• May 3First day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday, Sept. 1
  • May 2Last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year is Tuesday, June 21
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WSPNs Tess Alongi summarizes the 2021 - 2022 school year.

2021 – 2022 Year in Review

Tess Alongi June 21, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year marks the first full year back to in person learning after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. WSPN worked hard to cover a year filled with many changes. Below is a recap of many...

Junior Nina Wilson recycles kitty litter buckets to make flower tubs. “A lot of our stuff is donated by the community,” STEMS co-founder Cassie McGonagle said. “Almost all of our vases are donated by the community, and we give back to the community in that way too.”

STEMS: a blooming business

Aimee Smith and Annabelle Zhang June 17, 2022

When people think of flowers, they often think of life and death. They may think of first dates and funerals. They may think happiness and sorrow. One of Wayland’s local businesses, Sensational Teams...

Stop Asian Hate signs rest on lawns across Wayland and surrounding towns. “I designed the signs, I had them produced by a company and then I distributed them,” Wayland resident Jun Wan said. “I sent the news out, and people came by and picked it up from my yard. Suddenly, they were all gone, and now I see them all over [Wayland].”

The Wayland Public Library: Sharing stories of Chinese heritage

Annabelle Zhang June 16, 2022

Although Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has ended, the fight against racially charged discrimination is still ongoing. From March 31 to May 14, the Wayland Public Library opened...

Money, money money: Student budgeting at WHS

Money, money money: Student budgeting at WHS

Tina Su, Selena Liu, and Mischa Lee June 13, 2022

Money makes the world go around. At WHS, students have many different incomes and ways they spend their money. Whether it's allowance, gifts or from a job, everyone is trying to budget, always grappling...

Summer break at WHS

Summer break at WHS

With summer break fast approaching, some Wayland High School students and staff have been marking up their calendars, antsy with anticipation. Whether it be summer classes, jobs, travel or nothing at all,...

For many students, the end of the school year is the hardest part of the year to get through. Finals and big deadlines tend to sneak up on students when their attention is shifting to summer plans. However, many students and staff have solutions to cope with their lower motivation levels in these higher pressure times.

How to: Surviving the end of the school year

Aimee Smith June 10, 2022

While the sun shines and beaches begin to open, students are trapped inside completing the large amounts of assignments and final projects due at the end of the school year. Even though the school year...

Outside of Lavins Liquors on Old Connecticut Path in Wayland, customers order food from Cousins Maine Lobster and Uncle Joeys Canolli on May 15.   We go to a lot of places with Cousins Lobster and we’re a very good fit together, Uncle Joey’s Cannoli food truck owner Joey Sidelinger said. Have a good lobster then have a good cannoli for dessert.”

Cousins Maine Lobster and Uncle Joey’s Cannoli visit Lavin’s Liquors

Sasha Libenzon and Bella Schreiber June 9, 2022

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a variety of food trucks have been selling food and drinks outside of Lavin’s Liquors in Wayland on scheduled days. Cousins Maine Lobster and Uncle Joey’s Cannoli...

Take a look into where Class of 2022 seniors are traveling for their senior trips using this interactive map. Responses from both a form sent out to seniors and in person interviews were used to create this map. See the interactive map below.

Senior trips: A celebratory memory (including interactive map)

Talia Macchi and Abby Raftery June 7, 2022

Before seniors embark on the next chapters of their lives, many celebrate their milestone of graduating high school by going on a trip. These excursions are usually taken with the people who have been...

On the first day of school, seniors rush onto the turf in their senior shirts. It’s a tradition for seniors to make an entrance to the rest of the school every year. Although this is a tradition that has been going on for years now, many other traditions have changed over the years.

Changes in Wayland’s senior traditions – hill night, senior show, powderpuff

Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco May 21, 2022

The countdown has begun for the class of 2022, with mere weeks left until the seniors’ final day walking down the WHS halls. It won't be long until they leave the title "high schooler" behind and go...

Family Promise Metrowest hosts its 13th annual Walk to End Homelessness. Due to COVID-19, the walk will be virtual, and members of Wayland High School’s Family Promise Club are encouraged to join.

Family Promise: The walk to end homelessness

Annabelle Zhang May 16, 2022

With the drastic increase in housing prices and an inert minimum wage, family homelessness in Massachusetts faced a concerning 72% increase from 2007 to 2020. Family Promise is an organization with the...

The group of WSPN reporters who attended the 2022 NSPA conference in Los Angeles, California pose with the publication’s 2021 Pacemaker Award. May 1, 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of the publication, each year made unique by the hard work and creative efforts of every student journalist who participates in the elective.

Not just a publication, but a family: WSPN’s 15th anniversary

Aimee Smith and Nadya Chase May 11, 2022

Chatter fills the Wayland High School lecture hall as students sit in their assigned sections, brainstorming the next big article. Although Wayland Student Press Network (WSPN) currently consists of over...

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the SADD organization. To celebrate the organization has planned year round events and is hosting its biggest organization gathering in the past two years, this summer. The event is to educate students about SADD, bring SADD chapters together and celebrate SADDs legacy. “I realize that behind every stat I look at, behind every report we craft, every single element are these stories, there is a mom, theres a dad, theres a family, theres a school thats forever changed.”

SADD: 40 years of making a difference

Sophia Oppenheim May 6, 2022

40 years ago, a tragic drunk driving accident took the lives of two Wayland High School hockey players, leaving the town in mourning. After losing two of his athletes, the WHS hockey coach at the time,...

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