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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo talks with WHS track athlete, junior Caitlin Heus-Smith, on her achievements and how she got to where she is today.

Caitlin Heus-Smith: Sprinting towards success

Chloe Zilembo February 27, 2024
WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo talks with WHS track athlete, junior Caitlin Heus-Smith, on her achievements and how she got to where she is today.
Wayland High School history teacher Erin Lehmann and business teacher Fred Lehmann have a unique love story filled with ups and downs. “When we first met, we didnt like each other,” E. Lehmann said. “I was already dating someone and my friend knew it, but she thought I could do better. When I met F. Lehmann that first night, I just remember [that] I wasnt looking for anything and we just didnt really hit it off.”

The love story of WHS’ Mr. and Ms. Lehmann

Tina Su and Jeffery Zhang February 14, 2024
Join WSPN's Tina Su and Jeffery Zhang as they uncover Wayland High School history teacher Erin Lehmann and business teacher Fred Lehmann's unique love story.
WSPNs Edge Wheeler and Ben Jackson spotlight WHS wrestling coach Sean Chase and his 300 wrestling wins as a coach.

Sean Chase: 300 and counting wins with Wayland wrestling

Edge Wheeler and Ben Jackson February 8, 2024

On Jan. 6, Wayland High School wrestling head coach Sean Chase achieved his 300th victory in his coaching career with the Wayland Warriors. The team defeated both Pentucket High School and North Middlesex...

Join Staff Reporters Maddie Zajac and Marissa Mendoza as they interview six WHS humans on the school year so far.

Humans of WHS: Chapter two

Madeleine Zajac and Marissa Mendoza February 7, 2024

In the second chapter of Humans of WHS, Staff Reporters Maddie Zajac and Marissa Mendoza interview some students and staff about their experiences during their first semester this school year. Senior...

On Friday, Feb. 2, METCO coordinator and Cultural Identity Group Seminar teacher Mark Liddell presents a slideshow he made on Black history as a winter week event. I work with students in the METCO program, and I teach in affinity class called Cultural Identity Group Seminar and in that class, we cover Black History throughout the entire year, Liddell said.

Sketching the blueprint of Black History Month

Jessica Dretler and Penelope Biddle February 7, 2024

This year, Winter Week festivities took place during the first week of February, and February is Black History Month. METCO coordinator Mark Liddell discussed the significance of this month through a slideshow...

Wayland High Schools new Science Department Head Bill Bobrowsky sits at his desk in the science office. This year, Bobrowsky teaches both sophomore environmental chemistry and senior forensic science on top of being the department head.

Bill Bobrowsky: Mastering the art of teaching science

Annika Martins February 6, 2024

At the start of this school year, William Bobrowsky began his job as Wayland High School’s new science department head. Even though Bobrowsky has experience teaching a range of different courses, he...

Wayland Cares director Jason Verhoosky led a presentation on how stigmas and stereotypes affect our judgment. The presentation included interactive games such as a card game in which students were given an identity based on the value of the playing card they received.

Wayland Cares: Breaking down stereotypes and stigmas

Abby Raftery and Fiona Peltonen February 3, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 1, Wayland Cares director Jason Verhoosky led an interactive presentation on the importance of being non-judgmental, and demonstrated how stereotypes and stigmas influence our perceptions...

METCO coordinator Mark Liddell presents about the history of the n-word and the dangers of using the word. “The idea of the n-word is a projection that white people have forced on black people,” Liddell said. “The term cannot be repurposed to be given a new light that is meant for endearment.”

Mark Liddell: The n-word is not a term of endearment

Nadya Chase and Talia Macchi February 2, 2024

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, METCO coordinator Mark Liddell shared a presentation about the n-word in the Wayland High School Lecture Hall as a Winter Week event. The presentation included personal anecdotes,...

Students gather in the auditorium to hear mental health speaker Eric Daddario give a presentation as a part of Winter Week. Daddario shares challenges he has faced and highlights the importance of prioritizing mental health.

Eric Daddario presents about mental health awareness during Winter Week

Tasha Janoff and Jane Tardif February 1, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Wayland High School hosted mental health speaker Eric Daddario as a part of Winter Week. His presentation was organized by the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club, along...

Join WSPNs Tina Su, Kally Proctor and Emma Zocco as they spotlight the WHS Genius Bar.

The works of the WHS Genius Bar

Tina Su, Kally Proctor, and Emma Zocco February 1, 2024

The WHS Genius Bar, advised by Information technology (IT) Specialist Marc Lefebvre, is comprised of numerous students from all four grades and has been a large resource open to all students for technological...

Wayland High School sports can take up a lot of time for some students, making their schedules very tight. With less time at home, some student athletes find ways to look on the bright side of things and are able to use their lack of time to finish their work faster.

Student athletes: Managing both sports and grades

Jeffery Zhang January 30, 2024

For students at Wayland High School, juggling grades and sports can be challenging both in terms of time management and mental health. Although each sport only lasts for one season at WHS, some students...

Saxonville Burrito Company: Preserving authenticity through food

Selena Liu, Sasha Libenzon, Chloe Zilembo, and Jane Tardif January 29, 2024

  Join WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo, Selena Liu, Jane Tardif and Sasha Libenzon as they highlight Saxonville Burrito Company, located in Framingham’s historic Saxonville Mills, at 1645 Concord St.....

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