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Lunch favorites: Advantages and disadvantages to going off campus

Lunch favorites: Advantages and disadvantages to going off campus

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

February 11, 2019


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One of the privileges as an upperclassmen is going off campus for lunch. The location of Wakefield High School happens to be in the middle of popular restaurants. Students can choose from different cuisines to fulfill their cravings. Some favorite places around the school to eat are Chick-Fil-A, Bojangles,...

Keeping up with the exchange students

Keeping up with the exchange students

Abigail Mosher, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Imagine leaving your entire life behind to pursue the opportunity to study in a foreign country. Imagine the terror, excitement and hope you experience as you walk through the terminal of an airport in an entirely different continent than that of your own. Imagine stepping outside and breathing in...

Students share viewpoints on President Donald Trump

Students share viewpoints on President Donald Trump

Chloe Pollack, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Almost everyone in the world has an opinion about Donald Trump, whether it is good or bad. I interviewed four students at Wakefield High School about their feelings on Trump: Will Dennis (WD); Alys Jones (AJ); Spencer Holly (SH); and Valentina Sandoval (VS). Half of them are Republican and half of them ...

Science Olympians break Wakefield’s record

Science Olympians break Wakefield’s record

Ashley Masingale, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2019


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Wakefield students compete annually in the North Carolina Science Olympiad, which was held this year at Southeast Raleigh High School. It’s a competitive competition with different events ranging from Duct Tape Challenge to Forensics. Students have been preparing for months for the competition which took plac...

New climate change report warns us of the effects of global warming

New climate change report warns us of the effects of global warming

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

January 7, 2019


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The Fourth National Climate Assessment — released on November 23, 2018, by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) — details the devastating impacts climate change will have on our economy, infrastructure, health and ecosystems. The USGCRP defines climate change as “changes in average weath...

Furr’s dedication to students wins the 2018 Teacher of the Year award

Furr’s dedication to students wins the 2018 Teacher of the Year award

Kendra Randle, Student Life Editor

January 4, 2019


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Each year, Wakefield recognizes a teacher for the prestigious Teacher of the Year award. For this school year, Denise Furr earned the award due to her endless dedication and productive teaching style. There is a process to receiving the Teacher of the Year award. In order for a teacher to earn this tit...

Women learn how to defend themselves

Women learn how to defend themselves

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

January 3, 2019


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In the world we live in today, you never know when you may have to protect yourself. Self-defense is a great way to escape from a dangerous situation quickly. Jill Toborowsky, SAP counselor, organized a women's self-defense class for Wakefield students and staff to participate in. Over thirty individuals...

Mid-year graduates say goodbye to Wakefield, hello to their future

Mid-year graduates say goodbye to Wakefield, hello to their future

Ryanne Howard, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018


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“We always want to make sure students have a plan for what they want to do after graduation,” Douglas said. “It’s not just to say ‘I’m getting out of school early,’ but it’s because they want an early start to whatever their goals/future aspirations are.”

Be Our Guest!

Be Our Guest!

Kyle Harris, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2018


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Lights, Camera, Action! The last rouge rose petal fell from its green stem Saturday, December 1, 2018 , at Wakefield Theatre Company’s final performance of Beauty and The Beast. Cast and musicians encapsulated the story’s theme of the sensuality of love, growth and acceptance through rhythms, notes an...

Wolverines help find ways to pay for college

Wolverines help find ways to pay for college

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

December 6, 2018


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When applying for college, you must have a good GPA, a decent ACT score and a pretty penny. There is one thing you can do to lower college tuition and that is applying for scholarships. The United States alone is $1.48 trillion in debt just from student loans. You have a chance to get free money, ...

Sleep Deprivation: the silent conflict high school students are battling against

Sleep Deprivation: the silent conflict high school students are battling against

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinions Editor

December 5, 2018


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In 2018, America is seeing a generation of stressed, tired adolescents who are being asked to juggle college applications, grades, sports, jobs, clubs, family and active social lives. With all of this stress, are teenagers even achieving enough sleep? There was a clear dilemma with the correlation between students...

Wakefield community gives back through Skinny Turkey Run

Wakefield community gives back through Skinny Turkey Run

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


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Every year, the Wakefield community highlights the importance of the “Just Think First” movement through its hosting of the Skinny Turkey 5k/10k/half-marathon, sponsored by FS Series. The Just Think First organization first began in 2004 to “ raise awareness on various topics that affect teens...

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