Wildcat Tracks

Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Field School bathroom

Danielle Feinstien, Features Editor

May 11, 2017

Recurring anti-Semitic graffiti in the fourth grade boys’ bathroom at Field School was reported in February. The graffiti was first found by a custodian, who reported it to Principal Matt Lucey before cleaning it up. The markings included swastikas and the words, 'Kill the Jews.' Although custodial...

June Academy to kick off after much anticipation

April 28, 2017

By Danielle Feinstein    This June, instead of melting in overheated classrooms cramming for final exams, the last two weeks of the year will be an opportunity for students to take classes in subjects they are interested in, rather than academic requirements. While final exams will still be scheduled for th...

Looking forward to a town favorite event: Spring Fling

Looking forward to a town favorite event: Spring Fling

April 26, 2017

By Ellie Rosenfeld and Grace Wang Spring Fling is always an energetic spring day filled with bubbles, games, music and fun for the whole community. WHS will once again be hosting this greatly anticipated annual event on the Town Green this Saturday, April 29, from 10 AM - 2 PM.    Every spring, ...

ASU celebrates Asian culture at 2nd annual assembly

Asian Student Union officers and advisers on stage after the assembly (from left to right).  Row 1: Co-adviser Kim Dang, Junior Zoya Tajuddin, Senior Alex Chang, Senior Kabir Gupta, Co-adviser Angela Lee, Senior Margaret Yang. Row 2: Senior Sarah Yi, Freshman Aidan Chen, Junior Grace Wang, Senior Angel Zhao, Senior Esther Tzau. PHOTO/Kaitlyn Meslin

Grace Wang

April 26, 2017

   Intense energy and passion lit up the WHS auditorium stage April 11. A lot of pressure was put on Asian Student Union to surpass last year’s exceptional assembly, and sure enough, ASU exceeded people’s expectations at the second annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month assembly (APAHM...

Pulitzer Prize winning author gives powerful presentation at WHS

Sonia Nazario used many photographs to describe the perilous journey that child migrants take when riding freight trains as they flee violence and poverty in Central America. PHOTO/ Adi Saligrama

April 26, 2017

By Heather Lee Pulitzer-prize winning author Sonia Nazario captured her rapt audience on her visit to WHS to talk about her research on the waves of Central American child migrants on March 24 for the biannual Ben Sandall Presentation.   Every year, hundreds of thousands of migrant children ...

Displaced From Home teaches students about the refugees crisis

A slideshow projection of maps and data in guest speaker Dr. Peter Krause's presentation PHOTO / Adi Saligrama

April 15, 2017

By Heather Lee Silence was thick in the auditorium as the projector screen showed the remains of a ghost city. Bombed buildings stood like lifeless shells among the gray rubble that littered the Hom streets of Syria. The city of had been viciously torn apart by the war, thousands of lives stolen in t...

WHS community discuss issues centering women’s roles in society in celebration of National Women’s day

Students visualize their ideas by drawing a venn diagram.

Heather Lee, Staff writer

March 22, 2017

The first International Women’s Day teach-in was hosted to initiate conversations about women in society on March 8. All WHS community members were invited to participate during lunch block in facilitated library discussions and in an open post-it note writing activity in the cafeteria.   “It was inspiring ...

Campus conversations: students share their views

Matthew Garfinkel and Ellie Rosenfeld

March 18, 2017

By Matt Garfinkel and Ellie Rosenfeld What is your opinion on Trump's inauguration? Sari Aboushala: “There's nothing we can do about it. We just have to accept it and work through it.” Dale Nickerson: “I'm happy about it. The faster he gets into [The White House] the faster Obamacare will be...

Students and staff participate in women’s marches in Boston and Washington D.C

Sophomore Ryan Aldrich, Ryan Hayes, and Freshmen Helen Townsend march at the Boston Women's March for America

Danielle Feinstein

February 27, 2017

Weston students and staff spoke up and marched for Women's rights in Boston and Washington D.C. Use your voice to share your thoughts below in the comments!  ...

Q&A with Lee McCanne explains the goals of video surveillance on campus

Q&A with Lee McCanne explains the goals of video surveillance on campus

February 27, 2017

By Heather Lee Q: When were the parking lot cameras installed, and who decided to install them? A: The decision to install the cameras was over a year ago; the request was made from Mr. Parker. It was funded in July, but it wasn’t kicked off until August or September this year. Then they...

Legalization of marijuana not expected to bring significant change to school or curriculum

WHS students polled were in support of legalizing marijuana by a slim margin. However, only a minority would consider using the drug when they can do so legally. GRAPHIC/ Aditya Saligrama

Aditya Saligrama

February 27, 2017

After 53.6% of Massachusetts voters cast their ballots to legalize recreational marijuana in November, citizens and elected officials have expressed concerns about the language of the passed initiative. The state legislature is now working to potentially revamp the specifics of the law, which began with...

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