Articles By: Ashlynn Payne

Panera Review

Panera Review

Warm and toasty bread, creamy and steamy soup and fresh salads and sandwiches have arrived to White Oak in the form of a Panera. While the excited local customers flooded the store once the doors opened, the restaurant failed to meet expectations. My first encounter was a quick trip through the drive-through, and it left me with an almost $20 […]

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Photo By Ashlynn Payne.

Take A Trip To the Zoo

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Before you go… Part One

Before you go… Part One

After four years, dozens of different classes and thousands of homework assignments, seniors had a chance to get to know a lot of different teachers. Each one of these teachers had a chance to get to know their students too, and they also have some advice to give them before their final good-byes. “For seniors going to college, I would […]

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FFA Fishing Tournament

FFA Fishing Tournament

The sun is beating down. The worms are on the hook, and the lines bobbing in the breeze. The annual FFA Fishing Tournament is now on. “We thought that it would be a great idea to get students more active within the club. It brings a lot of involvement,” said senior Makayla Hackney. “Also, it is one of the last […]

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(left) senior Robert Wilson, (Center) senior Jayla Chrisp, (right) senior Jowann Holder.

Spirit Week: Throwback Thursday

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Photo Submitted By Microsoft IT teacher Amanda Fisher.

Spirit Week: College Day

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Photo Submitted By junior Brody Hall.

Spirit Week: Tye Dye Tuesday

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Early Morning Drive

Early Morning Drive

Waking up before 7 a.m. for a 15 minute drive to school can be tough for some students, but for senior Mikayla Pittman the trip is four times as long. “Something interesting about me is that it takes me about an hour to get to school everyday,” said Pittman. “Ever since kindergarten, I’ve been transferred to the West Johnston district […]

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Spirit Week: Red, White and Blue Day
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 to end. In spite of the statistics, I think highschool sweethearts have just as good of a chance–if not better– than any other couple. The common complaint is “we will change.” This is true, but does not always result in […]

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