Wayland Student Press

  • Math department goes back on newly instituted policy, will hand out tests to students

  • Boys' basketball wins Bellingham tournament, improves to 4-2

  • School Committee violated state law according to state attorney general Maura Healey

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

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

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

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...

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...

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