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"

TEDx chooses its speakers, prepares for spring show

The core members gather at junior Aydan McGah's house to discuss their plans for this years show while eating bagels. “This is a great place to share their ideas and to really get their voice out there. It’s unlike an opportunity given to most students our age,” junior Emmie O’Shaughnessy said.

Jessica Reilly and Christina Taxiarchis

January 15, 2020

The names of the TEDx speakers were released by the Wayland [email protected] Core Team on their instagram account, @tedxyouthwayland, this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Bringing the event back for the first time since 2016, the Core Team(Aydan McGah, Fatma Sayeh, Charlotte Salitsky, Charlie Moore, David Lathan,...

A trip through history: students to travel through eastern Europe

Students going on the Eastern European trip over spring break will travel to six countries and five cities in Europe.

Sidney O'Rourke

January 8, 2020

Wayland High School offers multiple academic trips across the globe for its students. From the annual Chinese exchange trip available to freshmen, to the French, Italian and Spanish trips offered to language students. In the 2020 school year however, students are being offered a whole new academic travel...

MOTS: Where will WHS students spend their holiday break?

WSPN reporters Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke investigate where students at WHS will travel during the upcoming two week holiday break. Students' travels range from staying at home to traveling out of the country.

Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke

December 17, 2019

Samantha Tyska Freshman Puerto Rico How long are you going? “Five days.” Why are you going? “I’m going with a few other families, so it’s my brother and three of his friends and some of their family members.” What’s something your looking forward to on the trip? “I’m loo...

Wayland Holiday Shoppe celebrates 32 years of tradition

The Wayland Holiday Shoppe just celebrated its 32nd anniversary in town. Beginning in the late 1980's, this event began when two Wayland residents proposed the idea to residents coming into the Council on Aging (COA), a program providing volunteer opportunities. The Shoppe hosts over 200 elementary school shoppers who are paired with student volunteers. “Children just beam as they carry out their beautiful gift bags lined with tissue or wrapped boxes,

Caterina Tomassini and Alyssa Dickstein

December 10, 2019

Young children run joyfully into the room, their steps quick and bouncy and their smiles wide. They take their first step inside, amazed at the wonders in front of them: hundreds of rolls of shiny wrapping paper, tons of sparkly bows, curly ribbons and the enormous mountain of gifts from which they have...

Senior Ryan Dowling’s “back2california” smashes Spotify following release

Senior Ryan Dowling releases a new song with artists Hannah Hausman and

Jessica Reilly

December 10, 2019

While WHS students got an exclusive preview of senior Ryan Dowling’s newest song “back2california” during the Spirit Day pep rally, the song was officially released on Thanksgiving day. Since the release, its popularity has expanded well outside the WHS community, earning spots on 11 Spotify editorial...

A step-by-step day in the life of WHS community members

Vice principal Laura Cole  poses for a photo in the Commons. Cole spends her day engrossed in activities that include working with students and other teachers.

Sidney O'Rourke and Caterina Tomassini

December 10, 2019

Toni Lynn Dibb Cafeteria worker 6:00 a.m. Wake up and get two high school students out the door on time. 7:15 a.m. Spend some time on the iPad, read the newspaper and eat breakfast. Then, feed the cats and do some household duties such as the dishes and laundry. After that’s finished, take a s...

Disney+ streaming service launch a screaming success, competes with Netflix

Junior Luke Tacelli scrolls through the Disney+ page in the media center. “If I got Disney+, I would be excited to watch the old shows and movies that remind me of my childhood,” Tacelli said. “I liked all the Marvel movies, 'The Simpsons,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' and also 'Tron' and 'Big Hero Six.'”

Allie Nunn

December 2, 2019

Netflix lovers, meet the new streaming service that hit 10 million subscribers in a matter of hours. After years of preparation, The Walt Disney Co. launched its first streaming service: Disney+. Disney+ consists of an endless selection of legacy content produced by Disney and Fox, as well as new exclusive...

The Influence of Legacy in Elite College Admissions

The admissions center at Boston University in Boston, MA. BU and many of its elite peers have been the center of discussion for fair admissions processes to top schools.

Kevin Wang

December 2, 2019

With deadline after deadline sneaking up on seniors across America, the hectic flurry of the most recent college admissions cycle has not disappointed. Following the explosive pay-to-play "Varsity Blues" scandal and the polarizing federal court ruling of the Harvard admissions lawsuit, the omnipresent q...

MOTS: Students review new advisory changes

WSPN reporters Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke investigate where students at WHS will travel during the upcoming two week holiday break. Students' travels range from staying at home to traveling out of the country.

Caterina Tomassini and Eliya Howard-Delman

December 1, 2019

Eric Zhang Junior What do you think about the new advisory changes? "It's a waste of time, I guess." Do you think that it is less productive? "I kind of just sit on my phone and just wait for it to be over." Did you do more in advisory last year? "I think it depends on the teacher, lik...

Snapchat scammer masquerades as WHS students by stealing local emails, personal info

Snapchat is an app that has grown very popular with teens. Like  everything on the Internet, however, it comes with many risks. WHS students have recently lost their accounts to a local scammer.

Brasen Chi

November 25, 2019

Snapchat is a common app used among the WHS student body, but because of this, some students were caught in a scammer's trap. Recently, students were tricked into revealing their emails in response to an innocent message over Snapchat. “I gave my email and email password to whom I thought was my...

Strapped to a Burden: The toll of heavy backpacks on students

Many students at WHS find that their backpacks become increasingly heavier throughout the school year. Junior Harrison Kiesman demonstrates the ease that comes with a lighter backpack as he heads to his third block class. “I don’t think I’ve had any adverse effects thanks to a lighter backpack,” Kiesman said.

Jonathan Zhang

November 21, 2019

Students at Wayland High School are just over one quarter into the new school year, but have already started to struggle with the increasing weight of their backpacks. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school backpacks should not exceed more than 20 percent of the student’s total...

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