Wildcat Tracks

Modified Fall Sports at WHS

Senior co-captain’s Jackson Tabors and Nick Ginovker defends a                                                                                                    Waltham player in their soccer match.

Emilia Tutun, Sports Editior

October 26, 2020

After months of uncertainty, Weston High School and the MIAA decided to have fall sports this 2020 season. However, this modified season includes new rules, guidelines, and the only sports allowed to play this season are field hockey, soccer, cross-country, and golf.  “Most sports right now have modifications ...

Annual WHS Pumpkin Festival adjusts for pandemic

Casey Friedman, Co-editor-in-chief

October 16, 2020

Every fall crowds gather on the Town Green for raffles, games, and pumpkin carving at the high school’s annual Pumpkin Festival. This year though, like with most other traditions, Pumpkin Festival will be online, asynchronous, and socially distanced. This virtual festival will consist of an exercise f...

Run for Hope fundraiser conducts virtual raffle in place of postponed event

Ava Dreyer, Staff writer

June 18, 2020

Weston High School sophomores Tally Zeller, Emilia Tutun, and Julie Hohenberg created an event called Run for Hope, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was supposed to take place on April 4.  “We aren’t able to have an event until further notice,” Tutun stated. “We are ...

WHS teachers adapt to school from home

Grace Kirk and Ava Dreyer, Staff Writers

June 16, 2020

With Weston School From Home slowly coming to an end, teachers’ lives have also been changed since the start of the pandemic. Many teachers have had to change their teaching plans and work to make their lessons accessible online. “The district started off with everything being asynchronous ...

After possible cancelation, WHS students were able to help out New Orleans

Michael Curley, News editor

June 15, 2020

With under 24 hours before they left, the WHS students who signed up for the New Orleans service trip weren’t sure that it would happen because there weren’t any chaperones. But after the help of some sophomores, middle school art teacher Rebecca Kowalski and eighth grade learning specialist Megan...

Students continue to work towards Meatless Mondays despite setbacks

One of the posters created by Liu to promote her Meatless Mondays initiative when it first began.

Casey Friedman and Adi Saligrama, Co-Editors-in-Chief

June 15, 2020

Several months after planning the Meatless Monday proposal, junior Jackie Liu's initiative was not approved to be implemented. Liu had presented her plans for the initiative prior to the pandemic, but has had to put her efforts on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite the current closure of school, Liu p...

WHS students adapt to school from home

Grace Kirk, Staff Writer

June 13, 2020

On March 11, students at WHS went home from school unaware that this would be their last time stepping in the building this year. In Massachusetts, schools are closed for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have been adapting their schedules to work with this new form of l...

Athletes lose spring sports season to COVID-19

Proctor Field is empty after spring sports are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Gigian, Staff Writer

June 13, 2020

After years of preparation from student athletes, the MIAA announced the cancelation of high school sports in Massachusetts on April 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision forced many student athletes to cope with the reality of missing their spring seasons. “We had been expecting it for awhile, but ...

WHS students visit MCI Norfolk to talk to inmates

Michael Curley, News Editor

March 9, 2020

On February 13 and 14, AP Psychology students from WHS went to MCI Norfolk, a medium security prison, where they got to meet with members of project youth, a group that describes to high school students the prison experience. For more than a decade, AP Psychology students have been given the rare op...

Black History Month assembly promotes positivity and culture

Senior Ashanti Malcolm-Bates performs her spoken poem at the BSU Assembly.

Graziella Vezza, Social Media and Photo Editor

March 9, 2020

Filled with thought provoking poems, dances, and demonstrations, the Black Student Union presented their annual Black History Month assembly on February 12. With special performances from Seniors Ashanti Malcolm-Bates and Aaliyah Phillips, Junior Jahmari Oliver-Bigby, and Sophomores Gianna De...

Travis Roy motivates WHS with inspiring story

Travis Roy spoke in front of WHS in a special assembly.

Nicholas Melnichenko and Heather Lee

March 5, 2020

The audience watched in a hushed silence as motivational speaker Travis Roy wheeled onstage in front of the WHS student body on February 4. Speaking in a level voice, Roy used the story of his life to express to the audience the importance of overcoming hurdles in one’s life. “[Travis Roy] showed...

Annual winter art show displayed polished student artwork

Sarah Augustine, Photo/art editor

February 14, 2020

On January 15, various WHS artists were able to showcase and present their work at the annual art show. Many families and friends attended to observe and enjoy the intricate pottery sculptures, colorful canvases, and high-quality photographs created by both experienced and novice ...

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