• Alexa, Thanks

    “I’m not talking to a box,” my mom said after we set up the new Amazon Echo. It sat perched upon a table as random questions and requests were fired one after another by my dad who wanted to test the limits of its abilities. She rolled her eyes as he joked about the government listening in through the sleek […]

    Alexa, Thanks
  • Protein Hype

    With rippling muscles and strength that could possibly lift a good sized boulder, the meat head at the gym gloats about his high protein shake and chugs it in seconds with complete confidence. When it comes to high protein products, that image might be what comes to mind when thinking of the person that buys them. That just isn’t the […]

    Protein Hype
  • Conquering Negative Thinking

    A seemingly always content face strides into class, smiling and complimenting people along the way. She sits with a sigh and the next conversation she has is energetic and makes the rest of the group smile. One can wonder how she can come into school every day with such a pep in her step and how she can cast away […]

    Conquering Negative Thinking
  • Anxiety Ridden

    With shaking hands, a pounding heartbeat and an overactive mind, anxiety is a problem that almost everyone deals with in their life. The reasoning and solution for anxiety is different for each person that experiences it, so finding ways to help your peers that have the disorder is a problem all its own. Junior Vienna Prendergast is one person who […]

    Anxiety Ridden
  • The Meaning of Christmas

    Even though Christmas is a time that is not celebrated by some, for the people that do celebrate it, it is a time for happiness, cheer and just a plain good time. Just as every other holiday, Christmas started off with an original meaning, which is commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Through the decades Christmas has gained the figure […]

    The Meaning of Christmas
  • Raiders and ROTC

    Many students notice others walking through the halls with uniforms that stand out from the casual clothing seen in the crowds, but not many know what they are for or what they are about. These uniformed students who are noticed every day are a part of the ROTC and/or Raiders that is offered for any student to join at the […]

    Raiders and ROTC
  • Christmas Cookies

    The worn out wood table is slightly sticky and sparkling with astray sprinkles. Bags lay folded and sagging with different colors of icing and the tips oozed out the extra sweet substance. Bottles of multicolored sugar sprinkles are scattered across the table, most of their contents gone. Two trays that match the red and green of the season are filled […]

    Christmas Cookies
  • Wildcat News S7 E9

    This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors visits the new local coffee shop, Hannah Creech reports on the annual choral concert, Marissa Prendergast looks into the millennial generation, Greyson Betz discusses junior varsity and varsity treatment, and Ariel Andrews visits an unusual pet store.

    Wildcat News S7 E9
  • Pie In The Face Contest

    A person sits with plastic surrounding their shoulders, apprehension in their fidgety hands. Before they know it, a pie tin filled with whipped cream is blasted into their face, the fluffy remnants sticking to their eyelashes and dripping onto their lap. On December 8 during A lunch, students got to witness this happen to the teacher that they chose through […]

    Pie In The Face Contest
  • Wildcat News S7 E8

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech looks into Cookout’s new enforcement, Greyson Betz reports on the talent show, Marissa Prendergast finds the importance of volunteering, Ariel Andrews gives insight on students and cheating, and Landry Connors reveals the new step team.

    Wildcat News S7 E8

Features »

Protein Hype

Protein Hype

January 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm

With rippling muscles and strength that could possibly lift a good sized boulder, the meat head at the gym gloats about his high protein shake and chugs it in seconds with...

  • Conquering Negative Thinking
    Conquering Negative Thinking

    A seemingly always content face strides into class, smiling and complimenting people along the way. She sits with...

    January 18, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  • Anxiety Ridden
    Anxiety Ridden

    With shaking hands, a pounding heartbeat and an overactive mind, anxiety is a problem that almost everyone deals...

    January 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • The Meaning of Christmas
    The Meaning of Christmas

    Even though Christmas is a time that is not celebrated by some, for the people that do celebrate it, it is a time...

    January 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm
 

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Protein Hype

Protein Hype

January 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm

With rippling muscles and strength that could possibly lift a good sized boulder, the meat head at the gym gloats about his high protein shake and chugs it in seconds with...

  • Wildcat News S7 E9
    Wildcat News S7 E9

    This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors visits the new local coffee shop, Hannah Creech reports on the annual...

    December 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm
  • Best of West Talent Show
    Best of West Talent Show

    Many kids watch shows and movies all their lives that teach them that they all have something special inside, something...

    December 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm
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    Hurricane Mathew Aftermath

    Power outages shifted across the states, unsafe water conditions threatened, many people were left stranded while...

    November 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

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Wildcat News S7 E9

Wildcat News S7 E9

December 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm

This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors visits the new local coffee shop, Hannah Creech reports on the annual choral concert, Marissa Prendergast looks into the millennial...

  • Wildcat News S7 E8
    Wildcat News S7 E8

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech looks into Cookout’s new enforcement, Greyson Betz reports on the...

    December 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm
  • Wildcat News S7 E7
    Wildcat News S7 E7

    This week on Wildcat News, Marissa Prendergast looks into students and rumors, Hannah Creech discovers the changing...

    November 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  • Wildcat News S7 E6
    Wildcat News S7 E6

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech looks into the reason behind the 10 minutes added in the school day,...

    November 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Sports »

Volleyball Winning Streak

Volleyball Winning Streak

September 28, 2016 at 11:28 am

The girls varsity volleyball team has an 11-2 score so far this season, and with a 6-1 conference score, the volleyball team is getting closer and closer to being this years...

  • School Spirit Wall
    School Spirit Wall

    Football season is kicking off as students come to games bearing their school pride and screaming for their team...

    September 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm
  • The New Class: Sports Medicine
    The New Class: Sports Medicine

    With the new school year comes a new class- sports medicine. The class is taught by coach Josh Plisko, who is also...

    September 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm
  • Hometown Racing
    Hometown Racing

    http://wjstudentmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Home-Town-Racing.mp4 Junior Will Bristle and sophomore Stephen...

    June 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

January 2, 2017 at 11:33 pm

The worn out wood table is slightly sticky and sparkling with astray sprinkles. Bags lay folded and sagging with different colors of icing and the tips oozed out the extra...

  • The Ugly Mug
    The Ugly Mug

    Cozy hidden gem coffee shops are one of my favorite places to spend my time on a winter afternoon and the Ugly...

    December 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Raleigh Bluegrass Festival
    Raleigh Bluegrass Festival

    Raleigh’s bluegrass festival was filled with lively music, a plethora of food trucks, all different kinds of...

    October 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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    Sunset Slush

    Sunset Slush is a quaint and colorful italian ice shop, nestled on the side of Benson Road. When pulling into...

    September 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Editorial »

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

January 2, 2017 at 11:33 pm

The worn out wood table is slightly sticky and sparkling with astray sprinkles. Bags lay folded and sagging with different colors of icing and the tips oozed out the extra...

  • The Targeted Media
    The Targeted Media

    Media seems to be in the hot seat again as speculation about fake news and the spreading of finger pointing rises...

    September 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  • High School Sweethearts Aren’t Doomed
    High School Sweethearts Aren’t Doomed

    We are not a statistic. There is this idiotic stereotype that couples who start dating in high school are doomed...

    May 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Goodbye JoCo
    Goodbye JoCo

      Whether it is Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Wilmington or across state lines, a large portion of the graduating...

    May 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm