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Thomas takes on state...times two

Thomas takes on state…times two

Maci Martin, Reporter November 16, 2021

Going to a state competition is a great accomplishment for a team or individual. Now imagine going to two state competitions in the same week.  Junior Emma Thomas attended state for band and cross...

Senior Jared White escapes the Knights with a big run for a first down. Wakeland defeated Independence 49-0 on Oct. 7 at The Ford Center. Photo by Sarah Hazelip.

Wolverine Football is Playoff Bound

Joshua McDaniel, Reporter November 12, 2021

The Wakeland football team has an overall record of 7-2 and finished third in district through the regular season.  Wakeland football had a successful season despite some setbacks against Lone Star and...

Put the Pep in the Pep Rallies

Put the Pep in the Pep Rallies

Maci Martin, Reporter October 27, 2021

Pep rallies are a contributor to school spirit. They are meant to get the school community hyped up for the big football game that night.  But this year, pep rallies have looked a little different. Last...

Preparing to Compete! - Through hard work, Wakeland Band has been able to prepare for their competition season. Competition season is the best! Its a lot of hard work and really long days, but the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the show is definitely worth it! Thomas said. This Sat., the band will be performing and competing in the UIL Region Marching Contest at 10:30 a.m..

Battle of the Bands

Wakeland Band prepares for their competition season.
Ashley Deckert and Paris Bashlor, Editors-in-Chief October 15, 2021

As the season goes on, Wakeland Band has been preparing for upcoming competitions. The band starts preparing for competitions in mid-July during band camp.  “The time leading up to competition is...

Bringing out the festivities! - With homecoming coming up, students get ready to celebrate with school spirit. I’m most looking forward to hoco because it’s my senior year, Stover said. Wakelands homecoming will be on Sept. 17, 2021.

Mums, Garters, Suits, Dresses, Oh My!

Students of Wakeland High School get ready to celebrate homecoming.
Paris Bashlor and Ashley Deckert, Editors-in-Chief September 10, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Homecoming is right around the corner, and students are making preparations for the events ahead. Most students celebrate homecoming by going to the game, taking pictures,...

The cheer team sells mums and garters to students so they can easily  design what they want for their date. Wakeland homecoming is Sept. 17, 2021. Photo by Kate Nosel.

History of the Mum

The tradition of homecoming mums did not begin in the Lone Star State, but Texans made it better
Maci Martin, Reporter September 8, 2021

Everything is bigger in Texas - and that is obvious when it comes to homecoming mums. Once a Texas only tradition, it has permeated into the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Louisiana. “The first...

Time Out

Due to COVID-19 cases, games canceled this week.
Paris Bashlor and Ashley Deckert, Editors-in-Chief August 26, 2021

Thursday and Friday night lights will have to wait until next week. Due to the spread of COVID-19 cases and in an effort to keep students and fans safe, both the junior varsity and varsity football...

Food, Friends, and Fun - Students meet in the hallway for lunch. While enjoying their food, they can complete schoolwork, attend tutorials, and club meetings. I feel like future students should be able to experience power lunch because it is a good way to still be with your friends even if you don’t have a class with them and you can’t utilize your time with tutorials,” Smorynski said.

Power Lunch Makes its Big Return

After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Power Lunch returns to Wakeland.
Paris Bashlor and Ashley Deckert, Editors-in-Chief August 18, 2021

During the 2019-2020 school year, Power Lunch, an hour-long lunch that combines the lunch and advisory periods, made its debut.  Students were able to pick and choose different spots across the Wakeland...

A Wave of New Beginnings - Junior Kyle Davis creates new hats for his new clothing line, starting with a Hooked on Jesus design. I started to have a lot of ideas of designs to put on clothing, Davis said. Aside from hats, he will also be selling and producing hoodies and shirts.

A Wave of Blessings

Junior Kyle Davis launched his own clothing line called Wave of Blessings.
Ashley Deckert, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

After seeing the success of other clothing brands, Kyle Davis was inspired to start his own called Wave of Blessings.  “I was just inspired by other brands, so I thought I should try one myself,”...

Photo Courtesy of Alex Udrys.

Swimming to the Title

Boys swim team brings home the gold in the State Championship
March 18, 2021

The weekend before spring break, the Wakeland boys swimming and diving team competed and won State at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio. The boys won with a total of 215 points, claiming the state...

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