Wayland Student Press

  • View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"
  • PSAT to be administered on Oct. 19 through WHS, see whstesting.com for details
  • Town of Wayland plans dusk-dawn aerial spraying to eliminate mosquitos from Sept. 10-16
  • Wayland High School to observe moment of silence at 8:46 am in memory of Sept. 11th attack victims.
  • Underclassmen picture day is on Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in Wayland raised to high
  • Sept. 18 will be an early release day, school gets out at 12:15 p.m.
  • Extended advisory bell schedules will run on Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Sept. 26
  • WHS Back to School Night to take place on Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Senior portraits due Oct. 18. See "WHS Yearbook Information" on the WHS homepage for details

Kyle’s Column: Scenes, Part I

Kyle’s Column: Scenes, Part I

Kyle Chen

June 5, 2019

"Scenes" is a three-part short story detailing the experience of a young man in high school as he struggles to find himself in the throes of adolescence. Part I follows the boy through a lesson in his physics classroom. The bell rings, signaling the end of class. The halls suddenly fill with the ...

Kyle’s Column: Long Way to Go

Kyle’s Column: Long Way to Go

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, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you have a place at our school. This policy of acceptance reflected in WHS...

Kyle’s Column: Medium

Kyle’s Column: Medium

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, history itself would not exist. In the grand scheme of things, language has been incredibly succ...

Kyle’s Column: Chinese-American

Kyle’s Column: Chinese-American

Kyle Chen

February 8, 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 me, they didn’t see an American - instead, they saw the “yellow” skin, black hair and slanted eyes...

Kyle’s Column: Finding Your Voice

Kyle’s Column: Finding Your Voice

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 improve my writing. I’d always enjoyed the rewarding feeling that comes with putting your thoughts do...

Kyle’s Column: Actions speak louder than words

Kyle’s Column: Actions speak louder than words

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 an extra hour in bed in the mornings next year. As a Wayland resident and WHS student, I will receive all...

Kyle’s Column: My friend Ryan

Kyle’s Column: My friend Ryan

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, visiting various publications and exploring the streets of the Big Apple. Through the School, I...

Kyle’s Column: One more year

Kyle’s Column: One more year

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 before. But this time, the experience was mixed with a more wistful feeling, one that bordered upon...

Kyle’s Column: Under the Weather

Kyle’s Column: Under the Weather

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 things usually do, it quickly spread to the rest of us. I myself have been sick for the past week an...

Kyle’s Column: Take a step back

Kyle’s Column: Take a step back

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 of projects, tests and quizzes. Seeing as I’m only three weeks into the school year, the full ...

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle Chen

June 13, 2018

The boy sat in the corner of the library, his gaze fixed on the computer screen in front of him. Various books, binders and papers littered the table. From time to time he would pick one up, scan through its contents, then toss it back haphazardly onto the desk. The boy closed his computer, leaned bac...

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle Chen

May 30, 2018

This past Monday, I attended the annual Memorial Day celebration held in the Lakeview Cemetery. Despite a morning of overcast skies, a pretty large group of townspeople showed up, occupying the rings of grass and the asphalt walkways surrounding the center of the cemetery. A line of police officers stood...

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