• September 6Students' schedules for the 2020-21 year are now available in Home Access Center
  • September 6Wayland Public Schools will begin remote learning on Sept. 14
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning

Wayland Student Press

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

News editor Taylor McGuire asks students their opinions on the 30 minute lunch break that is given during the remote schedule for the first month of the 2020-21 school year.

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...

Warriorpedia: The fall musical

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Remmi Shaw, Broadcast Editor

November 21, 2019

Warriorpedia is WSPN's dictionary of traditions, events, practices and places commonly known across the WHS community. Term: The fall musical When: Last weekend of November Who: Wayland High School Theater Ensemble(WHSTE) What: The fall musical is a performance put on by WHSTE as their first...

Students wrap up quarter one

Nose deep into his work, sophomore Taylor Hsu finishes his final assignments to wrap up the first quarter. Like Hsu, many students are learning how to adapt to the upcoming year. “[Quarter one] was different than all the other years because as a senior, [it] means a lot more than any other grade,” senior Kyle Mabe said.

Katherine Clifford and Kaitlyn Mabe

November 20, 2019

As students walk through the media center, they notice the stress that lies within their peers’ faces. Nose deep into textbooks and cramming for quarter tests, students from every grade can relate to one thing: the pressure this time of year brings. This school year has brought numerous changes...

WHS welcomes new teachers

WHS welcomes new teachers

Allie Nunn

October 30, 2019

Entering the 2019-2020 school year, there have been many new changes solicited by the new start times, bell schedule and field renovations. This year, WHS also welcomed a number of new teachers. WSPN reporter Allie Nunn takes a look at three new teachers with very different stories and backgrounds.

WHS administrators visit UNC, efforts underway to diversify staff

Representatives from Wayland Public Schools flew down to NC to recruit teaching candidates of color. The trip was funded by a state grant. “We all recognize how very important it is that our faculty represent our student population– racially, culturally, et cetera,” Loker Principal Brian Jones said.

Joanna Barrow

October 28, 2019

A team of administrators from Wayland Public Schools visited the University of North Carolina this past May in an effort to recruit teaching candidates of color. Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham and the principals of Wayland Middle School, Claypit Hill and Loker made the trip to North Carolina...

Media Center cracks open covers on banned books

The books a part of the banned books display were wrapped in paper bags to hide their titles until until they were unveiled at the end of September. It is an annual tradition for the WHS Media Center to participate in Banned Books Week, an event organized by the American Library Association that celebrates the importance of reading freely and without censorship. “I think [students] are lucky in Wayland and Massachusetts to have such a wide variety of things they are able and encouraged to read either in class or for independent reading,

Emily Chafe

October 28, 2019

The WHS Media Center regularly exhibits a book display at the front of the library. Traditionally, the Media Center participates in Banned Books Week during the month of September, an annual event organized by the American Library Association that celebrates the freedom to read. While no books are...

3 boys become managers of girls varsity volleyball

Junior Porter Moody, senior Ryan Fuller and junior Michael Long have decided to take on the roles as team managers for the girls volleyball team. Working with a group of all girls has opened up their eyes to new experiences  that they wouldn't have had with their regular sports teams.

Ellie Tyska and Max Brande

October 22, 2019

For the majority of the varsity sports teams at Wayland High School, the role of the team manager(s) is assigned to those who wish to take up the position. While many may volunteer for the sake of being with their friends, the girls varsity volleyball team managers in juniors Porter Moody and Michae...

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