Wayland Student Press

  • AP government and politics class to run student elections during lunches on May 23 and 24

  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant

  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

  • Boys hockey head coach Rian Murray to leave Wayland

  • White power symbol discovered in WHS bathroom, authorities investigating

  • Boys varsity crew head coach Shayne Bolduc leaves

  • Dolleman to leave WHS for principalship at Norton High School

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

Opinion: Register to Vote

Opinion: Register to Vote

Elizabeth Francis, Wayland Democratic Town Committee

October 16, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, WSPN

Editor's Note: This opinion piece was co-written by the Wayland Democratic Town Committee. Your vote matters. Recent elections and governmental decisions have highlighted just how much our government affects our daily lives. If any recent national event has struck any sort of chord with you, whet...

Representing MA at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Representing MA at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Nathan Zhao

October 4, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

  “Dream. Dare. Do.” — Al Neuharth As I disembarked the plane, I pondered the meaning of Neuharth’s quote printed on my light blue “Free Spirit” shirt, barely bothering to look up at an aptly placed banner welcoming me to our nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Wandering throug...

Kyle’s Column: Take a step back

Kyle’s Column: Take a step back

Kyle Chen

October 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Kyle's Column, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

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 ...

Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Joyce Wu

September 28, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

Warning: Spoilers ahead.   In the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, “Crazy Rich Asians” delivers a classic rom-com storyline paired with dazzling cinematography, complex characters and heavy underlying themes.    “Crazy Rich Asians” tells the story of NYU economics profes...

Review: The Nun

Review: The Nun

Christos Belibasakis

September 23, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

One of the most anticipated films of 2018, “The Nun” brings us the frightening fifth installment into the world of “The Conjuring,” a series based on Ed and Lorraine Warren’s accounts of true events. With the series’ good reputation, it seemed that the continuous jump scares and thrilling scene...

MCAS: For or Against

MCAS: For or Against

Julia Pak, Caroline Raymond, and Caterina Tomassini

September 5, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

On net, is MCAS beneficial or detrimental? Read two WSPN staff members' views on the state-mandated standardized tests.

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Weekly Exchange: The Refugee Crisis

Emma Nallet

June 19, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

In 2015, Europe experienced one of the most overwhelming challenges in decades: the migrant and refugee crisis. That year, over a million migrants and refugees rushed to the borders of European countries, stunning governments caught unaware by the scale of the situation. Three years later, the continen...

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Review: Hans down, “Solo” is worth the watch

Julia Callini

June 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase, WSPN

Warning: spoilers ahead. Hop aboard the Millenium Falcon for the fun, fast-paced and action-filled prequel to “A New Hope.”  With action and effects that dazzle and delight, “Solo” will not disappoint fans of the “Star Wars” series. Solo takes place seven years after the third movie...

Opinion: Living with a sibling with special needs

Opinion: Living with a sibling with special needs

Caterina Tomassini

June 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

For most people, having a sibling means fighting over the TV remote, having someone to play outside with and sharing endless inside jokes. But not for me. For me, my sibling is someone I watch over, learn from and share unique moments with. My brother, Michael, is 18 and has special needs. He has autism ...

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle Chen

June 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Kyle's Column, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

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...

Emma Goes Clubbing: World Culture Club

Emma Goes Clubbing: World Culture Club

Emma Marton

June 10, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

There are several advantages of having a parent in the school. One of them is being able to get permission slips signed on the day of an event. I had just found out I was able to go to the World Culture Club’s event after my mom, Ms. Marton, signed my permission slip. On the trip, we were going to g...

Weekly Exchange: Differences between German and American schools

Weekly Exchange: Differences between German and American schools

Teresa Hank Gomez

June 7, 2018


Filed under Articles, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN Blogs

Differences between German and American high schools Since I started my exchange year in the USA, the question I have been asked most is what the differences between German and American schools are. It’s not an easy question to answer because there are different kinds of schools in Germany and there ...

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