The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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PEN America recorded 1,477 instances of individual books being banned, an increase of 28% compared to the six prior months. In recent events, Florida and Texas remain the top two states with the most banned books between July 2021 and June 2022.

The start of a war of words

Katie Spampinato, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Censorship has been a constant problem for centuries and still manages to exist in the modern day, suppressing media such as books, films, news and more. As of 2021, school districts have challenged books...

Eating animals hurts us the most

Eating animals hurts us the most

Harper Stumb, Guest Writer May 19, 2023

The debate over the consumption of other animals has persisted for millennia, but while plenty of attention has been given to the brutality with which hogs are cut down in slaughterhouses and the hellish...

Many teens are not given the opportunity to perform to their best abilities because of school start times. Schools should make the shift to later start times to accommodate.

The importance of schools starting later

Nara Hamburger, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Millions of teens across the country wake up while it is dark outside in order to prepare for school. They are tired from the previous day but must be at school soon. Nearly half of the US’s public middle...

As the summer approaches, more of our bodies are being exposed and many people become self-conscious about their looks. In order to stop the negativity around body types, we must shift our perspective and work towards body neutrality.

Everybody has a summer body

Camryn Ledwith, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end, one thing is on every student’s mind: summer. A few months out of the year that should be filled with sunshine, fun and laughs is something every student...

School counselors must be considered an essential element to staffing schools.

School counselors are the key to combating the mental health crisis

Sky Morgan, Staff Writer May 10, 2023

Warning: This article includes mentions of suicide. As youth in the United States continue to experience an ongoing mental health crisis, the need for support has become increasingly apparent. Between...

AI is quickly taking over the art community. In fact, this graphic was made by an AI program.

Is AI taking over our artists?

Kendall Wilson, Student Life Editor May 8, 2023

AI, an acronym for artificial intelligence, is a growing threat to all artists everywhere. AI is a machine, built solely to use algorithms and data to recognize patterns and ultimately excel at tasks that...

 Breaking down the toxicity of social media

 Breaking down the toxicity of social media

Caroline Rhoad, Guest Writer May 5, 2023

  Anytime I hear an adult ramble on about how our phones are so unhealthy for us, I usually roll my eyes and continue to scroll on Instagram. I’ll admit it, I spend about six hours a day...

In this era of computer graphics, Should actors be digitally recreated? If so, why?

The ethics of resurrecting dead actors

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Recently, the new slate of DC comic movies was announced. Included in that announcement was that “The Flash” movie would still be released. In this movie, The Flash will come across heroes whose actors...

Different ways we celebrate love

Different ways we celebrate love

Danielle Kirschner, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

  Experiencing love, whether it be from family, friends, or pets, is something nearly universal. While there are specific days centered around love, like Valentine’s Day, it’s important to remember...

Being a part of the American education system since the mid-1800s, standardized testing fails to measure what it sets out to measure. There are much better ways to evaluate students.

Standardized tests prove nothing

Yusha Ahsan, Co-Opinion's Editor March 6, 2023

Imagine this: a very important test booklet is placed in front of you that is meant to evaluate your skills in math, science, grammar and reading comprehension, all in a timed manner, and the test score...

Does the medias portrayal of eating disorders help or hinder the cause of ending the disease.

Eating disorder “representation:” how helpful is it really?

Abby Dykes, Social Media and Co-Opinions Editor March 1, 2023
We need to stop the stigma that eating disorders are something to be proud of and flaunted.
True crime tv shows, documentaries and podcasts get millions of views every day but the ethics of the popular entertainment often come under fire.

The dangerous rise of true crime

Jami Ward, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

In September of 2022, Netflix released “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” starring Evan Peters. “Dahmer” is a limited series dramatizing the vicious and heinous crimes that American...

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