Wayland Student Press

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Wrestling wins quad meet against Keefe Tech, Lexington and Holliston on Saturday 12/8

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

  • BREAKING: School Committee votes for 8:35 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. WHS schedule, shorter Wednesdays to remain

  • Second vote for WHS Athletic Complex Renovation project postponed from November to April

Kyle’s Column: My friend Ryan

Kyle’s Column: My friend Ryan

Kyle Chen

November 14, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle Chen

May 15, 2018


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The field house throbbed with a din of voices, fueled by the steady stream of students spilling into the gymnasium to watch an all-school assembly in response to the racist graffiti found on the Timeline Tunnel. In the center of the basketball court mingled a large group of teachers, most of whom were eng...

Kyle’s Column: Voices of the Future

Kyle’s Column: Voices of the Future

Kyle Chen

April 28, 2018


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We touched down around nine in the evening. The plane glided over the tarmac as the captain’s voice crackled through the intercom - “ladies and gentlemen, welcome to San Francisco.” As we reached the gate, the plane eased to a stop in front of the expansive airport windows. A collective meta...

Kyle’s Column: A Revelation

Kyle’s Column: A Revelation

Kyle Chen

April 6, 2018


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Last Saturday morning, I woke to the rude beeping of my alarm clock. Pushing aside my blankets, I squinted at the crisp LED display resting on my nightstand - 10:30 a.m. Stretching leisurely, I slowly elevated myself from the warmth of the covers. My feet padded over the soft wooden floors as I saunter...

Kyle’s Column: Marginalized March Madness

Kyle’s Column: Marginalized March Madness

Kyle Chen

March 22, 2018


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It’s that time of year again. The time for brackets to be made, for upsets to occur, and for madness to reign supreme. March is here and with it, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is once again in full swing. For the large majority of my friends and peers, the first thing that comes to mind w...

Kyle’s Column: Today’s teenagers – the catalysts for gun control reform

Kyle’s Column: Today’s teenagers – the catalysts for gun control reform

Kyle Chen

March 6, 2018


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On April 20, 1999, two students walked into Columbine High School armed with guns and explosives. They proceeded to murder 13 people and wound 20 more in a massacre that would be remembered as the beginning of a long history of school-based mass shootings in the United States. The events of Columb...

Kyle’s Column: The respect they deserve

Kyle’s Column: The respect they deserve

Kyle Chen

February 14, 2018


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In Wellness class, we recently finished a series of classes discussing various mental disabilities and the effects they can have on people’s lives. To conclude the unit, Mr. Berry had us team up in groups, research certain mental disabilities that are prevalent in society today and then teach the rest o...

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