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  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning

Wayland Student Press

Opinion: WRAPped in Solitude

This is what a sample week of the WRAP would look like for high school and middle schoolers. WSPN's Jonathan Zhang analyzes some of the issues students who enrolled in the online program will face.

Jonathan Zhang

September 21, 2020

As the first day of school creeps closer, many students are suffering from back-to-school anxiety. No doubt many are scared of getting COVID-19, but things like tests and sports can also induce stress. On top of all this, some students now have to worry about how they’re going to attend school. Wayland...

Politipress: Markey’s victory reveals new agenda of Massachusetts voters

In the latest installment of Politipress, WSPN's Atharva Weling takes a look at the reasons behind Ed Markey's victory in the 2020 Democratic Senate Primary in Massachusetts and what it reveals about shifting attitudes among voters in the state.

Atharva Weling

September 17, 2020

This past August, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III and Senator Ed Markey got together for a socially distanced debate in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination of the United States Senate election in Massachusetts. Moderator and WBZ political analyst, Jon Keller, gave both candidates the same...

The Good News: Week of Sept. 14

In these days, we are all in desperate need of some good news. So, join WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein as she shines light on one piece of cheerful news every week.

Alyssa Dickstein

September 17, 2020

All-day, we are accosted by headlines like “California is on fire,” “Senate fails to pass another stimulus bill,” “The coronavirus continues to spread” and “WHS returns to school remotely.” In a world where stories like these are at the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook...

Opinion: Social distancing is going to get harder with warmer weather

As the weather gets warmer, destinations like the beach will soon become very popular.

Julia Raymond

June 30, 2020

Things have been looking up for Massachusetts, but warm weather could put a halt to the state’s progress. Temperatures are rising, the sun is coming out, and people are growing sick of being stuck inside. This year, many people opened up their pools in early May, which is usually considered pretty...

Opinion: Trump needs to eliminate our nation’s polarization

Throughout the past few weeks, racism has taken over our country in many ways, and President Trump has done nothing to help the cause. WSPN's Max Brande explains the changes the president needs to make.

Max Brande

June 28, 2020

Over the past few months, our world has been turned upside down. We have endured a worldwide pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 400,000 people worldwide. We have experienced the tragedy of police brutality that has only taken the lives of a few people over the past few weeks but has caused more...

Opinion: Defund the police. Now. Seriously.

WSPN's Atharva Weling explains why the calls to

Atharva Weling

June 24, 2020

When I first saw the phrase “defund the police” flash across my screen while scrolling through Instagram, I didn’t think much of it. It was just another hashtag amidst the host of demands and calls to action filing social media in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. Then, I began to...

Opinion: School social distancing guidelines in the fall are a mixed bag

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Julia Raymond

June 23, 2020

The summer is just around the corner, and Governor Baker is already looking into the fall. China is currently experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, which we could experience, too, if we don’t follow these guidelines come autumn. Extreme precautions are going to be taken in schools to prevent...

Opinion: A light in the darkness

In February of 2019, WHSTE debuted

Atharva Weling

June 19, 2020

In June 1999, President Bill Clinton declared the first-ever “Pride Month” in the United States. It was a symbol of the growing acceptance of the LGBTQ community within our country, and since then, the amount of progress we have made has been astounding. From the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t...

Opinion: A METCO identity crisis

In her first appearance on WSPN, junior guest writer Khalia Hamilton reflects on recent attention to the Black Lives Matter movement and offers her story as a METCO student integrated in Wayland.

Khalia Hamilton

June 17, 2020

Over the last nine years, I’ve been a part of the METCO program, and it’s safe to say I’ve gone through a lot. There are many amazing aspects of Wayland: the school system is fantastic, the people are really nice, and the neighborhood is safe. I am grateful for every single opportunity I have gotten...

Opinion: Beto O’Rourke: “[Trump] hasn’t helped, he’s only divided”

During the COVID-19 stay at home orders, WSPN’s Max Brande and Kate Clifford experienced a Q&A session with politician Beto O’Rourke. “[Trump] has really pitted some people against others.”

Max Brande and Kate Clifford

June 16, 2020

It has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind over the past few months that 2020 has not been what we had hoped for. COVID-19 has completely taken over everyone’s lives in almost every way possible. Throughout the time of the pandemic, we’ve witnessed many unprecedented situations, including...

Chat with Cat: Why admitting ignorance is the smartest thing you can do

After an interview with college journalism professors, managing editor Caterina Tomassini explains why asking basic questions is essential to journalism

Caterina Tomassini

June 10, 2020

In a world where news is never-ending and stories develop at the speed of light, journalists are asked to do it all. We must be able to report on stories quickly, execute sufficient interviews, and produce updated, relevant content. The work can seem endless, but as a high school journalist, I can’t...

Warrior Weekly: European Soccer Leagues Start To Play Again

WSPN's Garrett Spooner explains the latest on the resume of European soccer league matches.

Garrett Spooner

June 5, 2020

The rise of COVID-19 has disrupted the entire sporting world, from recreational sports all the way up to the professional leagues. In Europe, with the pandemic nearing a halt, major soccer leagues have begun to start up again. As of now, these leagues are the only major live sporting events happening...

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