• November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 28WHS confirms first positive COVID-19 case on Oct. 27
  • 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 5As of Oct. 2, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in Wayland
  • 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

Kyle’s Column: “Chemistry” and being Chinese-American

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen reflects upon lessons from
Kyle Chen January 30, 2020

There’s a passage in "Chemistry," the debut novel of Chinese-American author Weike Wang, that goes: “Here is a joke a classmate tells me in middle school: When an Asian baby is born her parents...

Kyle’s Column: Things Unseen

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen discusses the impossibilities inherent in the college application process.
Kyle Chen November 20, 2019

A month or two of filling out Common App questions, writing personal statements and answering supplements have me convinced that in order to put together a “convincing application,” not only do you...

Kyle’s Column: Unseen

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen presents
Kyle Chen June 5, 2019

"Unseen" is a vignette that details the experience of a young man as he struggles to find himself in the throes of adolescence. The bell rings, signaling the end of class. The halls suddenly fill with...

Kyle’s Column: Long Way to Go

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen questions the extent of WHS' acceptance of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Kyle Chen April 11, 2019

Wayland High School is a self-proclaimed “safe space." We pride ourselves on being an open, welcoming community that celebrates diversity and accepts differences. Regardless of your race, ethnicity,...

Kyle’s Column: Medium

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen discusses the power of art, music and other forms of expression as a medium for communicating one's emotions and feelings.
Kyle Chen March 29, 2019

Humans have this funny thing called language: an aural and visual way of expressing what we’re thinking and how we feel. Language has been an indispensable part of human history. After all, without it,...

Kyle’s Column: Chinese-American

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen ponders the potential of a
Kyle Chen February 7, 2019

What’s your ethnicity? Since I was a kid, I’ve always struggled to come up with a definite answer to that question. It’s come up quite a lot - especially when I was younger. When other kids saw...

Kyle’s Column: Finding Your Voice

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen discusses the challenges and benefits of writing.
Kyle Chen January 22, 2019

Writing is difficult - especially when what you’re writing will be published on the internet, where anyone and everyone can read it. I started this column in last fall hoping that it would help me...

Kyle’s Column: Actions speak louder than words

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen discusses the underlying implications behind the Wayland School Committee's vote to push back school start times for the 2019-2020 school year.
Kyle Chen December 13, 2018

It’s been almost a month since the Wayland School Committee’s 4-1 vote to push back school start times. From a student’s perspective, I will readily admit that I have no problem whatsoever with spending...

Kyle’s Column: My friend Ryan

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, Opinions Editor Kyle Chen reflects upon a friend's struggle with drugs and substance abuse.
Kyle Chen November 14, 2018

Two summers ago, I attended the School of the New York Times, a two-week program in the heart of New York City. I got to spend thirteen days learning about journalism from some of the best in the field,...

Kyle’s Column: One more year

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, WSPN's Opinions Editor Kyle Chen reflects upon the marvels of growing up.
Kyle Chen October 31, 2018

This past Sunday marked my 17th year on this planet. As with any birthday, I went through the day with a sense of excitement, relishing the thrill that comes with being a year older than you were the day...

Kyle’s Column: Under the Weather

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, WSPN's Opinions Editor Kyle Chen reflects upon the lessons that come with having a cold.
Kyle Chen October 16, 2018

For the past couple weeks or so, my family’s been dealing with a pretty bad bout of sickness. It started with my brother, who came home with a burning fever, a hacking cough and a runny nose. As these...

Kyle’s Column: Take a step back

In the latest installment of Kyle's Column, WSPN's Opinions Editor Kyle Chen reflects upon the lessons that come with having a cold.
Kyle Chen October 2, 2018

I recently embarked upon what many consider to be one of the most trying years of my life. One that is said to be marked with stress and exhaustion. One that is said to crush hopes and dreams in an avalanche...

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