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The rising importance of LGBT representation in film, literature

The rising importance of LGBT representation in film, literature

Millie Monahan, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Trigger warning: Mentions of homophobia and suicide. Please read with caution.  Since the first open presentation of queer characters in The Dickson Experimental Sound Film, along with the series,...

Students wait in front of a firetruck on November 8 after Wakefield High School fire alarm was pulled during lunch.

Fire alarms led to disciplinary action against students

Erin Sockolof, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

The first two weeks of November held many fire alarms for the students and staff at Wakefield High School (WHS). Between vaping in the bathrooms and students deciding to pull the alarms, 5 full evacuations...

Walt Disneys statue stands in front of Cinderellas castle decorated for the 50th anniversary.

Observing the changes for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary

Nic Cazin, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

On Oct. 1st, 1971, only 10,000 people showed up to Walt Disney World’s opening day in Orlando, Florida. In 2021, the average number of people who attend Disney World each day is about 57,000 people,...

Crowds at North Carolina State Fair

North Carolina’s State Fair makes a comeback

Maya Johnson, Copy Editor November 3, 2021

After deciding to withhold the North Carolina State Fair in 2020 in favor of encouraging COVID safety and proper protocols, the official “all clear” has been given to continue with the festivities...

Should Wakefield high school bring Pride Time back to the bell schedule?

Pride Time: Should it be brought back?

Max Rubino, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 14, 2021

Back in 2016, Wakefield High School (WHS) created a 35-minute block for students to have a remediation period. Pride Time was made because the school wanted to create an effective way for students to get...

The sun beams down on the buildings and admissions advertisements at Elon University, located in Elon, NC.

Preparing for college applications: The good, the bad and the ugly

Erin Sockolof, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

This time of the year can be quite exciting for many high school seniors all across the country. However, college applications can be stressful for students too. Melissa Ansbacher knows this all too...

Schools suffer from bathroom vandalism TikTok trend

Schools suffer from bathroom vandalism TikTok trend

Kaylee Jacobs, News Editor October 7, 2021

The ‘devious licks’ trend began on TikTok as students competed to acquire the most obscure items from their school. Competitors took a variety of items from bathrooms and classrooms and dramatically...

Wakefield club guide

Wakefield club guide

September 24, 2021

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...

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