Wayland Student Press

  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • March 17All MA public schools to be closed until April 6
  • March 3"Squirrel Girl Goes to College" advances to the semi-final round
  • March 3Wayland SEPAC meeting to take place Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the Wayland Town Building
  • March 3WSPN to host practice ACT March 21 and practice SAT on April 4th from 9am - 1pm
  • March 3Peer mentors to visit middle school on Thursday, March 12. Peer mentors should contact Benjamin Buffa if interested.
  • March 3Famous Latina director Ligiah Villalobos to visit WHS on Friday, March 6
  • March 3"Super Tuesday" primary elections to take place in the Wayland Town Hall and Wayland Middle School on Tuesday, March 3
  • February 13The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Weston Golf Club
  • February 13Wayland World's Fair to take place at the Loker School on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 pm

Students react to cancelled SATs and ACTs

Students react to cancelled SATs and ACTs

Katherine Kim

March 30, 2020

For many people, junior year is known as the toughest of the four years of high school. As students start to take more rigorous courses, prepare for college entrance exams, build up their resume and enter the road to college, things become tougher. Juniors have the option to take either or both of the...

Opinion: Coronavirus isn’t an excuse for blatant racism

Opinion: Coronavirus isn’t an excuse for blatant racism

Atharva Weling and Brasen Chi

March 29, 2020

It was called “The Yellow Peril.” Chinese immigrants flooded into the United States during the latter half of the 19th century, enticed by the possibilities of striking it rich mining gold or just earning a living building railroads. White Americans reacted with unadulterated xenophobia; lynchings...

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus enters Wayland

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus enters Wayland

Kevin Wang

March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 25 at 4:04 p.m.

Coronavirus’s Impact on the Basketball World

Coronavirus’s Impact on the Basketball World

Dante Coppola

March 24, 2020

After it became public knowledge that Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, the NBA took the unprecedented step of suspending its season. The NHL followed suit, and the MLB chose to end spring training early. Particularly for the NBA, a decision like this has many...

WHS Graduates reflect on being sent home from college due to COVID-19

WHS Graduates reflect on being sent home from college due to COVID-19

Taylor McGuire and Allie Nunn

March 23, 2020

As various college spring breaks come to a close, many students will not be returning to their on-campus classes. With Coronavirus spreading through the US, numerous colleges and universities have opted to conduct online classes in hopes of keeping their students healthy. Remote learning, otherwise known...

News Brief: WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam to be administered online

News Brief: WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam to be administered online

Meredith Prince

March 23, 2020

As a precaution given the recent updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the quickly changing environment, Revolution Prep has decided to shift the format of the practice ACT and SAT exams on March 21 and April 4 to ensure that students can still participate in this opportunity. Students will take...

How to stay active during quarantine

How to stay active during quarantine

Caitlin Newton

March 23, 2020

The idea of being quarantined can be anxiety-provoking and scary for many people, so it's important to make sure we all take care of our bodies as best we can in order to reduce stress levels and stay healthy. Since most fitness studios and gyms are encouraging people to stay home or are closed altogether,...

BREAKING NEWS: Prom postponed to Sept. 12

BREAKING NEWS: Prom postponed to Sept. 12

Kevin Wang

March 20, 2020

The junior class' prom has been postponed to Sept. 12, 2020. The decision was collectively made this morning by administration and advisers and officers from the class executive board. Moving the date will not incur any additional expenses, meaning that class pockets will not be burdened. The ticket...

News Brief: Senior show postponed to late May

News Brief: Senior show postponed to late May

Taylor McGuire

March 20, 2020

After around a month of preparing, the Class of 2020’s senior show has been postponed to a further date. The show was supposed to take place on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, but, due to the COVID-19 crisis, it will not take place on these dates. Students have been preparing by learning...

Coronavirus causes cancellation of WMS 8th grade D.C. trip

Coronavirus causes cancellation of WMS 8th grade D.C. trip

Garrett Spooner and Taylor McGuire

March 19, 2020

For the first time in 18 years, the eighth-graders at Wayland Middle School will not be attending their annual trip to Washington D.C. in April. The cancellation is due to worries about traveling during the spread of Coronavirus. The trip is a large part of the WMS experience, and both students and faculty...

Half Hour Hook Episode 9: Coronavirus & Sony Lateef

Half Hour Hook Episode 9: Coronavirus & Sony Lateef

Andrew Boyer and Garrett Spooner

March 14, 2020

In the weekly series “Half Hour Hook,” WSPN reporters Andrew Boyer and Sam White talk about the latest happenings in the NBA, along with the rich history of the league. WSPN sports analyst Garrett Spooner appears in this episode, and JV basketball star Sony Lateef appears as a special guest. Tim...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

Dante Coppola and Garrett Spooner

February 11, 2020

Novel Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has taken the world by storm since the outbreak escalated in mid-January. Health officials found the source of the infection, Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which has a thousand stalls selling fish, chickens, pheasants, marmots, snakes, deer and...

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