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WHS community working hard to bring 13th annual Pumpkin Festival

WHS community working hard to bring 13th annual Pumpkin Festival

Adi Saligrama and Yara Attar, Co-Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Every October families gather on the Town Green to carve jack-o-lanterns, munch on candy apples, and enjoy the fall festivities among the falling leaves. The annual Pumpkin Festival is a Halloween-themed event organized by WHS students and staff to benefit Camp Sunshine. In its 13th year running, the P...

Start of school brings diverse new teachers to WHS

Start of school brings diverse new teachers to WHS

Sarah Augustine and Casey Friedman, Editors

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Since the start of the 2018-2019 school year, a large number of new faces have joined our faculty at WHS. This change is due to the retirement of many long term faculty members last spring. The diverse new group of teachers ranges from a new science department head, new language teachers, and even a ...

Varied early opinions on new start time and logistics

Varied early opinions on new start time and logistics

Adi Saligrama, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2018


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Since early September, both buses and cars have lined up between WHS and WMS around 8:30 a.m., unloading groups of middle and high schoolers at the start of the school day. While this new start time has helped students be better rested than they were last year, it has also introduced several logistical...

Brazilian exchange student experiences life at WHS

Brazilian exchange student experiences life at WHS

Heather Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The start of a school year brings new changes for teachers and students alike: new faces, new names, and new classes. Senior Bruna da Silva is learning everything anew this year, from a different school to a completely unfamiliar culture as she experiences a semester in WHS as an exchange student from...

Seniors’ College and Post-Graduate Plans

Seniors’ College and Post-Graduate Plans

June 4, 2018


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Stephen Alphas -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges Elias Anton -- University of Miami Ian Armstrong -- Northwestern University Maxwell Arnold -- Northeastern University Kamar Atkins -- Bunker Hill Community College Ayeh Attar -- Brandeis University Kathryn Augustine -- Northwestern Un...

Retiring faculty and staff leave behind long-lasting legacies

Retiring faculty and staff leave behind long-lasting legacies

Anna Gabriel and Heather Lee

June 1, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

As the end of the year approaches, students at WHS prepare to say goodbye to some of their favorite teachers. After decades of teaching, faculty members including math teacher Larry Davidson, English teacher and theatre director John Minigan, technology integration specialist Mary O’Brien, janitor Tony Le...

Students await upcoming June Academy China trip

Students await upcoming June Academy China trip

Charlie Marchiony, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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Since its inception last year, June Academy has been the perfect time for WHS students to travel abroad. Last year, students traveled to countries such as China, Cuba, and South Africa. While other domestic and international trips are held throughout the year, China remains this year as the sole international...

Teachers respond positively to new start time

Adi Saligrama, News Editor

May 30, 2018


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In late February the school committee announced that it had passed a resolution to implement a delayed start time for next year. Among the most significant changes to the schedule is that the first period will now start at 8:45 a.m., compared to 7:35 a.m. this year. Homeroom will also be eliminated in...

Spring Fling brings community together

Spring Fling brings community together

Casey Friedman and Heather Lee

May 10, 2018


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On one of the sunniest days this year, the Town Green was bustling with activity, music, and laughter as the annual Spring Fling took place on April 30. WHS students worked various stations throughout the day, bringing smiles to kids’ faces and relief to busy parents. This annual fundraisin...

WHS students take a stand against gun violence

WHS students take a stand against gun violence

Conor McCoy, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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As a result of several recent shootings, students around the country are saying that they have had enough and are taking matters into their own hands. Following the lead of the Stoneman Douglas High School students, young adults all around the nation, including those at WHS, decided that enough was enough...

Weston Arts and Innovation Center breaks ground

Weston Arts and Innovation Center breaks ground

Danielle Feinstein, Feature Editor

April 11, 2018


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After three years of hard work and planning, the Weston Arts & Innovation Center broke ground for construction on March 5. The WAIC will be a new community center with numerous art and technology workshops that involve a variety of educational classes for members of the community. Arts and Innov...

ASU assembly highlights the diversity of Asian Americans

ASU assembly highlights the diversity of Asian Americans

Alina Hachigian, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 5, 2018


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On April 6th, the WHS ASU club will be hosting its annual all school assembly. Similar to assemblies in the past, this event has a specific theme under the broad category of highlighting the achievements of Asian Americans. “We're trying to do a more positive spin and look at the contributions of Asi...

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