Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Students adapt to 2020 campaign shifts amid coronavirus pandemic

Candidates like Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have begun to host online town halls and rallies in the wake of large gatherings being discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic. Senior Simon Fidlin believes the result will be positive.

Atharva Weling and Jonathan Zhang

April 8, 2020

Many WHS seniors and a good portion of juniors will be eligible to vote this November, but the candidates they will be selecting have had to make some drastic changes to their campaigns in the face of the global panic surrounding COVID-19. With the majority of large gatherings now being canceled in order...

Coronavirus forces schools to shift to online learning

WHS has been forced to shift to online learning as a result of the coronavirus closure. Phase 1, which will last until April 13, includes

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly

April 7, 2020

Due to Gov. Charlie Baker closing all schools in Massachusetts until May 4, schools and teachers are finding ways to keep students’ minds active and continue their learning from home. For WHS, this means enrichment work and sessions online until April 13. Many teachers are using websites like Zoom,...

ICYMI: Week of March 30 – Colleges switching to test-optional, students react to online learning, 1991 WHS boys basketball champions

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

Meredith Prince

April 6, 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 and Hailey Robinson discuss how colleges across the country have begun to switch over to a test-opt...

QuaranTV: Student Council hosts weekly video challenges

The Student Council is launching a video challenge event where students have the opportunity to win $30 or more by submitting interesting videos based off each week's theme. There will be five weeks.

Kevin Wang

April 5, 2020

The Student Council is running an event where WHS students participate weekly in various challenges. After each week, Student Council and class e-boards will vote on each grade's best submission. The first week will begin on Monday, March 30. Students should submit videos to seniors Shawn Bernier...

Forced Home: WHS graduates’ abroad programs cut short by COVID-19

Former WHS student Brendan Ferrick stands in front of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Ferrick was a part of an abroad program at Stonehill College and was forced to come home due to the spread of COVID-19. We were supposed to go to Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Budapest for the remainder of our time there, but those three trips got cancelled,

Meredith Prince and Taylor McGuire

April 5, 2020

Trump announced last month that there would be oncoming travel restrictions for people coming into America, which caused chaos and panic for many U.S. citizens in European countries. Among the many buying tickets to get home as soon as possible were Wayland High School graduates who were studying abroad....

Colleges drop standardized test requirement due to COVID-19 outbreak

Pictured above is Wake Forest University. WFU has been a test-optional institution since May, 2008. Junior James Waldron believes that schools going test-optional benefits all parties.

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

April 5, 2020

Colleges across the United States have begun to switch over to a test-optional policy because of the coronavirus outbreak. Due to COVID-19, the SAT and ACT have cancelled upcoming testing dates in fear of spreading the virus. The cancellations have made it difficult for the Class of 2021 to take the...

Ligiah Villalobos: Open up yourself to the possibilities of what your life can be

Ligiah Villalobos is a Latina writer and producer, and she is pictured above next to famous actor Eugenio Derbez who starred in her film

Meredith Prince and Allie Nunn

April 2, 2020

From a young age, famous Latina producer and writer Ligiah Villalobos knew that the arts and entertainment industry failed to tell the true stories of the Latino community. After studying dance and cultural geography in college, Villalobos dreamed of sharing the stories of her native community. Since...

Coronavirus clashes with the Class of 2020’s senior plans

Members of the Class of 2020 pose. The 2019-20 school year has proven to be a rocky one. “We've had to deal with new start times, new administration, no fields, no home games, no night games, the entire EEE thing, and now coronavirus

Remmi Shaw and Ellie Smith

March 31, 2020

Many students dream of their senior year from the moment they enter high school, but for the Class of 2020, there have been constant uncertainties pervading the second half of the school year, creating a less than perfect ending to the students' academic careers. Kicked off by the Senior Show and...

ICYMI: Week of March 23 – WHS graduates sent home, athletic trainer departs WHS, racism caused by COVID-19

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

Meredith Prince

March 31, 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: Reporters Taylor McGuire and Allie Nunn checked in with WHS graduates on being sent home from college due to the spread of coronavirus. Editor-in-Chief Kevin Wang highlighted Student Council's new competition over this time off from s...

WHS Graduates reflect on being sent home from college due to COVID-19

The 89th Adams House Committee from Harvard University is pictured before they had to move out of campus by Sunday, March 15. “It is definitely disappointing that half the semester, so 1/16 of the college experience, has been drastically altered to the point where it’s not college anymore, it doesn’t feel like college anymore,” WHS graduate and Harvard University sophomore Jeffrey Prince said.

Taylor McGuire and Allie Nunn

March 23, 2020

As various college spring breaks come to a close, many students will not be returning to their on-campus classes. With Coronavirus spreading through the US, numerous colleges and universities have opted to conduct online classes in hopes of keeping their students healthy. Remote learning, otherwise known...

News Brief: 8 students from Wayland qualify for AIME

All students participating in the competition are part of the math team.

Jonathan Zhang

March 23, 2020

With the recent release of students who qualified for AIME, or the American Invitational Math Exam, eight students from Wayland are going to participate in the exam. AIME is an exam taken following the AMC 10 or AMC 12. Only students who scored in the top 2.5% of all scorers will qualify for the AIME. The...

News Brief: WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam to be administered online

Students will take the practice ACT and SAT tests virtually, with an online proctor through Revolution Prep. All students who are registered for each exam will receive a copy via email that you’ll print out.

Meredith Prince

March 23, 2020

As a precaution given the recent updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the quickly changing environment, Revolution Prep has decided to shift the format of the practice ACT and SAT exams on March 21 and April 4 to ensure that students can still participate in this opportunity. Students will take...

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