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"

Self-Isolation and Mental Health: COVID-19 furthers anxiety

With WHS approaching its eighth week of quarantine, students are beginning to feel more stressed, anxious and depressed. Reporters Taylor McGuire and Caterina Tomassini talk with fellow students to learn more about mental health and quarantine.

Caterina Tomassini and Taylor McGuire

May 5, 2020

Now that members of Wayland High School have been quarantined for over a month, many are starting to grow restless, bored or tired of the constant self-isolation. Although some are finding ways to entertain themselves through exercise, baking or art, many are finding themselves struggling with their...

Opinion: 6 ways to stay active, for athletes and others

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many athletes have suffered the suspension of their spring sports season. However, it is essential for athletes to stay active and in shape during their time off.

Ellie Tyska

April 21, 2020

The global pandemic involving the COVID-19 virus has taken away many things from us: from going to school or restaurants to hanging out with friends to the suspension of the spring sports seasons. For these athletes, opportunities and memories have been stripped from their season. However, this by no...

AP exams to be held online due to COVID-19

Two AP books and pencils lie on a student's bed. This year's AP tests are being moved to online and shortened to 45 minutes due to Coronavirus.

Garrett Spooner and Taylor McGuire

April 13, 2020

Unlike the usual three-and-a-half-hour advanced placement exam in May, the College Board has decided to make the annual exam a 45 minute at-home test due to COVID-19. The AP exam is an optional exam which most students who take AP classes opt to take towards the end of the school year. Junior Sashwat...

News Brief: Industries staying open amidst the spread of COVID-19

Massachusetts has decided to shut down some businesses and industries, while also promising to keep others functional. Many businesses ultimately will have to choose for themselves what path to take.

Dante Coppola

April 12, 2020

As the United States furthers its fight against COVID-19, Massachusetts has focused greatly on reducing any potential contact with the virus. Its policy has centered around reducing human contact, which resulted in the state shutting down all non-essential businesses. Officials, however, also promised...

WHS students remain occupied during outbreak

With school turning to remote learning amid the COVID-19 crisis, students are trying to find new ways to distract themselves. Now that most people's time is spent at home, activities such as reading, painting, puzzles, and video games are becoming a daily part of student's lives. “I have been doing a lot of schoolwork mainly because it makes me feel productive and since the work isn’t necessarily based on the curriculum, my teachers have given me a lot of assignments that are more meaningful and interesting,” senior Sam Cahaly said.

Allie Nunn and Dante Coppola

April 10, 2020

As the United States continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, students at WHS are taking different precautions to stay safe and occupied during these times. The spread of the virus has pushed many states to enter a lockdown phase, urging citizens to stay in their homes and severely limit all...

Summarizing the WHS Remote Learning Plan

On Friday, April 10, WHS Principal Allyson Mizoguchi sent out an email with a link explaining the WHS Remote Learning Plan, or the RLP. The RLP will start on Monday, April 13, and the work will be evaluated, unlike the enrichment work that students have had since March 13.

Taylor McGuire and Meredith Prince

April 10, 2020

Since March 13, students have been working on optional enrichment work for their classes in hopes of staying integrated in the learning process and maintaining a routine. Starting April 13, the second phase of online work called the Remote Learning Plan, or RLP, will begin. Principal Allyson Mizoguchi...

The effect of Coronavirus on local grocery shopping

Many families have begun to stock up on essential foods in preparation for a potential lockdown. Most families focus on making sure they have plenty of non-perishable foods in case grocery stores get closed. “ “I’ve tried to buy extra in case I get sick and can’t shop because the stores are quite empty,” Wayland parent Lauren Zucker said.

Haley Melvin and Julia Raymond

April 8, 2020

With the recent spread of the coronavirus, many families in our community have taken various steps to stock up on essentials in the case of a lockdown is implemented across the state. As people watch the news and read stories, a panic has set in, with many people rushing to grocery stores to begin stocking...

Students adapt to 2020 campaign shifts amid coronavirus pandemic

Candidates like Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have begun to host online town halls and rallies in the wake of large gatherings being discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic. Senior Simon Fidlin believes the result will be positive.

Atharva Weling and Jonathan Zhang

April 8, 2020

Many WHS seniors and a good portion of juniors will be eligible to vote this November, but the candidates they will be selecting have had to make some drastic changes to their campaigns in the face of the global panic surrounding COVID-19. With the majority of large gatherings now being canceled in order...

Coronavirus forces schools to shift to online learning

WHS has been forced to shift to online learning as a result of the coronavirus closure. Phase 1, which will last until April 13, includes

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly

April 7, 2020

Due to Gov. Charlie Baker closing all schools in Massachusetts until May 4, schools and teachers are finding ways to keep students’ minds active and continue their learning from home. For WHS, this means enrichment work and sessions online until April 13. Many teachers are using websites like Zoom,...

Air pollution decreases amid pandemic, saving lives

As the world goes on lockdown amidst COVID-19, a surprising trend has emerged: air pollution is decreasing. WSPN discusses the contributing factors in a new column about climate change.

Joanna Barrow

April 7, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people have died. Millions are out of work. Students across the nation have been sent home. The stock market has tanked. COVID-19 is both a catastrophe and a tragedy, but it’s having an unexpected impact on the globe: Carbon emissions have dropped radically, and some countries...

Wayland students 3D print masks and equipment in effort to satisfy hospital needs

Using 3D printing technology, sophomore Isabelle Wang, junior Daniel Cai and WHS class of 2017 Hunter Leonard are producing masks to donate to local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.

Caterina Tomassini and Katherine Kim

April 7, 2020

Nurses and doctors across the world are experiencing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are crucial weapons in the war against COVID-19. Although WHS students may not be able to help directly on the frontlines, some are making an impact close to home. Sophomore Isabelle Wang,...

Forced Home: WHS graduates’ abroad programs cut short by COVID-19

Former WHS student Brendan Ferrick stands in front of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Ferrick was a part of an abroad program at Stonehill College and was forced to come home due to the spread of COVID-19. We were supposed to go to Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Budapest for the remainder of our time there, but those three trips got cancelled,

Meredith Prince and Taylor McGuire

April 5, 2020

Trump announced last month that there would be oncoming travel restrictions for people coming into America, which caused chaos and panic for many U.S. citizens in European countries. Among the many buying tickets to get home as soon as possible were Wayland High School graduates who were studying abroad....

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