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

Students build awareness of the importance of space technology by re-enacting a Mars rover.

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

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

Kaitlyn Peterson and Senior Vice President Anthony Howard pose for a picture together before doing the pep rally M.C.

Abigail Mosher, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

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

Seven year old Bella Hoover pretends to be President, her dream might not be far out of reach.

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

“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

Seniors, Anthony Howard, Priyanka Rai, Tyson Burgess, Fernanda Ramos,  and Trae Smith eat lunch at Moe's for off campus lunch.

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

February 11, 2019

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

In the school year of 2018-19, Wakefield is proud to host two exchange students from Spain, one from Germany and one from Vietnam

Abigail Mosher, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

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

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Chloe Pollack, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

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

Senior Michael Mathew and Sophomore Emanuel Smith study Science Olympiad schedule.

Ashley Masingale, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2019

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

Hundreds of U-haul trucks which create pollutants around North Carolina.

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

January 7, 2019

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

Ms. Furr, 2018 Teacher of the Year demonstrates

Kendra Randle, Student Life Editor

January 4, 2019

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

Self defense workshops help students prepare to protect themselves in parking lots against predators.

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

January 3, 2019

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 get to wear the cap and gown during the holiday season.

Ryanne Howard, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018

“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!

Senior, Nate Richardson, who plays Beast, leads warmups before Beauty and The Beast Performance.

Kyle Harris, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2018

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...

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