Wayland Student Press

Chat with Cat: Thank You

Chat with Cat: Thank You

Caterina Tomassini

November 18, 2019

Lt. Jason Menard, a Worcester fire lieutenant, died last week in a third-floor house fire after saving two of his colleagues from a tragic death. He was supposed to leave for Disney World with his wife and three kids the next morning. My family and I were around the dinner table when this heartbreaking...

Chat with Cat: Silence

Chat with Cat: Silence

Caterina Tomassini

November 13, 2019

Silence is awkward. It's uncomfortable. It drags on five times as long as it actually lasts, and our generation is terrified of it. We live in a world that is connected at any given moment at all times of the day, but we’ve never been more disconnected from each other. Each and every one of us holds...

Chat with Cat: Cliques

Chat with Cat: Cliques

Caterina Tomassini

October 16, 2019

Cliques: a group of people with shared interests, commonly found in high school, given assumptions based on unfair and often untrue stereotypes. Also the reason why you don’t know much about the kid who sits next to you in math class.  If you’ve ever attended – actually, if you’ve ever eve...

Chat with Cat: When does a disability become an advantage?

Chat with Cat: When does a disability become an advantage?

Caterina Tomassini

October 2, 2019

School serves the sole purpose of providing an education, a privilege that we students can sometimes under-appreciate. It’s easy to fall into the trap of hyper-focusing on a letter grade, and it's difficult to look past the point system and simply take advantage of the opportunity to learn. For ma...

Chat with Cat: Plugged in

Chat with Cat: Plugged in

Caterina Tomassini

June 4, 2019

AirPods: Many of us have them, many of us (hate to admit that we) want them, yet nobody seems to be aware of the damage they entail. These sleek, wireless, white earbuds are the big go-to for teenagers today, mostly because they’re modern and allow us to listen to music on the go which, let’s admit ...

Chat With Cat: I hate it when…

Chat With Cat: I hate it when…

Caterina Tomassini

May 23, 2019

I have to say, it really gets under my skin when people interrupt me in the middle of my sentence. I’m not talking about small commentary here and there to show interest in the topic - I’m talking about when someone is in the middle of a story and the other person blatantly cuts them off to tell...

Chat with Cat: The Stress of Living in Wayland

Chat with Cat: The Stress of Living in Wayland

Caterina Tomassini

May 6, 2019

I’m going to be straightforward with you— living in Wayland can be a lot of pressure. Wayland High School is the fifth best public school in Massachusetts, which is the highest ranking state for education, meaning the competition for success is insanely high, and students push themselves to the ...

Chat with Cat: Decisions, Decisions

Chat with Cat: Decisions, Decisions

Caterina Tomassini

April 23, 2019

It’s Saturday night, so you put together a stunning outfit, grab your favorite pair of red heels and head out for the night, not returning until past midnight. Come Sunday, you might spend the day hanging around town, maybe going to the mall or catching a movie. Or, if you’re like me— which is...

Chat with Cat: New England vs. Everyone

Chat with Cat: New England vs. Everyone

Caterina Tomassini

March 26, 2019

One month ago, the New England Patriots claimed yet another Super Bowl victory. I’ve only been on this planet for 16 years, and in those years, I’ve been fortunate enough to witness 12 Boston sports championships. Nothing screams spoiled like a fan who doesn’t know what it’s like for their team ...

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