Wayland Student Press

  • Laura Cole, LSRHS guidance counselor, is chosen as next assistant principal of WHS

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • WSPN to host final SAT practice test fundraiser on April 6

  • Junior Kyle Chen places third in national piano competition

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

Lara Bencsics: “I wanted to help animals and see how a real life farm works”

Lara Bencsics: “I wanted to help animals and see how a real life farm works”

Cammy Lehr

April 13, 2019


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

For students at WHS to be able to get their privileges in junior and senior year, they have to complete a certain number of volunteer hours. For many, volunteering is only about reaching this goal, but for sophomore Lara Bencsics, giving back to the community means much more. To her, helping with animals...

Kyle’s Column: Long Way to Go

Kyle’s Column: Long Way to Go

Kyle Chen

April 11, 2019


Filed under Articles, Kyle's Column, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Wayland High School is a self-proclaimed “safe space." We pride ourselves on being an open, welcoming community that celebrates diversity and accepts differences. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you have a place at our school. This policy of acceptance reflected in WHS...

Increasing cultural experience through field trips

Increasing cultural experience through field trips

Joyce Wu and Allie Nunn

April 11, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In Wayland students’ elementary and middle school years, field trips are abundant. Students highly anticipate trips like visiting Washington D.C., Kimball Farms, Plymouth Plantation and the North End in Boston and consider them the highlight of their primary school career. However, as students enter...

The battle of our generation: Teenagers vs. Sleep

The battle of our generation: Teenagers vs. Sleep

Meredith Prince and Isabella Arenas

April 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Just like how we eat food to function and maintain energy throughout the day, our brains need sleep. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. So, why has a large part of our generation disregarded the importance of sleep? Lack of sleep has become a common trait in teenagers, and...

Tristan Wolff: I want to play music for the rest of my life

Tristan Wolff: I want to play music for the rest of my life

Aiden Chitkara

April 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Many Wayland High School students enjoy playing an instrument to escape reality and enter the musical world, but there aren’t many students who excel in their field as much as junior Tristan Wolff. Wolff is one of the most talented viola players in all of New England. At one point in time, Wolff was...

TB at WHS limited to one public case

TB at WHS limited to one public case

Caterina Tomassini

April 9, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Principal Allyson Mizoguchi informed students and parents about a case of Tuberculosis (TB) via email on Feb. 28. The bacterial disease affected only one student at WHS, senior Anthony Huynh. Huynh gave WSPN permission to use his name. After a substantial amount of testing among Huynh's peers, it seems...

College process: then vs. now

College process: then vs. now

Joyce Wu and Caitlin Newton

April 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

From repeated standardized test-taking to writing supplement essays, the college process is long and complicated for most students and can start as early as their sophomore year. Currently, college acceptance rates are at an all-time low and decreasing every year. This rapid change raises the question: how did the college process 20+ years ago compare to how it is now? ...

LSRHS guidance counselor selected as next WHS assistant principal

LSRHS guidance counselor selected as next WHS assistant principal

Cammy Lehr

April 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

WHS Principal Allyson Mizoguchi announced the new assistant principal and James Nocito's replacement to be Laura Cole after a process of interviewing and community meets. In the spring, students will receive more opportunities to get to know her. Cole is currently working as the counseling department...

News Brief: Robotics team qualifies for district championship

News Brief: Robotics team qualifies for district championship

Kevin Wang

April 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

The WHS robotics team has qualified for the New England District Championship competition by finishing in the top 30% of all teams in New England, marking the fourth time the team has advanced to the championship in its five-year existence. The competition runs from April 10 to April 13 at the Worcester Poly...

Wayland Public Schools: 10 years as one of the Best Communities For Music Education

Wayland Public Schools: 10 years as one of the Best Communities For Music Education

Jessica Reilly

April 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland is most recognized for its high standard of public education. However, the elite education offered is far greater than core subjects such as English, math, history, and the various sciences. Many Wayland students have experienced first-hand that the town is home to a high-profile musical education...

New art gallery opens in Wayland town center

New art gallery opens in Wayland town center

Joanna Barrow and Emily Chafe

April 7, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

The Town of Wayland prides itself on fostering a community that supports its local artists. The W Gallery, sponsored by Arts Wayland, is providing artists a new place to show their artwork. “The mission of Arts Wayland has always been the same,” said Peter Curran, Wayland Middle School art teacher...

Getting Involved: Clubs at WHS

Getting Involved: Clubs at WHS

Jessica Reilly

April 7, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In addition to sports and arts, WHS offers a wide variety of clubs that provide all students an opportunity to get involved and find their niche. While some clubs are commonly known among students, others can be less well-known but equally as interesting. Power Club Junior Fatma Sayeh is the co-...

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