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Wayland Student Press

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...

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

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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...

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