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Science Olympiad strikes a win at competition

The Science Olympiad team gathers for a photo before their competition

Sienna Stock, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Science Olympiad is an organization that promotes 8,000 teams across the US and holds 450 tournaments annually. Wakefield brought home 13 medals with the outcome of its most recent competition. Wakefield’s team attracts a wide selection of students who want to expand on their knowledge of science...

Wakefield turns 20!

Wakefield High School was established in 2000 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020.

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

With 2020 on the horizon, staff and students of Wakefield High School eagerly anticipate the school’s 20th birthday.  In the beginning… The Wakefield building was opened in 1999, but it was inhabited by Sanderson High School students while their school was under renovation. For the school ...

The Australian bushfires: controlled, but far from over  

An area of land devastated by the wildfires in Western Australia.

Kaylee Jacobs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

The bushfires violently burning across Australia’s east coast are now under control, but they’re still active and leaving more than just physical damage. Extreme drought, heat, winds and lightning intensified this fire season in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Southern Queensland. Isa...

“The Sound of Music” makes its way to the Wakefield stage

The children cheer after Maria helps them through a thunderstorm.

Sienna Stock, News Editor

December 6, 2019

The Wakefield High School Theater begins its production of the critically acclaimed play, “The Sound of Music” for its 20th anniversary. The play will be showing from Dec. 5-7 and will be charging $10 per person. The theater will be bringing the play back after Wakefield middle school’s last production...

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...