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Wayland Student Press

Meet the 2023-2024 SADD leaders

Meet the 2023-2024 SADD leaders

Jane Tardif, Nina Wilson, and Emma Zocco April 13, 2023

Since the founding of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 40 years ago, SADD leadership is passed down to the next class every spring. Eight-year SADD advisor John Berry and current senior leaders...

Former Wayland High School Principal Patrick Tutwiler becomes the new secretary of education of Massachusetts under Governor Maura Healey. I really want to be a partner to the people who are experiencing education at all levels, Tutwiler said.

Patrick Tutwiler: Striving to achieve education equity

Katya Luzarraga March 21, 2023

On Dec. 16, 2022, Governor Maura Healey appointed former Wayland High School Principal Patrick Tutwiler as Massachusetts’ next secretary of education. The former Lynn superintendent and Boston educator...

At the beginning of the year, juniors Ayush Kumar, Hallie Luo, Andrew Fang and Zack Goldstein restarted Chess Club. “I think Chess Club has grown since the beginning of the year, and now that it is at lunch, anyone can come and play a game even if they arent a regular to the club,” junior and Chess Club co-leader Ayush Kumar said. “We welcome everyone.”

Checkmate: How chess has hit the jackpot at Wayland High School

Tina Su March 9, 2023

Whether it’s during a biology lab or a free block, a Spanish or AP Calculus class, one is more than likely to see students playing chess. Throughout the last couple of months, chess has become increasingly...

From left to right freshman Julianna McDonald, junior Sophia Verma, freshman Marissa Mendoza and sophomores Melody and Marissa Wong stand together, each grabbing a piece of dough to mold. After senior Eileen Kaewapresert made the pasta dough, the rest of the students got to create the shapes of their choice. “At first, this was only a small group to bond with two special needs students, Melody and Marissa [Wong], because they already had an interest in cooking,” Kaewprasert said.

WHS students collaborate through Cooking Club

Elyssa Grillo February 17, 2023

Senior Eileen Kaewprasert created the Cooking Club at WHS this school year. The Cooking Club gives WHS students the opportunity to stay after school and learn new recipes from different cultures. Inspired...

Custodial staff at Wayland High School share their experiences working here at the school.
It’s a basic job, it’s hard, we do a lot of work, WHS custodian Sean Slavin said. That’s one thing, when we get new people that we want to interview, we tell them ‘It’s not hard work, it’s a lot of work.’

Hidden heroes: The custodial staff of Wayland High School

Kally Proctor and Selena Liu February 8, 2023

From the early morning to the late night, well before and after students arrive at school each day, one essential group of Wayland High School staff members is already present and working at the school....

Wayland alumni Alberto Salazar runs for Wayland High School. Salazar was inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame in 2006 and since that has been barred from track and field but still remains in the Hall of Fame.

Alberto Salazar: From distinguished to disgraced

Alberto Salazar, a Wayland High School track star, WHS Hall of Fame (HOF) member and 1976 graduate, always seemed to be a lap ahead in his high school, professional and early coaching career before doping...

Special guest speaker, Eben Bein sits at the front of the lecture hall sharing his story as a climate change activist. “I dont think its important to talk about climate change, Bein said. I think its important to talk about climate justice and climate action.

Eben Bein: The change we can produce in “Our Climate”

Sophia Oppenheim and Nina Wilson February 1, 2023

According to climate activist Eben Bein, we all have the power to make a difference in our rapidly changing climate. This power lies in addressing our state government and acknowledging the role young...

Right off of Route 20 sits Wayland Mini Market, a shop with over 20 years of history. The market opened before any other convenience store in the area. “I love my business because [even though] you need to put in a lot of time, I [get to interact] with my customers,” Wayland Mini Market owner Ahmed Mousa said.

Humble but historic: Wayland Mini Market

Tina Su and Charlotte Thirman January 27, 2023

As cars rush by on Route 20 in the center of town, stores like CVS, USPS and Stop and Shop blur in and out of view. Smaller businesses with more modest signage, however, are completely overlooked,...

History teacher Laine Winokur is in her second year of teaching at Wayland High School. This year, Winokur has become further involved in the school community as a new advisor for WHS alliance club, a club which focuses on educating people on LGBTQ+ issues and providing a safe space for queer students. “Especially the safe space part [is important to me],” Winokur said. “We’re very lucky in the part of the country we live in and the community that we live in that, in general, it is a fairly safe place to live. But I do think it’s important for our students to have an even safer safe space.”

An interview with the new advisor of WHS’ alliance club

Kally Proctor November 3, 2022

As the students work, the noise of voices and laughter blends into a buzz inside the room. High schoolers walk around with colored construction paper, markers, stickers of pride flags and rainbow ribbons....

A cappella club is a club of WHS that performs several times throughout the school year. This year, after a long audition process, 20 new members were accepted into the ensemble. There are three groups that make up the club which include: “The Madrigals,” “The T-Tones” and “The Muses.” The photo above captures one of “The Muses” concerts from last school year. This group has the tradition of wearing black dresses and red heels while performing.

All about a capella

Talia Macchi October 29, 2022

Do you know the lyrics to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? If so, then you can try out for Wayland High School's a cappella club! Well, you also need the ability to sing in tune with a piano, demonstrate...

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