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"

News Brief: WHS sophomore Rachaell Redgate reported missing

Sophomore Rachaell Redgate (middle) is interviewed by WSPN reporter Josh Schreiber for

Charlie Moore and Kevin Wang

February 26, 2020

WHS sophomore Rachaell Redgate has been reported as a missing person according to a Feb. 26 Fall River Police Department release via Facebook. Redgate was last seen in Wayland on Feb. 10. The FRPD report states that Redgate has been missing for over two weeks. The report claims Redgate traveled to Fall River, which is about 60 miles to the south of Wayland. The FRPD has asked the public to contact the following numbers with any tips: FRPD: (508) 676-8511 Fall River Major Crimes Division Detectives: (508) 324-2796 Wayland PD: +1 (508) 358-4721 The Lost: +1 (800) 843-5678 TIPS: at (508) 672-8477 (anonymous) This is a developing story....

News Brief: WSPN hosts practice SAT, ACT fundraiser

WSPN is hosting another round of practice SAT's and ACT's with Revolution Prep.

Dante Coppola

February 24, 2020

WSPN has once again partnered with Revolution Prep to give students a second chance to take a full-length practice SAT or ACT under simulated conditions. The practice exam can help build testing endurance while also giving real-time insight into how one would perform on the actual test. Upon registration,...

Recent talks of a new Wayland community center progress

Pictured above is the proposed blueprint for the new community center. The building would be constructed right next to the Wayland Town Center with access from Route 20. “[We felt as if] we needed to provide the seniors in town with a place where they could go and do a lot of activities,” said former finance committee member Bill Steinberg.

Jimmy Paugh and Taylor McGuire

February 23, 2020

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion pertaining to the possibility of constructing a new community center in Wayland. During the past several weeks, the discussion progressed to the point where a request-for-proposal(RFP) has been issued by the town of Wayland. The purpose of the...

Mixed reactions to Winter Week 2020 arise

Juniors Maya Baranovsky and Zoe Sodickson present the members of the Winter Week women's empowerment panel. The panel was one of two events organized by Baranovsky and Sodickson to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Atharva Weling and Jonathan Zhang

February 18, 2020

As one of WHS’s most beloved traditions, Winter Week has often been prized by students, and popular events like the a cappella concert, the talent show, the hypnotist’s performance and the Window Dance Ensemble performance have become annual attractions for students to anticipate. However, in...

The Good News: decreases in pollution, homicides, cancer

In her first installment of,

Alyssa Dickstein

February 18, 2020

All day, we are accosted by stories like "Coronavirus infects 75,000," "Australia is on fire" and "Venice is underwater." In a world where stories like these are the headlines at the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook on life can be hard. Let's face it, when headlines that incite...

The role of community service in WHS culture

Sophomore Lilli Tobe raised money for school supplies in Peru as community service. Many students in WHS volunteer throughout the year through mission trips or organizations.

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

Sophomores Luciano Sebastianelli, Keita Wiliams, Devin Dicarlo, Andrew Boyer, Lucas Thompson, and WMS teacher Brian Reddington pose infront of a building in the city of Xi'an on the 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.

The scale that has been a part of AP Biology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology exams for years was taken away and raised concerns from numerous students currently enrolled in the course.

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

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

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

Lunar New Year is a festival usually celebrated in China, in which citizens celebrate the beginning of the new year whose months are the cycles of the moon. The Wayland Chinese American Association planned to host a celebration, but it was unfortunately cancelled due to the Novel Coronavirus breakout in Wuhan, China.

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

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

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

Participants of the video gaming event held during second block last Friday battle each other in a game called Super Mario Smash Brothers. “I hope [students] have fun playing Smash,” event organizer Erik Swanke said. “Maybe we’ll get more people for the club.”

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...

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