The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

On May 29th, 8,000 Starbucks will close nationwide to conduct racial-bias education in response to racial profiling at one of their own locations.

Philadelphia Starbucks displays unconscious bias

Anthony Howard, Social Media Editor May 17, 2018

April 12. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson walk into their local Starbucks and take a seat, waiting for the arrival of their friend. Nelson promptly asked the store manager if he could use the restroom,...

To cheat…or not to cheat?

To cheat…or not to cheat?

Isabela Mercer, Staff Writer February 20, 2018
“‘I could cheat right now’ is more driving than, ‘I should not do this because this is the wrong thing’ or, ‘This could affect me in two years when I’m looking at my transcript’,” Holcomb said. “Instead of using the long term judgement, you’re using the impulses based on right now.”
A handful of novels that many students will read in high school.

Novels and the high school experience

Paige Schepperley, Creative Director February 15, 2018
“I’m trying to see if I can incorporate more student choice into my teaching to get students to read more of the book that they are interested in,” said Dudley. “It helps to engage students in what they want to read so that they can learn the important literary skills necessary, while still enjoying what they are doing.”  
Rose Buhnese

Foreign Exchange students reflect after a semester of high school

Yasmin Rosa, Staff Writer December 18, 2017

ROSE BUHNESE, Germany Q: What tradition are you most looking forward to? A: We don’t have Thanksgiving so that was very different. Our Christmas is very different so I am excited to see how that...

Soloists in Chorus who competed in the statewide Music Performance Adjudication competition, pose for a picture.

Wakefield Choir sings their way to Superior

Rebecca Fiely, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2017
“When we’re in a choir we have to listen to each other constantly, and we have to practice working together,” junior and ensemble soloist Elizabeth Pham said. “Being in chamber singers, you have to really work together.”
Senior, Natalie Collier parks herself next to some future friends at NC State.

Collier makes a statement at NC State

Emma Finn, Features Editor March 23, 2017
"The only comparison that [should] be made in the world is comparing yourself to your past self and future self." ~Natalie Collier
Junior, Kariamu Joesph reads The Destruction of Black Civilization: A Great Issue of Race From 4000 BC 2000 AD.

Read-In celebrates Black History Month

Michael Magnuson, Staff Writer March 8, 2017
“There aren’t only great African-American authors, but there are great authors of every color and every race,” Owokoniran said. “I think it is an important event. It is always important to recognize when something great happens especially in the community of color, so I think it should be a yearly event.”
Still Life by Cailey Neuschaefer won first place in Womens District Level.

Student artists share masterpieces with the community

Emily Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2017
"I always feel great when they win something. I think they should all win something all the time, every time because I think they’re all amazing and fantastic. You just never know what artists that judge artwork are going to pick because judging art is very subjective. There’s criteria that I’m sure they’re looking for, such as excellence in technique, but you just don’t know which ones might win and so it’s always a surprise. The students are always very elated when they find out themselves because there’s maybe five or six opportunities throughout the year so if you win one it’s a pretty big deal," ~Valentino
Wake County students participate in the Youth Leadership of Wake Forest program.

Future leaders gain experience through Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce

Chinma Ngumoha, Staff Writer February 22, 2017
In the program I learned to communicate better, speak to large sums of people and be a leader in my community big or small,” Howard said. “I learned to be a better me, know I can be a great leader in the future and make a change in Wake Forest and the world.~Anthony Howard
Money talks: finding funds for college education

Money talks: finding funds for college education

Emma Finn, Features Editor February 21, 2017
"A 500-word essay could be the difference between you getting a $100,000 in loans or $50,000. It can definitely make a huge difference.”
The Womens March on Washington was filled with signs taking on phrases popularized by the Trump campaign.

Marching towards an equal future

Rebecca Fiely and Emily Callahan February 17, 2017
“[The atmosphere was] really empowering. [It] made me feel hopeful,” senior and Washington D.C marcher Lauren Howell said. “[It was] something I don’t get to really see that often. I’m used to there being tension, but it was really inclusive. It was a really kind, genuine environment.”
Members of the Animal Rights Club  discuss the implications of  buying vs. adopting animals.

Spotlight on student-initiated clubs of 2016-2017 school year

Emily Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2017
Wakefield boasts nearly fifty student clubs and organizations ranging in areas of specific academics, interests, and talents. Clubs are continually created and added as any student can start up a club (as long as an advisor is found, paperwork is completed, and administration approves of it). This school year, a variety of new clubs were added including the following: People for Animals Rights Club, Buddhist Club, Dumbledore’s Army Club, and the Asian American Association. Each organization is unique and contributes to the makeup of the student community.
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