Wayland Student Press

  • Early dismissal at 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • Math department goes back on newly instituted policy, will hand out tests to students

  • School Committee violated state law according to state attorney general Maura Healey

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

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

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

Sports Junkies Episode 12: Kyler’s Decision

Sports Junkies Episode 12: Kyler’s Decision

Charlie Moore, CJ Brown, and Aiden Chitkara

February 16, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Showcase, Sports Broadcast, Sports Junkies, WSPN

In the bi-weekly series Sports Junkies, WSPN’s CJ Brown, Charlie Moore, and Aiden Chitkara give their take on the state of national and local sports. In the twelfth installment of the podcast, the hosts talk about Wayland winter sports as they gear up for the playoffs, the state of the NCAA and the...

Boys basketball routs Concord-Carlisle

Boys basketball routs Concord-Carlisle

Josh Schreiber, CJ Brown, Charlie Moore, Caterina Tomassini, and Julia Callini

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Broadcast, WSPN, WSPN.TV

Wayland boys basketball defeated Concord-Carlisle on Friday, Feb. 8. Wayland head coach Dennis Doherty utilized the matchup as an opportunity to give playing time to players who typically don't get minutes. The Warriors started slowly with a close match but eventually pulled away to win by a 20-point...

Mateos Norian: Soccer gives me an opportunity to expend my energy in a social or fun way

Mateos Norian: Soccer gives me an opportunity to expend my energy in a social or fun way

Carly Camphausen

February 14, 2019


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Many WHS student-athletes seeking the next-level playing experience have committed to playing their sport at their dream schools. Non-athletes have to undergo what is seen as a much more riveting process, filled with the uncertainty of applying to many schools. But a verbal commitment to sports actually s...

Debate team reaches above and beyond goals for success

Debate team reaches above and beyond goals for success

Meredith Prince

February 14, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

After several years of countless losses and dissatisfaction, debate team members are finally content with their success. Led by senior captains Andy Wang and Nathan Zhao, the WHS debate team has met new goals and received new medals on a level that the team hasn’t seen in years. “Our debate team...

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Graduates explore new places abroad: Volume 2

Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff

February 13, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, In-Depth, Showcase, WSPN

In a second installment on WHS graduates studying abroad or taking gap years, WSPN's Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff speak to 2018 graduates Hannah Roberge and Peter Wolff on their respective semesters in Spain and Thailand. Read the first installment here....

Politipress: Growing Pool of Candidates (Part I)

Politipress: Growing Pool of Candidates (Part I)

Charlie Moore

February 13, 2019


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

For the voting members of our community, it is often hard to have a firm grasp on who the politicians that represent us are, and what they do. In this installment of Politipress, I take a look at the latest Democrats to throw their hats in the 2020 race for the presidency. 2020 is so close yet so far from where we cu...

WHS students reflect on their Super Bowl experience

WHS students reflect on their Super Bowl experience

Nicole Erdekian

February 13, 2019


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

The Super Bowl is typically a popular attraction for WHS students. However, only a handful of students attended this year's Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior Alyssa Dennis and her twin sister, Olivia, watched the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in the lowest scoring...

Review: Escape Room

Review: Escape Room

Christos Belibasakis

February 13, 2019


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

Escape Room, the self-labeled psychological horror movie, took audiences by surprise as it rose to become the fourth-highest grossing film so far in 2019. The horror film, which fits more under the title of a thriller, follows a group of six people who are invited to a mysterious escape room game, which...

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

Kyle Chen and Aiden Chitkara

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

For each of the past four years, the WHS Student Council has picked a schoolwide movie to be played during Winter Week. This year’s featured picture was "Hidden Figures," a 2017 Oscar nominee. The movie takes place in 1961 and tells the story of three African-American women who work behind the scenes...

WW ’19: Students’ opinions on past, present and future celebrations

WW ’19: Students’ opinions on past, present and future celebrations

Jessica Reilly

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Winter Week, the week after midterms, is intended to be a break from school after WHS students take their mid-year exams. However, many students have noted that the content and overall camaraderie of Winter Week has changed over the years. “I think past Winter Weeks were more fun and entertaining,”...

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

CJ Brown

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

Boys varsity lacrosse head coach Marcus Craigwell has left Wayland High School and taken the head coaching position for Boston College High School. BC High won the Division I state championship in 2018, and Craigwell will replace Steve Lydon as head coach of the powerhouse program. Craigwell spent four...

Super Bowl 2019 – Which commercials did WHS like best?

Super Bowl 2019 – Which commercials did WHS like best?

Jessica Reilly

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Pop Culture, Showcase, WSPN

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