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Aspiring teachers prepare for the future

Aspiring teachers prepare for the future

Kate Meikle, Copy Editor

March 7, 2016


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A 2016 report from WUNC North Carolina Public Radio shows that there has been a 30 percent decrease in education department applicants in the past five years. Although this statement is alarming, those aspiring to enter the education field are still able to hold onto the benefits of earning a degree...

Students respond to Wakefield’s new BYOD policy

Students respond to Wakefield’s new BYOD policy

Jenni Goldstein, Features Editor

February 10, 2016


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“There are some downsides, such as technology not responding the way you want it to,” said Mason Hill. “It can be easier to get off topic or distracted since you have the whole internet right in front of you. However, the students would become more technologically advanced and perform better in future jobs, as most jobs are moving toward a more technologically advanced state.”

Seniors anxiously await college acceptance letters

Seniors anxiously await college acceptance letters

Jillian Kerzner, Copy Editor

January 7, 2016


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“It's not just a letter, it decides the next four to six years of your life”

Wakefield Orchestra plays for North Carolina Symphony

Emily Callahan, Features Editor

January 7, 2016


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“It was an amazing opportunity. Many of the symphony musicians were eager to learn about us and some of our students were able to ask them questions to help them improve their musicianship.” -Booth

School’s out, scream and shout

School’s out, scream and shout

Kennedy Little, Business Editor

January 7, 2016


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"I am counting down the minutes until I am out." -Megan Mallory

Wakefield’s Peter Pan flying high to Pieces of Gold 2016

Wakefield’s Peter Pan flying high to Pieces of Gold 2016

January 7, 2016


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Peter Pan stars Kyle Yeomans and Elese Corson will be performing “Big Adventure” at the Pieces of Gold showcase at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium this March. Yeomans, who plays Peter Pan, and Corson, who plays Wendy, have worked diligently these past few months to perfect their craft and strength...

How we cram for exams

How we cram for exams

Alexa Cook, Staff Editor

January 6, 2016


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With the semester almost over preparations for the New Year are beginning with anticipation. Only one thing stands in the way now: finals. Exams are notorious for draining most students’ minds of joy and holiday spirit. Bed ridden and feverish with excitement, many contemplate their future grades as...

Retirement gives Duffy a new philosophy on life

Retirement gives Duffy a new philosophy on life

Laurie Diggett, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


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Jean Duffy, a former media specialist at Wakefield High School, has begun to cross things off of her bucket list. In the past year alone, Duffy has been to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, allowing the different cultures to enlighten and inspire her. “I wanted to go somewhere I had never been before,”...

Technology takes a turn with BYOD

Jenni Goldstein and Jordon Myers

December 8, 2015


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“Currently, the use of electronic devices is at the discretion of the classroom teacher,” said Stockdale. “BYOD just reinforces that – but also eliminates the guess work of whether it is okay to use electronics on any given day.”

Community celebrates Thanksgiving festivities

Community celebrates Thanksgiving festivities

Jillian Kerzner, Copy Editor

November 16, 2015


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“It is a much needed break and a good time to acknowledge how lucky and grateful I am for the life I have.”

Anti-Bullying Week aims to heal

Anti-Bullying Week aims to heal

Kate Meikle, Copy Editor

November 13, 2015


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Anti-Bullying Week is a world-wide week of recognition during the third week of November aimed to raise awareness about the bullying of children and the general youth. The week is dedicated to highlighting ways to prevent and respond to bullying in a wide array of situations. Wakefield’s counselors...

Partridge leaves a lasting legacy at Wakefield

Jenni Goldstein, Features Editor

October 21, 2015


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"She had a hard life growing up," said Lipscomb. "So I think for a lot of the students who have complicated family lives, come from impoverished homes or have had to deal with adult things at a really young age, she connected with them in a way that no one else could."

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