Wayland Student Press

  • February 13Wednesday, Feb. 26 will be an extra-early release day at 12:15 p.m.
  • 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
  • February 13WHSTE presents their Winter One-Act Play, Squirrel Girl Goes To College: A Squirrel Girl Play. Performances are Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, on the WHS MainStage. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens
  • February 11Tuesday, February 11, TEC will hold an information session regarding their summer internships. It will be held at the Wayland Free Public Library from 7-8 pm. Registration not required.
  • February 11To honor Black History Month, Power Club members will recite an important quote over the loudspeaker throughout the month
  • February 11Window Dance Ensemble informational meeting to take place Wednesday, 2/13 after school
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • February 6Climate Committee to host Valentine's Dance at 7:30 on Friday, 2/14

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...

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Ellie Tyska

November 4, 2019

The average teenager may earn their money through babysitting, working at a cash register or running errands, but senior Lilly Brooks makes her own salary from her self-run online jewelry company: Avocado Avalanche. It didn’t take long for Brooks to find her passion for jewelry making – she was...

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Christina Taxiarchis

October 31, 2019

Many students at WHS plan to pursue their interest in the medical field once they head off to college. Yet, there are a lucky few who get to chase their passion during their high school years. Senior Ciara Murphy has been lucky enough to work at the Armstrong Lab, a pediatric oncology lab that is a part...

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Hailey Robinson

October 25, 2019

Students at WHS have come to know science teacher and yearbook adviser Kristin Cowell, but few know about her weightlifting teaching and pastime. Cowell’s hobby started when she began taking “body pump” classes at her gym, Wayside Racquet and Swim. “I started a year ago [by] taking classes...

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Meredith Prince

October 9, 2019

Usually, if you saw a three-year-old sitting in front of a piano, you’d want to cover your ears and hope for the best as they bang their hands across the keys. One particular three-year-old, however, might have surprised you as he ran his fingers lightly across the keys, playing a familiar tune. From...

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Charlie Moore

September 16, 2019

Junior Andrea Shang steps onto the fencing strip, readjusting her lamé and pulling down her mask. Heart pounding, the unranked Shang faces down a ranked opponent named Czarina Alfonso in a regional competition in New Jersey. The referee utters “en-garde.” Gripping her foil sword, Shang enters her...

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