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

Alex Torres: I’m just going to keep volunteering, keep doing community service

Alex Torres: I’m just going to keep volunteering, keep doing community service

Audrey Camacho

November 14, 2016


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Since 2013, senior Alex Torres has strived to be the best that he can in his Boy Scout troop. Finally, after three years of commitment, Torres was awarded the Eagle Scout ranking. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be achieved by any Boy Scout. Including Torres, five scouts were awarded an...

Maggie Fiske: I felt like the way I felt in my bedroom dancing by myself

Maggie Fiske: I felt like the way I felt in my bedroom dancing by myself

Naomi Lathan

May 8, 2016


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For the last 13 years of her life, sophomore Maggie Fiske has pursued her dream: to become a dancer. At three years old, Fiske took her first dance class. Since then it has grown to be something that she sees herself doing for the rest of her life. Fiske’s dance career began when her mother signed...

Jack Fletcher: Volleyball is the ultimate team sport

Jack Fletcher: Volleyball is the ultimate team sport

Gage Fuller

May 3, 2016


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The soft touch of a set and the loud smack of a spike contrast in the sweaty gym air. Junior Jack Fletcher lines up on the left side of the court, eyeing the ball bouncing off the setter’s hands. He leaps into the air, rising above the net, and slams the ball down with the palm of his hand. Fletcher...

Addison Antico: Having this sign makes me thank our Founding Fathers for creating the First Amendment

Addison Antico: Having this sign makes me thank our Founding Fathers for creating the First Amendment

Abby Stoller

April 24, 2016


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Wayland residents drive by sophomore Addison Antico's yard, each glaring at the campaign sign displayed. The bright lights shine into the four corners intersection, reflecting off the 14 by 48 foot purple sign that reads “Trump” in thick white letters in support of the Republican presidential front...

Abby Mitty: Music has made me a much more confident person

Abby Mitty: Music has made me a much more confident person

Isabel Gitten

April 11, 2016


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The packed WHS auditorium falls silent as freshman Abby Mitty begins playing chords on her guitar. Concentrating on her fingers, she taps her foot to the beat of an acoustic rendition of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” “Playing in front of the entire school during the talent show was my proudest...

Jaylen Wang: Tennis is 90 percent, maybe even 95 percent, a mental sport

Jaylen Wang: Tennis is 90 percent, maybe even 95 percent, a mental sport

Janani Gandhi

April 3, 2016


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A tennis ball soars over the net on a hot day. Sophomore Jaylen Wang slaps away shot after shot, sending the tennis ball back towards his opponent every time. Wang has been playing tennis since he was eight years old and living in Shrewsbury. Since then, he has accomplished much as a tennis player....

Riley Bonner: You can just tell a story with a beat around it

Riley Bonner: You can just tell a story with a beat around it

Lucy Hughes

March 28, 2016


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You log onto SoundCloud and click on RJB’s “School Day." A steady beat blasts through the speakers, and you hear sophomore Riley Bonner's voice: “Because I wake up, bruh, and I gotta go to school...” Bonner, aka RJB (Riley Joseph Bonner), started to release songs a month ago. Since then he...

Yaniv Goren: I’m happy as long as I’m making a difference

Yaniv Goren: I’m happy as long as I’m making a difference

Masha Yakhkind

March 20, 2016


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They put on their sneakers, tighten up their laces and they’re off. They run around the track countless times before coming to a slow stop. They jog off the track with nothing but smiles on their faces, admiring all of the hard work they have done. This is Relay for Life, and behind the curtains of...

Camron Shahidi: Never give up on your dreams and projects

Camron Shahidi: Never give up on your dreams and projects

Aimee LaRochelle

March 14, 2016


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Tiësto, David Guetta, Avicii and sophomore Camron Shahidi. What do they all have in common? They all share a passion for DJing. Shahidi became interested in DJing about three years ago. “I’ve played piano and drums all my life, and I thought DJing was really interesting and something I might...

Kara Chuang: Seeing people listen with closed eyes, relaxed smiles and even humming along is the reason I do it

Kara Chuang: Seeing people listen with closed eyes, relaxed smiles and even humming along is the reason I do it

Natalie Hsu

March 7, 2016


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A girl with a black ponytail in a white dress lowers herself onto the piano stool. Her right foot hovers over the damper pedal as her fingers mark their place on the black and white keys. Her fingers begin to hop from one note to another, creating a soothing melody. The audience stares in amazement,...

William Barton: You can very clearly see where you went wrong and right

William Barton: You can very clearly see where you went wrong and right

Nathan Zhao

February 29, 2016


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It’s an average Tuesday night, and most students are working on homework, texting their friends or watching TV. But not freshman William Barton. “Amnesiac”, as he is known online, sits at the computer at home, immersed in his latest Hearthstone game. Barton played his first video game when he...

Zack Dresens: It’s just something I love to do, and that’s what I want to do

Zack Dresens: It’s just something I love to do, and that’s what I want to do

Alex Torres

February 22, 2016


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It’s a snowy afternoon on a Friday in January. The long distance track team just finished three miles on the outdoor track, and the light is fading fast. After some complaints, the coach lets the runners go inside, but on the way in, the runners glance back to see a student on the turf. This athlete...

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