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

Debate team reaches above and beyond goals for success

Debate team reaches above and beyond goals for success

Meredith Prince

February 14, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

After several years of countless losses and dissatisfaction, debate team members are finally content with their success. Led by senior captains Andy Wang and Nathan Zhao, the WHS debate team has met new goals and received new medals on a level that the team hasn’t seen in years. “Our debate team...

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff

February 13, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, In-Depth, Showcase, WSPN

In a second installment on WHS graduates studying abroad or taking gap years, WSPN's Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff speak to 2018 graduates Hannah Roberge and Peter Wolff on their respective semesters in Spain and Thailand. Read the first installment here....

WW ’19: Students’ opinions on past, present and future celebrations

WW ’19: Students’ opinions on past, present and future celebrations

Jessica Reilly

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Winter Week, the week after midterms, is intended to be a break from school after WHS students take their mid-year exams. However, many students have noted that the content and overall camaraderie of Winter Week has changed over the years. “I think past Winter Weeks were more fun and entertaining,”...

WW ‘19: Medical technology exec and Wayland parent programs the future of healthcare

WW ‘19: Medical technology exec and Wayland parent programs the future of healthcare

Kevin Wang and Alyssa Dickstein

February 7, 2019


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

Wayland parent Scott Rader gave a presentation based on healthcare technology during second block on Thursday, Jan. 31. Technological breakthroughs occur every day in the world of medicine, and early Thursday morning, Rader came to the WHS Lecture Hall to discuss the development and implications of such...

WW ’19: Appreciating the Art of Cinema

WW ’19: Appreciating the Art of Cinema

Caterina Tomassini and Joanna Barrow

February 1, 2019


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

People can feel pressured to keep up with the latest cell phones, apps, songs and movies, but very few have the luxury of allowing themselves to take a step back to remember the past. Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film Beauty and the Beast is a black and white film which led to the making of the now popular ...

At Amnesty Coffee House, students fundraise through camaraderie

At Amnesty Coffee House, students fundraise through camaraderie

Nathan Zhao

January 31, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

The Amnesty International club at WHS will host its annual coffee house next Friday, Feb. 8. The main fundraiser of the year for the club, the event’s purpose is twofold: to raise money for the club’s parent foundation, Amnesty International, while also spreading awareness in the student body for...

Quiz: How well do you know Wayland’s history?

Quiz: How well do you know Wayland’s history?

Cammy Lehr

January 29, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Pop Culture, Quizzes, Showcase, WSPN

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Wayland's history.  

Behind the bar: Cafeteria food at WHS

Behind the bar: Cafeteria food at WHS

Ellie Tyska

January 24, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

The cafeteria staff at WHS offers students a variety of options for what to eat for lunch. To acquire all of these different varieties, Food Director Cheryl Judd works hard to connect with many vendors in order to give the students their favored choices for lunch. “I participate each year in a bid...

Tackling the Midterm Exam

Tackling the Midterm Exam

Nicole Erdekian, Carly Camphausen, Isabella Arenas, Joyce Wu, Caterina Tomassini, and Jess Reilly

January 18, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In preview of midterms week, WSPN provides study guides for every subject and investigates students' perceptions about the exams. It can be a stressful time for many students, so WSPN would like to offer the studying strategies we find most effective. With time, effort and the right study tactics, you...

Athlete of the Month: Brooks Jones

Athlete of the Month: Brooks Jones

Ellie Tyska

January 17, 2019


Filed under Articles, Athlete of the Month, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Senior Brooks Jones spent his past winter practicing and training during his last year of wrestling for WHS. From the beginning of his freshmen year until now, Jones has always had a passion for the sport and looks forward to the winter season every year. As freshmen enter high school, a wide variety...

Nurse Amy Schoeff offers flu season precautions

Nurse Amy Schoeff offers flu season precautions

Ellie Tyska

January 7, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

As the winter season approaches and temperatures drop, the chances of the common cold become higher. To keep the school as healthy and safe as possible, school nurses are preparing for the flu season. “[The flu season is most common] during January and February,” WHS nurse Amy Schoeff said. “It...

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