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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...

Powderpuff hypes school during homecoming week

The seniors huddle and get hype for the game.

Felix Tuenker, Staff writer

November 6, 2019

Homecoming week was a highlight of this fall and before the Wolverines took over the stadium.  On Wednesday before the big game, powderpuff juniors battled the seniors in one of the most anticipated football games of the season. Players and coaches from both teams were ready to show out on game day a...

Football updates: new coach prepares Wolverines for greatness

The varsity football team practices their plays for their weekly games.

Morgan Johnson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

James Ward is the new Head Coach on the football team this season. Ward came to Wakefield High School with 20 years of coaching experience behind him. Ward is known so far on the team for being a ‘player-coach’ and being very personable and understanding to help build a bond with his players.  So f...

Spirit Week 2019

Senior Addison Lanter puts up her

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

October 31, 2019

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The men’s soccer team kicks it with some tough competitors

Jason Schunk passes the ball to a teammate.

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Dribble, pass, shoot, score! This season the men’s soccer team fought resiliently against some intense opponents, such as Wake Forest and Heritage, finishing third out of six in their conference.  “Last season was a lot better,” Jason Schunk, senior returning starter and co-team captain, said. “W...

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.”

Trackstar Makenna Castor receives Student Athlete of the Week

Makenna Castor runs with her teammates.

Nina Cherry, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

“Makenna brings leadership, has enthusiasm for the sport and is able to lead the team when I am not there.”~Turchetti