• August 29WHS to begin classes Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year
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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Counter protesters gather in Natick Center during Natick Days, opposing the Super Happy Fun America demonstration.

Natick Days festival draws protest

Genevieve Morrison September 22, 2021

On Saturday, September 11, the Natick Recreation and Parks Department held their annual Natick Days festival. It's an opportunity for local non-profit organizations and youth groups to advertise their...

Many WSPN reporters speak to new WHS teachers.

MOTS: Meet the New WHS Staff

Latoya Downes-Steinbrink (Clinical Counselor): What made you decide you want to be a counselor? "My senior year of high school I took a psychology class as an elective and I really enjoyed it. And then...

Lining up at the entrance of the high school, the bus drivers prepare for dismissal. Many students taking these buses have dealt with late arrival times to school and home. At the beginning of the year the bus driver doesnt know their route very well, Junior Hannah Gordon said. “Its a lot of waiting and being late to school thats completely avoidable.”

Statewide Bus Crisis Causes Late Arrivals

Sophia Oppenheim September 21, 2021

Wayland High School and Wayland Middle School students have been arriving late to school because of Wayland’s buses. Students are being dropped off and picked up at later times than originally set for...

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

ICYMI – Week of September 12: College preparation, TikTok trends and Wayland football wins home opener

Tess Alongi September 20, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Delia Caulfield talked to...

Two soap dispensers rest on the sink after being ripped off from its usual place.

Popular TikTok trend “devious licks” causes destruction in school bathrooms

Garrett Spooner, Jonathan Zhang, and Taylor McGuire September 15, 2021

Recently, the popular social media app TikTok has started a trend around the nation called "devious licks." To participate in the trend, students steal common items from their school and post them...

Wayland High School seniors gather outside on the first day of school for a class picture. In the upcoming year, many members of the class of 2022 will face the stressful college application process, in addition to spending one last year with their grade. “I’m looking forward to the last year with our grade,” senior Sidney O’Rourke said. “Obviously I hope things are somewhat normal just because the last two years have not been at all. I’m looking forward to just senior events, hopefully, they’ll be fun, even with Covid.”

The class of 2022 tackles senior year and the college preparation process

Delia Caulfield September 14, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year marks the final year of high school for Wayland’s senior class. Many seniors have expressed their views on what their final year of high school will look like, especially with...

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

ICYMI – Week of August 29 and September 5: First day of school, summer jobs and Texas’ Senate Bill 8

Tess Alongi September 13, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Editor Tess Alongi reported on...

Wayland Swim and Tennis club lifeguards gather in the pool. Many WHS students started working this summer at many different places, including WSTC. Working [at WSTC] just seemed fun and like a good job opportunity, sophomore Sophie Roman said.

WHS students stay busy over the summer

Sophia Oppenheim September 3, 2021

As summer winds down, Wayland High School students' summer jobs have come to an end. Many WHS students chose the working path this summer and worked at various places to spend their free time while doing...

Many wait in line to get COVID-19 tested. The US requires people returning from international locations to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival.

Traveling during a COVID-19 summer: Year two

Tess Alongi September 1, 2021

Summer 2021 marks the second summer with COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place. With COVID-19 vaccinations available, many anticipated that this summer would be a lot more normal. But, with the...

Waylands School Committee is set to talk about the possible vaccine mandate the week of Monday, June 14. “From the school committee, I know of one person who definitely feels like we should mandate it because she talked to me about putting it on the agenda, but I dont know about how the other people feel about it, School Committee Chair Jeanne Downs said.

Needham did it, will Wayland? COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Tess Alongi and Isabella Ciasullo June 17, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccine being approved for use in everyone aged 12 and up, many are wondering what this will mean as they head into the 2021-2022 school year. Once the FDA grants full approval of the...

Standardized tests have been a core aspect of the average high school career for over a century. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing centers have been forced to shut down on a frequent basis, which has restricted student access to the tests. “I was scheduled to take [the SAT] in Fitchburg, MA, which is around 30 minutes from my house,” WHS junior Christopher Nunn said. “After my test got canceled, though, [I found] that the only remaining available locations were in Connecticut and New York, which was extremely annoying.”

Standardized test cancellations continue to vex students

Michael Nechipurenko June 15, 2021

Recently, Framingham High School joined numerous other standardized testing centers across the country in opting to refrain from holding their previously scheduled June administration of the SAT. As a...

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

ICYMI – Week of June 7: College precalculus final controversy, Class of 2021’s class night and WHS students summer plans

Tess Alongi June 14, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Co-Editor-in-Chief Garrett Spooner...

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