Wayland Student Press

  • Boys' soccer defeats Nipmuc 0-0 (3-2 in penalties) to win state championship

  • School Committee to vote on school start times on Nov. 19 following final public forum

  • WHS National Spanish Society sponsoring Yankee Candle fundraiser

  • WHSTE to perform "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" from Nov. 16-18 in the WHS Theater

  • No. 5 football falls to No. 2 Gloucester 6-38 in Division 4 North Final on Nov. 9

  • No. 19 girls' volleyball falls 0-3 to No. 11 Melrose

  • Second vote for WHS Athletic Complex Renovation project postponed from November to April

  • Wayland marijuana vote deemed invalid

  • Boys' soccer defeats Holliston 2-1 in state semifinals, to play Nipmuc in state finals on 11/17

Students to stand against shifting school start times

Students to stand against shifting school start times

Kyle Chen

November 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Students at WHS have organized a walkout on Monday, Nov. 19 to protest the Wayland School Committee’s proposed plans to change the school start times next year. The walkout, initiated by junior Jaden Brewington, will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Participating students will meet in either the me...

Clock is ticking on school start times

Clock is ticking on school start times

Kevin Wang

November 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, In-Depth, News, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's News and Copy Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the school start times debate, from beginning to present. This story is organized into three parts: The Start Times, 7:30 vs 8:30 a.m. and Implementation.

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

Christos Belibasakis

November 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

All Wayland High School students will participate in the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey on Thursday, Nov. 15. The survey includes questions pertaining to student health and risky behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and other substance use. It also asks about violence, bullying, cyberbullying, physical...

Mock midterms results

Mock midterms results

Julia Callini

November 14, 2018


Filed under Infographics, News, Politics, Showcase, WSPN

On Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6, the AP Government and Politics class held a mock midterm election for WHS in the commons. The following infographics detail the WHS results, as well as how they compared to the actual Massachusetts election results.       ...

Revamped Student Council implements new activities

Revamped Student Council implements new activities

Christos Belibasakis

November 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Student Council has chosen to implement new activities involving the student body this year in hopes of getting more students involved in student life. Held in the commons, one competition had studentents guessing how many pieces of candy corn were in a jar. The winner walked away with a $10 gift...

ICYMI: Week of November 5

ICYMI: Week of November 5

Kevin Wang

November 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, In Case You Missed It, News, Showcase, WSPN

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Julia Callini previewed the AP Government-sponsored mock midterm elections at WHS. According to AP Government teacher Eva Urba...

Mark the ballots at mock midterms on Nov. 5, Nov. 6

Mark the ballots at mock midterms on Nov. 5, Nov. 6

Julia Callini

November 5, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

A mock midterm election will be held during all three lunches on Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Commons. The voting booths will be run by the AP Government and Politics classes, and paper ballots will be used to ensure security. Though the elections have been a part of the history depa...

News Brief: MVP hosts Dignity Matters drive

News Brief: MVP hosts Dignity Matters drive

Michael German and Adam Welcher

October 31, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Mentors in Violence Prevention program (MVP) is holding a drive for Dignity Matters for the first time. Since Oct. 1, MVP has been collecting donations of feminine hygiene products such as bras, underwear, tampons and pads. Although MVP Co-Adviser Rachel Hanks is aware that this could create an awkward...

ICYMI: Week of Oct. 15

ICYMI: Week of Oct. 15

Kevin Wang

October 22, 2018


Filed under Articles, In Case You Missed It, News, Showcase, WSPN

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporter Christos Belibasakis inquired into the new math department policy of re-collecting quizzes and tests. Students argue that the policy removes a key studying method...

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

Kevin Wang

October 22, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

Students will head to the WHS Theater to watch the documentary "Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross" on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The film details the journey and accomplishments of Holocaust survivor and humanitarian Steve Ross. Director and writer Roger Lyons will hold a Q&A session afterward....

News Brief: NHS hosts charity event for cancer

News Brief: NHS hosts charity event for cancer

Caterina Tomassini

October 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

For the first time, the National Honors Society (NHS) will be holding a charity event called “Putting for Patients” in conjunction with the Jimmy Fund. The event will take place at Wayland High School on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a mini-golf course, a bake sale, a...

Scaling back on deli meat

Scaling back on deli meat

CJ Brown and Christos Belibasakis

October 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The cafeteria staff at the deli station began weighing all deli meats that go into students' sandwiches two weeks into the 2018-2019 school year. The amount of meat and cheese in a sandwich served at the deli must be as close as possible to two ounces in weight. The change, according to WPS Food Service...

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