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

Rosa Vitiello: “I have learned how to put trust in my teammates in all the sports I play”

Rosa Vitiello: “I have learned how to put trust in my teammates in all the sports I play”

Elena Erdekian

September 28, 2015


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Junior Rosa Vitiello may be known for playing soccer and track for Wayland High School, but in her free time she has a passion for playing frisbee. She and two other WHS students have formed a new school frisbee club this year. Vitiello began playing frisbee when she was around eight years old. Her...

Zander Bobronnikov: InSize is a web platform that solves the problem of variance in interbrand sizing

Zander Bobronnikov: InSize is a web platform that solves the problem of variance in interbrand sizing

Angela Park

September 21, 2015


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Anyone who has shopped for clothes, in stores or online, knows the struggle of finding the right size. Constantly changing in and out of shirts and returning mailed packages can get tiring. Senior Zander Bobronnikov recognized this problem and set out to fix it.

Allie Kunen: I never really thought of it as something that I would use every day

Allie Kunen: I never really thought of it as something that I would use every day

Angela Park

June 7, 2015


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Pictures of sandwiches, sushi, pastries, pizza and countless other treats can be found on junior Allie Kunen’s food Instagram, _lovef00d. Kunen activated her account last spring, but she only started actively using it mid-October of 2014, combining her love for food and photography. “I never really thought of it as something t...

Marisa Liu: We got to see robots from all over the world, like China, Brazil, Israel and Australia

Marisa Liu: We got to see robots from all over the world, like China, Brazil, Israel and Australia

Thomas Chan

June 1, 2015


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Junior Marisa Liu was always interested in robotics, especially after watching her older brother Ethan participate in his robotics competitions. Last year, Liu quit gymnastics and switched to coaching, so she decided to join the robotics club. She found that it had been disbanded, so she took i...

Hugh Jones: I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go

Hugh Jones: I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go

Julia Reck

May 25, 2015


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Ever have trouble figuring out the important parts of an article or web page? Sophomore Hugh Jones’ app called “Points” can summarize text into bullet points in seconds. “Points started off as a simple Java app, but I quickly decided to expand it into an iPhone app because I realized it could be the perfect tool for learning on the go,” Jones said. He came up ...

Taylor Frieling: I just go out there every single game and try to give it my all

Taylor Frieling: I just go out there every single game and try to give it my all

Angela Park

May 10, 2015


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[/caption] If there's one thing senior Taylor Frieling is passionate about, it's lacrosse. She has played four seasons on the Wayland High School varsity lacrosse team and will go on next year to play lacrosse for Union College in Schenectady, New York. “Lacrosse was always something I was really inter...

Geoffrey Wang: Everything is clear-cut and logical

Geoffrey Wang: Everything is clear-cut and logical

Angela Park

May 3, 2015


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In fifth grade, Geoffrey Wang started playing around and experimenting with small robotic projects, a hobby that led him to attend Destination Imagination later that year. From then on, his passion for robotics grew into a hobby he still loves to this day. Wang built his first robot in seventh grade, whic...

Liana Frangioni: I don’t think I could ever live a life without dance

Liana Frangioni: I don’t think I could ever live a life without dance

Nandita Subbiah

April 26, 2015


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For junior Liana Frangioni, dance is an integral part of her life. She has been dancing for the last 14 years. “I started dancing because my parents wanted me to have the full 'girlie' experience and to get some energy out on Saturday mornings,” Frangioni said, “I became inspired to cont...

Lina Baranovsky: I like that I can have a positive impact on their lives

Lina Baranovsky: I like that I can have a positive impact on their lives

Whitney Halperin

April 12, 2015


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From reading stories to young children to helping groups of kids with fun crafts, junior Lina Baranovsky spends many of her weekends interacting with children by helping run birthday parties at Noah’s Art in Framingham. Noah’s Art is a children’s art studio company, and Baranovsky has ...

Brianna Fu: The people in my class have become another family in my life

Brianna Fu: The people in my class have become another family in my life

Thomas Chan

April 5, 2015


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Ten years ago, junior Brianna Fu started learning traditional Chinese folk dance. After a couple of years, Fu took a break from dancing but started back up later in elementary school. Her return to dance was through a week long summer dance camp. “My mom forced me to go, but now I like it because I ge...

Elizabeth Miller: There is always a new dive to learn or something to perfect

Elizabeth Miller: There is always a new dive to learn or something to perfect

Nina Haines

March 23, 2015


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School vacations are usually a time for relaxation and travel but not for junior Elizabeth Miller. While all her classmates are at home or on a plane, she’s in the pool, diving six hours a day. Miller started diving her freshman year after gymnastics left her with a stress-fractured back, two spra...

Mandy Judah: I can’t really imagine a year without cookie sales

Mandy Judah:  I can’t really imagine a year without cookie sales

Whitney Halperin

March 15, 2015


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Everybody recognizes those green cardboard boxes with the words “Thin Mints” printed across the front. The round, chocolate-covered cookies inside are synonymous with the Girl Scouts and are a favorite for many. Junior Mandy Judah shows us there’s a lot more to the Girl Scouts than just cook...

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