Wayland Student Press

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

  • WHSPO votes to withdraw prom bus subsidization to Class of 2020

  • Parents request $18,000 in donations for "Late Night" after prom

  • Replacement candidates for Assistant Principal Nocito interview on March 13-14

Alanna Xue: When you’re playing, you forget all the background noise and just focus on making it beautiful

Alanna Xue: When you’re playing, you forget all the background noise and just focus on making it beautiful

Joanna Barrow

March 13, 2019


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Countless students at WHS play an instrument, but few find much true zeal and joy in their musicianship. For freshman Alanna Xue, playing the violin is personally rewarding. Since she was four years old, Xue has been mastering her musical skills. Xue's father’s love of the violin compelled him to...

Meet Coach P. (video)

Meet Coach P. (video)

Carly Camphausen, Alyssa Dickstein, and Madeline Maurer

March 7, 2019


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Coach Scott Parseghian has been a member of the Wayland community since he graduated in 1992. He is the wellness director for grades K-12, the football and wrestling coach, adviser to the class of 2022, and he's impacted the lives of many students at WHS.

Keita Williams: Piano lets me express myself in ways I can’t through words

Keita Williams: Piano lets me express myself in ways I can’t through words

Isabella Arenas

February 28, 2019


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Many students choose to play instruments to showcase their artistic talent. To expand their artistic talents, some go to the extent of composing their own music. This includes freshman Keita Williams, who has composed a number of his own pieces on the piano. Williams never imagined himself playing...

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...

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