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"

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...

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

May 18, 2020

UPDATED: Monday, May 28 at 3:46 p.m.

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...

Potential online fall semester concerns Wayland’s future and current college students

After weeks of remote learning and canceled plans, colleges have to reckon with an unfortunate reality: the coronavirus might mean school campus closures during the fall semester.

Jessica Reilly and Joanna Barrow

May 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, and its consequences might stretch farther than students initially thought: the 2020 fall semester is now in jeopardy. Depending on the status of COVID-19, schools may decide not to reopen their campuses. Though Boston University (BU) is currently planning...

Club sport seasons postponed due to COVID-19

Sophomore James Danforth, a shooting guard for the Boston Warriors, contesting a shot not long after the game began. Athletes, like Danforth, saw their club season get canceled right as it began to kick off.

Dante Coppola

May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has canceled or postponed all professional, collegiate and high school sports, and club sports are no exception. Though often overlooked, club sports can be an essential piece to an athlete’s growth. Club seasons are helpful for an athlete looking to work on their game or to potentially...

High school camp counselors/campers fear camp cancellation

Every summer, senior Hallie Bachman goes to Camp Downer, a sleepaway camp in Vermont. “Camp means so much to me and it feels like a home away from home,

Allie Nunn and Eliya Howard-Delman

May 13, 2020

As WHS officially comes to a close for the year due to the spread of COVID-19, summer plans become uncertain as is the decision of whether or not summer camps will remain open. Every year, hundreds of camps open up for the summer and are filled with students who could stay for a day or the entire summer....

The Other Side: Teachers affected by online schooling

With school turning online for the rest of the year, teachers are forced to assign work via online applications like Google Classroom.

Lindsey Brown and Sidney O'Rourke

May 12, 2020

With COVID-19 forcing the shutdown of school, WHS teachers are forced to adopt new ways to make their curriculum available for students online. Teachers have to ensure that they can keep assisting their students throughout the remote learning process. One problem that teachers have encountered is...

COVID-19 complicates athlete’s recruitment process

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the college recruiting process taken
 by many junior athletes.

Jimmy Paugh

May 8, 2020

High school athletes are now facing issues with the college recruitment process as a result of the cancellation of several sports seasons, tournaments and camps in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Athletes and coaches typically rely heavily on these opportunities, as both parties are commonly introduced...

Summer travel plans affected by COVID-19

Airports are empty as everyone is quarantined in their home. With no end to the pandemic in sight, summer plans are being canceled by almost everyone.

Brasen Chi

May 7, 2020

With schools already canceled for the rest of the year because of the growing pandemic, it seems that summer trips might be at risk of cancellation as well. COVID-19 is present in every country and has forced a quarantine almost everywhere. Many students had summer plans that are no longer possible. As...

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