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Audrey Whitfield

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief

Audrey Whitfield is this year's Editor-in-Chief of The Wire. Audrey is a senior this year and is Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading team. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Italian Honor Society, as well as a member of various clubs including being the Treasurer of the Youth and Student Government Club. Audrey loves to edit her peers' work and work with the other writers in the club. In her free time, Audrey enjoys reading, going to the gym, watching The Good Doctor, and spending time with her dogs. Audrey has been a member of The Wire for the past three years.

All content by Audrey Whitfield
Over a 1000 Library Books Remain Overdue in the High School

Over a 1000 Library Books Remain Overdue in the High School

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2023

With the end of the year approaching, many library books are long overdue at Monroe-Woodbury High School.  According to Ms. Speer, one of the librarians, there are over 1044 overdue library books checked...

Appointee to West Point Shares Application Experience

Appointee to West Point Shares Application Experience

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

On June 26, just two days after my high school graduation, I will begin Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The application to apply is very extensive and there are...

From left to right : Isabella Rogozinski, Ashok Sathiyamoorthy, Audrey Whitfield, Emily Taveras, Anthony Kaminskiy

Five Science Research Students Win Awards at Science and Engineering Fair

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2023

Five science research students won awards on March 18 at the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair (GCRSEF) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Students presented their original research...

Sign outside of the Cozy Cafe selling cookies

SPOTLIGHT: The Cozy Cafe

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

The smell of baked goods radiates through the hall as students in the Cozy Café prepare to open for the day. Teachers wait to get their morning coffee, and they greet the students as they walk in. After...


We Need to Take Climate Change More Seriously

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2023

Greenhouse gas emissions, rising sea levels, intense droughts and fires, worsening storms and rising temperatures are putting strain on countries around the world. Climate change is progressing and most...

Opinion: Books for students should not be banned

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2022

Have you ever read a banned book? Chances are you have, and you haven’t even noticed. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, and even Harry Potter are all books that have been banned around the country...

New Ten Minute Hall Pass Rule Implemented This School Year

New Ten Minute Hall Pass Rule Implemented This School Year

Audrey Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2022

The 10/10 Rule has been put into place at Monroe-Woodbury High School beginning this school year. It is a rule in which students cannot ask for passes in the first 10 minutes of class or the last 10 minutes...

Opinion: Professional Athletes are Paid Too Much

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager June 23, 2022

Wouldn’t it be amazing to get paid approximately $50 million dollars a year for simply playing a game? A typical salary for a professional athlete in the United States ranges from 16 million to over...

Junior competes in FIRST Robotics World Championship

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager June 11, 2022

Monroe Woodbury recently had a Junior compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.  Ashok Sathiyamoorthy's  team calls themselves the “Total and Complete Amateurs". FIRST Robotics...

Jame Dawson and Kylie McCarron performing in 2022 Rhythm and Rhyme show.

Rhythm and Rhyme hosted 21st Annual Show in April

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager May 24, 2022

Rhythm and Rhyme, Monroe-Woodbury's annual festival of poetry and music, took place in-person this year on April 22.  Rhythm and Rhyme is a music and poetry festival where student artists are showcased...

Manifest: A Supernatural Sci-fi and a Mesmerizing Mystery

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager May 10, 2022

Can you imagine sitting on a plane for a few hours, only to land and realize you've been gone for five years? That’s what happened to the characters on the Netflix drama Manifest.  Manifest is a...

Senior Christopher Nobles drinking coffee on his way to his next class.

Students and staff discuss the pros and cons of drinking coffee

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager March 25, 2022

Drinking coffee each morning has become a habit for many students at Monroe-Woodbury. Coffee comes in many forms, such as lattes and cold brews. According to MedicalNewsToday, a health information website,...

Prism concert will be held for the first time in two years

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager February 8, 2022

On Feb. 15,  Monroe-Woodbury High School plans on holding the Prism Concert for the first time in two years. The Prism concert is a series of performances that features members of the Voice Ensemble,...

Students Share Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccination

Students Share Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccination

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager December 21, 2021

For medical privacy purposes in relation to COVID-19 vaccination status, all student names in this article were altered. Where necessary, information from the Centers for Disease Control and the World...

Going Paperless: The Pandemic Has Forced Teachers to Reconsider How They Present Material

Audrey Whitfield, Business Manager December 10, 2021

Now that students are attending school in-person after a year of remote learning, teachers have to decide whether to continue teaching on the computer or to return to traditional "paper and pencil" teaching. There...

INK: This is My Past, These are My Roots

Audrey Whitfield, Poetry November 28, 2021

I don’t know who took this picture, And studying their faces, I try to see  What they were thinking, what they hoped for from  Their lives.  Two young sophomores in college, Each living...

Students Share Their Summer Vacation Plans

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Many fun summer activities are being planned by Monroe-Woodbury High School students, in order to make up for lost time from summer 2020.  Gianna Miale, a freshman at Monroe, will be going to the Caribbean...

Students Found New Hobbies During COVID-19

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

During this time of many quarantines and nothing much to do, students turned to hobbies that help time pass faster by keeping them occupied and entertained.  Senior Adrianna Lora recently discovered...

Schedule Changes Challenge Students and Teachers

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Frequent schedule changes have been occurring at Monroe-Woodbury this school year due to COVID-19, and these changes are affecting both students and teachers.   According to Dr. Eric Hassler, the...

Boys Varsity Ice Hockey, Purple v. White

New Streaming Service Will Share M-W Events with the Community

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is partnering with LocalLive, the world's first live broadcasting service, to launch a livestream service in order to provide families as well as community members...

Audrey Whitfield has both cats and dogs. Here are some picture of her beloved pets.

Cats vs. Dogs: An Ongoing Debate at Monroe-Woodbury

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

“Cats leave their hair everywhere. Dogs leave their toys everywhere.” The discussion about whether dogs or cats are better is a debate that people have all the time, but what do Monroe-Woodbury...

Dr. Issiah Pickens presents virtually and teaches students to find their power in uncertain times.

Students Attend First Virtual Assembly of the Year

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

On Tuesday, December 8, Dr. Isaiah Pickens presented “Finding Your Power In Uncertain Times” to all Monroe-Woodbury High School students. The presentation was streamed through the M-W YouTube channel,...

All Night Graduation Party holds a “Paint Your Senior Parking Space” Fundraiser

Audrey Whitfield and Chloe Saldanha January 8, 2021

This year, seniors have the unique opportunity to paint their parking spots. The All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee has created a "Paint Your Senior Parking Space" fundraiser.  This is the...

Students eat lunch at their desks following CDC social distancing guidelines. Students have been living with covid restrictions for over a year now.

Students Share their Views on Lunch during COVID-19

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Students at Monroe-Woodbury High School that are participating in the hybrid learning model are required to eat lunch in the cafeteria. The school follows CDC guidelines put in place to keep students...

How Remote Learning is Affecting Students Study Habits

How Remote Learning is Affecting Students’ Study Habits

Audrey Whitfield, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Students at Monroe-Woodbury High School have been participating in a hybrid learning model since the beginning of the school year on September 8. In response to these changing times, students' study habits...

My goat, Emmit, in his backyard. All he wanted to do was eat the flowers.

[Photo] Pets Get Some Extra Time With Their Family During Quarantine

The Wire Staff June 2, 2020

My goat, Emmit, in his backyard. All he wanted to do was eat the flowers.

M.W. CARES will bring series of speakers to the high school this year

Audrey Whitfield, Alicia Conklin, and Grace Celaya November 18, 2019

Last year, Monroe-Woodbury High School started a movement involving a series of assemblies to teach students five important concepts they can apply to their everyday lives: Compassion, Acceptance, Respect,...

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