• 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
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning

Wayland Student Press

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’ve never expected a few months back. As much as students would like to get back into the classroom, the administration 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...

Elementary schools establish new ways to celebrate the fifth-graders

Following the lead of the middle and high schools, the elementary schools are making signs for graduating students. “We have done a number of special events for the fifth-graders including delivering the fifth-grade Loker PRIDE signs,” Loker Elementary School principal Brian Jones said.

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly

June 19, 2020

Due to COVID-19, schools have found new ways to celebrate the students who are graduating one school and moving onto the next. These students include high school and college seniors, as well as fifth and eighth-graders. Because of social distancing, students are unable partake in typical traditions for...

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?

Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke

June 17, 2020

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Pet adoptions soar during COVID-19 Quarantine

Rosie, junior Juliette Smith's new puppy, lies in the yard of her new home. Because many families are stuck at home, time allows getting a new pet, which some people couldn't do before the quarantine. “My sister and I really wanted [a dog] and we had time to convince our mom [to get one],” freshman Helen Lin said. “If there wasn’t quarantine we probably would not have [gotten a dog] because we wouldn’t have enough time to train him if we still had school.”

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly

June 15, 2020

Because of the coronavirus quarantine, many families are stuck at home with little to do and a lot of free time. Many people have picked up new hobbies and are doing activities they didn’t have time for before, including adopting a new pet. In fact, according to Vox, the ASPCA has seen a 500% increase in pet adoptions in the US since March 15. “My sister and...

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