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

Shawn Nee: The drive to compete with my teammates keeps me motivated

Shawn Nee: The drive to compete with my teammates keeps me motivated

Kruti Vora

January 2, 2012


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Wayland has a reputation for having one of the strongest swim teams every year. Many Wayland kids join the Wayland Jr. Warriors and work their way up to the high school level. Not all Wayland swimmers compete for the Warriors, though. Shawn Nee, a sophomore at WHS, trains and competes for the Shawm...

Hannah Marton: You can try very hard and not succeed, but just keep on going

Hannah Marton: You can try very hard and not succeed, but just keep on going

Kruti Vora

December 19, 2011


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Equations are not the only thing Wayland High School math teacher Hannah Marton loves. She also has an affinity for music. Two and a half years ago, Marton began playing the clarinet. “I asked Mr. Oneschuk, ‘What should I play?’ and he said ‘Smile. You have an overbite; you should pla...

Michael Gordon: I did it to get the satisfaction of people enjoying the music

Michael Gordon: I did it to get the satisfaction of people enjoying the music

Kruti Vora

December 12, 2011


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At the beginning of his sophomore year, senior Michael Gordon wrote a song. It wasn’t for school; it was just on the side. He then went to his friend Eilif Mikkelsen’s house and recorded it. Mikkelsen later mixed and produced the song for him. “Between that day and the end of sophomore year, I was writing more songs, and I had a...

Jessica Whittemore: I help them try to have fun and just be themselves

Jessica Whittemore: I help them try to have fun and just be themselves

Kruti Vora

December 4, 2011


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Every student who plans to earn privileges or even graduate from Wayland High School must complete a certain amount of community service hours. For many, this means taking off a couple hours every so often during the year to volunteer their time, but for senior Jessica Whittemore, volunteering ta...

Erin Dalbec: The fun part is touring the country with friends, meeting new people and performing

Erin Dalbec: The fun part is touring the country with friends, meeting new people and performing

Kruti Vora

November 28, 2011


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From playing the marimba, glockenspiel, drums and bass guitar to singing, Wayland High School's Library Director Erin Dalbec has done her fair share of dabbling in music. Dalbec first played in her high school winter percussion ensemble in 1989, trying out the marimba and the glockenspiel. Then she discovered composers Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Hols...

Longfritz and Nuss: We see how tough some kids have it in third world countries

Longfritz and Nuss: We see how tough some kids have it in third world countries

Kruti Vora

November 21, 2011


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“When I was in the Dominican Republic for the first time, I was at a health clinic handing out supplies and people just started rushing in,” said junior Sarah Nuss. “It was scary. People were pushing each other out of the way. We were just handing out simple things like toothbrushes and socks....

Kristin Wheeler: You have to shut everything else in and the world out

Kristin Wheeler: You have to shut everything else in and the world out

Jake Adelman

November 14, 2011


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Stranded deep inside the woods, nothing but a bow, arrow, a foam target and your heartbeat. A draw back and release. The arrow screams through the woods; in a blink of an eye, the arrow spears the target, a perfect shot. “I started shooting when I was about 25,” said Wheeler. “My significant other wa...

Jerry Lerman: A home away from home

Jerry Lerman: A home away from home

Oliver Levin

November 6, 2011


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Like many other students, senior Jerry Lerman goes to camp during the summer months. Unlike most other students, Lerman goes to camp for an entirely different reason; he goes to help run the camp. Lerman is the son of Bill and Martha Lerman, the owners of Camp Caribou, located in Winslow, Maine. The Lerman family bought the camp, located on a 200-acr...

Nick Condry: How often do you get to be a model?

Nick Condry: How often do you get to be a model?

Lizzy Worstell

November 2, 2011


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A modeling runway show appears well-timed and organized from the outside, but behind massive curtains, some fifty people scramble to find their place. Designers struggle to tie the bootlaces of a single model just before he takes a step onto the stage while models rush behind him to change their outfits....

Robin Tracy: I haven’t experienced a high school campus quite like it

Robin Tracy: I haven’t experienced a high school campus quite like it

Kruti Vora

October 23, 2011


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If you ask Wayland High School students what they like most about WHS, a popular answer would be the open campus. Students love to take advantage of their junior or senior privileges and leave campus during the day. However, students don’t receive these privileges just because of their age;...

Asa Hecker: I can make cake taste that good and be that healthy

Asa Hecker: I can make cake taste <em>that</em> good and be <em>that</em> healthy

Ben Rabin

October 16, 2011


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Most people don't consider the phrase "healthy alternative" to be synonymous with "delicious." Senior Asa Hecker plans to change that perception. Every other day after school, Asa  goes home to bake his own "healthy alternative," high-protein cake. What began as a casual hobby has now grown into Asa’s very own dessert business, Powerhouse Desserts...

Will Sharton: I play better when the team is counting on me

Will Sharton: I play better when the team is counting on me

Kruti Vora

October 10, 2011


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This past year, tennis player Novak Djokovic had one of the best seasons in history. Although his record was near perfect, don't be surprised if freshman Will Sharton tops it. Sharton began playing tennis at the age of seven and now plays around six hours a week. All that practice has certainl...

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