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A student’s take on Wellesley High teacher’s “You Are Not Special” book

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s You Are Not Special… and Other Encouragements book launches today, April 22. Wellesley High senior Chris Ulian, who hasn’t had McCullough as a teacher but is well aware of his good reputation as an instructor, kindly volunteered to review it for us: To a cynic, David McCullough, Jr.’s […]

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Wellesley High pitcher throws no hitter

Wellesley High School junior Jack Dolan tossed a 9-inning, 10 strike-out no-hitter on Saturday to lead the Raiders to a 5-0 win over Milton. Dolan also had a hit and scored a run in the victory. The no-hitter continued a tradition vs. Milton started last year by Kevin Superko, who thew also shut them out […]

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Sundials of Wellesley

Sundials make for good photos, so we’ve been taking pictures of the ones we run across in Wellesley. The top one is from a courtyard at Wellesley College and next two are photos of the sundial near the Whitin Observatory at the college. The bottom two  are photos of the sundial at the Wellesley Free […]

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Wellesley Middle School students run strong in Mini Marathon

More than one thousand Wellesley Middle School students took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual Mini Marathon.  Under cloudless skies, runners navigated a nearly 2-mile course that wound through neighborhoods around the school and on to the Sprague playing fields. More students than ever competed in this year’s race, which is organized by […]

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Wellesley Students win at New England Regional Botball Tournament

Wellesley students took first and second place in the team competition at the New England Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday April 12 at UMass Lowell. 23 high school teams from across New England competed. Botball is a team-oriented robotics competition where teams design, build and program a pair of autonomous robots using a standardized kit […]

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Idle away an hour at Wellesley movie night

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm Whole Foods Market’s Community Room Does the irritating exhaust from idling cars drive you crazy? Idling has a serious impact on our health—and it has legal and financial consequences too. Come watch “IDLE THREAT: Man on Emission,” the story of one man in New York City who has decided to […]

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Raven baby born in Wellesley

Perhaps many Raven hatchlings are popping across Wellesley, but the only one we know of is being watched via the Ravencam at Wellesley College’s Science Center (See: “Ravencam set up at Wellesley College to spy on birds”). The raven couple has one more egg to go. TIny baby raven alert! Pauline's already back on the […]

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