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  • January 13Food services will be open between midterm exam periods for lunch purchases
  • January 13Winter Week talent show signup closes January 16, sign up through google form on student email
  • January 13Interested in FBI & Law Enforcement? On February 20, there will be an opportunity to spend the day with the FBI. Email Dr. Unobskey for details
  • January 13No school on Monday, January 20 for MLK Day
  • January 13Wayland Town Center Panera closes: potentially to be replaced by the Bagel Table
  • January 13Midterm schedule released, see news brief for details
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Mid term survival guide

Mid term survival guide

Anna Ilyin and Haley Melvin

January 17, 2020

This year's midterms take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Jan. 24. The schedule is posted on WSPN. Biology: When it comes down to tackling the biology midterm, a lot of it comes down to having the motivation to memorize. Biology is different than the other science midterms, for it is less...

Genesis Morales: I felt like I was dying

Genesis Morales: I felt like I was dying

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

January 15, 2020

As a child, you are not familiar with the dangers of the world, especially not the dangers of something as enjoyable as a simple chair swing. One summer afternoon, at the age of 11 years old, senior Genesis Morales endured a paralysis-threatening injury after swinging on a chair that was attached to...

TEDx chooses its speakers, prepares for spring show

TEDx chooses its speakers, prepares for spring show

Jessica Reilly and Christina Taxiarchis

January 15, 2020

The names of the TEDx speakers were released by the Wayland [email protected] Core Team on their instagram account, @tedxyouthwayland, this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Bringing the event back for the first time since 2016, the Core Team(Aydan McGah, Fatma Sayeh, Charlotte Salitsky, Charlie Moore, David Lathan,...

A trip through history: students to travel through eastern Europe

A trip through history: students to travel through eastern Europe

Sidney O'Rourke

January 8, 2020

Wayland High School offers multiple academic trips across the globe for its students. From the annual Chinese exchange trip available to freshmen, to the French, Italian and Spanish trips offered to language students. In the 2020 school year however, students are being offered a whole new academic travel...

MOTS: Where will WHS students spend their holiday break?

MOTS: Where will WHS students spend their holiday break?

Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke

December 17, 2019

Samantha Tyska Freshman Puerto Rico How long are you going? “Five days.” Why are you going? “I’m going with a few other families, so it’s my brother and three of his friends and some of their family members.” What’s something your looking forward to on the trip? “I’m loo...

Wayland Holiday Shoppe celebrates 32 years of tradition

Wayland Holiday Shoppe celebrates 32 years of tradition

Caterina Tomassini and Alyssa Dickstein

December 10, 2019

Young children run joyfully into the room, their steps quick and bouncy and their smiles wide. They take their first step inside, amazed at the wonders in front of them: hundreds of rolls of shiny wrapping paper, tons of sparkly bows, curly ribbons and the enormous mountain of gifts from which they have...

Senior Ryan Dowling’s “back2california” smashes Spotify following release

Senior Ryan Dowling’s “back2california” smashes Spotify following release

Jessica Reilly

December 10, 2019

While WHS students got an exclusive preview of senior Ryan Dowling’s newest song “back2california” during the Spirit Day pep rally, the song was officially released on Thanksgiving day. Since the release, its popularity has expanded well outside the WHS community, earning spots on 11 Spotify editorial...

A step-by-step day in the life of WHS community members

A step-by-step day in the life of WHS community members

Sidney O'Rourke and Caterina Tomassini

December 10, 2019

Toni Lynn Dibb Cafeteria worker 6:00 a.m. Wake up and get two high school students out the door on time. 7:15 a.m. Spend some time on the iPad, read the newspaper and eat breakfast. Then, feed the cats and do some household duties such as the dishes and laundry. After that’s finished, take a s...

Disney+ streaming service launch a screaming success, competes with Netflix

Disney+ streaming service launch a screaming success, competes with Netflix

Allie Nunn

December 2, 2019

Netflix lovers, meet the new streaming service that hit 10 million subscribers in a matter of hours. After years of preparation, The Walt Disney Co. launched its first streaming service: Disney+. Disney+ consists of an endless selection of legacy content produced by Disney and Fox, as well as new exclusive...

The Influence of Legacy in Elite College Admissions

The Influence of Legacy in Elite College Admissions

Kevin Wang

December 2, 2019

With deadline after deadline sneaking up on seniors across America, the hectic flurry of the most recent college admissions cycle has not disappointed. Following the explosive pay-to-play "Varsity Blues" scandal and the polarizing federal court ruling of the Harvard admissions lawsuit, the omnipresent q...

MOTS: Students review new advisory changes

MOTS: Students review new advisory changes

Caterina Tomassini and Eliya Howard-Delman

December 1, 2019

Eric Zhang Junior What do you think about the new advisory changes? "It's a waste of time, I guess." Do you think that it is less productive? "I kind of just sit on my phone and just wait for it to be over." Did you do more in advisory last year? "I think it depends on the teacher, lik...

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