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"

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...

Chat with Cat: Not the right response

In this installment of Chat with Cat, managing editor Caterina Tomassini discusses the recent riots spreading through the nation due to George Floyd’s death.

Caterina Tomassini

June 3, 2020

Unfortunately, our world has come to the point where we need to burn buildings and start fights in order to be heard. In the past week, the death of a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd has dominated the media. Shocked, Americans didn’t know what to do about the viral video of former...

Opinion: Trump vs. Truth

In the latest installment of Politipress, WSPN's Atharva Weling takes a look at the implications of Twitter's decision to fact-check President Trump's tweets for misinformation in America.

Atharva Weling

May 30, 2020

This should have happened a long time ago. On Tuesday, May 26, the president tweeted that “there is NO WAY (ZERO!)” that mail-in ballots would not result in election fraud. He boldly declared that “mail boxes will be robbed [and] ballots will be forged,” and concluded by warning America of ...

Chat with Cat: An open letter to the officers who killed George Floyd

In this installment of Chat with Cat,  WSPN’s Caterina Tomassini reflects on the recent death of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis.

Caterina Tomassini

May 29, 2020

I am absolutely infuriated. For the love of humanity, why must the world be like this? We are in 2020. Let me repeat: we are living in the year 2020, and people are still mistreated simply because of the color of their skin. There is absolutely no excuse for such blatant, unmasked hatred and racism....

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