• November 30WHSTE to host drive-in family movie night in the Claypit Hill parking lot on Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18
  • November 30WHS confirms sixth positive case of COVID-19 on Sunday, Nov. 29
  • November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5Freshmen guidance seminars to begin on Wed. Oct. 7
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2
  • October 5Hybrid learning scheduled to begin on Oct. 19

Wayland Student Press

Chat with Cat: It’s just a matter of time

With some neighboring towns shutting down schools and WHS already seeing one positive case of the virus, some are beginning to wonder how long the hybrid model will last. In this installment of Chat with Cat, managing editor Caterina Tomassini evaluates the situation and provides her predictions for the upcoming weeks.
Caterina Tomassini November 24, 2020

Like the rest of Massachusetts and the U.S., Wayland has spent a substantial amount of time planning to return to school after nearly eight months of remote learning amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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