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We aren’t safe: A human trafficking prevention guide

When sold into human trafficking many victims get marked with a barcode or number and get their hands tied up. Both of these have become symbols used to spread awareness for human trafficking.
Daijah DeForge, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 19, 2020

The state of North Carolina doesn’t rank high in many things. It’s number 14 for the economy, 25 for education, 30 for health care and the list goes on. One thing that North Carolina ranks extremely...

Elementary school students trade virtual classroom for in-person instruction

Three elementary school students play outside for recess while social distancing.
Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

On Sept. 29, the Wake County Board of Education voted that students Pre-K through third grade return to the classroom on a rotating basis beginning Oct. 26. Starting today, these students will attend classes...

How remote learning is impacting students and staff

Zoom is open on a laptop that is surrounded by school supplies.
Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor October 30, 2020

Many parents, students and staff members have concerns about remote learning following the WCPSS board decision on September 29th. The board decision includes having grades K-8 return to in-person instruction...

No beakers in your room: STEM-related activities to do at home

A collection of STEM-related items that students can think about doing whilst at home.
Alexandra James, Graphics Editor October 21, 2020

As COVID-19 is still going strong, science-related school activities such as Science Olympiad, Science Honor Society and the chance to do fun science experiments in science classes are limited. With students...

Vote for the change you want to see

Clusters of campaign signs for local elections sit on the side of an Early Voting building.
Jordyn Brautman, News Editor October 21, 2020

Voting is a civic responsibility crucial in determining the outcomes of local, state and national elections. Teenagers in today’s society have a powerful voice in the government and hold the potential...

Two retirees look back on their time in education

Wakefield celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2020
What inspired you to become a teacher? ​ While still in grad school I subbed for a high school teacher who was out on maternity leave and I absolutely loved it! I knew then I had found my calling.

Howler seniors sign off

Howler seniors sign off
I never could have imagined that high school would end like this. It feels like COVID-19 has left 2020 graduates holding our breaths at the edge of a cliffhanger, asking ourselves and the world, “This is seriously how this ends?”

Pole vaulting during a pandemic: the 2020 Olympic cancellation 

Rising Freshman Brooke Masingale pretends to celebrate an Olympic victory.
Violet Worzella, Website Editor May 14, 2020

The Olympic games have officially been canceled this year for the first time in 80 years. This news devastated both fans and athletes across the world who were waiting in anticipation for the annual games....

Science Olympiad strikes a win at competition

The Science Olympiad team gathers for a photo before their competition
Sienna Stock, News Editor March 11, 2020

Science Olympiad is an organization that promotes 8,000 teams across the US and holds 450 tournaments annually. Wakefield brought home 13 medals with the outcome of its most recent competition. Wakefield’s...

Wakefield turns 20!

Wakefield High School was established in 2000 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020.
Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2020

With 2020 on the horizon, staff and students of Wakefield High School eagerly anticipate the school’s 20th birthday.  In the beginning… The Wakefield building was opened in 1999, but it was...

The Australian bushfires: controlled, but far from over  

An area of land devastated by the wildfires in Western Australia.
Kaylee Jacobs, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 26, 2020

The bushfires violently burning across Australia’s east coast are now under control, but they’re still active and leaving more than just physical damage. Extreme drought, heat, winds and lightning...

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