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"

MOTS: Is daylight savings necessary?

WSPN reporters Lindsey Brown and Katherine Kim investigate how students and teachers feel about the petition to end daylight saving time. The petition wants to stop the process of time changes by not performing the annual “fall back.

Lindsey Brown and Katherine Kim

March 6, 2020

Sara Snow, English teacher: How do you feel about daylight saving time? "I think that we shouldn’t have it at all. I think we should stick with one time all year round. I’m not sure what it’s for. If we didn’t have it in the fall, it wouldn’t get dark so quickly. I struggled to get home ...

Senioritis plagues the class of 2020

The class of 2019 gathers to take a class picture at the progressive dinner. The progressive dinner is one of the many events the seniors get to partake in during their last year at Wayland. History teacher Mr. Gavron believes that there is a sudden drop in effort among the senior class. “There are some students who cut back on doing homework [altogether] or doing homework in a timely manner. They will [either] pass it in late, or not do it at all,” Gavron said.

Julia Raymond and Kate Clifford

February 21, 2020

With the first semester of the 2019-20 school year officially over, seniors are beginning to look forward to the infamous “Senior Spring." Senior Spring is a period of time in which seniors begin to anticipate their graduation, but also reminisce on their four years at the high school. During Senior...

WHS’ New Athletic Complex: The Renovation Process

Through the summer months and into the fall and winter of 2019, construction on the turf field, track, and tennis courts continued. Barring minor setbacks at the outset of cold weather in the start of the winter, the project has progressed according to plan.

Kyle Chen

February 21, 2020

In June of 2019, construction broke ground for the renovation of the athletic fields and facilities at Wayland High School. WSPN presents a timeline of the important dates and events in the process.   ...

How students can grow up on social media to accelerate their success

Joy Mayer offers her advice on using social media effectively. “Are you being intentional about what you communicate about yourself?

Jessica Reilly

February 21, 2020

As teenagers, we express our personalities through our Instagram feed, share jokes by tagging our friends in memes and organize events through Facebook. In an environment reliant on technology, social media is how we share intimate moments with one another. Unfortunately, the social platforms we use...

Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market brings fresh goods to Wayland

Vendor Beckah Restivo sells homemade, vegan, paleo, Whole30 compliant, keto compliant and gluten-free almond butter at Russell's farmer's market in Wayland. She has been coming to the Russell's winter market for three years and looks forward to upcoming years. “It is just a passion of mine to eat healthily and be healthy, and this is a very healthy alternative to peanut butter,

Eliya Howard-Delman

February 19, 2020

As the cold weather closes in, Russell's Winter Market just starts to thrive. Customers stroll from table to table, sampling different foods, chatting with vendors and toting large bags filled with a variety of items. The market opened in 2010 when Lewis Russell's daughter, Elizabeth Russell Skehan,...

The Good News: decreases in pollution, homicides, cancer

In her first installment of,

Alyssa Dickstein

February 18, 2020

All day, we are accosted by stories like "Coronavirus infects 75,000," "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 incite...

Student band “Soup Time” shines in talent show spotlight

Seniors Josh Snyder, Harrison Veal, Rob Glazer and Michael Wegerbauer wrap up the talent show in their performance of

Jimmy Paugh

February 11, 2020

WHS students enjoy the different types of performances that their peers and teachers have in store every year for the talent show, and this year, the students were especially excited to see WHS’ emerging local band, “Soup Time," perform. Consisting of seniors Josh Snyder, Harrison Veal, Robert...

Climate Committee and SADD to host Valentine’s Day dance

SADD and the Climate Committee will host a school-wide dance on Valentines Day, running from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Commons.

Katherine Kim and Lindsey Brown

February 11, 2020

The Climate Committee and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club will join together on Friday, Feb. 14 to host a Valentine’s Day dance at 7:30 p.m. in the WHS Commons. The dance is meant to help the students form connections in a low-stress environment. In the past, SADD has attempted...

46 years in the making: the rise and fall of Latin Club

Students from all grades taking many languages took part in the original Latin Club. The club was very popular, and in 1983, boasted 115 members. “The Latin Club, under the direction of [founder Frank] Smith, is easily one of the oldest and most popular clubs at WHS,” the WHS Reflector yearbook wrote in 1983. “For over 20 years, club members have sponsored dances, banquets, dramatic productions and other activities revolving around classical and especially Roman Themes. This year’s club ran a very profitable late summer car wash, sponsored it 22nd annual initiation ceremony, the Saturnalian Banquet, an evening of dramatic readings, a Medieval Pilgrimage and a Greek Tragedy.”

Emily Chafe and Sidney O'Rourke

February 3, 2020

For a few decades, Latin Club was a vibrant and unique part of Wayland High School, but the once heavily attended club broke apart and stopped meeting. Now, after a 12-year break, junior Latin Club President Armen Abrahamian reinstated the club and plans to recreate some of the celebrated events of its...

WW ’20: Women’s Empowerment Club hosts speaker Lauren Rikleen

Women’s Empowerment Club unites with principal Allyson Mizoguchi and History Department Head Kevin Delaney to bring speaker Lauren Rikleen to WHS for a presentation. “I’m hoping to just start a discussion and start a conversation about the struggles that women face in the workplace and kind of continue Lauren’s conversation into something that is more intimate,” Women’s Empowerment Club leader and junior Maya Baranovsky said. The Women’s Empowerment presentation and panel served as two major events in the 2020 Winter Week schedule.

Jessica Reilly, Eliya Howard-Delman, and Brasen Chi

January 30, 2020

Lauren Rikleen delivered a Women’s Empowerment presentation to WHS students to kick off Winter Week 2020. President of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, Rikleen is an author, mediator, former law partner and a leader in both community and professional groups. “[Women's rights] has...

Mid term survival guide

As midterms come nearer for students at WHS, studying for these lengthy exams becomes a crucial aspect of homework and after school routines for many students. One great way of studying is by using a textbook, which can be borrowed from the library media center. Practice review problems until you feel confident about a specific topic.

Anna Ilyin and Haley Melvin

January 17, 2020

This year's midterms take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Jan. 24. The schedule is posted on WSPN. Biology: When it comes down to tackling the biology midterm, a lot of it comes down to having the motivation to memorize. Biology is different than the other science midterms, for it is less...

Genesis Morales: I felt like I was dying

Senior Genesis Morales poses with her mother and older brother at the mall. One summer afternoon, Morales broke her pelvis, sacrum, and multiple ribs after falling off a chair swing in her backyard. “It was like a pain where it doesn’t stop. I have never felt that pain before, it's not like a bruise or a scratch, it's hell,” Morales said.

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

January 15, 2020

As a child, you are not familiar with the dangers of the world, especially not the dangers of something as enjoyable as a simple chair swing. One summer afternoon, at the age of 11 years old, senior Genesis Morales endured a paralysis-threatening injury after swinging on a chair that was attached to...

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