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

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


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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...

Molly Kooshan: There’s a whole world out here

Molly Kooshan: There’s a whole world out here

Alex Janoff

February 6, 2019


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The Friday afternoon before Columbus Day Weekend, math teacher Molly Kooshan was wrapping up her classes and heading home. While many students and teachers looked forward to taking the extra day off to relax or get ahead on work, Kooshan had an eventful weekend planned. Over the course of the next ...

Mabel Xu: It’s just a matter of going and trying

Mabel Xu: It’s just a matter of going and trying

Caterina Tomassini

January 30, 2019


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For as long as she can recall, sophomore Mabel Xu could always be found expressing her love for food in the kitchen. Cuisine plays such a large role in Xu’s life that she now runs an Instagram account that details her love for food. As she grew, so did her passion for cooking. Xu’s passion for...

Edmond Giang: When I step into the pool, nothing else enters my mind

Edmond Giang: When I step into the pool, nothing else enters my mind

Christos Belibasakis

January 16, 2019


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Senior Edmond Giang’s passion for swimming developed in the Wayland Community Pool when he was just in the first grade, swimming for the Mighty Ducks USA competition team. Since first grade, Giang’s reason for swimming switched from a way to pass time to being competitive. Giang swam for club teams...

Abi MacDonald: Basketball is where I can be myself and make new friends

Abi MacDonald: Basketball is where I can be myself and make new friends

Eden Vanslette

January 9, 2019


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Junior Abi MacDonald’s love for basketball started on the Wayland basketball courts. Every winter since first grade, MacDonald has been dribbling up the courts and putting points on the board for both Wayland teams and, starting in third grade, for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball teams as well. In...

Rohini Ramesh: It makes me feel grateful for everything I have

Rohini Ramesh: It makes me feel grateful for everything I have

Joyce Wu

January 2, 2019


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When springtime rolls around, junior Rohini Ramesh can be seen delivering dozens of Girl Scout cookies to her peers and teachers. These cookies bring joy to many of her buyers and are a seasonal favorite. As the year goes on, however, Ramesh and her troop bring a lot more to the community than just cook...

Sidney Toga: When I step onto a track, everything around me becomes irrelevant

Sidney Toga: When I step onto a track, everything around me becomes irrelevant

Nicole Erdekian

December 19, 2018


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During last year’s 2017-2018 season, junior Sidney Toga was ranked as the 15th fastest sophomore in the state in the 100-meter dash. Toga has been running on the varsity indoor and outdoor track and field teams since his freshman year. During the indoor track season, Toga participates in the 55-meter...

Kelsey Pitcairn: Having a community of thinkers and creators is really important

Kelsey Pitcairn: Having a community of thinkers and creators is really important

Julia Callini

December 12, 2018


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From the time she could string words together, English teacher Kelsey Pitcairn has had a burning passion for writing. When an opportunity arose to study at the Faber Academy in London, Pitcairn seized it. In November of 2016, Pitcairn started a novel in honor of National Novel Writing Month, be...

Nick Smith: You have to know that you’re going to make a save

Nick Smith: You have to know that you’re going to make a save

Kate Balicki

December 5, 2018


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Senior goalie Nick Smith has been a key member of the boys varsity soccer team for the past two years. In 2017, Smith helped advance the Warriors to the sectional semifinals. In 2018, his exceptional effort in goal led the Warriors to win the Division 3 State Championship. Smith started playing soccer in the second g...

McKenna Kelemanik: It lets me say how I feel without having to say it

McKenna Kelemanik: It lets me say how I feel without having to say it

Kyle Chen

November 21, 2018


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For the past nine years, the Wayland Music Department has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as a Best Community for Music Education. As a testament to that honor, a high percentage of students at WHS play an instrument, either in the Orchestra or Band, or through one...

Julia Cleary: I just wanted to give the kids equal opportunities

Julia Cleary: I just wanted to give the kids equal opportunities

Hailey Robinson

November 15, 2018


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In her freshman year, junior Julia Cleary took volunteering to the next level and started a nonprofit with another high school student. To kick off her high school career, she formed Kids Empowering Kids, which helps kids who are staying at the Family Promise homeless shelter in Natick. “We co...

Gracie Corbett: I just love to do it

Gracie Corbett: I just love to do it

Charlie Moore

November 14, 2018


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Whether students are pumping iron in the WHS weight room or training per a coach's instruction, students in Wayland partake in weightlifting for exercise, strength building or even physical therapy. However, for sophomore Gracie Corbett, weightlifting is a hobby that became a passion. Gracie Corb...

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