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Barbara Walters poses circa 1960s. Walters is often credited as a trailblazer for women in journalism and media.

Looking back at the extraordinary career of Barbara Walters and the legacy she leaves behind

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023

Legendary broadcast journalist Barbara Walters died at 93 last month, however, her legacy will continue to leave an ineradicable mark on the world of journalism as we know it today. Throughout her nearly...

Students protest against sexual assault on campus

The American fantasy of campus safety

Abby Dykes, Social Media and News Co-Editor January 10, 2023

Warning: The following article contains references to sexual assault and murder. On Nov. 13, 2022, four students at the University of Idaho were found murdered in their off-campus rental home. Although...

In March, we set our clocks an hour forward, and in November, we set our clocks back an hour. However, the pros of daylight saving time far outweigh the cons, which is why we should switch to having daylight savings all year long.

Daylight Saving Time should be permanent

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor January 6, 2023

As the first Sunday of November takes place, billions of people around the world set their clocks back an hour, gaining an hour of sleep in the process. And while an extra hour of sleep is nice, do the...

Every Jan. 1, millions of people worldwide come up with a list of New Years resolution. But, are they doing more harm than good?

We need to ditch new year’s resolutions

Nic Cazin, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2023

The end of 2022 is finally here. After a long, and exhausting, year, we finally get to start anew. All of the mistakes and hard times are put behind us as we look forward to the new year. Or, that’s...

Womens contributions to American history have long been overshadowed, but its time their work is appreciated everywhere.

Women can do it too. And they have. 

Millie Monahan, Opinions Editor December 21, 2022

Both World Wars had an immense impact on the world, leaving millions without their lives and forever changing the course of history. But ultimately, the victories in these wars would not have been possible...

Taylor Swift performs on stage prior to 2019. Swift has not gone on tour since before COVID-19.

Swifties broke Ticketmaster: but who is at fault?

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2022

It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it's me.  Actually, no it’s not. It’s Ticketmaster that's the problem.  I was ecstatic when Taylor Swift announced her long-awaited “Eras Tour.” Set to...

Students cross the street to get to Schoolhouse Street by foot, while some students also depart in their cars. This is what youll find in the intersection of Wakefield Pines Drive, Schoolhouse Street and the schools driveway on a typical Wednesday afternoon.

Over student drivers and crossing the street: a traffic light needs to be installed outside Wakefield

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Every morning, thousands of students attend school at Wakefield. Many students walk to school, some are driven in carpool, others take the bus and many upperclassmen drive themselves. While transportation,...

A large portion of the thousands of missing persons cases annually are people of color. Why are the majority of these cases not reported in the media?

We’re missing, but who cares

Jami Ward, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

In September of 2021, Gaby Petito captured the nation’s attention and became a household name. She was a 22-year-old blogger who documented her travels across the country with her fiance. Petito suddenly...

Animal testing, a cruel method dating back to 500 B.C. still continues on today. There are several flaws that need to be brought to attention.

We can do better than animal testing

Yusha Ahsan, Co-Opinions Editor December 1, 2022

As I scroll through my phone on what seems like a typical day, I come upon a short film regarding animal testing called, “Save Ralph.” My heart sinks as I watch and find out about the inhumane torture...

Staff graphic by Gaby Sciaudone

Large class sizes negatively impact students

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

In 2018, North Carolina legislators passed a house bill. This bill mandated that no class from kindergarten to third grade can exceed 22 people, and the average must be 18 people. However, there is no...

No Roe restricts our rights

No Roe restricts our rights

Millie Monahan, Opinions Editor November 16, 2022

On July 24, 2022, Roe v. Wade was overturned 50 years after being instated. This landmark decision had previously been put in place to protect women’s reproductive rights. 14 states have outlawed abortion...

Red flags to look out for in young relationships

Red flags to look out for in young relationships

Angie Lee, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Teenagers, specifically high school students, often ignore red flags in a relationship because they are so focused on the good parts of the relationship and fail to see the harmful flaws that could potentially...

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