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Wayland Student Press

2010 in preview…

2010 in preview...

Basil Halperin

January 5, 2010

Now that the 2000s (the oh-ohs? the owe-owes? the naught-ies?) are over, it’s time to prepare for the 2010s (the teens? the one-ders?). Here are some predictions as to what you should expect to see in newspaper headlines, and in the Basil Report, in 2010: Health care (January, hopefully): Congres...

Budget cuts: the community must take action

The High School Guidance Department is one of many departments facing cuts, including one of the administrative secretaries. (Credit: Jake Adleman/WSPN)

Matthew Gutschenritter

December 18, 2009

One of the mid-year goals of Wayland Public School's Superintendent Dr. Gary Burton is "family and community partnerships to support the learning and growth of each student." With regard to all of the new proposed budget cuts, there has yet to be evidence of any "community partnerships." In November, it...

The timeless tradition of frozen freshmen continues

The timeless tradition of frozen freshmen continues

Andrew Marton

December 18, 2009

It's finally happened. Cold, bitter weather has finally set in. Snow and ice are everywhere. Freshman keep slipping, and it's funny unless you do it. Then it's painful. You have to go to your next class with a sore butt and bruised pride while people laugh at you. Sometimes you hang your head in shame....

A holiday letter: Santa, won't you save our school?

A holiday letter: Santa, won't you save our school?

Sam Boegehold

December 18, 2009

Although the k-9 assisted drug search last Friday did not result in the finding of any illegal substances on campus, the search was not entirely fruitless. Written by a Wayland freshman, the letter below was found in a suspected bag, and immediately confiscated by officials. Consequently, it was hand...

10 best places to catch a student off-campus

10 best places to catch a student off-campus

Siddharth Virkud

December 17, 2009

To all the underclassmen who have perfected the art of evading the "obstacles" that prevent you from leaving campus during school hours: the school has one upped you. As of next year, there will be no cars for you to leave in! Ha! Take that. The administration would like to inform you that you may...

Stage fright: how and why to act this winter

The Black Box Theater, built just last March, will be the scene of this year's 10-minute Winter Week Plays. (Credit: Catey Oakley)

Ben Wohlfarth

December 15, 2009

As we enter the height of winter, many kids are taking a break from the hectic firestorm that was term one. Freshman have gotten a taste for what the high school is like. Sophomores finally feel at home and may be taking more advanced classes. Juniors are dealing with the first signs of their future with SAT’s and getting driver’s licens...

Keep the Federal Reserve free of politics

Keep the Federal Reserve free of politics

Basil Halperin

December 15, 2009

On Friday, the House narrowly passed legislation overhauling the nation’s financial system. The measure, if passed by the Senate and signed by the President, would be the first major piece of financial reform since the current recession began back in December 2007. All House Republicans and even some...

Making the most of Copenhagen

Making the most of Copenhagen

Basil Halperin

December 8, 2009

When the this week's Copenhagen Conference was originally planned, over a year ago, negotiators had hoped to produce a landmark binding international treaty that would significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. When world leaders arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark tomorrow, they will have a much...

Seniors, pursue your dreams: attend clown school

Seniors, pursue your dreams: attend clown school

Gifford Delle

December 4, 2009

Autumn is an important season for the seniors at Wayland High School. Finally, they are cracking down to decide how the rest of their lives will unwind.  Some will move on to a four year college to earn their bachelors' degrees in their respective fields. Others will take a year off and spend time...

10 new rules for next year's Spirit Day

10 new rules for next year's Spirit Day

Siddharth Virkud

December 3, 2009

Spirit Day: we came, we saw, the seniors conquered. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, WHS was awash in a sea of school pride - but still, improvements can always be made. Siddharth has a couple of suggestions we're hoping Student Council will take to heart... Competitors should be given extremely clear ...

Who says freshmen don't have spirit?

Who says freshmen don't have spirit?

Andrew Marton

November 24, 2009

Well, this Wednesday is Spirit Day. That's when we all compete in random games for a big cup. Why? Let's face it, trying to teach 20 minute classes the day before a 4 day break is like trying to digest school lunches: you can do it, but it's not worth the effort. Spirit Day is a good idea in theory,...

College applications: a formula for stress and competition

CommonApplication.org serves as an aide (and source of anger) high school students applying to college. (Screenshot: David Ryan/WSPN)

Erica Van Sciver

November 23, 2009

It is the fall of your senior year; that time of reckoning and the time for decision-making, it has finally arrived. Suddenly, the hazy notion of college is not so distant anymore. You become abruptly conscious of the clock ticking away the time until your first deadline. Relatives, neighbors, and perfect strangers ask you what your first choice school is a...

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