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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Students complete assignments on their computers. After the pandemic, classrooms across Wake County made the shift from paper work to online documents and articles.

Education’s technological revolution

Levi Holland, Photography Editor February 26, 2024

For decades, schools have strived to educate the youth to the best of their ability. Around the turn of the 20th century, school became a mandatory part of adolescence, followed soon after by the introduction...

After competing at regionals, the Science Olympiad team poses for a photo with their trophy.The team celebrates their achievements and hard work after placing seventh overall.

Science Olympiad team places in regional competition

Nara Hamburger, Student Life Editor February 22, 2024

Science Olympiad is a team STEM competition for students in middle and high school to compete in different events and show off their knowledge in specific science, technology, engineering and math topics....

Students can access their Blackboard dashboard once enrolled in CCP classes at Wake Tech. This is where they will find everything they need to succeed in their courses.

AP vs. CCP: which is a better fit for you?

Faith Abernathy, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor February 21, 2024

Choosing which courses to sign up for next school year can be difficult, especially for rising juniors and seniors trying to raise their GPA and create an impressive transcript for college. The decision...

Ms. Deaton, Wakefield High Schools media specialist, is hosting a Kahoot for Valentines Day. It is filled with literary novels and authors with film adaptations.

Library Event: Epic Romance Kahoot

Kayla Allen, Staff writer February 13, 2024

On Feb. 9, Wakefield High School’s librarian Joyce Deaton kicked off a Valentine’s Day Kahoot game. This fun game tests your knowledge of romances in young and nostalgic novels. If you missed out last...

A Wakefield student looks over his AP US History notes to prepare for his last test before break. Juniors rush to turn in missing assignments before the end of the semester.

Wakefield talks junioritis

Katie Spampinato, News Editor February 7, 2024

It is common knowledge among high school students that junior year is one of the hardest years in an individual’s educational career. There is a lot on the line for juniors, such as partaking in as many...

Students participate in Zentangle activities in the media center. Not only can they exercise creativity, they also get to hang out with friends.

PACK time allows students to choose activities targeting their interests

Maya Schindler, Multimedia Editor January 31, 2024

The 2023-2024 school year at Wakefield High School has had many additions to its schedule, including the new AllTimely system and PACK time. Split into two sessions, PACK time is a full hour allotted for...

With winter break over, students are now preparing for their upcoming finals. With this, a question is raised about whether finals should be moved to before winter break or not.

Should the timing of finals be shifted?

Yusha Ahsan, Co-Copy Editor January 11, 2024

As Wakefield High School's first semester comes to a close, finals approach students with full force, raising the question amongst students and staff: should finals be before or after winter break? Currently,...

Wakefield wraps on their annual Winter Wonderland show. This year, a new storyline was introduced, bringing even more Christmas holiday cheer to the Wakefield community.

Wakefield wraps on annual Winter Wonderland show

Catherine Marley, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor December 19, 2023

On Dec. 7 and 8, the different facets of Wakefield High School's arts department collaborated to create their iconic Winter Wonderland show. This annual Wakefield tradition encompasses true holiday cheer,...

The creative writing club meets in the library. The club practices writing and diligence in preparation of a career in authorship.

The Wakefield writers of NaNoWriMo

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

Every November since 1999, many writers of all ages participate in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. In 2022, over 400,000 writers participated in this competition, after which the...

Beginning in the spring of 2024, the SAT will be a digitally administered test. Students and teachers prepare for this change from paper to computers. (Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons)

Students, teachers prepare for digital SAT

Nara Hamburger, Student Life Editor November 27, 2023

Each year, students are tested on their skills through the administration of standardized tests. One of the primary tests students take is the Scholastic Assessment Test, more commonly referred to as the...

Every year, Mistletoe Market lights up the hallways of Wakefield High School. However, this communal event would not be possible without the volunteers that dedicate their time to bringing that beautiful holiday feeling to local families.

Mistletoe Market volunteers work tirelessly to bring holiday cheer to Wakefield

Kendall Wilson, Co-Copy Editor November 9, 2023

This November, benevolent adult and teenage volunteers will work together diligently to prepare for the annual Mistletoe Market at Wakefield High School, bringing holiday cheer to local families. The hard...

Students head into the parking lot as they prepare to leave campus for PACK Time. Due to Wakefields new policy, students can now stay off-campus for a full hour.

Is P.A.C.K Time really beneficial?

Catherine Marley, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor October 27, 2023

This year, Wakefield High School introduced P.A.C.K. Time, a two-block and hour-long period allowing students to engage in their hobbies and studies. Using the AllTimely app, students are able to sign...

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