Wayland Student Press

  • Exhibition days (June 19, 21) and final exams (June 20, 22) to take place

  • WMS teachers Donna Sumner and Rob Reddington to retire

  • Boys' volleyball falls to Chelmsford

  • Girls' lacrosse advances to Northeast Division II Finals

  • Girls' lightweight 4+ boat wins national championship

  • Sophomores to hold class barbecue on June 15

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Emma Nallet

June 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, Weekly Exchange, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

In 2015, Europe experienced one of the most overwhelming challenges in decades: the migrant and refugee crisis. That year, over a million migrants and refugees rushed to the borders of European countries, stunning governments caught unaware by the scale of the situation. Three years later, the continen...

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Julia Callini

June 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

Warning: spoilers ahead. Hop aboard the Millenium Falcon for the fun, fast-paced and action-filled prequel to “A New Hope.”  With action and effects that dazzle and delight, “Solo” will not disappoint fans of the “Star Wars” series. Solo takes place seven years after the third movie...

Opinion: Living with a sibling with special needs

Opinion: Living with a sibling with special needs

Caterina Tomassini

June 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

For most people, having a sibling means fighting over the TV remote, having someone to play outside with and sharing endless inside jokes. But not for me. For me, my sibling is someone I watch over, learn from and share unique moments with. My brother, Michael, is 18 and has special needs. He has autism ...

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle Chen

June 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The boy sat in the corner of the library, his gaze fixed on the computer screen in front of him. Various books, binders and papers littered the table. From time to time he would pick one up, scan through its contents, then toss it back haphazardly onto the desk. The boy closed his computer, leaned bac...

Emma Goes Clubbing: World Culture Club

Emma Goes Clubbing: World Culture Club

Emma Marton

June 10, 2018


Filed under Articles, Emma Goes Clubbing, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

There are several advantages of having a parent in the school. One of them is being able to get permission slips signed on the day of an event. I had just found out I was able to go to the World Culture Club’s event after my mom, Ms. Marton, signed my permission slip. On the trip, we were going to g...

Weekly Exchange: Differences between German and American schools

Weekly Exchange: Differences between German and American schools

Teresa Hank Gomez

June 7, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, Weekly Exchange, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Differences between German and American high schools Since I started my exchange year in the USA, the question I have been asked most is what the differences between German and American schools are. It’s not an easy question to answer because there are different kinds of schools in Germany and there ...

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle Chen

May 30, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

This past Monday, I attended the annual Memorial Day celebration held in the Lakeview Cemetery. Despite a morning of overcast skies, a pretty large group of townspeople showed up, occupying the rings of grass and the asphalt walkways surrounding the center of the cemetery. A line of police officers stood...

Politipress: 2018-2019 School Elections

Politipress: 2018-2019 School Elections

Charlie Moore

May 30, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Politipress, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

For the voting members of our community, it is often hard to have a firm grasp on who the politicians that represent us are and what they do. In this installment of Politipress, I focus on WHS’ election season for Student Council president and vice president. During the week of May 28, Wayland students...

Opinion: Yet another school schooting

Opinion: Yet another school schooting

Teresa Hank Gomez

May 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

Again another school shooting. Again students and teachers lost their lives. I was at a seminar for exchange students when I heard about the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Among the victims was a young girl who, just like me, achieved her dream of studying abroad. The Pakistani student, Sabi...

Emma Goes Clubbing: Crafts for a Cause

Emma Goes Clubbing: Crafts for a Cause

Emma Marton

May 16, 2018


Filed under Articles, Emma Goes Clubbing, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

The anticipation leading up to my first meeting at this club had been building for months, since the club is relatively new. The idea is to learn how to sew, specifically using a sewing machine, and all the proceeds go to a good place. The club has been making surgical caps for the children’s hospi...

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle Chen

May 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

The field house throbbed with a din of voices, fueled by the steady stream of students spilling into the gymnasium to watch an all-school assembly in response to the racist graffiti found on the Timeline Tunnel. In the center of the basketball court mingled a large group of teachers, most of whom were eng...

Weekly Exchange: French vs. American schools

Weekly Exchange: French vs. American schools

Emma Nallet

May 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, Weekly Exchange, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Whether it is in France or the United States, school has been an essential place in students’ lives. In both countries, students spend about 13 years of their existence at school if they start in kindergarten and graduate at 18. Even though we have this common likeness, numerous differences separate...

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