Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Quarantined at home: Finding ways to overcome challenges

Walking dogs has become a popular stay at home activity.

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly

June 25, 2020

Most people would probably be confused if, on March 12, you told them that would be their last day in school for the rest of year. All of a sudden, students, teachers and families have had to adapt to doing school, work, sports and everything else from home, all while being stuck in the same house as...

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus infiltrates Wayland

As the novel coronavirus infiltrates more and more aspects of everyday life for Americans, WSPN examines how the virus has impacted Wayland and neighboring communities.

Kevin Wang and Taylor McGuire

June 22, 2020

UPDATED: Monday, June 22 at 6:36 p.m.

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?

Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke

June 17, 2020

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WHSTE goes virtual for Thespian Night 2020

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble performs virtually in their first annual (virtual) Thespian Night. The event featured student performances, senior testimonials, and emcee clips.

Alyssa Dickstein

June 12, 2020

Thespian Night was intended to be held on April 15 as a way for student actors to perform in a variety show. Once it was clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to reshape the end of the year, WHSTE, in collaboration with fine arts teachers Aiden O’Hara and Jody Pongratz, put together a joint virtual...

A look into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the television industry

WSPN's Caterina Tomassini and Alyssa Dickstein speak with Hollywood writer and producer Mike Royce about the pandemic's affect on his television series

Caterina Tomassini and Alyssa Dickstein

June 9, 2020

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Pop TV’s television series, "One Day at a Time" elected to stop filming in front of a live studio audience due to public health concerns. By mid-March, the entire filming operation was shut down for the foreseeable future, and by mid-April, the series had...

10 apps to cure boredom during quarantine

WSPN’s Rebeca Kamens-Gil lists 10 apps that you can download to help you stay entertained during quarantine, from cooking to group video chatting. If you are looking for something new to do on your phone, keep on reading!

Rebeca Kamens-Gil

June 3, 2020

As the pandemic carries on, we are all stuck in our houses with only so much to do. Without being able to socialize and our only source of communication being technology, quarantine has us all bored out of our minds. If you’re looking to maximize the use of your device and take advantage of all this...

Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland reopens

Russell's Garden Center in Wayland has officially reopened after being deemed essential on April 29.

“We appreciate all of the customers who supported us by visiting when we opened, buying gift cards from our website and understanding when certain items were not available,” President and VP of Marketing at Russell's Elizabeth Russell-Skehan said.

Brasen Chi

May 23, 2020

With Governor Baker deeming garden centers essential on April 29, Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland has reopened their business. Since COVID-19 spread like wildfire, the government forced many businesses to close due to the risk of spreading Coronavirus. A few people kept their stores open because...

Review: “Stuck With U” and “Level of Concern”

WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein reviews songs written by artists while in quarantine. By writing and recording music from their homes these artists have been able to raise money to support COVID-19 recovery efforts such as Crew Nation and the First Responder Children's Foundation, and raise awareness for CNN’s Heroes campaign.

Alyssa Dickstein

May 20, 2020

Many artists across the world have been writing and producing music while in quarantine to raise money to support COVID-19 recovery efforts. The artists mentioned in this article are just a few among many other musicians who have taken action in this way, so to all of them: THANK YOU. Stuck With U ...

COVID-19 and the class of ’21: a new approach to college admissions

Due to COVID-19, the college admissions process is going to look exceptionally different for the class of 2021 and possibly many classes in the future.  “Whether you're in your sophomore year or you're a junior or a freshman, we know that this is going to be a really strange place on most transcripts,” Strategic Advisor for Admission and Financial Aid at Williams College Twink Williams Burns, said.

Taylor McGuire and Eliya Howard-Delman

May 19, 2020

With colleges and universities closed due to COVID-19, many students approaching their senior year are wondering, “what will the application process look like for me?” With SAT and ACT tests canceled or postponed and college campuses closed, the application process is bound to be exceptionally different...

Wayland community unites to celebrate the class of 2020

Senior Fatma Sayeh poses in front of her decorations, prior to her celebration.

Christina Taxiarchis

May 15, 2020

The Wayland community has come together to participate in weekly parades celebrating the class of 2020. Each Saturday, from April 25 onward, WHS seniors and their families caravan around town to honor and acknowledge the class of 2020’s accomplishments. On March 12, the class of 2020 unknowingly...

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