The Howler

Members of the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) outside the United States Embassy in Kyiv.

Ukrainian students discuss impact of war

Though attempted, the spirit of the Ukrainian people remains unbroken. Millions of citizens in Ukraine were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighboring and allied countries. Despite this,...

Safe traveling alternatives benefit animals and humans alike.

Wildlife crossings provide safer travels for animals

Millie Monahan, Staff Writer May 31, 2022

Although devastating, thousands of wild animals have their lives taken due to vehicles every year. There are rarely places for them to safely cross, and sadly, a poorly timed crossing can be fatal. Jesse...

Voters aged 18-25 represent nearly 15% of the US population, yet only half of them are registered to vote.

Politicians, teachers encourage new generation of voters as primary elections occur

Emily Dudash, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

For over a century, states have participated in primary elections in order to determine which candidates will be on the ballot for the midterm elections set to take place in the fall. Though they are often...

A group of scientists participating in the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics in 1927. Often noted as the most intelligent photo ever,  Marie Curie (front row, third from left) is the only woman amongst the 29 participants.

Girls can do it… right?

Emily Dudash, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

It was International Women’s Day, and Nicole Sturgill, a vice president and technology analyst at Gartner, found herself checking her email, only to find an inbox filled with staggering low numbers representing...

Social media has become A warzone

War becomes the top trending topic on all social media

Allie Chiu, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

On February 24, Putin invaded Ukraine because  Ukraine denied Russia's request to work together Since the Vietnam War, technology has grown tremendously. In today's age, you can find everything on the...

Coca-Cola, Apple, Starbucks, Ikea, Spotify, and Disney are just some of the hundreds of companies pulling out of Russia.

Russian invasion, impacts and lessons

Abby Dykes, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, over 400 major companies have begun to withdraw their businesses from Russia. Apple has stopped selling its products in Russia,...

Gas prices at Sheetz are rising to almost four dollars a gallon in NC.

Record breaking gas prices are breaking the bank

Jordan McIntyre, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Our nation’s gas prices have reached an all-time high, and Americans are struggling to keep up. As the country feels the effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine, it seems many are being hit hardest...

The Kingdom of Tonga is facing the aftermath of both a volcanic eruption and a tsunami.

Volcanic eruption in the Pacific leaves traces of uncertainty behind

Max Rubino, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 21, 2022

On January 15, 2022, undersea volcano Hunga Tonga violently erupted, forcing the people of the Kingdom of Tonga to alter their lives and clean up the mess. Tonga is located in Pacific Oceania near Australia,...

Posters are displayed to notify others on the ban on weapons in schools.

How American schools balance safety and the Second Amendment

Millie Monahan, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Trigger warning: guns, violence, loss of life. Please read with caution, and reader discretion is advised. Since 2018, there have been 96 school shootings in America. Four of those being since 2022...

Science teacher Chelsea George works with students in the locker bays.

New teachers on balancing success and support

Kaylee Jacobs, News Editor February 22, 2022

Alongside the challenges of reentering schools in-person full time during the pandemic, there is an increasingly expanding problem: teacher shortages and empty classrooms. Though Wakefield has not been...

Colorado face destructive fires during winter.

Wildfires in December: Colorado faces violent climate change

Allie Chiu, Sports editor February 17, 2022

Colorado’s weather has been breaking state records for one of the worst winter seasons in history. On December 30th, 2021, the most destructive wildfire in decades destroyed over 6,000 acres of Boulder...

Electric cars are thrust into the spotlight as the fear of climate change takes hold of many.

Environmental concerns lead towards electric vehicles

Maddie Policastro, Photography Editor February 14, 2022

The age-old threat of global warming has been thrown into the limelight in recent years, causing many to scramble for more eco-friendly alternatives. From sustainable clothing to vegan diets, many have...

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