Archive for September 18th, 2017

Fact, Fiction, First Fridays

Fact, Fiction, First Fridays

Wheels clatter down the hall, metal shelves carrying a forest of imagination. West Johnston is entering its second semester of the book cart, otherwise known as First Friday, hosted by librarians Yvette Davis and Anissa Holm. The book cart saw its debut as a West Johnston tradition during the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year. Every first Friday, the school’s […]

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Love Hurts

Love Hurts

The excitement rose in Atlanta, Georgia when sophomore Madison Morath and her squad went on stage. They practiced the routine for many hours before performing, but accidents can still happen.  That night was no exception. It was day one of competition when Morath was attempting a stunt where she was required to do a flip. When landing, she hit her […]

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From Hong Kong to North Carolina

From Hong Kong to North Carolina

Sophomore Wing Chun Leung traveled 8,323 miles (17 hours away) from Hong Kong to the United States. Leung is having difficulty being so far from his family. “I can’t usually call home because of time differences and I miss my family a lot sometimes,” Leung said. About 290,000 students receive credit for studying abroad each year. The number of United […]

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Passion For Drawing

Passion For Drawing

Animation and cartoons have been around for years and they have inspired many people to want to draw, freshman Angel Rodriguez is one of them. “With the new technology coming out and movies changing how they look I want to be a part of it,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez has always felt a calling for drawing. As a child, she enjoyed […]

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Changing the Lives of Sharks

Changing the Lives of Sharks

She is running around the house being chased by her sister. Freshman Abby Hall runs into the bathroom to get away from one of her worst fears. Sharks went from terrifying to her strongest passion. “My sister used to chase me around the house with shark pictures. I would run into the bathroom and cry because I was scared,” Hall […]

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The Top Colleges in the State

The Top Colleges in the State

 Each year, colleges are nationally ranked from best to worst, giving seniors a look into which schools they might want to start applying to. This year, and in the past years, North Carolina has had some top ranking colleges. U.S. News, which is the top site to go to for education rankings, releases this coveted list for parents and students […]

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Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Beaten… burning… ditched. Everyday there is an animal that faces this abuse. Senior Laura Pennachio sees the effect of abuse first hand and does all that she can to make a difference. She works with the assistance of her mom to help find the animals homes and nurse them back to health. While other people may shy away when they see […]

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A Punishment With An Unexpected Result

A Punishment With An Unexpected Result

Junior Bryana Konig has known she has a passion for dance ever since her 2-year old self walked into her first dance class at a local studio. Though she would uncover her small, but growing, passion for photography 14 years later while in desperate need for entertainment. “I was declared grounded for a month after having an argument with my […]

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