The Howler

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...

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.”

Wakefield wrestling handles new changes

Junior Andrew Meyere and senior Isaiah Willett are proud after a win.

Anthony Howard, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 19, 2018

At the start of a new season, Wakefield’s wrestling team begins to grapple with the introduction of new members and a new head coach. Beginning to understand the terminology of wrestling is one obstacle, but trying to educate various athletes of the sport is another. With only three athletes ret...

Wakefield’s indoor track and field team doesn’t need wings to fly

Jasmine Wilson- Johnson does a hurdle exercise during practice.

Abigail Mosher, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Hurdles, shot put and sprints, oh my! Wakefield hit the ground running in their first meet of the season on Thursday, Nov 29, 2018. Student-athletes placed in the top five in all running categories, making their four coaches proud. “We pretty much dominate in speed categories,” Coach Joseph ...

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...

The urge to dominate fuels the Wakefield Women’s basketball team

The women's varsity team huddles up before beginning their game.

Elijah Shabazz

December 17, 2018

“I believe that if we do what we are supposed to do then nobody can stop us besides ourselves.” -Coach Williams

Are you sick of Christmas music?- don’t be

Are you sick of Christmas music?- don't be

Audrey Delgado, Graphic Editor

December 12, 2018

Christmas music is an iconic part of the Holiday Season. However, many of us get sick of the repetitive catchy songs. This list features rare Christmas songs from a variety of genres. These songs sound like the ones you enjoy all year, but with a dash of holiday spirit. No matter what music you like, yo...

Wolverines help find ways to pay for college

Senior Sabrina Hutado celebrates getting into college!

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

December 6, 2018

When applying for college, you must have a good GPA, a decent ACT score and a pretty penny. There is one thing you can do to lower college tuition and that is applying for scholarships. The United States alone is $1.48 trillion in debt just from student loans. You have a chance to get free money, ...

Sleep Deprivation: the silent conflict high school students are battling against

Senior Amani Bushiri schedules time for homework with her already packed schedule.

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinions Editor

December 5, 2018

In 2018, America is seeing a generation of stressed, tired adolescents who are being asked to juggle college applications, grades, sports, jobs, clubs, family and active social lives. With all of this stress, are teenagers even achieving enough sleep? There was a clear dilemma with the correlation between students...

Gymnastics team leaps into another great season

Seniors Coleen McCann, Sonoma Kappel Knecht and Allie Mariotte posses after final competition as seniors.

Jasmine Wilson-Johnson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

“We all get along really well and are super supportive of each other.” - Nicole Jester

Wakefield community gives back through Skinny Turkey Run

Junior Sky Ashforth, passes out a medal to her dad at the Skinny Turkey Run

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

Every year, the Wakefield community highlights the importance of the “Just Think First” movement through its hosting of the Skinny Turkey 5k/10k/half-marathon, sponsored by FS Series. The Just Think First organization first began in 2004 to “ raise awareness on various topics that affect teens...

Wakefield student athletes sign for universities

Wakefield student athletes sign for universities

Angelina Ramirez, News Editor

December 3, 2018

Some of Wakefield High School’s best athletes recently signed for colleges on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Overall, eight students sat at that stand, clicked the pen and signed a document that is going to pave the way for their athletic futures to thrive. Two students from our men’s swim team, two students...