Wayland Student Press

  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • March 17All MA public schools to be closed until April 6
  • March 3"Squirrel Girl Goes to College" advances to the semi-final round
  • March 3Wayland SEPAC meeting to take place Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the Wayland Town Building
  • March 3WSPN to host practice ACT March 21 and practice SAT on April 4th from 9am - 1pm
  • March 3Peer mentors to visit middle school on Thursday, March 12. Peer mentors should contact Benjamin Buffa if interested.
  • March 3Famous Latina director Ligiah Villalobos to visit WHS on Friday, March 6
  • March 3"Super Tuesday" primary elections to take place in the Wayland Town Hall and Wayland Middle School on Tuesday, March 3
  • February 13The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Weston Golf Club
  • February 13Wayland World's Fair to take place at the Loker School on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 pm

The role of community service in WHS culture

The role of community service in WHS culture

Lindsey Brown and Allie Nunn

February 13, 2020

Giving back to the community is a core part of Wayland's culture. Often, Wayland students spend their summers volunteering with different organizations. WHS encourages its students to get involved in their communities. In fact, in order to gain privileges as an upperclassman, students need to complete...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

Dante Coppola and Garrett Spooner

February 11, 2020

Novel Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has taken the world by storm since the outbreak escalated in mid-January. Health officials found the source of the infection, Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which has a thousand stalls selling fish, chickens, pheasants, marmots, snakes, deer and...

AP Bio scale removal strikes division between students, teachers, admin.

AP Bio scale removal strikes division between students, teachers, admin.

Emily Staiti and Katherine Kim

February 10, 2020

The AP Biology and Honors Anatomy classes have traditionally had scales on their exams due to the difficulty of the courses, but recently they were eliminated due to rules regarding test-taking days. The move created an uproar from many students who then worked with administrators on creating new rules...

ICYMI: Week of February 3 – Latin Club, college CAPA concert, basketball galleries

ICYMI: Week of February 3 – Latin Club, college CAPA concert, basketball galleries

Meredith Prince

February 10, 2020

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Meredith Prince summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Christina Taxiarchis briefed the cancellation of the Lunar New Year Celebration due to the coronavirus outbreak. "Unfortunately, the celebration has been canceled due to the ...

News Brief: Lunar New Year Celebration cancelled

News Brief: Lunar New Year Celebration cancelled

Christina Taxiarchis

February 5, 2020

On Feb. 9 the Wayland Chinese American Association(WCAA) planned to host a Lunar New Year Celebration. The festivities were going to take place in the WHS auditorium and commons from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the celebration was going to be filled with performances, culture activities and plenty of food. Unfortunately,...

ICYMI: Week of January 27 – Winter Week Edition

ICYMI: Week of January 27 – Winter Week Edition

Meredith Prince

February 4, 2020

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Meredith Prince summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. Winter Week Edition: WSPN's Caterina Tomassini alongside reporters Atharva Weling and Jacqueline Cahaly highlighted the first night event of ...

WW’ 20: The Brainchild of a Gamer

WW’ 20: The Brainchild of a Gamer

Jonathan Zhang, Joanna Barrow, and Anna Ilyin

February 4, 2020

Senior Erik Swanke, an aspiring gamer, has carried on the legacy of his older brother and WHS graduate Ryan Swanke, who started a videogame event two years ago at WHS. This event introduced the world of gaming through a multiplayer game called Super Mario Smash Brothers to the students of WHS. Erik Swanke...

News Brief: Students run voter drive for Civic Engagement Project

News Brief: Students run voter drive for Civic Engagement Project

Meredith Prince

February 3, 2020

Seniors Charlie Moore, Angela Chi and junior Sam Goldstone began their voter registration drive this Monday as their civic engagement project for the AP Government and Politics class. Everyone above the age of 16 can register or pre-register to vote. If a student is aged 18 before March 3, they can...

News Brief: 11 WHS students accepted into 2020 MA All-State Festival

News Brief: 11 WHS students accepted into 2020 MA All-State Festival

Jonathan Zhang

February 3, 2020

11 students from WHS have been accepted into the 2020 MA All State Festival: Megan Chau, sophomore: Strings, Violin Gabriel de los Reyes, sophomore: Strings, String Bass McKenna Kelemanik, senior: Winds, Tuba Mingle Li, junior: Percussion, Mallets Angela Liu, sophomore: Strings, Violin Cecelia...

WW 20′: MVP club seniors present to the Class of 2021

WW 20′: MVP club seniors present to the Class of 2021

Haley Melvin and Ellie Smith

February 2, 2020

For seven years, juniors at WHS have participated in the MVP program through their wellness curriculum and have later had the opportunity to join the club senior year. The goal of this club is to learn about domestic violence and how to prevent, identify and put a stop to it. The MVP model is well-respected...

WW’ 20: The reality behind the Marines experience

WW’ 20: The reality behind the Marines experience

Max Brande and Kyle Chen

February 2, 2020

When most people think of the Marines, they think of the military as a whole. The name is commonly associated with the image of elite soldiers in camouflage fatigues. For many, the thought of joining the military evokes thoughts of combat and of fighting to defend the nation. Protecting U.S. interests...

WW’ 20: Student council kicks off with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

WW’ 20: Student council kicks off with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Caterina Tomassini, Atharva Weling, and Jacqueline Cahaly

January 30, 2020

Every year, WHS students gather to watch an in-school movie in celebration of completing midterm exams. This popular Winter Week activity used to provide students with a short break from the school day, but this year’s Student Council decided to host the annual showing after school hours. “We...

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