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

Ligiah Villalobos: Open up yourself to the possibilities of what your life can be

Ligiah Villalobos:  Open up yourself to the possibilities of what your life can be

Meredith Prince and Allie Nunn

April 2, 2020

From a young age, famous Latina producer and writer Ligiah Villalobos knew that the arts and entertainment industry failed to tell the true stories of the Latino community. After studying dance and cultural geography in college, Villalobos dreamed of sharing the stories of her native community. Since...

Hannah Marton: I cannot imagine not playing an instrument

Hannah Marton: I cannot imagine not playing an instrument

Alyssa Dickstein

March 25, 2020

For as long as she could remember, math teacher Hannah Marton wanted to play an instrument. When retired WMS band director Diane Muffitt started a band for adults who had never played an instrument or wanted to return to their instruments after a long hiatus, she jumped at the opportunity. “Ms....

Hartley Peck: we [are] able to just go on stage and have the time of our lives

Hartley Peck: we [are] able to just go on stage and have the time of our lives

Jessica Reilly

February 27, 2020

While many Wayland students might be familiar with junior Hartley Peck from her performances with the Window Dance Ensemble, Peck’s dancing extends far beyond the WHS theater. Peck dances at the competitive level with Broadway Bound Dance Center(BBDC), in Natick, MA. She is well rounded by her experience...

Ben Carpenter: The trail to the 2026 Olympics

Ben Carpenter: The trail to the 2026 Olympics

Allie Nunn

February 24, 2020

As he nears the frosted drop-off, the snowboarder finalizes the adjustments to his board and fixes goggles to his eyes. Seconds later, he plows down the mountain, gliding on the snow as he races to the bottom. Former WHS student Ben Carpenter, who is now a junior at Steamboat Mountain School in Colorado,...

Lilli Tobe: Drumming is always going to be something I do.

Lilli Tobe: Drumming is always going to be something I do.

Joanna Barrow

February 20, 2020

Like some high school students, sophomore Lilli Tobe participates in the school band. She’s a percussionist, which means she has expertise in instruments ranging from the glockenspiel, to the timpani, triangle, snare drums, drum set and all auxiliary instruments. This wide range of ability is enough...

Madeline Maurer: Theater is a great way to learn empathy

Madeline Maurer: Theater is a great way to learn empathy

Julia Callini

February 3, 2020

The red velvet curtains roll back on the WHS main stage, and the lights grow brighter. An actress croons the first line of the musical, then the band strikes up a tune. Behind the action onstage, junior Madeline Maurer sits in the sound booth, making every light, sound and curtain call during the show. “The...

Tony Pilla: I do it for the kids

Tony Pilla: I do it for the kids

Remmi Shaw

January 13, 2020

While students zip their bags and close their binders, highly anticipating the bell ring at 3:10 p.m., one unsung hero is just starting off the work day. Custodian Tony Pilla is one of the most well-known faces who walk the halls after hours. He can be found listening to music in the Commons at night,...

Savannah Sugar: Horseback riding is a really special experience

Savannah Sugar: Horseback riding is a really special experience

Caroline Lampert

January 9, 2020

Many students would think that driving to practice forty-five minutes, six days a week would seem exhausting, but Senior Savannah Sugar loves it. Sugar horseback rides at Holly Hills Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, a part of her life since she was very young. “I started horseback riding when I was...

Joe Tardif: It’s about the hunt, not what you hunted

Joe Tardif: It’s about the hunt, not what you hunted

Max Brande

December 4, 2019

Over the span of a human’s life, different interests come upon them. Some come and go, others stick with you. For junior Joe Tardif, the drive and passion of hunting is something that has stuck with him since a young age. This is to the point where Tardif hopes to be hunting for the rest of his life “I...

Logan Homyak: The motion of flying is just exhilarating

Logan Homyak: The motion of flying is just exhilarating

Josh Schreiber

November 25, 2019

The first half of senior year looks the same for most students: grinding out college applications and then relaxing when it's all over. Senior Logan Homyak, however, is planning to take a different path. When Homyak was just 15 years old, he joined a program that would kickstart his dream of becoming...

Mia Veljanoska: It was always a dream of mine to come to the USA

Mia Veljanoska: It was always a dream of mine to come to the USA

Caterina Tomassini

November 21, 2019

Similarly to most teens, senior Mia Veljanoska dreamt of traveling to a new country to explore the culture, make new friends and learn to be independent. Veljanoska’s dream came true after a series of interviews, exams and essays, when she found out she had been one of twelve Macedonian students chosen...

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Joyce Wu

November 5, 2019

Setting up her tripod in her room, eighth grader Annie Long checks to make sure the camera is in focus, the audio is working and the legs are stable. Taking a deep breath, she hits record. “Hey guys,” she muses to the camera. “Welcome back to my channel!” Since the third grade, eighth grader...

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