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This is a collage of artwork from three Wakefield High School students.

Wakefield High School students showcase their art

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor May 26, 2021

Wakefield High School offers a wide variety of visual art classes for its students to choose from. Everything from pottery to painting is covered in our art program. Many students who take those classes...

Duke Raleigh Hospital

Healthcare workers reflect on COVID-19 mandates and vaccines

Will Dennis, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic since March 11th, 2020. As time went on many wondered if life would ever go back to normal in the near future or even at all.  Now as vaccines are being pumped out...

Photo Courtesy of the Creative Writing Contest

Spring 2021 creative writing contest takes the floor during pandemic

Stephanie Arana, Graphics editor May 17, 2021

During this chaotic year with the pandemic hitting the world like a ton of bricks, students and teachers have found themselves looking for new ways to keep their academic lives going and more alive than...

Spongebob Squarepants spends time indoors with his chip and penny, but then finds a new way to have fun: trying out a bold hairdo!

Quarantine makeovers: boredom or coping mechanism?

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

There’s a decent chance you’ve considered at least one of the following in the last year: A wildly different haircut (bonus if done at home)  Body alterations not previously planned (piercings,...

One of the new-born goats at Wakefield.

Ag program creates a hands-on experience amid the pandemic

Daijah DeForge, Co-Editor-In-Chief April 19, 2021

The pandemic has created ripples of change throughout every part of life from work to sports to getting groceries. One area that many people don’t think about is how hands-on classes and clubs were affected...

A large red arrow directs students and staff past the chained-off locker bays.

Wake County high schoolers return to classrooms after nearly a year at home

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor March 22, 2021

Despite concerns of some Wake County residents, high school students are slowly filtering back into classrooms. There is currently a three-week rotation plan that has students broken up into four cohorts. Students...

The Perseverance rover touches down on Mars. During its landing, internet users find a hidden message in binary code. Graphic by Sage Cooley.

Perseverance rover ‘dares mighty things’

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2021

NASA initially scheduled its fifth Mars rover — Perseverance — to touch down on the red planet in July 2020. Then, a new mission called ‘Mars 2020: Safe at Work’ took over, where hands-on work...

Graphic by Daijah DeForge

Universities are beginning to open back up amid the pandemic

Daijah DeForge, Co-Editor-In-Chief February 8, 2021

Despite concerns about the number of new COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, for the second semester many universities have decided to welcome their students back on campus. Large universities including...

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris received their official titles on Jan. 20, featuring poet Amanda Gorman and other speakers. Graphic by Sage Cooley.

United States inaugurates a new identity: 2021 ceremony

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

The Biden-Harris Administration is now well-underway as a new chapter of American history unfolds. Amid crisis and calls for social change, people all over the country — and around the world — wonder...

Wakefield's Winter Percussion Coming Back During COVID-19

Wakefield’s Winter Percussion Coming Back During COVID-19

Alexandra James, Graphics Editor February 1, 2021

This year, Wakefield’s Winter Percussion is coming back, but under different circumstances due to the current pandemic.  In Winter Percussion, students learn to play percussion instruments such as...

A beautiful planet is being melted by a powerful sun in a bright sky

2020 is one of the hottest years ever, but you shouldn’t be surprised

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor January 6, 2021

2020 has been a historic year, to say the least, so it’s no wonder that there was yet another record set. Scientists have now confirmed that 2020 is one of the three hottest years of all time. Even though...

Wake County Public School System's final exam update shares information about new testing accommodations with the county.

WCPSS final exam testing update

Jordyn Brautman, News Editor January 4, 2021

On November 17, 2020 the Wake County Public School System published an update regarding final exams and EOCs (End of Course exams). Students taking state tests such as EOCs and CTE assessments will be...

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