The Talon Tribune

  • Sophia & Gavin will perform at Lincoln Sudbury HS at Eastern District Festival March 10-11, 2023
  • Two WHS orchestra members earn spots at MMEA Eastern Junior District Festival
  • Congrats WHS musicians Sophia Rhine, cello & Gavin Armstrong, violin!
Lucha Libre - Bolivian Wrestling
Lucha Libre - Bolivian Wrestling
Kathleen Morales, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023

Whenever someone asks me which sport I play and I answer wrestling, I always get the most interesting reactions. Some people stare at me...

Need a holiday?!?!
Need a holiday?!?!
Briana Henderson, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023

What is the best holiday? I talked to many students and teachers at Waltham High School about their favorite holiday. I found out that many people view holidays differently. Some people like certain holidays because of family, some because of friends, and some because of experiences they have had around these holidays. I took a poll about their favorites and these are the results. Christmas 77.5%...

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Senior Revue 2022
Senior Revue
Jordan Kelley, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Senior Revue is a musical dance extravaganza directed by WHS teacher Deborah Finnell in November showcasing the talent and community of Waltham High School seniors. Students celebrate finally making it to senior year, after a long twelve years of schooling.  Finnell choreographs the dances and directs the show, while managing her regular teaching schedule with her Stage and Body classes. Finnell holds...

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Cheer Champions
Cheer Champions
Katie Morales, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

This past November, the Waltham High Varsity Cheerleading team won the state competition for the 3rd time in the history of the program. November 20th, 2022, marked the second consecutive year in a row that the Large Coed Team won the Fall State Championship.  The first time Waltham’s Varsity Cheer team won states was the fall of 2016, under Division 2 (all girl). There were 16 on the mat then,...

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“You get what you make out of it” -- Through the eyes of Waltham High School
“You get what you make out of it” -- Through the eyes of Waltham High School
Renee Cormier, Staff Writer • January 23, 2023

You may have heard the saying you get what you make out of it. Most people hear it when they are in school, specifically high school. In high school, many people have the expectation for students to know what they want to do upon graduation. There is also the expectation to build strong relationships. But what do Waltham High School students want to get from their four years of time in this special...

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Gender Identity In Schools & Sports: Massachusetts
Gender Identity In Schools & Sports: Massachusetts
Sebastian Usher, Staff Writer • January 12, 2023

There has been a growing debate around the topic of gender identity (1) in recent years, with laws being passed either in favor or against LGBTQ rights, but how does this pertain to Massachusetts schools? Lets see:  Part 1: Title IX Waltham High School, a public school, must abide by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects students on the basis of sex. “No person...

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Are high school students getting enough sleep? Is there any solution?
Are high school students getting enough sleep? Is there any solution?
Samantha Adourian and Rachel McIntyre, Staff Writers • January 6, 2023

Do you ever hear about students falling asleep in class? Do you get enough sleep? Do you feel ready for school the next day? Here at Waltham High School students and staff members can all agree on the fact that the students need more sleep. We talked to the junior and freshman student adjustment counselors (SACs) as well as 61 students to better understand what is going on with teens and sleep. The...

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Student Santa
Student Santa
Johanna Moynihan, Staff Writer • December 22, 2022

Happy Holidays from WHS Adaptive Drama   Throughout classrooms, teachers' whiteboards show fun charts such as money thermometers with a large total they hope to reach. Representatives of each homeroom, encourage their classmates to donate any amount of money to help their assigned child. A Christmas Waltham High tradition since 1984, homerooms, clubs, sports, Waltham High School Alumni,...

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Why You Hate Writing
Why You Hate Writing
Zoe Rodriguez, Staff Writer • December 19, 2022

People say it all the time. Over an upcoming essay, debates over Math versus English, or just an overall declaration. “I hate writing.” That’s totally valid. Writing is hard. It's complex, it’s annoying, and you have to sit down and just think. Writing is so broad, there are so many forms of expression that fit into one little label. Writing is so many things. But if you realize the potential...

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The Beauty of The Holiday Season
The Beauty of The Holiday Season
Sophia Alpert, Staff Writer • December 19, 2022

If I say the words “Holiday Season” most people will picture a big green tree, hear Christmas carols, and smell gingerbread. There is nothing wrong with that. The holiday season is a beautiful time when people come together, give to others, and try to be better people.  I celebrate Hanukkah during the month of December. And no it is not Christmas in blue and silver. I believe that people should...

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Students hold up signs that read, “Enough is Enough”, “Today We Raise Our Voice”, and “We Stand Together”
Waltham High Walks Out
Felicha Nicolas, Staff Writer • December 5, 2022

On October 26th, upwards of 500 students at Waltham High School walked out of the building during their last period class (12:50pm). Students protested against the administration inadequately dealing with incidents of inequity. The Revolutionary Equity Council which is the umbrella organization for the five affinity groups at WHS -- Asian Student Union ASU, Black Student Union BSU, Gender and Sexuality...

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Senior Revue 2022
Senior Revue
Jordan Kelley, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Senior Revue is a musical dance extravaganza directed by WHS teacher Deborah Finnell in November showcasing the talent and community of Waltham High School seniors. Students celebrate finally making it to senior year, after a long twelve years of schooling.  Finnell choreographs the dances and directs the show, while managing her regular teaching schedule with her Stage and Body classes. Finnell holds...

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Anything For Our Moony
"Anything For Our Moony"
Ava DiMatteo, Writer • November 6, 2022

As it comes time to ‘head back to Hogwarts’ as described in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy book series, Harry Potter, it also comes time to be reminded of and to acknowledge J.K Rowling’s blatant transphobia.    Around this time of year, due to its popularity, many people’s cozy aesthetic involves different inclusions of the Harry Potter franchise. Whether it be watching the movies, or...

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