Wayland Student Press

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Julia Callini

January 8, 2018


Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

A senior sits at the expansive art table with a piece of paper in front of her. Her hand curls around a colored pencil, in need of a sharpening from all of its use. Finally, she looks up from her drawing and shakes her hand out from the cramps. The temporary pain of cramping is well worth the reward...

Exploring the WHS a cappella groups

Exploring the WHS a cappella groups

January 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN looks into the a cappella program at WHS.

Nor’easters perform at Wayland a cappella concert

Nor’easters perform at Wayland a cappella concert

Julia Callini and Emma Nallet

January 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, WSPN

On Dec. 2, the Nor’easters, an a cappella group from Northeastern University, performed in the WHS auditorium. Under the direction of Elliott von Wendt, the Nor’easters were finalists in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), and they returned to Wayland High School for a...

Meet the new a cappella members

Meet the new a cappella members

Lily Tardif, Eden Vanslette, Emma DiIanni, Tamira English, and Hailey Robinson

December 21, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, WSPN

Isabel Steneri (Muses) How many years have you been singing? I’ve been singing since I was about 10 years old, so about 8 years. What are you excited about for your first year of a cappella? I’m excited to get closer to everybody in the group and go to John Harvard's after the conce...

Winter play preview 2017

Winter play preview 2017

Christos Belibasakis

December 20, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

After a successful showing of "Little Shop of Horrors" this past fall, the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble (WHSTE) will be presenting “Reckless,” a one-act play by Craig Lucas, this winter. “Reckless” follows a woman who begins a series of escapades starting on Christmas Eve while her sanity...

Review: Happy Death Day

Review: Happy Death Day

Christos Belibasakis

December 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

*Spoiler alert!* Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher B. Landon, delivers viewers a darker version of the 1993 cult classic Groundhog Day. Jessica Roth plays Tree Gelbman, a self-centered sorority sister. Tree wakes up hungover in a dorm room on her birthday and quickly departs, going on with the...

Junior Rachel Chau chosen as first seat violinist in senior district orchestra

Junior Rachel Chau chosen as first seat violinist in senior district orchestra

Caroline Raymond

December 11, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

Junior Rachel Chau reaches down to take her violin out of her case. She stands up in front of an empty room, waiting to be heard by three different judges from three different categories. She takes the smooth, shiny wooden instrument into her arms and carefully begins to play. Beautiful flowing music...

Museum of Fine Arts Review: Lineage of Eccentrics Exhibit

Museum of Fine Arts Review: Lineage of Eccentrics Exhibit

Emma Nallet

December 9, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

Once passed the imposing glass door, there is another world that is waiting for the audience. Indeed, the exhibition, "Lineage of Eccentrics," stands out from the neoclassical style of the main building with its modernness and the energy it emits. Through this new display, held by the Museum of F...

Meet the directors of the 2018 senior show

Meet the directors of the 2018 senior show

Julia Callini

December 8, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

Preparation, hard work and talent are just three of the things that the directors of the senior show put in to have a comical, well-rehearsed show produced by the spring. The senior show is the highlight of many seniors’ year. Completely student produced, directed, and run, this year’s directors...

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Caitlin Newton

December 6, 2017


Filed under Articles, Artist of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

Danforth soloed in the T-Tones' medley of Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer and Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett. For more Wayland A Cappella videos, check out their Youtube channel here. Will Danforth, co-director of Wayland High School Testostertones, will be taking his musical talents past Wayland High ...

Emma Goes Clubbing: Art Club

Emma Goes Clubbing: Art Club

Emma Marton

December 6, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Emma Goes Clubbing, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

When I first entered the art club, I felt a pressure... a pressure to create. The pressure wasn’t coming from the members of the club – if anything, they were very kind and the whole time, they assured me that I didn’t need to do anything special. I felt, however, that once I’d entered that ...

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