The Howler

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

Abigail Mosher, Tatyiana Davis, Jasanee Killins, Ashley Masingale, and Mai Nguyen

June 5, 2020

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. Not only did the threat of coronavirus take away the Olympics, but it also took away the ability...

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 team attracts a wide selection of students who want to expand on their knowledge of science...

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 inhabited by Sanderson High School students while their school was under renovation. For the school ...

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 intensified this fire season in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Southern Queensland. Isa...

20 years in review: Three stories to keep Wakefield’s history in perspective

Wakefield celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Abigail Mosher and Felix Tuenker

January 9, 2020

(1) With 2020 on the horizon, staff and students of Wakefield High School eagerly anticipate the school’s 20th birthday. (2) Wakefield’s Wolverine Football Stadium has been recently embellished with a spirited mural: a 50-hour student-led project. (3) On Wakefield’s 20th anniversary the outdoor sports complex will be renamed the “Dexter Cooley Athletic Complex” after our school’s first Athletic Director (AD), Dexter Cooley.

Wakefield students and teachers discuss 2020 election

This year's election is brewing up a historical number of candidates taking on Trump.

Nina Cherry, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

On Nov. 3, Americans will head to the polls and render their verdict on the upcoming presidency. Control of the US Congress, governorships and state legislatures are all in play. All eyes are on the Democrats and the candidate that they nominate to take on Trump.  There are more than 20 Democratic candidates...

Winter concert for student dancers is ready to take off

Dance students pose for a photo in their Wakefield jackets.

Megan Simrell, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Every year Wakefield's dancers put on a winter concert where they showcase the dances they have been choreographing and practicing for the past few weeks. Each of the three dance classes will be putting on different dances with diverse themes and choreography. Each piece is being made with a combined e...

For the love of teaching!

Teacher of the Year

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, students and staff reflect on their scholastic endeavors. For English teacher Janene Schneider, such efforts culminate in one fantastic accomplishment: recognition as Teacher of the Year. On Nov. 8, admin celebrated Schneider for her excellence in the classroom, effective lea...

Veteran volunteers voice how students can get involved in giving back

After many volunteering opportunities this fall, FCCLA gathers for a holiday celebration.

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

“‘Tis the season of giving” is a phrase often ringing in the ears of locals as soon as the holidays usher their way into the Triangle. From serving up meals at local soup kitchens to participating at open toy drives to children’s hospitals, fulfilling the duty of giving back to one’s commu...

Are consumers ditching physical retailers for good?

Amazon boxes stack up in place of what used to be shopping bags from retail stores.

Kaylee Jacobs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2019

Retail corporations and employees worldwide are facing a growing catastrophe as online shopping becomes the consumer favorite. Advancing technology has made online shopping convenient, as customers can make quick purchases from their phones and computers.  “It’s all about the competition of each ...