Wayland Student Press

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Wrestling wins quad meet against Keefe Tech, Lexington and Holliston on Saturday 12/8

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

  • BREAKING: School Committee votes for 8:35 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. WHS schedule, shorter Wednesdays to remain

  • Second vote for WHS Athletic Complex Renovation project postponed from November to April

Teacher preferences for online learning: Google Classroom vs. itsLearning

Teacher preferences for online learning: Google Classroom vs. itsLearning

Caitlin Newton and Alyssa Dickstein

December 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

With technology playing an increasingly prominent role in society, teachers have moved from using paper to computers for much of their teaching. To distribute documents and manage their classwork and homework online, most teachers at WHS use either itsLearning or Google Classroom, each performing a different...

The class of 2019 applies to college

The class of 2019 applies to college

Alyssa Dickstein

December 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Infographics, Showcase, WSPN

WHS surveyed 51 seniors regarding college applications. Results from the survey showed students are mainly applying to the schools in the Northeast.

MOTS: Students share thoughts on the El Chapo trial

MOTS: Students share thoughts on the El Chapo trial

Hailey Robinson and Christina Taxiarchis

December 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

Students speak out their opinions on the trial for Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo”, the Mexican drug lord. His history of violence, as well as his involvement in the Sinaloa drug cartel for over 20 years, ultimately led up to his capture and trial. ...

Alternative Forms of Learning: Where students look for support

Alternative Forms of Learning: Where students look for support

Ellie Tyska

December 7, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Students face many challenges and difficulties throughout their academic journey. In these times of trouble, there are helpful resources, such as the WHS academic center, where they can be connected with a personal tutor. The academic center focuses on helping students who are in need of academic support....

To Google or not to Google?

To Google or not to Google?

Alex Janoff

December 4, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

When beginning a typical research project, a high schooler’s instinct is to quickly type their research question into Google and click on the first three links. Although this seems to be the most convenient option, there are many other methods that students can use to find adequate research. Information...

Boys’ soccer reflects on another state title

Boys’ soccer reflects on another state title

CJ Brown and Hailey Robinson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Following another successful season for boys' varsity soccer, the team looks back on their 2018 season. After falling short of the state championship last year, the team brought home its third state title in five years after defeating Nipmuc. Although the team finished with a state championship, it w...

Graduates study, work abroad

Graduates study, work abroad

Kate Balicki and Eden Vanslette

November 28, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

After graduation, students take many different paths. Some go straight to college, while others may choose to take a gap year. A handful of students even decide to go abroad. WSPN checked in with WHS Class of 2018 graduates Chris Balicki and Kara Whitesell for an update on what they are doing abroad.

Students with faculty parents: Mixing home with school life

Students with faculty parents: Mixing home with school life

Ellie Tyska and Meredith Prince

November 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

While most students part ways with their parents in the morning, some students spend the entire day in the same workspace as their parents. These students are the children of faculty members which, according to the students and their parents, comes with both advantages and disadvantages. “[Having...

French exchange students discover US culture

French exchange students discover US culture

Kevin Wang, Kyle Chen, and Christos Belibasakis

November 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Students from France arrived at WHS as part of the French exchange student program from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24. The one-week program brought 20 students over to the United States. The exchange marked the completion of the program after WHS students traveled to France last spring and stayed with their respective...

A year later: kneeling for the Star Spangled Banner

A year later: kneeling for the Star Spangled Banner

Charlie Moore and Christos Belibasakis

November 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

“Please rise for our national anthem.” Students and parents within the bleachers turn their attention to the American flag overlooking the field. Members of the fan section peek down at the Wayland players on the turf, expecting to find some of them kneeling. Only this season, the four students ...

Athletic Director Heath Rollins on new stadium, press box and more

Athletic Director Heath Rollins on new stadium, press box and more

Hailey Robinson

November 11, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

In the coming months, Wayland High School will be updating parts of the turf field, bleachers and press box as part of a larger project. The new press box will exhibit significant changes from the current one. Athletic Director Heath Rollins provides information on the new additions coming to WHS. ...

The scheduling process at WHS

The scheduling process at WHS

Nathan Zhao and Charlie Moore

November 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, Infographics, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's Nathan Zhao and Charlie Moore spoke to administrators and students about the scheduling process.

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