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"

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...

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...

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....

Chat with Cat: In light of Autism Awareness month…

In the latest installment of Chat with Cat, WSPN's Caterina Tomassini shines a light on Autism Awareness month.

Caterina Tomassini

April 22, 2020

April is Autism Awareness Month, so in light of the millions of people affected by the condition, I would like to share my story. I find that many people are not knowledgeable about Autism and both the difficulties and pride it carries. So, I’d like to encourage you to be open to stepping out of your...

Chat with Cat: Bring back cursive

In the latest installment of Chat with Cat, WSPN's Caterina Tomassini shines a light on Autism Awareness month.

Caterina Tomassini

April 6, 2020

I’m sitting in my 10th grade history class, waiting to learn more about the motives of World War II. My teacher, eager to discuss Germany’s unprovoked attack on Poland, is passing out documents written by politicians in the 1940s. As I wait for my copy of the document, I glance at the boy sitting...

Chat with Cat: “Coronacation” is not an appropriate term

In the latest installment of

Caterina Tomassini

April 2, 2020

Unless you live under a rock, you are well aware of the nationwide pandemic, COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. This virus caused President Trump to issue a travel ban to Europe, beginning on March 13 through the following 30 days. The virus has also called for the closing of the American-Canadia...

Chat with Cat: A Foreign Accent is a Gift

In the latest installment of

Caterina Tomassini

February 4, 2020

From the time I could walk, I identified strongly with my Italian heritage. For example, I learned to make bread with my nonna when I was seven years old, I memorized old Italian folk songs to sing with my family and I became used to restating my ethnic name, which nobody was able to pronounce. Even today, t...

Chat with Cat: Thank You

In the latest installment of

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

In the latest installment of

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

In the latest installment of

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?

In this year's first installment of Chat with Cat, Editor Caterina Tomassini discusses the benefits of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a tool that many students use as an aid in test-taking.

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

In the latest installment of her biweekly column,

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 ...

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