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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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Sam Kuhlemeier works quietly in class while her teacher is away administering the Practice ACT. Kuhlemeier uses the free period to catch up on Chemistry homework.
Four-day school weeks: a possible solution to teacher retention
Katie Spampinato, News Editor • December 4, 2023

As schools across the nation grapple with teacher shortages, one solution being explored is a four-day school week. With 900 school districts...

Memorial of Zijie Yan at Caudill Laboratories. Family, students and faculty gather outside the lab to mourn the loss of Dr. Yan.  (Photo Courtesy of Helen Ransom)
Wakefield alumni at UNC react to campus tragedy
Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor • October 30, 2023
Colleges need to stop overcompensating athletes. Paid athletes prevents room for growth in the NCAA and discourages academic success.
Compensating athletes is dismantling the authenticity of college sports
Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor • November 30, 2023

In the unpredictable and consistently evolving environment of college sports, the introduction of athlete compensation marked a shift in how...

Field trips should be extended past middle school and offered to high school students more frequently. The myriad of benefits they have outweigh the class time lost, and will help anxious students more confidently step into the adult world.
High schoolers need more field trips
Kendall Wilson, Co-Copy Editor • November 8, 2023
People of the Wakefield community joyfully run on Thanksgiving day.  The annual Skinny Turkey race is just ten days away!  (Photo Courtesy of Robin Brannigan)
Planning to run the Skinny Turkey? We have some advice from the pros
Caroline Rhoad, Sports Photography Editor • November 13, 2023

Wakefield High School’s annual Skinny Turkey Marathon is a community event that connects runners and non-runners alike. The race takes place...

Hannahs Bookshelf: Little Fires Everywhere
Hannah's Bookshelf
Hannah Kilian, Co-Opinions Editor • November 21, 2023

With Formula 1s rise to prominence in the United States, many drivers have become household names. One of these drivers is three-time world champion Max Verstappen, who has won 15 races in the 2023 season. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)
Formula 1's race to popularity in the U.S.
Seth Steiner, Features Editor • November 16, 2023
As the event begins, the lanterns of paper  come to life. The Chinese Lantern tradition originated during the Han Dynasty, between 206 BC and 220 AD. (Photo courtesy of Jelena Johnston)
The holiday season comes early with these November events
Faith Abernathy, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 15, 2023
The creative writing club meets in the library. The club practices writing and diligence in preparation of a career in authorship.
The Wakefield writers of NaNoWriMo
Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer • November 29, 2023

Every November since 1999, many writers of all ages participate in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. In 2022, over 400,000...

Beginning in the spring of 2024, the SAT will be a digitally administered test. Students and teachers prepare for this change from paper to computers. (Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons)
Students, teachers prepare for digital SAT
Nara Hamburger, Student Life Editor • November 27, 2023
Students head into the parking lot as they prepare to leave campus for PACK Time. Due to Wakefields new policy, students can now stay off-campus for a full hour.
Is P.A.C.K Time really beneficial?
Catherine Marley, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor • October 27, 2023
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