Wayland Student Press

  • Construction has begun on the WHS turf, tennis courts, and softball field

  • Student council voting to occur on Wednesday June 12 and Thursday June 13 in the Commons throughout all lunches

  • Advisory to change next year: meet multiple times a week, only grade-based

  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant

  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

Warrior Weekly: PLL Launches Successful Inaugural Weekend

Warrior Weekly: PLL Launches Successful Inaugural Weekend

Aiden Chitkara

June 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Sports, Warrior Weekly, WSPN

The first ever NFL game was  in 1920, the first ever MLB game was in 1876 and the first ever PLL game was on June 1, last Saturday. The PLL (Premier Lacrosse League) played its inaugural game in Boston last weekend. The league is made up of six teams, none of which have a “home” field. The le...

Administration to implement reworked advisory

Administration to implement reworked advisory

Kyle Chen

June 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The advisory system at WHS will see a significant rework at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Advisory meetings will consist of seven-minute sessions between blocks two and three on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In addition, advisories will be grouped by individual grade, this will...

Meet the Student Council presidential candidates

Meet the Student Council presidential candidates

Isabella Arenas

June 11, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Student Council elections will take place on June 12 and June 13 during all lunches. Students run together as a pair of a president and vice president. WSPN met with the Student Council president and vice president candidates. Gavyn Davies (President) Why are you running? "I'm running for Student Counc...

Spring sports playoff update (5 teams)

Spring sports playoff update (5 teams)

Hailey Robinson, CJ Brown, Aiden Chitkara, Josh Schreiber, and Max Brande

June 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Girls Lacrosse The No. 1 seeded girls varsity lacrosse team defeated No. 9 Holliston in the second round after receiving a bye in the first round. Last season, the girls made it to the state semifinals but ultimately fell 10-13 to Bromfield. After falling just short of the state finals last year, the t...

News Brief: Student-directed plays to perform on June 11

News Brief: Student-directed plays to perform on June 11

Christina Taxiarchis

June 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, WSPN

On Tuesday, June 11, four members of the Class of 2019 will be presenting their one-act plays that they both wrote and direct. The plays will be presented at 7 p.m., and tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. The show will consist of four short plays that are directed by seniors Amelia Brodney, Lizzy...

Softball moves to Cochituate Field amid field construction

Softball moves to Cochituate Field amid field construction

Madeline Maurer

June 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

This year, the athletic facilities at WHS were approved for a near-complete renovation. Although the turf field renovation is the face of the project, many other changes are being made to the WHS campus. Upon entering the school grounds, one can see the first steps of this project: the clearing of the...

ICYMI: Week of June 3

ICYMI: Week of June 3

Meredith Prince

June 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, In Case You Missed It, News, Showcase, WSPN

Features: WSPN’s Jessica Reilly took a close look into sophomore Julia Mele’s passion for dancing. Reilly also reflected on the senior events and how seniors feel about not having a senior prom. Sports: Reporters CJ Brown and Aiden Chitkara alongside WSPN’s Charlie Moore discussed Wayland’s sports teams in playoffs and their opinions on the Bruins and Red Sox in e...

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Josh Schreiber

June 5, 2019


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Sophomore Jay Provost has taken up a relatively unique hobby and business alongside his dad, Bob Provost. What started out as an idea lead to the creation of a company called "Bob and Jay Bees." They bought their first hives after Bob Provost suggested to Jay that they try beekeeping together, but it...

Kyle’s Column: Scenes, Part I

Kyle’s Column: Scenes, Part I

Kyle Chen

June 5, 2019


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

"Scenes" is a three-part short story detailing the experience of a young man in high school as he struggles to find himself in the throes of adolescence. Part I follows the boy through a lesson in his physics classroom. The bell rings, signaling the end of class. The halls suddenly fill with the ...

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Many students are familiar with the Window Dance Ensemble, but sophomore Window member Julia Mele is taking her dance training to a higher degree. Mele is involved in outside classes and a competitive team in addition to Window, working vigorously to heighten her skill. “I dance at House of Dance...

WHS senior events overshadow possible senior prom

WHS senior events overshadow possible senior prom

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Why Wayland doesn’t have a senior prom in addition to its junior prom has been a question amongst students for years. Instead of the regularity of a senior prom, seniors at WHS take part in a series of senior events leading up to their graduation. “We have a senior cruise [and] a senior class...

Chat with Cat: Plugged in

Chat with Cat: Plugged in

Caterina Tomassini

June 4, 2019


Filed under Articles, Chat with Cat, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

AirPods: Many of us have them, many of us (hate to admit that we) want them, yet nobody seems to be aware of the damage they entail. These sleek, wireless, white earbuds are the big go-to for teenagers today, mostly because they’re modern and allow us to listen to music on the go which, let’s admit ...

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