Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Accepted students are forced to follow their gut in the college selection process

Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, accepted students have been forced to find alternative ways to gather information without visiting any campuses.

Jimmy Paugh

April 3, 2020

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has made it difficult for seniors to decide on which school they would like to attend next year. Accepted students in the past have typically visited schools to make this decision easier, but that is no longer a possibility for the class of 2020. Senior Alyssa Dennis is...

Ligiah Villalobos: Open up yourself to the possibilities of what your life can be

Ligiah Villalobos is a Latina writer and producer, and she is pictured above next to famous actor Eugenio Derbez who starred in her film

Meredith Prince and Allie Nunn

April 2, 2020

From a young age, famous Latina producer and writer Ligiah Villalobos knew that the arts and entertainment industry failed to tell the true stories of the Latino community. After studying dance and cultural geography in college, Villalobos dreamed of sharing the stories of her native community. Since...

Students react to online learning forced by COVID-19

With online school off and running, Wayland High School students are diligently completing their work. Now that students have been working on online school for over a week, they have formed different opinions about the situation. “Obviously it’s more beneficial to be in school, but then again having online school is better than sitting at home doing nothing,” sophomore Jonny Goldin said.

Lauren Medeiros

March 31, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, schools around the world, including WHS, have switched to online school. Now that students and teachers are adapting to this new way of learning, many students have developed different opinions about online learning. As of now, students in Massachusetts will not return to school...

Students react to cancelled SATs and ACTs

Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, the administrators of the SATs and ACTs have canceled their spring exams. “It feels to me like a lot of [my] time [spent on studying] is wasted because now I cannot take the test for a while,

Katherine Kim

March 30, 2020

For many people, junior year is known as the toughest of the four years of high school. As students start to take more rigorous courses, prepare for college entrance exams, build up their resume and enter the road to college, things become tougher. Juniors have the option to take either or both of the...

Student travel plans rerouted by COVID-19

Due to recent outbreaks with coronavirus, student travels have been greatly impacted. “I was very excited to spend a weekend away and tour schools with my friend,” junior Abby Gavron said.

Lindsey Brown and Sidney O'Rourke

March 29, 2020

With COVID-19 concerns growing by the day, April break plans seem to be put on hold for many students. The need for trip cancellations came after Gov. Charlie Baker urged schools to cancel international trips and President Donald Trump restricted travel to Europe in order to contain the coronavirus. Trump...

The Good News: restaurants, blue whales and Dr. Suess

Reporter Alyssa Dickstein shines light on this week's most cheerful news: football, pizza and dogs

Alyssa Dickstein

March 25, 2020

All-day, we are accosted by stories like “The stock market tanks,” “Australia is on fire” and “Venice is underwater.” In a world where stories like these are the headlines at the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook on life can be hard. Let’s face it, when headlines that...

Quiz: How well do you know Ms. Cole

Quiz: How well do you know Ms. Cole

Julia Callini

March 24, 2020

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Challenging climate change, one poster at a time

Sixth-grade twins, Marley and Julian Eggers, hold signs at one of their daily climate strikes in front of WMS. The brothers began protesting in September as a way to call out inaction by adults on the climate crisis. “There’s a lot of harsh realities,” M. Eggers said. “When we look at adults, it’s a little bit hard not to notice that they’re not doing enough, or in general, not doing anything. They should be tackling this issue.”

Katherine Kim and Emily Chafe

March 17, 2020

Over the past two years, climate strikes have become a global phenomenon led primarily by young people, and WMS sixth grade twins Marley and Julian Eggers have joined the movement. The brothers have been hosting their own climate strike every Friday morning before school since September. They decided...

The freedom to create: Innovation Design and Thinking

'Innovation Design and Thinking

Caterina Tomassini and Katherine Kim

March 17, 2020

Do you want a break from the daily pages of notes and the memorization of terms? Would you rather engage in a class that allows you to think for yourself and create innovative products to solve everyday problems? If the answer is yes, then take a peek into what WHS calls the “Maker Space,” and...

Seeing double: the life of a twin

Bella and Jack Batts, age 6, visit Disney Land.

Lindsey Brown and Katherine Kim

March 17, 2020

How would you feel if you were a twin? Between sharing a birthday, being compared to and having someone next to you constantly, being a twin is no easy feat, but attaining a lifelong friendship is a gift that can’t be beat. For sophomores Bella and Jack Batts, being a twin perhaps makes them closer...

Hair dye splashes across WHS

A new trend has emerged among WHS: hair dye. Several WHS students have decided to experiment with temporary hair dye for a fun, short-term change. Junior Emmie O'Shaugnessey chose to dye her hair pink at home. “My inspiration for dying my hair came as a desire for wanting a change that wasn’t permanent, and I think hair is a good way to express yourself,” O’Shaughnessy said.

Julia Raymond

March 16, 2020

A new trend has recently sparked among WHS students: hair dye. Hair dye is a unique style statement that has been spreading over the course of the past few months. Many different vibrant colors such as blue, pink, green and purple have been seen on the hair of numerous students at WHS. Students who...

Determination & Incorporation: The math team’s road to states

Senior captain Michael Liu and junior captain Jet Chung finish gathering new members of the math team during WHS's annual Club Fair.

Jonathan Zhang and Caterina Tomassini

March 9, 2020

For the first time ever, the WHS math team - once only six people strong - has placed first in all four regional meets and obtained the first-tier rating. “It’s fantastic,” math team coach Hannah Marton said. “[Before playoffs], I said to my students that it’s already amazing that we are...

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