Wayland Student Press

  • February 13Wednesday, Feb. 26 will be an extra-early release day at 12:15 p.m.
  • February 13The Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Weston Golf Club
  • February 13Wayland World's Fair to take place at the Loker School on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 pm
  • February 13WHSTE presents their Winter One-Act Play, Squirrel Girl Goes To College: A Squirrel Girl Play. Performances are Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, on the WHS MainStage. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens
  • February 11Tuesday, February 11, TEC will hold an information session regarding their summer internships. It will be held at the Wayland Free Public Library from 7-8 pm. Registration not required.
  • February 11To honor Black History Month, Power Club members will recite an important quote over the loudspeaker throughout the month
  • February 11Window Dance Ensemble informational meeting to take place Wednesday, 2/13 after school
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • February 6Climate Committee to host Valentine's Dance at 7:30 on Friday, 2/14

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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