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The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The Wayland High School baseball team has a new manager, sophomore PJ Maher. “He is a baseball guy and I love having him in the dugout,” Coach Chris Fay said.

PJ Maher: The new WHS baseball team manager

Vanessa Taxiarchis and Tasha Janoff May 20, 2024

If you look at the dugout at Wayland High School while attending a baseball game, you might see the new manager of the varsity baseball team, sophomore PJ Maher. Whether it’s catching up with his...

WSPNs Chloe Zilembo and Abby Raftery explore the local consequences of the national paramedic shortage.

A call for help: The reality of the paramedic shortage

Chloe Zilembo and Abby Raftery May 18, 2024

Picture this: You’re babysitting a child and in the middle of your conversation they start slurring their words, staring off into space and complaining of extreme dizziness. They then begin to have a...

Senior Lavery Greenfield has been powerlifting for two years. She recently competed at the high school powerlifting nationals. “I like meeting new and young people that want to do powerlifting because its new and being someone that kind of gets to blaze the trail is exciting,” Greenfield said. “Its never really been a youth sport or a sport for women before so it’s cool to be one of the firsts.”

Lavery Greenfield: Lifting up young female powerlifters

Bella Schreiber May 16, 2024

When it comes to sports, powerlifting isn’t the first one most people think of. For a teenage girl, it’s even less likely. But for five foot seven inches Lavery Greenfield, powerlifting is something...

The residents of 75 Old Sudbury Road live off the land that circles their 1723 farm house by raising a variety of animals and growing produce.

Unique Wayland abodes: 75 Old Sudbury Road

Maddie Zajac May 15, 2024

The only clue to the pastoral haven that awaits at the top of the long driveway of 75 Old Sudbury Road is the whimsical cow print mailbox. Owners Heidi Ellis and Christopher Bogan have owned the property...

Currently only 17 states in the U.S. have a New Voices Law enacted. 
“[Standing up to censorship] requires some bravery,” Jonathan Falk, a defense attorney at the Student Press Law Center said. “Youre basically a student telling an adult to their face ‘thanks but no, thanks. I want to appeal this further.’ And so thats one way of [combating censorship].

Student journalists without New Voices law navigate student censorship

Ainsley Jay May 14, 2024

Student journalism has been a way to fill local news deserts by reporting on community issues that are difficult for professional journalists to do. Unfortunately, some of the student journalists across...

A new gymnastics team will be coming to Wayland High School in the fall. The gymnastics team will be the 35th sport at WHS, according to athletic director Heath Rollins. “That’s something that most people don’t get the opportunity [to do], Rollins said. Most schools, even schools three times larger than us, dont have as many options.”

WHS Gymnastics Team: Starting the winter of 2025

Marissa Mendoza and Sofia Ciciarelli May 14, 2024

At the start of the 2025 winter sports season, there may be a new gymnastics team at Wayland High School. In order to make the team large enough to compete, WHS will need to join forces with Weston High...

WSPNs Jeffery Zhang and Tina Su share the second installment of the story behind Wayland High School history teachers Fred and Erin Lehmanns relationship.

A sequel: The Lehmanns’ love story

Tina Su and Jeffery Zhang May 10, 2024

History teachers Fred Lehmann and Erin Lehmann are one of Wayland High School's dearest couples. While some know of their heartwarming love story, few know of how the two became teachers at the same school. At...

Motivational speaker and former NBA player Chris Herren addresses WHS students on his experience with a substance use disorder. Herren has been speaking motivationally since 2009, and in that time his story has reached over 2 million people.

We all have a why: Former NBA player Chris Herren speaks at WHS

On April 7, former basketball player Chris Herren spoke to Wayland High School students on his recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Herren has shared his experience with drug addiction and recovery...

From Thursday, April 4 to Thursday, April 18, nineteen WHS students and three chaperones traveled to Taiwan. “I decided to go on the trip because I thought it would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and I love traveling internationally,” senior Sierra Dale said. “I also wanted to practice my Mandarin in a real-world setting.”

Learning beyond the classroom: WHS Mandarin students visit Taiwan

Selena Liu May 2, 2024

Twinkling lanterns contrast against the vast darkness of the night sky. The delicious aromas of traditionally cooked Taiwanese food and fresh, handmade desserts waft through the air, drifting with the...

Join WSPN staff reporter Maddie Zajac as she talks with senior Missy Prince and how her high school career led to Harvard University. “As soon as I knew what college was, [Harvard] was my goal,” Prince said.

Missy Prince: Incoming freshman at Harvard University

Maddie Zajac May 1, 2024

With an acceptance rate of 3.2% and a reputation of being one of the top schools in the United States, Harvard University is a highly selective school, accepting very few, if any, Wayland High School seniors...

WSPN staff reporter Marisa Mendoza sits down with Dr. Peggy McIntosh to discuss her work regarding white privilege and how she hopes her work will be influential for years to come. 
The purpose of [my published] papers was to say that the public roles we are asked to play are filled with fraudulence, McIntosh said. People in high places, even the president, are fraudulent. We must not let other people make us feel like frauds. Let us continue to spot fraudulence in the public roles we are asked to play.

A discussion with Peggy McIntosh: The importance of reflecting on one’s privilege

Marissa Mendoza April 29, 2024

WSPN staff reporter Marissa Mendoza sat down with educator, advocate, writer and scholar Dr. Peggy McIntosh to discuss her recent induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame (NWHF) on March 5. McIntosh...

Join WSPN’s Addison Voight as she speaks to students and teachers of Wayland High School to discuss their mental health and how it has progressed over the year.

Mental health Q&A

Addison Voight April 26, 2024

Mental health is the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of a person. It is affected by the way people feel, act and think, which helps determine how a person handles stress and makes choices...

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