Wayland Student Press

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...

Snapchat scammer masquerades as WHS students by stealing local emails, personal info

Snapchat scammer masquerades as WHS students by stealing local emails, personal info

Brasen Chi

November 25, 2019

Snapchat is a common app used among the WHS student body, but because of this, some students were caught in a scammer's trap. Recently, students were tricked into revealing their emails in response to an innocent message over Snapchat. “I gave my email and email password to whom I thought was my...

Strapped to a Burden: The toll of heavy backpacks on students

Strapped to a Burden: The toll of heavy backpacks on students

Jonathan Zhang

November 21, 2019

Students at Wayland High School are just over one quarter into the new school year, but have already started to struggle with the increasing weight of their backpacks. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school backpacks should not exceed more than 20 percent of the student’s total...

Warriorpedia: The fall musical

Warriorpedia: The fall musical

Remmi Shaw, Broadcast Editor

November 21, 2019

Warriorpedia is WSPN's dictionary of traditions, events, practices and places commonly known across the WHS community. Term: The fall musical When: Last weekend of November Who: Wayland High School Theater Ensemble(WHSTE) What: The fall musical is a performance put on by WHSTE as their first...

Students wrap up quarter one

Students wrap up quarter one

Katherine Clifford and Kaitlyn Mabe

November 20, 2019

As students walk through the media center, they notice the stress that lies within their peers’ faces. Nose deep into textbooks and cramming for quarter tests, students from every grade can relate to one thing: the pressure this time of year brings. This school year has brought numerous changes...

WHS welcomes new teachers

WHS welcomes new teachers

Allie Nunn

October 30, 2019

Entering the 2019-2020 school year, there have been many new changes solicited by the new start times, bell schedule and field renovations. This year, WHS also welcomed a number of new teachers. WSPN reporter Allie Nunn takes a look at three new teachers with very different stories and backgrounds.

WHS administrators visit UNC, efforts underway to diversify staff

WHS administrators visit UNC, efforts underway to diversify staff

Joanna Barrow

October 28, 2019

A team of administrators from Wayland Public Schools visited the University of North Carolina this past May in an effort to recruit teaching candidates of color. Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham and the principals of Wayland Middle School, Claypit Hill and Loker made the trip to North Carolina...

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