The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

Wakefield seniors commit to pursue their athletic careers in college

Catherine Marley and Tristan Lempka, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor and Multimedia Editor May 15, 2024

A collection of legacy brick line the football stadium entrance. Patrons of games can walk in and see the legacies past students and staff of the school.

Wakefield’s ‘Buy a Brick’ program allows students to leave a legacy, promote community

Maya Schindler and Hannah Kilian May 10, 2024

Wakefield’s football stadium is home to championship games, pep rallies and various other school events, but its familiar brick entrance is also home to many legacy bricks. These bricks have been purchased...

The flyers of the stunt team pose as they are lifted off the ground by their strong bases.

Flying high: Wakefield stunt team preps for conference

Yusha Ahsan and Kayla Allen May 3, 2024

With the end of the season right around the corner, Wakefield stunt team works hard with one another to prepare for their upcoming conference championship. The team has a strong dynamic that enables them...

Dorta competes for the ball against a player from Wake Forest. Wake Forest was one of Wakefields toughest opponents this past season.

Varsity women’s lacrosse dominates the field this season

Kayla Allen, Staff writer April 24, 2024

With the new season progressing, Wakefield High School’s varsity women’s lacrosse team gave it their all this spring. With a record of 9-5 and a conference record of 7-2, their season has stayed strong...

Colleges need to stop overcompensating athletes. Paid athletes prevents room for growth in the NCAA and discourages academic success.

Compensating athletes is dismantling the authenticity of college sports

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor November 30, 2023

In the unpredictable and consistently evolving environment of college sports, the introduction of athlete compensation marked a shift in how athletes are paid for their work and talent. While the choice...

Hockey has become quite a popular sport in NC, and much of this is thanks to the state’s only NHL team, the Hurricanes. Since the Hurricanes came to NC in 1997, the sport has become a mainstay and the team, a household name.

How NC has become a hub for hockey culture

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Hockey, in essence, has always been thought to be a sport limited to cold climates, namely Canada. However, that isn’t true. Thanks to the expansion of hockey throughout the world, and especially the...

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...

Wakefield Mens Lacrosse team gather around their coaches to discuss a play. The team claims its fun to play together and be a family.

Men’s varsity lacrosse team perseveres through rocky start

Nic Cazin and Tristan Lempka April 11, 2023

Wakefield High School’s men’s varsity lacrosse team started practicing for this season back in February, working diligently for a strong season this year. Made up of mainly juniors and a new coach,...

Kiersten Cox watches the action at home plate while playing first base.

Pressure is on for Wakefield softball following championship season

Sky Morgan and Abby Dykes March 29, 2023

After their first-place win in last year's Northern Athletic 4A conference, Wakefield’s softball players are determined to work hard and maintain their record. So far this season, the team has a...

We need to start normalizing women playing sports. Today, women still face backlash for their athletic capabilities, which has only been exemplified by social media.

We need to make women feel like they belong on the field

Kendall Wilson, Student Life Editor February 22, 2023

In early December 2022, senior Bella Rasmussen from Laguna Beach High School made a major football achievement. She scored an NIL deal, short for name, image and likeness. This allowed her to market her...

Joey Harrison dives in for his 100 freestyle against Holly Springs, Sanderson and Heritage. He won second place finishing his event in 52 seconds.

Wakefield swim dives into a successful season

Nara Hamburger and Yusha Ahsan February 7, 2023

As winter sports push through the season, athletes and coaches strive to accomplish their personal and team goals. While swimming may be a team sport, it is also heavily focused on self-improvement. Wakefield...

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

To many, Connor McDavid’s 2022 was yet another year of accolades, winning yet another Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring and helping guide his team all the way to the Western Conference Final,...

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