In the darkest corner of the room my imagination could remain idle, but it has been this year-long course that has allowed my brimming creativity to sprout and blossom exponentially. I understand the importance for particular word choices, and the influence writing can have on public opinion. It’s because of The Howler that I have found a voice hidden inside me, freely able to express my deepest conc...
"If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be"-Maya Angelou
These past four years of high school have been a journey. And throughout these few years, I have learned a lot about myself. My passion, what is important, and fears. My advice to underclassmen is to try everything. A passion for art, sports, or journalism could be discovered so easily! I joined theatre my freshman year and it really clicked with me, so I put everything I had in it. I got the ...
Abby Lee: 188 Miles
There are one hundred and eighty-eight miles between where I stand now and the mountain I will stand on in three months. Here are my roots, and there is the impossible orchard. The more I think about it, the less I’d like to think about it. Confronting the reality of leaving Raleigh ― and Wakefield ― is more daunting than I care to admit. I have been lucky to come to know this city like the back...
I’ve always wanted to fly away. I wanted to ascend outside of this physical realm into another universe where my presence and creativity would be treated as a force and celebrated. My soul and artistic expression would be enhanced and elevated while coming in contact with other powerhouses that are like me, yet similar. That’s what newspaper has done for me. The Howler opened a gateway for me to embark...
I’m going to be honest - I was never very involved in Wakefield High School, even despite being here for all four years. I never wanted to be involved either. From freshman to junior year, I didn’t give my lack of involvement a second thought. However, during the summer before senior year, I made a decision that I look back at with pride. I would become one with the W. I joined the school news...
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. - Maya Angelou
“Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.” -Unknown
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali
High School at Wakefield has been nothing short of amazing for four years. Here’s the story. I entered high school a little nervous about the change in academics, social ambiance, and athletic demands. I did not know what to expect but I had the faith to put my best foot forward, try my best, and be myself. As I learned to navigate these changes, sophomore year was a bit easier. I’d made...