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Wakefields Mindfulness Club spreads awareness to rising mental health issues in teens through this group of posters, which were created during one of their meetings. This club, along with counselors and teachers at Wakefield, are working to spread awareness and help students who may be struggling emotionally.

Wakefield counselors, teachers address mental health issues in teens

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

In the wake of rising mental health concerns in teens, counselors, teachers, coaches and Wakefield’s Mindfulness Club have implemented new ways to help students who are struggling emotionally.  Juniors...

Plunkett teaches her third period a creative writing assignment. Plunkett is a special education teacher who strives for student success.

First year teachers Wallace and Plunkett exceed expectations

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Being a first-year teacher can lead to many different experiences, some are exciting while others can be more difficult but Carolyn Plunkett and Selena Wallace stood out to staff at Wakefield High School....

Paula Adam is a Special Education teacher and Wakefields 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year. Throughout Adams years at Wakefield she has learned a lot, not only from her fellow staff but her students as well.

Wakefield’s 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year inspires young students

Jordan McIntyre, Co-News Editor January 13, 2023

Paula Adam, Wakefield High School’s 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year, has positively influenced her students along with her colleagues in more ways than one. Apart from her sense of humor and joking...

Twitter is a social media platform that incorporates microblogging as a form of entertainment posted through tweets. A tweet is a piece of content that contains text, photos or videos that is posted on Twitter. However, social media policies are changing which changes what the world sees.

Wakefield reacts to new Twitter management

Max Rubino, Photography and Graphics Editor January 11, 2023

When people think of Twitter, they may picture meme reposts or Wendy’s annual roasts. Twitter is a social media platform that incorporates microblogging as a form of entertainment posted through tweets....

Kyle Bayer chats with his students in his first period class before going into his lesson on supply and demand. Bayer is in his eighth year of teaching.

Kyle Bayer selected as Wakefield High School 2022 Teacher of the Year

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2023

When Wakefield High School, WHS, announced their selection for the 2022 Teacher of the Year Award on Nov. 18 during fourth period, Kyle Bayer was initially caught off guard. Bayer —who has been teaching...

A student reads the challenged book, Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix. The Harry Potter series as been challenged globally for inciting witchcraft and anit-family induendos.

Wakefield responds to banned books

Katie Spampinato, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

In 1982, First Amendment and library activist Judith Krug decided that due to the increase in book challenges, there should be a week in September to respond to these acts. Although Banned Book Week has...

Students throughout the nation have protested against gun violence for years.

When gun violence knocks on Raleigh’s door

Abby Dykes, Social Media and News Co-Editor December 6, 2022

The recent shooting in Raleigh has alerted all North Carolina residents of the danger lurking at any time in America: mass shootings. On October 13, the community of Raleigh was shaken to the core when...

Students in Furches’ third-period class are captivated by the lesson. Every day, her Spanish students learn more and more from Furches, a teacher whom they find both inspirational and encouraging.

Furches travels and inspires

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor November 28, 2022

Annie Furches is one of the most experienced Spanish teachers Wakefield has ever seen. As someone who has traveled to countless countries and witnessed many different cultures, Furches is able to use her...

The Skinny Turkey event brings together the Wakefield community as they advocate for mental health awareness in 2022.

The Skinny Turkey Event engages Wakefield students, community

Sophia Fisher, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 21, 2022

12 years ago, Wakefield High School experienced multiple student deaths that were alcohol and drug-related. Concerned parties at the school decided to take action to support students in this time of struggle....

Maggie Kane, pictured right, smiles with a volunteer at A Place at the Table cafe in downtown Raleigh.

Meet Maggie Kane: WHS alumna and founder of Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can cafe

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

Nearly seven years ago, on her 25th birthday, Wakefield High School alumna Maggie Kane anxiously sat in the waiting room at the Secretary of State office in downtown Raleigh. For Kane, months of intensive...

Atkinson has a reputation of providing his students with engaging history classes. Two classes he teaches this semester are AP Government and AP United States History.

Atkinson’s historical roots go deep in NC

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Some teachers leave a big impact on their students and help lead them to accomplish their goals. Lance Atkinson, a history teacher at Wakefield High School, is no exception. He has experienced a unique...

Wakefield community members may vote at Wakefield Middle School.  In this election, youths have a lot to say.

Wakefield youths impact local elections

Max Rubino, Photography and Graphics Editor November 8, 2022

Voting is a democratic process that dates back to 1776 when only white men over 21 could participate. Now it is 2022 and the voting process has expanded providing people 18 and older with the opportunity...

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