Wayland Student Press

  • Laura Cole, LSRHS guidance counselor, is chosen as next assistant principal of WHS

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • WSPN to host final SAT practice test fundraiser on April 6

  • Junior Kyle Chen places third in national piano competition

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

MOTS: How WHS students celebrate the holidays

MOTS: How WHS students celebrate the holidays

Isabella Arenas

December 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

As the holiday season approaches, students begin preparing for their individual holiday celebrations. Some students have already celebrated, and reflect on their experiences.   Junior Elissa Perez How do you celebrate the holidays? “I go to Barbados for two weeks, and I celebrate with my family. Also, I don’t open any gifts until I get ba...

MOTS: Students share thoughts on the El Chapo trial

MOTS: Students share thoughts on the El Chapo trial

Hailey Robinson and Christina Taxiarchis

December 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

Students speak out their opinions on the trial for Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo”, the Mexican drug lord. His history of violence, as well as his involvement in the Sinaloa drug cartel for over 20 years, ultimately led up to his capture and trial. ...

MOTS: 2018 World Series Champions

MOTS: 2018 World Series Champions

Isabella Arenas

November 5, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

Finishing the season with a 108-54 record, the Boston Red Sox closed out their 2018 MLB season by winning the World Series in five games (4-1) against the Los Angeles Dodgers. WSPN caught up with students to collect reactions to the victory. Samantha Neuman, senior How do you feel about the Red Sox winning? "I feel great about the Red Sox winning, and I actually kind o...

Class of 2021 discuss Sophomore Semi Formal

Class of 2021 discuss Sophomore Semi Formal

Remmi Shaw

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

Sophomore Maddie Yaffe How was your Semi experience? “It was really fun, I had a great time. The dancing was so fun. I lost my voice, but overall it was amazing.” What was your favorite part of Semi? “When they played Brightside by The Killers.” What color did you wear? “I w...

MOTS: Marijuana shops in Wayland

MOTS: Marijuana shops in Wayland

Joyce Wu and Charlie Moore

October 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland voters hiked to the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to answer a single ballot question: the rejection of marijuana shops in Wayland. The single ballot sheet offered voters two options: ‘yes,’ accepting the rejection of the legality of the shops or ‘no,’ putting the vote to bed and allowing pot...

MOTS: Students share their favorite things about fall

MOTS: Students share their favorite things about fall

Meredith Prince and Ellie Tyska

October 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

From the changing leaves to celebrating Thanksgiving with family, there are many reasons to love fall. WHS students are looking forward to a wide variety of things, ranging from fall sports to Thanksgiving ...

MOTS: Students working outside of school

MOTS: Students working outside of school

Caitlin Newton and Ellie Tyska

October 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

From restaurant jobs to working with kids, many students choose to work during the school year. There are many different opportunities for students to find work close by, and many are able to get a job as young as fifteen. WSPN caught up with students who work and asked about their jobs. ...

MOTS: Student opinions on Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

MOTS: Student opinions on Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Meredith Prince and Caterina Tomassini

October 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

                  Junior Josh Snyder Where on the political spectrum do you fall? “In the middle, I’m open-minded.” What are your overall thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings? “At this point, I’d say [the accusations] co...

Q&A with freshmen presidential candidates

Q&A with freshmen presidential candidates

Caterina Tomassini

October 4, 2018


Filed under Articles, MOTS/React, News, Showcase, WSPN

Freshman elections will take place on Oct. 4, and candidates will give speeches the day prior. WSPN sat down with presidential and vice presidential candidates to get their takes on the race. Presidential Candidates Freshman Kaitlyn Mabe Why are you fit to be class president? “I think I'm fit...

MOTS: New Clubs at WHS

MOTS: New Clubs at WHS

Hailey Robinson

September 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

          Junior Stone Harris: Sports Analysis Club   Senior Evan Malkin: Ultimate Frisbee Club/Team   Junior Kayla Poulsen: Interact Club Sophomore Jay Provost: Sports Management Club ...

Q&A: Student Council candidates

Q&A: Student Council candidates

Caterina Tomassini

September 20, 2018


Filed under Articles, MOTS/React, News, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN sat down with several Student Council representative candidates before the elections on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21. The student body will elect two representatives from each grade, a new policy that Student Council is implementing. Freshman Taylor Hsu Why do you want to run for Student Council? ...

MOTS: Students share opinions on DACA

MOTS: Students share opinions on DACA

Caitlin Newton and Emma Nallet

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase, WSPN

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. DACA allows "Dreamers" to attend college in the U.S. and obtain a work permit. DACA status must be renewed every two years. In September, President Trump...

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