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

Kate Maietta: You have to learn to move and use muscles in a way you’ve never had to before

Kate Maietta: You have to learn to move and use muscles in a way you’ve never had to before

Olivia Waldron

February 9, 2016


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She flies through the air, landing jump after jump. She lands gracefully on one foot and glides smoothly on the ice. Freshman Kate Maietta started ice skating at the age of two, and she has loved it ever since. Maietta started because her mom wanted her to learn how to skate. Now, she is an accomplished...

Tori Varnau: I try and be their friend, and I think that really makes the difference

Tori Varnau: I try and be their friend, and I think that really makes the difference

Angela Park

January 25, 2016


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As co-captain of the Model United Nations club (Model UN), a captain on the Wayland ski team, co-captain of the Wayland girls’ varsity volleyball team and co-founder and co-president of the People Assisting Wilds and Strays club (PAWS), there is no doubt senior Tori Varnau has a wide range of experience...

Kara Whitesell: I want to do whatever it takes to make the class of 2018 the best it can be

Kara Whitesell: I want to do whatever it takes to make the class of 2018 the best it can be

Jackie Stoller

January 11, 2016


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The music starts playing as the lights dim. The class of 2018 gathers together during the sophomore semiformal dance. President Kara Whitesell looks around, and she finally feels like all of her hard work has paid off. Whitesell was elected president of the class of 2018 at the end of her freshman...

Simon Clark: A lot of people don’t get how much more expensive it is to eat gluten-free

Simon Clark: A lot of people don’t get how much more expensive it is to eat gluten-free

Brian Cohen

December 22, 2015


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Gluten-free food. For many people it’s nothing but a passing fad. It’s just the newest way to stay healthy in a never-ending stream of cultural health crazes. On the other hand, for some people, eating gluten-free is a necessity if they have disorders like celiac disease, which affects the immune...

Tim Spinale: I loved the thrill of just going out there and becoming someone else

Tim Spinale: I loved the thrill of just going out there and becoming someone else

Liam McNeish

December 7, 2015


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Walking down the hallways at Wayland High School, you may recognize senior Tim Spinale. Chances are you've seen or heard of one of his many performances as both a WHSTE (Wayland High School Theater Ensemble) member and a singer in the WHS a cappella group, The Madrigals. In his two and half years...

Sara Snow: One of the biggest things teaching has taught me is to listen and to learn from listening

Sara Snow: One of the biggest things teaching has taught me is to listen and to learn from listening

Lindsay Adelman

November 23, 2015


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The lights in the theater dim, and with that, the crowd’s noise dies down until only a quiet whispering remains. There's not a sound in the air as the curtains rustle, concealing all of the color, noise and talent behind it. Suddenly, the spotlights cut through the darkness, a beam of light focusing...

Maya Golod: I always used to watch YouTube videos and want to make some of my own

Maya Golod: I always used to watch YouTube videos and want to make some of my own

Lina Baranovsky

November 9, 2015


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On a chilly Saturday evening, while most teenagers will be out and about, sophomore Maya Golod is often in her room, producing a YouTube video. Golod started regularly posting videos on a YouTube channel she created the summer before freshman year. “I’ve always loved photography, and I always...

Anna Marobella: It brings a lot of happiness to my life knowing I have something to work on and work towards

Anna Marobella: It brings a lot of happiness to my life knowing I have something to work on and work towards

Abby McCarthy

November 2, 2015


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Some little kids want to become superheroes or astronauts. Others dream of becoming a princess or maybe the president. From a young age, junior Anna Marobella knew she had a future in art. Drawing is her passion. “I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember,” Marobella said. “In elementary...

Misha Arakcheev: I love it here, where you go and everybody smiles

Misha Arakcheev: I love it here, where you go and everybody smiles

Meg Trogolo

October 26, 2015


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Moving is a big shift and often a difficult one, but sometimes, it can be a welcome change in the end. For junior Misha Arakcheev, who moved to Wayland from Moscow in 2011, the process has given him many new perspectives and opportunities. After years of dissatisfaction with Russia’s political climate,...

Peter Tsipis: At the end of the day, I’m still curling with the same people I’ve curled with for 10 years

Peter Tsipis: At the end of the day, I’m still curling with the same people I’ve curled with for 10 years

Duncan Stephenson

October 18, 2015


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When you think of popular sports, a typical few come to mind. Sports such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer dominate most athletic headlines around the country; however, junior Peter Tsipis has a passion for a sport you may not know much about. Ever since he tried it for the first...

Emily Barnard: I’m a very, very competitive person. It’s just who I am

Emily Barnard: I’m a very, very competitive person. It’s just who I am

Thomas Chan

October 14, 2015


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Twirling the lacrosse stick in her hands, she cradles the ball while running toward the net. A single drop of sweat runs down the side of her face. She maneuvers around an opposing player, kicking up a clump of dirt with her cleats in the process. As she nears the goal, she raises the shaft and swings...

Isabelle Goodman: Seeing something that only existed in my head in real life is a pretty incredible thing

Isabelle Goodman: Seeing something that only existed in my head in real life is a pretty incredible thing

Nandita Subbiah

October 7, 2015


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When most people think of artwork, they probably picture a drawing or painting on paper; however, for junior Isabelle Goodman, her canvas is much larger. As a set and lighting designer for WHSTE’s plays and musicals, Goodman’s canvas is the stage. Goodman became involved with set design as a...

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