• Ansel Adams

    I’ve always liked the outward simplicity of a photography exhibit. It’s simple white walls, white lights and ordinary flooring. What fascinates me is the fact that photography is so loud, expressive and complex that it has to be paired with the simplest of features around it. It commands the center of attention. The Ansel Adams photography exhibit at the North […]

    Ansel Adams
  • Wildcat News S8 E2

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech looks into teenager suicide, Greyson Betz learns what is like to be a child of a helicopter parent, Mason Butcher sits down with the new head baseball coach, and Landry Connors finds the correlation between technology and socialization.

    Wildcat News S8 E2
  • Round Table Making a Change

    When thinking of a round table, some may think of King Arthur and his knights meeting around their famed table, but it means something completely different to the students that attend the Round Table class. And no, it isn’t a class about sword fighting or knighthood, but about the noble act of writing. Round Table is a class for college […]

    Round Table Making a Change
  • Wildcat News S8 E1

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech delves into the fake news epidemic, Ashley Godwin goes behind the scenes of the Mr. West J production, Greyson Betz talks about students and sleeping habits, Mason Butcher speaks with the wresting team, and Landry Connors sits down with Caitlyn Pharris.  

    Wildcat News S8 E1
  • Redneck Barbecue Lab

    It’s wood. That’s the first thing I notice when I walk into the Redneck Barbecue Lab. It’s a tiny place covered in rustic wood, vintage signs and mounds of glittering trophies placed front and center. It’s welcoming and different and feels more authentic than any barbecue place I’ve ever been to. This store use to be a white and fluorescently […]

    Redneck Barbecue Lab
  • The Art Portfolio

    The swish of a brush and the scratch of graphite echos from the art room as the advanced art class is hard at work creating portfolios that are great enough to get them into the art college of their dreams. One person working on their portfolio is senior Savannah Herrera who hopes to be admitted into an art college. Although […]

    The Art Portfolio
  • Leadership Johnston Visit

    Summer Lanier sits down with Lee Stikeleather of Leadership Johnston.

    Leadership Johnston Visit
  • Music for the Soul

    From blocking the world out to jumping up and down on a bed screaming the lyrics, music can serve many different purposes in one’s life. The notes, lyrics and beats flow and combine together to create a song that means something different to each person that hears it. Sophomores Kaitlyn Pendergraph and Dakota Beavers both feel the necessity of music […]

    Music for the Soul
  • 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

Features »

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

February 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

I’ve always liked the outward simplicity of a photography exhibit. It’s simple white walls, white lights and ordinary flooring. What fascinates me is the fact that photography...

  • Round Table Making a Change
    Round Table Making a Change

    When thinking of a round table, some may think of King Arthur and his knights meeting around their famed table,...

    February 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Redneck Barbecue Lab
    Redneck Barbecue Lab

    It’s wood. That’s the first thing I notice when I walk into the Redneck Barbecue Lab. It’s a tiny place covered...

    February 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  • The Art Portfolio
    The Art Portfolio

    The swish of a brush and the scratch of graphite echos from the art room as the advanced art class is hard at work...

    February 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm
 

News »

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

Video »

Wildcat News S8 E2

Wildcat News S8 E2

February 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm

This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech looks into teenager suicide, Greyson Betz learns what is like to be a child of a helicopter parent, Mason Butcher sits down with...

  • Wildcat News S8 E1
    Wildcat News S8 E1

    This week on Wildcat News, Hannah Creech delves into the fake news epidemic, Ashley Godwin goes behind the scenes...

    February 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Leadership Johnston Visit
    Leadership Johnston Visit

    Summer Lanier sits down with Lee Stikeleather of Leadership Johnston. http://wjstudentmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Leadership-Johnston.mp4

    February 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • 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

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

A&E »

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
  • Slushie caption
    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 »

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

February 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

I’ve always liked the outward simplicity of a photography exhibit. It’s simple white walls, white lights and ordinary flooring. What fascinates me is the fact that photography...

  • Christmas Cookies
    Christmas Cookies

    The worn out wood table is slightly sticky and sparkling with astray sprinkles. Bags lay folded and sagging with...

    January 2, 2017 at 11:33 pm
  • 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