The Howler

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...

Teacher of the Year, Ms Craig Derrow, questions the class about their latest lesson.

Teacher of the Year recipient highlights importance of special education

Erin Sockolof, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Whether you need help with schoolwork or someone to talk to, Teacher of the Year Craig Derrow has your back. She has stood out from the crowd of staff at Wakefield High School ever since she began working...

On Friday, Oct. 29, multiple students in Wake County did not have access to transportation to and from school.

Wakefield students impacted by bus driver shortage

Max Rubino, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 5, 2022

In North Carolina, 14,104 school buses run daily routes to and from school. On average there are over 700,000 people riding the bus every day, that’s about 55 percent of all students in the state. Most...

Starting this school year many schools across the nation have suffered from a lack of teachers, which has lead to consequences for the rest of the school.

Wakefield responds to teacher shortage

Nico Lopez, Student Life Editor December 16, 2021

Recently, schools across the nation have suffered from a sudden drop in the supply of teachers available. Even for WHS, this teacher shortage has become a large handicap in the classroom and learning atmosphere. Among...

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