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A young woman and man, both underrepresented in science, contribute new perspectives to the field.

No scientist left behind: the diversity problem

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2021

Science advances the most when the “best and brightest” individuals come together. In an effort to recruit such people, we set rigorous standards for entering higher education and the workforce. What...

The Science Olympiad team gathers for a photo before their competition

Science Olympiad strikes a win at 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...

A student is frustrated with math equations on a chalkboard.

First to the finish line and no reward

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2020

1987: the year that the cult classic film “Dirty Dancing” made its way to the big screen. But the fun had already begun, at least for the 60,000 teenagers who took the AP Calculus exam a few months...

π-casso Pointers: learn about the ratio behind golden works of art

π-casso Pointers: learn about the ratio behind ‘golden’ works of art

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2019

Welcome, artists and mathematicians! This series will focus on how mathematical properties work to both create and improve art. Read on to learn about the beauty of the golden ratio, where artists have...

Students in Mrs. Richardson’s Technology, Engineering and Design class collaborate on a project.

Women in engineering: evoking the movement

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2019

As the college application season progresses, high school seniors across the nation consider their intended majors. In 2016—out of 20 million high school students—over a million pursued engineering...

Stacked reading materials share information all about recent space exploration.

NASA hosts naming contest for Mars 2020 rover

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2019
“Finding definitive proof of past microbial life would change how people view Earth, Mars and the universe,” Williams said. “People [may] reflect on how they view humanity, life and more.” 
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