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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...

Creative minds flourish in new clubs

Creative minds flourish in new clubs

Alexandra James, Graphics Editor December 17, 2020

Do you like reading? Or do you love writing stories? Well, there’s a club for both of those activities at Wakefield. This October Wakefield unveiled the new Book Club and Creative Writing Club for those...

Lauren Wallace, Zaxby’s employee, changes out the dishes.

Wolverines ensure safety while working during quarantine

Megan Simrell, Video Editor December 7, 2020

 At least 30% of students are employed for at least a portion of the school year. These students experienced severe changes when quarantine was announced. Their workplaces changed or added policies, which...

How have the arts programs at Wakefield adapted to the virtual environment?

Wakefield Arts adapts to virtual world

Jordyn Brautman, News Editor December 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a hold on live performances, huge gatherings, and large production locations such as Broadway and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. However, being stuck at home...

The bee decline and why you should care

Max Rubino, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

What is a bee? Well, a bee is a flying insect that is similar to wasps and ants. Bees are known for their job in pollination and making honey. The bee colony is separated into three groups in the hive:...

When sold into human trafficking many victims get marked with a barcode or number and get their hands tied up. Both of these have become symbols used to spread awareness for human trafficking.

We aren’t safe: A human trafficking prevention guide

Daijah DeForge, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 19, 2020

The state of North Carolina doesn’t rank high in many things. It’s number 14 for the economy, 25 for education, 30 for health care and the list goes on. One thing that North Carolina ranks extremely...

Three elementary school students play outside for recess while social distancing.

Elementary school students trade virtual classroom for in-person instruction

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

On Sept. 29, the Wake County Board of Education voted that students Pre-K through third grade return to the classroom on a rotating basis beginning Oct. 26. Starting today, these students will attend classes...

Zoom is open on a laptop that is surrounded by school supplies.

How remote learning is impacting students and staff

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor October 30, 2020

Many parents, students and staff members have concerns about remote learning following the WCPSS board decision on September 29th. The board decision includes having grades K-8 return to in-person instruction...

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