• September 6Students' schedules for the 2020-21 year are now available in Home Access Center
  • September 6Wayland Public Schools will begin remote learning on Sept. 14
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning

Wayland Student Press

On Freshmen elections…

On Freshmen elections...

Andrew Marton

October 13, 2009

I admire people who will stand in front of 280 kids and speak. The candidates in week's last election all took different approaches to their speeches. Some were firm and direct, no beating around the bush, and some threw in a joke or two. Miles Adler ended his speech with, “Remember, go with the ‘fro!” I’ve...

Anti-incumbency mood, open seats make gubernatorial races interesting

Anti-incumbency mood, open seats make gubernatorial races interesting

Ben Schattenburg

October 7, 2009

With the economy still uncertain and budget shortfalls nearly ubiquitous, it is the battles for the statehouses, not Congress, that are shaping up to be the most exciting in 2010. In 2009, 48 states have had to address or are still in the process of addressing budget shortfalls. This means that sta...

It's time for a political settlement in Afghanistan

It's time for a political settlement in Afghanistan

Basil Halperin

October 6, 2009

When Barack Obama was sworn into office on January 20, he inherited two wars from his predecessor. When, only a month later, the President ordered a complete revamping of the American strategy there, he took ownership of one of the two. Afghanistan is now Mr. Obama’s war. There is a crisis in Afghanistan....

School picture disasters

School picture disasters

Andrew Marton

October 5, 2009

Recently, school pictures were taken. These photos get sent home (if you ordered them), go in the school yearbook, and are put on your ID card. So you better not mess it up. But how is it that whenever Mom and Dad order the pictures and promise a copy to Grandma and Grandpa, you manage to do just that? ...

A fabric sneeze, a fair, and drugs

A fabric sneeze, a fair, and drugs

Andrew Marton

September 29, 2009

Three weeks of school have come and gone now, and a few topics have come to my attention. On the first day of school, at the field house assembly, during his speech, Mr. Tutwiler said something that really got me thinking: “Try to sneeze into fabric because of swine flu.” Sneeze into fabric? What...

The other healthcare crisis

The other healthcare crisis

Basil Halperin

September 20, 2009

Now entering its second year, The Basil Report is a weekly blog dedicated to dissecting all things political, run by WSPN's own guru, junior Basil Halperin. While Congress debates how to fix the health insurance crisis, a different predicament – one that will hit Massachusetts particularly hard - is gro...

Learning it all the hard way

Learning it all the hard way

Andrew Marton

September 16, 2009

Freshman year. Everyone's been there. You're the little fish in a great big pond, one kid against the world. To those readying themselves for the battle this year, the class of 2013, we salute you.  Andy Marton is one of those brave souls, and he'll be writing us weekly updates from the front lines...

Town selectman declares war on roadkill

Town selectman declares war on roadkill

Sam Boegehold

September 10, 2009

Introducing...The Farcicals! A weekly humor blog by seniors Sam Boegehold and Gifford Delle, The Farcicals will be your tonic for the school week. Now, with no further ado, we present for your enjoyment their first post, by Mr. Boegehold himself. WAYLAND- This past week, Wayland residents have witness...

My goodbye to Wayland High

June 29, 2009

Your date of departure is 15. August 2008. Please report to Gate 4 at Frankfurt Airport at 5 o’clock in the morning. AFS volunteers will be there waiting for you. For rules and regulations for suitcases please see red attachment. Enjoy your stay in the United States of America! That’s what the letter looked lik...

Girl, know your place: Sexism at Wayland High

Alie Perkus

June 15, 2009

“I’m a dude, so physical harassment seems normal,” remarked a 10th grade male when asked what examples of sexism he had experienced or witnessed at Wayland High School. Two weeks ago, students in grades 9,10, and 11 were asked to take an anonymous survey requesting their opinions about sexism...

Ride for Research: an open letter

Ride for Research: an open letter

May 28, 2009

Hey Everyone, As some of you know, in seventh grade, I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. That same year, I had surgery to remove it, and to this day, I am still recovering. Every spring since seventh grade, I have participated in a fundraiser, the Ride For Research, to raise money for research...

The case for raising the gas tax

The case for raising the gas tax

Basil Halperin

May 28, 2009

Out of a $27.4 billion budget, Massachusetts is short an astounding $3.6 billion. If new funds are not raised, the government will be forced to make severe cuts in social services: all youth violence prevention programs would be eliminated, affecting 18,000 teenagers, home-care programs for elders wo...

The student news site of Wayland High School
Opinion