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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Zoe Garcia: Going viral

Zoe Garcia: Going viral

Abby Raftery March 15, 2023

wspn · Going Viral: Zoe Garcia In this podcast WSPN's Abby Raftery and WHS freshman Zoe Garcia discuss Garcia's success with her TikTok account. In close to two years, Garcia gained a following of...

Sophomore Arya Samaratunga performs with the WHS’s all-female a cappella group, the Muses during a Feb. 10 a cappella concert. Samaratunga also sings in WHS’s Honors Concert Choir.

Arya Samaratunga: Conquering the chorus one note at a time

Katya Luzarraga March 11, 2023

Stepping into the spotlight, sophomore Arya Samaratunga’s voice carries the soft melody of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” as she performs for WHS’s all-female acapella group, the Muses. To some, singing...

On July. 19, 2021 Junior Ben Dugan set sail on a 10 month sailing trip with his parents through the Atlantic ocean causing him to miss the entirety of his sophomore year.

Ben Dugan: 317 days at sea

Talia Macchi March 1, 2023

Imagine taking a year off from school, with sunshine, salty air and beautiful water around you daily. Now imagine working eight hours a day, with the sole responsibility of ensuring the boat you're on...

Sophomore Thomas Ali does a jump at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire. I love mountain biking because there’s a great community surrounding it and uplifting everyone,” Ali said. “The adrenaline is just awesome. I love flying through the air.”

Thomas Ali: Gearing up for success

Sasha Libenzon January 12, 2023

Gaining speed and flying through the air, sophomore Thomas Ali rides his mountain bike through the woods. Ali has been mountain biking for over five years, gaining a love for the sport and the community...

After arriving at Wayland High School almost two months into the school year, Roellig finds that his transition to the new environment has been relatively smooth. “I think the most important thing is just being open to everything and everyone,” Roellig said. “If you just stay to yourself and sit at the back of the class without speaking to anyone, you wont really get settled in. You have to be open minded if you come to a new place.”

Finnlay Roellig: A German exchange student’s transition to WHS

Selena Liu January 11, 2023

On Oct. 28, junior exchange student Finnlay Roellig moved across the world with just two suitcases, eagerly awaiting his exchange year in the United States. Roellig, who is from Germany, is part of an...

Dancer and teacher Pallavi Nagesha dances across the stage. As Nagesha teaches other and continues to grow herself, she hopes to expand the connection she has with Bharatnatyam. “Dance is a very personal experience, so each of the dancers has to get from it what they want, and I think the mind-body-soul connection is what I crave and I work towards,” Nagesha says.

Pallavi Nagesha: Spreading Indian culture through Bharatanatyam

Reva Datar January 10, 2023

The dancer takes a precise step in one direction. Her graceful hand movements depict nature and eyes hold expression. Each step is deliberate and driven by strength, carefully crafted and perfected through...

The Science Olympiad club at Wayland High School meets in-person on Thursday, Nov. 11, with club advisors Ken Rideout and Laura Kreutter. I really like being able to learn more about science while also being a part of a team. senior captain Sophia Xie said. Its also relaxed and stress-free, which makes the meets even more fun.

Science Olympiad: Strengthening students’ skills in STEM through competitions

Olivia Tawakol December 7, 2022

The Science Olympiad Club is a series of rigorous competitions in STEM related activities against teams from different schools. Students in the Science Olympiad club at the high school have the flexibility...

As its still early on in the year, Curtin, has only added two pieces to her portfolio. Ive only added portraits so far, Curtin said.

The artistic process: Bryn Curtin

Charlotte Thirman December 7, 2022

Art 4 student, senior Bryn Curtin, has offically added a new piece to her year-long portfolio. The core of her portolio is answering a single question with her art. Curtin's question is: "How do other...

 Senior Molly Morneweck (right) stands on the set of Growing Pains, the movie in which she plays the part of a teenage girl named Zoe Christopoulos.

Molly Morneweck: Not your average summer job

Penelope Biddle December 6, 2022

Senior Molly Morneweck is no stranger to stardom. Since landing her first main role in a school play in eighth grade, she’s played the lead in four school productions. During her physics class last spring,...

“I’ve learned that good people act the same in all environments,” Yo Boca Taco owner KC Ueberroth said. “They’re good with their friends, they’re good with their business, they behave the same always. I think the one thing that [Yo Boca Taco] does well is behave well. We have a really good vision and pillars.”

KC Ueberroth: The journey from corporate to carnitas

Tina Su, Penelope Biddle, and Hallie Luo December 2, 2022

From the outside, it’s your average fuel fix. On the inside, however, the gas station houses the aroma of fresh tortillas and homemade sauces, the authentic products of Yo Boca Taco. Owner Kyle Christopher,...

The Kaewprasert family manages their family-owned Thai restaurant, Spice and Pepper. Spice and Pepper is located at 236 Boston Post Road in Wayland, and the restaurant is open every day of the week.

Eileen Kaewprasert: Managing a family-owned restaurant while in high school

Nadya Chase December 1, 2022

It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night after a stressful week of school. Most high school students are spending time with friends, getting a head-start on homework or relaxing after the long week. However, senior...

President Gina Wang smiles in front of the members of Wayland Middle Schools debate club alongside senior Kat Lambert. Wang began the club in the hopes of rescuing some of the communication skills lost due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I wanted to help middle school students readjust to talking in front of their peers and being more confident in their speech as well as themselves in general,” Wang said.

Gina Wang: Instilling confidence in middle schoolers through debate

Nina Wilson November 30, 2022

Voices bounce off the walls of Wayland Middle School’s library, each carrying conflicting assigned arguments. In assertive and clear statements, the middle school students establish their widely researched...

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