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Wakefield students and teachers discuss 2020 election

Wakefield students and teachers discuss 2020 election

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

Winter concert for student dancers is ready to take off

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!

For the love of teaching!

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

Veteran volunteers voice how students can get involved in giving back

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?

Are consumers ditching physical retailers for good?

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 ...

“The Sound of Music” makes its way to the Wakefield stage

“The Sound of Music” makes its way to the Wakefield stage

Sienna Stock, News Editor

December 6, 2019

The Wakefield High School Theater begins its production of the critically acclaimed play, “The Sound of Music” for its 20th anniversary. The play will be showing from Dec. 5-7 and will be charging $10 per person. The theater will be bringing the play back after Wakefield middle school’s last production...

Looking to the future through scholarship opportunities

Looking to the future through scholarship opportunities

Megan Simrell, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Want free money? Want to avoid thousands of dollars of debt? Well, scholarships may be the way! With many different types of scholarships, all students have the opportunity to combat the high costs of college. As, according to College Board, two-thirds of students paid for college with scholarships and grants. But scholarships are hard to find, let alone achieve, so ...

Women in engineering: evoking the movement

Women in engineering: evoking the movement

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2019

As the college application season progresses, high school seniors across the nation consider their intended majors. In 2016—out of 20 million high school students—over a million pursued engineering while enrolled in postsecondary institutions, according to the Department of Education. Roughly 80 percent of th...

Spirit Week continues to unite Wakefield students

Spirit Week continues to unite Wakefield students

Nina Cherry, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

Homecoming: a week full of school spirit dressing up, pep rallies and a football game to wrap it all up. During spirit week, students and faculty come together and celebrate one thing we all have in common: the love we share for our school. However, homecoming wasn’t such an easy task to plan. T...

Local culture adds significance to the NC State Fair

Local culture adds significance to the NC State Fair

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

With mind-boggling rides, otherworldly foods and agrarian excellence as far as the eye can see, the North Carolina State Fair earns a mountain’s worth of crowds annually, thanks to the spontaneity of its character. It’s easy to get caught up within the excitement, but something much more essenti...

Governor Cooper bans NCFE tests

Governor Cooper bans NCFE tests

Felix Tuenker, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

On Sept. 7, Governor Roy Cooper signed the testing reduction act that will eliminate North Carolina high school exams (NCFE) all over the state.   The state House and the Senate have both made a decision to get rid of over 20 state tests, this will include NCFEs and a variety of classes from mat...

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