each other. When it’s time for the high school...

New app “Sit With Us” to strengthen WHS community

(left to right) Juniors Nathaniel Luu, Alex Ding, and Albert Wu sit at a lunch table in the cafeteria.

Afnaan Quershi, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The buzz of conversation, the clatter of plastic lunch trays, and scraping of cafeteria chairs are among the many friendly sounds of lunch. But for some high school students, lunch is the scariest part of the school day. The prospect of sitting alone, and being seen sitting alone, can easily be a source o...

Weston families support British teens seeking NCAA soccer opportunities

Junior Christina Binney (bottom left) with her family and exchange student Jack Herrera-Hazael (top right) Photo Creds: Christopher Chin

Nate Hohenberg, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Multiple Weston families participated in an exchange program and hosted talented soccer players from Portsmouth, England from March 6-11. The group of British teens played in a soccer tournament in Weymouth, while competing for recognition from college scouts. One host of these players, junior Christina...

WHS Chamber Orchestra performs at MMEA State Music Conference

Alexandra Liang, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

WHS community hosts Special Olympics

A Cambridge Warriors player attempts to score a layup during a game.

Sanghoo Lee, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Wintertime in Weston usually signifies the arrival of the Special Olympics at WHS. On Sunday, January 27, the Class of 2020 came together to host the annual Special Olympics qualifying basketball tournament for adults and children with disabilities. Having participated in the event since freshman year, junior cla...

Winter Art show displays various student art

Anti-Juuling posters created in the Graphic Design classroom.

Michael Curley, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

The 5th annual Winter Art show on January 17 showcased a wide range of WHS student artwork, from self-portraits to anti-vaping posters, photos of Boston, and clay pots. The Winter Art show was created a few years ago by the Weston Art Program, directed by Christopher Fehl, with the purpose of display...

Quiz Bowl team offers place for education and trivia

The Quiz Bowl team answers questions posed by math teacher and coach Alison Langsdorf at a practice.

Graziella Vezza and Adi Saligrama

February 15, 2019

The WHS Quiz Bowl team is back with renewed energy after a drop in participation in past years as a wave of new students are drawn to trivia. The team consists of over a dozen students, many of which compete in four-person teams against other schools in competitions. Math teacher Alison Langsdorf,...

Wachs expresses himself through makeup and social media

Sophomore Henry Wachs poses in one of his colorful makeup looks on his Instagram page @makeupbyhenry.

Sarah Augustine, Photo Editor

February 13, 2019

Many students at WHS have Instagram accounts, one of them being sophomore Henry Wachs who runs a makeup account in his free time. For Wachs, this account offers him a place to show detailed tutorials of new looks, descriptions of the newest makeup products, and extend his passion and creativity to h...

Indoor track coach John Monz reflects on career

Coach Monz talks with senior Tyler Morris on the indoor track team.

Sanghoo Lee, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019

It’s been nearly 21 years since math teacher and assistant winter track coach John Monz first stepped foot into WHS, but his routine has remained as busy as ever. After a day of teaching rigorous classes such as Honors Precalculus and AP Statistics, he spends at least two hours running the cross cou...

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