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Wakefield students voice opinions on ‘Muslim Ban’

Wakefield students voice opinions on ‘Muslim Ban’

Isabelle Kozubowski, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

Many people, adults and teens alike, have spoken out against President Trump and said that his executive order to ban immigration into the United States from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen was not only unconstitutional but immoral.

The legacy of Coach Rodney Sink

The legacy of Coach Rodney Sink

Christina Rascoe, Student Life editor

December 16, 2016

“Friday nights are what I will miss the most,” Sink said. “You can take Monday through Thursday and the paperwork with you, but I was always happy on Fridays. My heart is with this program. Next season, I expect them to compete. I’ll be sad that I won't be a part of it.”

Hayden’s hard work shines through 2016 Teacher of the Year award

Hayden’s hard work shines through 2016 Teacher of the Year award

Emily Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016

“She loves her subject and is very good at it. She spends a lot of time outside of school keeping her skills up going to different professional development opportunities, so when she presents to students she tries to make it very relevant to them. She tries to make it very interesting to them because it is just something she’s very passionate about, and I think that that is one of the things that helps set her apart. She really just likes teaching it to kids.” ~Thomas

Can Wakefield survive without SMART Lunch

Can Wakefield survive without SMART Lunch

Bryn Goldsmith and Jacob Franks, Business Editor and Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

“Smart Lunch is a sacred cow at Wakefield High School. It wasn’t something I wanted to touch with a 10 foot pole." ~Bazzell

Wakefield welcomes new faculty members

Khaki McCrabb, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

Forest Cagle- Science Where did you get your teaching degree? Western Carolina University How long have you been teaching? This is my first year, so I just finished my student teaching. What made you want to be a teacher? When I was little, I used to babysit or like teach my stu...

House Bill 2: Protection or prejudice?

House Bill 2: Protection or prejudice?

Manuela Vega, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2016

"It's going to push [transgenders] out of society, and make them feel not worth being a human," said Kincer. "It's definitely going to make people feel not right in society."

Decrease in enrollment brings closure of Wakefield North

Decrease in enrollment brings closure of Wakefield North

Palace Jones, Online Editor

May 9, 2016

“With change comes a lot of apprehension, but we’ve got a pretty good plan in place where we think we are going to have a smooth transition.” -Bazzell

Regenerating books from the past to aid the future

Regenerating books from the past to aid the future

Emily Callahan, Features Editor

February 10, 2016

“People don’t have this around the world, they don’t have classrooms or buildings that are safe to be in. They don’t have any resources. The community where the library will be built has preschoolers through eighth graders, and they don’t even have a library or source of books." ~Howell

Fundraising for a world free from cancer

Fundraising for a world free from cancer

Jillian Kerzner, Copy Editor

February 10, 2016

Each year, four million people participate in Relay for Life events. There, they celebrate what they’ve overcome, remember the lives lost to cancer, and raise the funds necessary to fight back.

Teacher of the Year Award marks Bode’s 31st year of teaching

Teacher of the Year Award marks Bode’s 31st year of teaching

Hannah Chaya, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2015

Recently, Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teacher, Irma Bode, was named Wakefield’s Teacher of the Year. This is Bode’s 31st year teaching, and 11th year teaching at Wakefield. Bode, along with other teachers, was nominated for the award. “I knew I was nominated,” said Bode. “It wasn’t until Ms...

WCPSS Snapchat ban happened in a flash

WCPSS Snapchat ban happened in a flash

Rebecca Fiely and Manuela Vega

October 21, 2015

“It’s not being used appropriately,” said Jasmine Alston, counselor, “I know some people think ‘Well, I’m not the one doing it,’ but it’s [still] not being used in the right way.”

Committee updates Wakefield’s policies

Committee updates Wakefield’s policies

Kate Meikle, Copy Editor

October 8, 2015

While continuing to enforce many of the same policies from last year, Wakefield has introduced new updates for the 2015-2016 school year in order establish a healthy and successful learning environment with the security of staff and students in mind. Faculty from across the board have worked very hard...

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