The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

Two of Wakefield High Schools retiring teachers, Paul Orsett and Edward Lavan, will undoubtedly leave a mark on our community. They use their extensive teaching experience to pass on wisdom to upcoming teachers.

Retiring teachers leave behind an indelible mark on the Wakefield community

Kendall Wilson and Yusha Ahsan June 3, 2024

As the 2024 school year comes to a close, two of Wakefield High School’s beloved teachers prepare to retire. As they move forward with the next chapters of their lives, they leave behind not just their...

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...

Members from the team pose for a photo after they secured conference with a win. (Photo courtesy of James Doyle)

Driving success: men’s golf team soars to regionals

Kendall Wilson and Levi Holland May 1, 2024

After a third conference victory on April 16, Wakefield’s varsity men’s golf team once again caps their season by preparing for May’s regionals. The opportunity to participate in regionals is exciting...

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...

Every day, hundreds of students of different ages with different levels of driving experience all convene in the parking lot. This often leads to incidents, ranging from minor bumps to expensive accidents, all of which causing headaches for those involved.

Parking problems: The shortcomings of Wakefield’s student parking lot

Seth Steiner, Features Editor April 11, 2024

Any student who has driven through the parking lot at Wakefield High School this year knows how chaotic it is. From speeding cars to inattentive drivers, it’s far more dangerous than it needs to be,...

The Wakefield Choir class has their first performance out in one of the stairways, one of many to come. Paul Orsett can be seen in the front directing the music for all the students to have an example. Photo Courtesy of Icarus McGrath.

Choir class crescendos back into Wakefield

Yusha Ahsan, Co-Copy Editor April 9, 2024

After not offering choir for several years due to not enough students signing up for it during class registration, Wakefield High School has stepped off the brakes for the 2023-2024 school year and brought...

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...

Wakefield has announced 2023s Beginning Teacher of the Year Award recipients. Caroline Jones and Christina Avellenda have already positively impacted their students and look forward to their teaching journey.

Meet Wakefield’s beginning teachers of the year 2023

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinioins Editor February 5, 2024

Students will never forget a teacher who influenced them both inside and outside of school. Caroline Jones and Christian Avellenda, both first-year teachers, have dedicated themselves to making a positive...

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,...

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...

Memorial of Zijie Yan at Caudill Laboratories. Family, students and faculty gather outside the lab to mourn the loss of Dr. Yan.  (Photo Courtesy of Helen Ransom)

Wakefield alumni at UNC react to campus tragedy

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor October 30, 2023

A tragedy struck the Wakefield community when a local college became the site of a school shooting on Monday, Aug. 28, just days after the school year officially began. Students at the University of North...

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