Wayland Student Press

  • Laura Cole, LSRHS guidance counselor, is chosen as next assistant principal of WHS

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • WSPN to host final SAT practice test fundraiser on April 6

  • Junior Kyle Chen places third in national piano competition

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

Increasing cultural experience through field trips

Increasing cultural experience through field trips

Joyce Wu and Allie Nunn

April 11, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In Wayland students’ elementary and middle school years, field trips are abundant. Students highly anticipate trips like visiting Washington D.C., Kimball Farms, Plymouth Plantation and the North End in Boston and consider them the highlight of their primary school career. However, as students enter...

The battle of our generation: Teenagers vs. Sleep

The battle of our generation: Teenagers vs. Sleep

Meredith Prince and Isabella Arenas

April 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Just like how we eat food to function and maintain energy throughout the day, our brains need sleep. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. So, why has a large part of our generation disregarded the importance of sleep? Lack of sleep has become a common trait in teenagers, and...

College process: then vs. now

College process: then vs. now

Joyce Wu and Caitlin Newton

April 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

From repeated standardized test-taking to writing supplement essays, the college process is long and complicated for most students and can start as early as their sophomore year. Currently, college acceptance rates are at an all-time low and decreasing every year. This rapid change raises the question: how did the college process 20+ years ago compare to how it is now? ...

Getting Involved: Clubs at WHS

Getting Involved: Clubs at WHS

Jessica Reilly

April 7, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In addition to sports and arts, WHS offers a wide variety of clubs that provide all students an opportunity to get involved and find their niche. While some clubs are commonly known among students, others can be less well-known but equally as interesting. Power Club Junior Fatma Sayeh is the co-...

Reflection of the 2019 Senior Show

Reflection of the 2019 Senior Show

Caterina Tomassini

April 5, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Nothing says class bonding like dancing together in your underwear in front of your parents and teachers. The class of 2019 worked together throughout the winter to put together WHS’s annual Senior Show, a performance run entirely by the seniors in which they act out comical skits reflecting their...

WHSPO to host Late Night after prom

WHSPO to host Late Night after prom

Isabella Arenas and Allie Nunn

April 2, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

After partying with friends on the dance floor during prom at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, students are welcome to attend the Late Night event hosted in the field house. Prom is composed of many parts including Late Night, a time to relax and enjoy time with friends after the chaos of prom. Late...

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe: a neighborhood meeting place

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe: a neighborhood meeting place

Joyce Wu and Allie Nunn

March 11, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

You step into the cafe, the aroma of sizzling bacon and freshly grilled pancakes wafting towards the door. To the left, an array of various muffins and assorted pastries sits in a glass case. You notice the checkered pattern on the walls and the cheerful buzz that occupies the dining area. The hostess...

Examining the cheating policy at WHS

Examining the cheating policy at WHS

Madeline Maurer and Alex Janoff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

As you stroll into your first-period class after just barely catching your bus, you get the impending feeling that you’re forgetting something. You’re sure you didn’t leave anything at home, so what could you be missing? You tuck your bag under your desk as usual. Suddenly, it hits you - in your...

WW ’19: Realizing who you are takes time: alliance hosts panel for sophomores

WW ’19: Realizing who you are takes time: alliance hosts panel for sophomores

Madeline Maurer and Max Brande

March 5, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Students all around Wayland High School are members of the LGBTQ+ community, but not everyone knows who they are. Three resident members of the LGBTQ+ community held a panel in the lecture hall on the morning of Friday, Feb. 1 to begin the final day of Winter Week. This panel was designed to offer a...

POWER Club educates WHS during Black History Month

POWER Club educates WHS during Black History Month

Alex Janoff and Isabella Arenas

March 1, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

Throughout the month of February, people living in America celebrate Black History Month, in which people learn about African American history and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Instead of letting it slip under the radar, the WHS POWER Club is working with the administration to bring...

Artist of the Month: Rachel Chau

Artist of the Month: Rachel Chau

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

February 26, 2019


Filed under Articles, Artist of the Month, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase, WSPN

During their education at Wayland Public Schools, students have the choice to pick up a string instrument when entering third grade. Most students who choose to play an instrument don’t continue past elementary school, but those who do tend to have a special connection to music. Senior Rachel Chau...

Who is Mr. Delaney?

Who is Mr. Delaney?

Kate Balicki, Hailey Robinson, and Josh Schreiber

February 25, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Multimedia, WSPN

On a daily basis, Kevin Delaney juggles the many responsibilities that come with being a department head. Delaney is vital to the system that helps the history department at WHS work, but few know that Delaney credits his love of history to his upbringing. “I've always loved history, even going...

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