The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, students felt a severe lack of motivation both in the classroom and out. Not only did test scores and grades see a noticeable down tick, mental health problems saw a huge rise. (Photo Courtesy of Randen Pederson)

COVID-19 impacts on academic performance are beginning to show

Lana Harrison, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of things have changed in our lives, such as how we view time spent with family. Teens, because of the pandemic, now struggle with more anxiety and awkwardness towards...

Writers protest against production conglomerates in hopes of better pay and higher protections. Their efforts would end up being successful.

Writers strike has officially ended but its impact remains prevalent

Lana Harrison, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Sep. 27, 2023, marked the official end of the Writers Guild of America, or WGA, strike. Since May 2 of this year, over 11,000 writers have been protesting against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...

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...

Game Face

Game Face

Camryn Ledwith and Jami Ward April 28, 2023

Every day student-athletes across the country participate in some type of interscholastic sport. In fact, nearly eight million teens in the US play a high school sport. Beyond that number, 38 percent of...

Wakefields Mindfulness Club spreads awareness to rising mental health issues in teens through this group of posters, which were created during one of their meetings. This club, along with counselors and teachers at Wakefield, are working to spread awareness and help students who may be struggling emotionally.

Wakefield counselors, teachers address mental health issues in teens

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

In the wake of rising mental health concerns in teens, counselors, teachers, coaches and Wakefield’s Mindfulness Club have implemented new ways to help students who are struggling emotionally.  Juniors...

Valentines Day is a day full of romance and gifts, like candy, for many people. But, for some its a day of great loneliness and anguish.

It’s okay to be lonely on Valentine’s Day

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a day of romance for many. However, there are also plenty of individuals who don’t enjoy the same experience. Instead, many feel a sense of immense loneliness. It’s easy to see...

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...

 Kanye West raises controversies. Most recently his antics suggest issues with mental health.

All eyes on Ye

Camryn Ledwith, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Kanye West, now known as Ye, is a world-renowned rapper, ex-husband of influencer/socialite Kim Kardashian and creator of the brand Yeezy. However, most recently he has been the headline across many newsrooms...

Its easy to become entranced by the vast expanse of the online world.

Good or gluttonous? Teens and the Internet

Kaylee Jacobs, News Editor April 20, 2022

Time for some self-reflection on your use of the Internet and social media: Is scrolling through various social media feeds a part of your daily routine or more of an occasional activity? Do you mainly...

American fútbol (soccer) coach, Ted Lasso, opens the conversation on mental health in the latest season of Ted Lasso on Apple TV

Ted Lasso: A Pioneer in the conversation on mental health

Maddie Policastro, Photography Editor December 1, 2021

Ted Lasso, the loveable protagonist of Apple TV’s latest hit show of the same name known for his quick-witted humor and cheery demeanor, has proven to be much more than a goofy fútbol (soccer) coach....

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