Wayland Student Press

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Wrestling wins quad meet against Keefe Tech, Lexington and Holliston on Saturday 12/8

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

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

  • BREAKING: School Committee votes for 8:35 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. WHS schedule, shorter Wednesdays to remain

  • Second vote for WHS Athletic Complex Renovation project postponed from November to April

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...

Lily Tardif: There was never a time I wanted to quit

Lily Tardif: There was never a time I wanted to quit

Christina Taxiarchis

October 31, 2018


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Entering sophomore year has its perks. One is no longer a freshman but doesn't carry the responsibilities of a junior. For many, sophomore year is about finding a happy medium before stepping up to the plate to figure out where you belong in the coming years after high school. However, Senior Lily Tardif...

Michael Hopps: It teaches you to think a little differently

Michael Hopps: It teaches you to think a little differently

Caitlin Newton

October 29, 2018


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Most math teachers are explaining how to write an equation or how to look at a graph and find the y-intercept. But, computer science teacher Michael Hopps teaches his students how to program using the Java language. Each of the five classes offered is structured around creating projects based on their...

Isabel Mishara: The biggest challenge is getting over your fears

Isabel Mishara: The biggest challenge is getting over your fears

Kevin Wang

October 12, 2018


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In any sport, mastery of the body and mind is crucial. The athlete must attune to the far reaches of their physical and mental capacities to battle past the brink of exhaustion and through to the brink of victory. But for horseback riders like junior Isabel Mishara, the athlete must not only calibrate...

Girls’ varsity tennis team swings into new season (video)

Girls’ varsity tennis team swings into new season (video)

Naomi Lathan and Carly Camphausen

April 8, 2018


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After winning the DII State Championship last year, the girls' tennis program looks forward to the new season.

Aly Raisman: I’m very passionate about creating change

Aly Raisman: I’m very passionate about creating change

Janani Gandhi

March 26, 2018


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While Olympic gymnast and Needham resident Aly Raisman rose to star status for her difficult gymnastics routines and Olympic medals, these days, she has been making headlines for different reasons. She published her memoir recently and has since been routinely speaking out about sexual abuse, particu...

Shawn Bernier: It’s hard being an African American and transgender, because it’s double odds against you in society

Shawn Bernier: It’s hard being an African American and transgender, because it’s double odds against you in society

Charlie Moore

March 20, 2018


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Everyone struggles in some way in middle school, from relationships and friendships, to hormones and homework. For current sophomore Shawn Bernier, add the stress of coming out to your friends, family and peers as transgender. In seventh grade, Bernier began his transition from a female to a male....

Daniel Ryu: You just have to work at it

Daniel Ryu: You just have to work at it

Nathan Zhao

March 1, 2018


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With the workload and time commitment of high school, few high school students actively maintain YouTube channels. Yet sophomore Daniel Ryu has been uploading videos to the popular video-sharing site for the past three years, and for the past year, he has dedicated the channel to comedic singing videos....

Junior Reneé Case takes a new approach to prom dresses

Junior Reneé Case takes a new approach to prom dresses

Abby Mitty and Hailey Robinson

February 15, 2018


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Three months before prom, most juniors have barely begun their preparations for the big night. However, junior Reneé Case has already started designing and buying materials for the prom dresses she is creating for her peers. At the moment, Case is busy creating a dress for junior Teresa Hank Gomez in...

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