Wayland Student Press

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Wrestling wins quad meet against Keefe Tech, Lexington and Holliston on Saturday 12/8

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

  • BREAKING: School Committee votes for 8:35 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. WHS schedule, shorter Wednesdays to remain

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

News Brief: Swastika drawing found in South Building elevator

News Brief: Swastika drawing found in South Building elevator

Isabel Gitten

March 23, 2018


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On Thursday, March 23rd a WHS teacher found a faint image of a Nazi Swastika drawn in the South Building elevator. The Swastika was drawn on the coating of the cleaning agent that was covering the stainless steel surface of the elevator and was approximately 3 inches tall and 3 inches wide. WHS principal...

News Brief: Cancer awareness club holds inaugural meeting

News Brief: Cancer awareness club holds inaugural meeting

Julia Callini

March 23, 2018


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Sophomore Rachel Tolmach recently held the first meeting for the Action and Awareness against Cancer. The club focuses on raising awareness and preventing cancer. The club's adviser is science teacher Mary York. “A lot of people in my family had cancer, I wanted to help people in a similar position,”...

News Brief: Construction crew hits main gas line, heat to high school shut off

News Brief: Construction crew hits main gas line, heat to high school shut off

Nathan Zhao and Isabel Gitten

March 22, 2018


Filed under Articles, Breaking News, News, Showcase, WSPN

Earlier today, a construction crew working at WHS hit the main gas line of the school in the outfield of the softball field. While Wayland Police and National Grid determine that no gas leak arose, the gas-powered heat to the school has been shut down for the rest of the day. WHS Principal Allyson...

Local stores adapt to plastic bag ban

Local stores adapt to plastic bag ban

Caroline Raymond and Amira English

March 14, 2018


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Grocery stores in Wayland were recently required to remove all plastic bags from their stores. After being approved in an April town meeting, the ban came into effect on January 1, 2018. Since the ban began, local grocery stores have adapted to the change. According to the new law, the ban of non-reusable...

Students to walk out on March 14

Students to walk out on March 14

Emmie O'Shaughnessy and Caroline Raymond

March 13, 2018


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At 10 a.m. on March 14, Wayland High School students and staff have the option to join the nationwide walkout. This walkout will last 17 minutes in order to honor the 17 students that lost their lives during the Parkland, FL school shooting that took place last month on Feb. 14. Over hundreds of local...

BREAKING NEWS: Colin Meiselman dropping out of state senate race

BREAKING NEWS: Colin Meiselman dropping out of state senate race

WSPN Staff

March 13, 2018


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Wayland alumnus Colin Meiselman is dropping out of the Massachusetts Senate race. He sent WSPN the following statement. I got into this race last November because I felt like our district and state needed new kinds of leadership on Beacon Hill. I believe we currently have a government that is not ...

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Tuesday, March 13

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Tuesday, March 13

Duncan Stephenson

March 12, 2018


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All Wayland Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather tomorrow on Tuesday, March 13.

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Friday, March 9

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Friday, March 9

Janani Gandhi

March 8, 2018


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All Wayland Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather tomorrow on Friday, March 9.

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Thursday, March 8

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Public Schools closed on Thursday, March 8

Janani Gandhi

March 8, 2018


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All Wayland Public Schools, including the Children’s Way and school offices, are closed due to inclement weather today on Thursday, March 8.

Bestavros brings ‘Belle of the Ball’

Bestavros brings ‘Belle of the Ball’

Julia Callini

March 7, 2018


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For many girls at Wayland High School, the months leading up to prom are spent at department stores in search of the perfect gown to wear at prom. However, not all girls have the funds to spend 200 dollars or more on a prom dress, shoes and jewelry. Freshman Kristen Bestavros and her Girl Scout Troop...

In Case You Missed It: Week of February 26

In Case You Missed It: Week of February 26

Kevin Wang and Nathan Zhao

March 6, 2018


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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Nathan Zhao and assistant news editor Kevin Wang summarize stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Jay Abdella previewed WHSTE's Winter One Act Reckless, which will play on Friday, Mar....

BREAKING NEWS: After school activities canceled Wednesday

BREAKING NEWS: After school activities canceled Wednesday

March 6, 2018


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Wayland superintendent Dr. Arthur Unobskey announced in an email at 8 p.m. on Tuesday that all after school activities will be canceled on Wednesday, March 7th due to the weather. There will be no special early dismissal on Wednesday, and school will end at the usual time, 1:05 p.m..

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