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Day of Silence: Why and how to participate

Day of Silence: Why and how to participate

Abby Lee, Website Editor

April 10, 2019


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What is Day of Silence, and how did it start? Day of Silence is a national event, sponsored by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). To be a participant means standing up against the discrimination of LGBTQ kids that occurs every single day. Day of Silence is meant to highlight the...

Wakefield’s step team steps into the limelight

Wakefield’s step team steps into the limelight

Kyle Harris, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019


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The resurgence of creative pioneers in Wakefield High has granted leeway for the newest association of fortification and artistic expression, The new and improved step team. The ferocity of this group was felt as they debuted at the pep rally last Tuesday. With steps that portrayed the sheer eloquence...

Wakefield to Me inspires student body

Wakefield to Me inspires student body

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


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Wakefield High School is one of the most diverse schools in the state. 50 percent of enrolled students are of color.  The school’s newest forum for open discussion, Wakefield to Me, plans to give these students a voice. “I feel like some certain topics get thrown under the bus like white priv...

FCCLA prepares for states

FCCLA prepares for states

Sienna Stock, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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Family Career Community Leaders of America begins to prepare its members for states competition.

Crew Dragon docks to the ISS autonomously: a flight to be remembered

Crew Dragon docks to the ISS autonomously: a flight to be remembered

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019


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The Demonstration-1 mission made history this past Sunday when the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle docked itself to the International Space Station autonomously — an unprecedented triumph of any U.S. spacecraft, NASA says. Cargo flights to the ISS have been berthed in the past, meaning a robotic arm pulls in ...

Basketball Pep Rally Highlights

Basketball Pep Rally Highlights

Abigail Mosher, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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The Presidential Election of 2020: Will a woman run the White House?

The Presidential Election of 2020: Will a woman run the White House?

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


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“Demanding a voice is something that I think is very important rather than sitting by and hoping that it comes. You can’t just wait and hope that something comes, you’ve got to go out and seek it. You’ve got to go out and demand it. I think that women are starting to do that and it started well ago, and the #MeToo movement has helped carry that along as well.” -Ryan Abrams

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...

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