• September 6Students' schedules for the 2020-21 year are now available in Home Access Center
  • September 6Wayland Public Schools will begin remote learning on Sept. 14

Wayland Student Press

MOTS: Do you think that 30 minutes is a long enough lunch break?

News editor Taylor McGuire asks students their opinions on the 30 minute lunch break that is given during the remote schedule for the first month of the 2020-21 school year.

Taylor McGuire

September 30, 2020

With the first month of the 2020-21 school year being remote, a common concern among students has arisen: the desire for a longer lunch break. As of right now, students are given 30 minutes to eat their lunch after their second block class of the day. In the survey conducted by WSPN, 95.4% of the 240...

WHSTE adapts to new COVID-19 challenges

Wayland High School Theater Ensemble performs last spring's play,

Joanna Barrow

September 29, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble has had to change almost everything about how it normally operates. Its schedule of production has shifted, and it can’t meet in person, but the group remains hopeful. “When you really start to pull away wh...

Study Buddies program connects WHS and elementary school students

Sophomore Riley Leichliter, the creator of Study Buddies, works hard to match high school students with elementary school families. Study Buddies is a new program to help elementary school students with remote school.

Jackie Cahaly and Ellie Smith

September 28, 2020

With remote school starting up again, students are spending their days inside and staring at a computer for several hours. For elementary school and younger students, this is a difficult task because they need to get outside, be active and make new friends. However, sophomore Riley Leichliter has created...

A Day in the Life of Students during remote learning

Junior Haley Melvin shows her workspace she has created in the comfort of her home. Having a designated area to do work is extremely important in these times of online learning.

Sammy Johnson

September 25, 2020

Starting the school year off with remote learning was something that people would have never expected a few months back. As much as students would like to get back into the classroom, the school committee ultimately decided that it’s best to wait until Oct. 19 to transition to a hybrid model. With...

WHS teachers find opportunities and obstacles in remote learning

Virtual learning has become the norm over the past year. Teachers are still focused on polishing the process further. “We’re building the bike and riding it at the same time,” English teacher Sarah Snow said.

Dante Coppola

September 23, 2020

The school year has begun completely virtual with four 80 minute classes taken from home every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Plenty of students have made their opinions on virtual learning clear, but teachers have their thoughts on the topic as well. Many teachers recognize the value of having...

Students experience unusual summers during coronavirus pandemic

Summer travel was different for everyone, especially for people going on longer trips, who had to adhered to many rules and regulations. During flights, many rows of seats on the plane were empty and everyone had to wear a mask.

Emily Staiti

September 22, 2020

During the pandemic, students' summers were abnormal due to laws put into place to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. The rules fluctuated throughout the summer and all students and their families handled it differently. “At the start of the summer, I couldn’t go to anyone's house and no one...

BIPOC Wayland: Page to unfold racism in Wayland

An administrative team comprised of people of color who either attends or have attended WHS has recently made an Instagram account for people of color from Wayland to share their stories of racism and to be heard. “It’s important to recognize that [racism] is happening even if it’s not happening to you,” Administrator B said.

Taylor McGuire and Jonathan Zhang

September 18, 2020

As racial injustice activism grows throughout the Wayland community, many Instagram accounts have been created for people of color to share their stories as victims of racism on their school campus. On July 2, an anonymous team of administrators created an Instagram account for the Black, Indigenous...

The Good News: Week of Sept. 14

In these days, we are all in desperate need of some good news. So, join WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein as she shines light on one piece of cheerful news every week.

Alyssa Dickstein

September 17, 2020

All-day, we are accosted by headlines like “California is on fire,” “Senate fails to pass another stimulus bill,” “The coronavirus continues to spread” and “WHS returns to school remotely.” In a world where stories like these are at the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook...

7 Ways to stay physically and mentally healthy during COVID-19

WSPN's Katherine Kim shares 7 ways to stay physically and mentally healthy during COVID-19. If you’re looking for healthy and enjoyable ways to spend your time during the pandemic, keep on reading!

Katherine Kim

September 16, 2020

We are all trying our best to take part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Many of us stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing when in public. Although limiting our social interactions can protect ourselves from the virus, it can seriously affect our physical...

2019-2020 Year in Review

In light of the end of the academic year, managing editor Caterina Tomassini reviews the last 10 months students of WHS have spent together, including dozens of articles, galleries, podcasts and videos from WSPN.

Caterina Tomassini

July 5, 2020

With the 2019-2020 school year coming to an end, it’s important that we look back at our months together and reflect what we, as both a school and a larger community, have accomplished. Although the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Wayland High School to close in early March, we have still accomplished...

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...

Other side of the globe: A COVID-19 success story

Pictured above is of one of the COVID-19 screening clinics in Pohang, South Korea. “The government has served as a leader and has played a key role in ensuring that medical experts are well deployed in cities that [need] support during this time,” Dr. Katrina Park said. “My country is in danger, and there is a place that needs my ability as a doctor, so I volunteered without thinking because it was something I could do.”

Katherine Kim

June 22, 2020

Since the initial outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, in Dec. 2019, different countries around the world have been taking similar yet contrasting approaches to protect their citizens’ lives from the lethal disease. The virus started to spread to other Asian countries in Jan. 2020 and eventually...

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