• January 21Order your 2021 yearbook! Use the link https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
  • January 4Students who wish to be COVID-19 tested weekly at school must enroll by Jan. 14
  • January 4Seniors and juniors who wish to take the SAT at WHS must register by Friday, Jan. 8
  • January 4Quarter 2 to end on Jan. 29, 2021
  • December 23Cohort A to attend school on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to make up for MLK Day
  • November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2

Wayland Student Press

WHS students share their experiences with COVID-19

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, the coronavirus infiltrates the life of some WHS students. Junior Ryan MacDonald felt the effects first hand as he contracted the virus and had to spend almost two weeks in quarantine.
Alexina McQuilkin and Sidney O'Rourke January 21, 2021

No matter the number of precautions one takes, the coronavirus can infiltrate the lives of many, WHS students included. While trying to abide by safety regulations and finding ways to feel somewhat normal,...

“The Demise of Democracy”: the world reacts to the Capitol “protests”

People across the world were taken by surprise when a group of rioters struck the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 in protest to the presidential election results. Both country-wide and world-wide, many people expressed their shock, anger and disapproval of what is now being referred to as an insurrection. “I think and hope that the American democracy will find its place again,” an anonymous respondent said.
Katherine Kim and Caterina Tomassini January 20, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021, is inarguably a day that will go down in American history: Confederate flags, guns drawn inside the House Chamber, intruders in Nancy Pelosi’s office to conquer her desk and a lack of...

MOTS: How do students feel about returning to school after break?

Reporter Alexina McQuilkin asks students how they feel about returning to school after winter break.
Alexina McQuilkin January 20, 2021

Normally, returning to school after the winter holidays wouldn’t be a problem. However, due to COVID-19 circumstances, many students had mixed opinions and were unsure about returning to hybrid learning....

A small town with a big COVID-19 crisis: Welcome to Washington, Missouri

Similarly to many states, Washington, Missouri battled its own struggles with the coronavirus. Junior guest writer Tully Jay spoke with Washington residents to better understand the complexities of the state's mask mandate.
Tully Jay January 15, 2021

Here in Wayland, most people were quick to accept a mask mandate—especially at school where students and staff wear masks all day with the biggest complaint often being “my ears hurt.” Even at sports...

Night of 1,000,000 Student Journalists

The Boston Globe writer John Vitti offered a virtual event, The Night of 1,000,000 Student Journalists, on Dec. 13. Here is an overview of the speakers and their messages.
Sophia Oppenheim January 13, 2021

John Vitti, a writer from the Boston Globe, ran an event to create an opportunity for student journalists to gather virtually all over the country to interview famous guests, called The Night of 1,000,000...

Food insecurity rises across the country with the number of COVID-19 cases

Laurie Hojlo, director of the food pantry at Good Shepherd Parish, informs the community how to help the food crisis. During the holiday season, the pantry has seen an increase in donations.
Julia Raymond January 7, 2021

Food insecurity across the country has increased dramatically in the past few months as COVID-19 cases rise. As more people struggle from hunger, the lack of food puts more people at a higher risk of chronic...

Eats by Mabel: Cook dinner with me!

In this week's installment of EatsbyMabel, webmaster Mabel Xu presents a recent homemade meal, featuring green beans, fried calamari and more.
Mabel Xu January 7, 2021

Whenever I have time, I immediately call dibs on making dinner! Cooking is such a good way to use my time and relieve stress after a long day. At my house, we do “family style” meals, where dishes...

Wayland Fire Department continues annual Santa’s Ride

Santa arrives at his stop and waves to the kids below. This photo was taken in 2010 when residents could stand together to see Santa. “We wanted the tradition to continue and wanted to send happiness to people with everything going on,” President of the Wayland Firefighter Association Bob Dorey said.
Sophia Oppenheim and Tess Alongi December 24, 2020

The Wayland Firefighters Association’s Santa’s Ride occurred this year from Dec. 20-22, marking its 57th year of continuing this tradition. Despite the struggles of the pandemic, the fire department...

Friends and families gather on Zoom to celebrate holidays

On Thanksgiving, senior Jules Apse and her family gathered in a Zoom meeting to take their traditional Thanksgiving photo. With holidays just around the corner, lots of families planning to use Zoom to stay connected with each other.
Katherine Kim and Tess Alongi December 23, 2020

As the year 2020 approaches its end and winter holidays begin, December gathers friends and families under one roof and lights the joy of celebration in their hearts. The holiday season has looked similar...

WHS students give back to the community this holiday season

During the holidays, many WHS students look to give back to their community. Two WHS students, sophomore Bella Boyajian and junior Lily Boyajian created a toy drive for kids in foster care. “Our goal was to fill at least five bags of toys.” Bella said. “With all of the generous donations we are now filling more than ten bags and hopefully more to come.”
Sidney O'Rourke and Sophia Oppenheim December 21, 2020

The holiday season can be a cheerful time of great food, gift-giving and merriment, and for many, that can be a reprieve from the monotony of regular life. However, for a few WHS students, the holidays...

Giving and receiving: Top 10 holiday gift ideas

WSPN's Alex McQuilkin shares 10 gifts ideas for the upcoming holidays. If you are looking for fun and popular gifts, keep on reading!
Alexina McQuilkin December 19, 2020

Although this year has been an adjustment for many, 2020 is finally starting to wrap up and the holidays are right around the corner. It is time to give back and show appreciation to friends and family....

WPS nurses take leading role within schools during COVID-19

The Wayland school nurses, along with the Wayland Health Department, have worked hard to ensure a safe school environment for students and staff alike. The nurses especially have done a lot of extra work to create the most protective scenarios possible for each of the schools.
Sidney O'Rourke December 11, 2020

From the initial closing of WPS schools in March to the new hybrid model, Wayland nurses have worked behind the scenes to help ensure a safe learning environment for the student body. They have the important...

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