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

The children cheer after Maria helps them through a thunderstorm.

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

Students looking for the perfect scholarship should start on Wakefield's own website.

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

Students in Mrs. Richardson’s Technology, Engineering and Design class collaborate on a project.

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

The senior section of the prep rally, featuring head Wacko Jackie Lustgarten.

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

The fair's colored lights shine on a cloudy night.

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

A student fills in a standardized test bubble sheet.

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...

NASA hosts naming contest for Mars 2020 rover

Stacked reading materials share information all about recent space exploration.

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2019

“Finding definitive proof of past microbial life would change how people view Earth, Mars and the universe,” Williams said. “People [may] reflect on how they view humanity, life and more.” 

Teens worldwide tackle climate change

A fallen protest poster at the Raleigh Climate Strike.

Kaylee Jacobs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2019

“I didn’t think that young people cared so much,” Williams said. “I’m really proud that people my age are working towards something this important.” 

FFA continues BYOP event for a second year

A large great dane gets some attention from a student.

Sienna Stock, News Editor

October 15, 2019

“BYOP is important because it brings our community together.” Maddie Dwyer, FFA President said. “It allows members and alumni to interact with each other which is unique to FFA.”

Former WHS grad reflects on high school to college transition

Former WHS grad reflects on high school to college transition

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

June 3, 2019

Kristina Marquardt is a chemical and biomolecular engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She currently works with Cummins, a diesel engine company. Marquardt graduated from Wakefield High School in 2015 and will graduate from Tech in May of 2020. Before she takes the next step in h...

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