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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

Wayland Class of 2022 graduate Sammy Johnson makes the University of Madison-Wisconsin Division I rowing team with no prior rowing experience. Following her signing with the team, Wisconsins novice coaches are teaching Johnson the fundamentals of the sport. It feels great to represent my school, Johnson said. Out of the 45,000 students that go to Wisconsin, only 900 are athletes, so it feels pretty cool to be one of them.

Sammy Johnson: Earning a spot on a Division One crew roster without rowing

Emily Roberge November 25, 2022

It’s 5:45 a.m. on a Monday morning. The sun has yet to rise. The temperature remains cool at 20 degrees Fahrenheit on Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. While other college students get a few hours of extra sleep...

WHS senior, Madeline OLeary, has been meeting with Superintendent, Omar Easy, all year to help face problems at WHS. She has worked with students and Easy to help create a better experience for everyone. I have talked to a bunch of students, listened to them and wrote down their thoughts. OLeary said.

Madeline O’Leary: Taking action to help WHS

Sophia Oppenheim November 2, 2022

Last winter senior Madeline O’Leary was nominated by history teacher, Katherine Bassen, to be a student liaison, a position proposed by Superintendent Omar Easy. Easy wanted to create a position in order...

The Wayland MOSS Club displays a sign-up sheet at their table at the WHS club fair. MOSS is a national organization and the Wayland chapter is the first club to be created in Massachusetts. “MOSS is about tailoring to each school individually and how you can make each school safer and make the students feel safer in their school community,” freshman and Wayland MOSS president Mackenzie Morris said.

Wayland MOSS: Making students feel safer in their school community

Delia Caulfield October 30, 2022

This year, Wayland High School welcomed the Make our Schools Safe (MOSS) club to the school community. MOSS is a national organization that is represented at 16 schools across the nation. The club was...

Isabella Calvo: From Panama to the U.S.

Isabella Calvo: From Panama to the U.S.

Jacqueline Cahaly October 22, 2022

wspn · Isabella Calvo: From Panama to the U.S. In this podcast, co-broadcast editor Jackie Cahaly interviews WHS senior Isabella Calvo about her experience moving to Wayland. Calvo had previously lived...

Cinematographer Aaron Frutman holds his camera. He strives in his everyday work to capture the stories of people. “Perseverance of the subject I’m shooting [inspires me daily],” Frutman said.

Aaron Frutman: The people behind the videos

Nina Wilson and Emma Zocco June 11, 2022

When many people think about Emmy winners, they picture A-List celebrities on red carpets. Who would have guessed that Wayland is lucky enough to be home to a six-time Emmy winner? Aaron Frutman has seized...

Sophomore Brendan Hines prepares a camera in the WayCAM studio before going out for a shoot. Hines is part of the Script-to-Screen class where students can make a movie and go through all steps of the process.

Brendan Hines: Lights, camera, action!

Annabelle Zhang and Ari Zukerman May 19, 2022

From a young age, sophomore Brendan Hines was not just interested in watching movies, but in being on both sides of the camera. With time, support and inspiration, his interest has developed from a hobby...

Senior Dora Chen created this piece of artwork, titled “Xianyu”, that won her the MAEA (Massachusetts Art Education Association) Hat Sister Award. It tells the story of perseverance and a truly touching connection to her culture. “It basically means ‘fish’ in this Chinese proverb, where if you see a fish in the river you have to cast a net to get it, instead of waiting for it to come to you,” Chen said.

Dora Chen: The power and influence of art

Katya Luzarraga and Hallie Luo May 11, 2022

As children, most people made finger paintings that their parents hung up on refrigerators. Senior Dora Chen has been creating art since she was three years-old, her ideas evolving and flourishing throughout...

In the first few minutes of class, chemistry teacher Courtland Ferreria-Douglas takes the time to educate students on the newly nominated Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The video Ferreria-Douglas shared with his class highlights the importance of Jackson being the first African-American woman nominated to the Supreme Court.

Courtland Ferreria-Douglas: The importance of diversity and identities within the classroom

Aimee Smith and Bella Schreiber May 10, 2022

Students slip into their seats, looking towards the board of their chemistry classroom excitedly. However, most of them aren’t excited to learn the new chemical equations. Instead, they’re looking...

WSPNs Aditya Weling discusses professional leagues upcoming free agency period and goes into depth on certain NFL teams and what they are looking for as the start of the NFL season is just around the corner.

Warrior Weekly: NFL free agency

Aditya Weling April 14, 2022

For many, March Madness may be the most exciting three weeks in the sports world. The fast pace, the OT thrillers, the win-or-go-home mentality and most importantly, the upsets. The last few weeks of March...

Freshman Jillian Segel looks down the ice during a tournament. “I really enjoy going to tournaments, or bonspiels,” Segel said. “Last weekend, I was in Nashua, it was so fun because you get to hangout with everyone, there is always a party, you always socialize. This past weekend we were second.”

Jillian Segel: Taking curling to the national level

Sasha Libenzon and Selena Liu April 13, 2022

Freshman Jillian Segel slides down the ice, sweeping the 40-pound granite-stone towards her target called the house. Segel narrows her eyes in concentration, pushing her limits as she’s headed to junior...

Junior Cat Taxiarchis charges down the field towards the Weston goal. Taxiarchis is committed to play lacrosse at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

Cat Taxiarchis: “I knew that Franklin & Marshall was for me”

Mischa Lee and Lucy Grasso April 12, 2022

For most juniors, the college process is just beginning. However, for junior Cat Taxiarchis, the process ended in late February with her commitment to play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College in...

Freshman Olivia Todd introduces a new prank in her most recent TikTok video from March 7. Todd went viral in August of 2020, and she has since reached over 245 thousand followers on TikTok. “I was just like to my dad, ‘Hey, let me do a prank or whatever,” Todd said. “I thought I was going to have just my friends seeing it as a joke, and then it went from there.”

Olivia Todd: “Imagine if I didn’t post it”

Talia Macchi and Alyssa Ao April 5, 2022

Within an hour of being posted, the TikTok gained over a million views. After a day, it had been quote-tweeted by hiphop star Cardi B. Now, a year and a half later, the TikTok has nearly 22 million views...

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