Wayland Student Press

  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • March 17All MA public schools to be closed until April 6
  • March 3"Squirrel Girl Goes to College" advances to the semi-final round
  • March 3Wayland SEPAC meeting to take place Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the Wayland Town Building
  • March 3WSPN to host practice ACT March 21 and practice SAT on April 4th from 9am - 1pm
  • March 3Peer mentors to visit middle school on Thursday, March 12. Peer mentors should contact Benjamin Buffa if interested.
  • March 3Famous Latina director Ligiah Villalobos to visit WHS on Friday, March 6
  • March 3"Super Tuesday" primary elections to take place in the Wayland Town Hall and Wayland Middle School on Tuesday, March 3
  • February 13The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Weston Golf Club
  • February 13Wayland World's Fair to take place at the Loker School on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 pm

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

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

Kyle Chen

January 31, 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 hold up two signs, ‘Doctor’ and ‘Doctor,’ and the baby must choose. By now, I have heard man...

Kyle’s Column: Things Unseen

Kyle’s Column: Things Unseen

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 have to be a candidate of extraordinary merit and capability, but you also have to be a magician. Of...

Kyle’s Column: Unseen

Kyle’s Column: Unseen

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 the rush of moving bodies and the sound of jostling students. The door to the classroom swings open, a...

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 ...

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