Articles By: Taylor Painter

Pretty Little Liars Review

Pretty Little Liars Review

Pretty Little Liars has been around for many years and still has a huge fan base. This season is different, fans are going crazy over the fact that this is the last season. I started watching PLL when their first season came out and instantly I was hooked on the show. Pretty Little Liars is about a groups of girls, […]

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Bullying In Schools

Bullying In Schools

Each year over 3.2 million students are bullied. Many parents believe that schools don’t take these bullying situations seriously. It’s been shown that teachers only intervene 4 percent of the time. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying and 1 out of 10 students drop out because of it. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among […]

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Argument on State Testing

Argument on State Testing

Testing and exams are something students dread at the end of the year. Their whole year depends on this one test. Studies show that testing and exams stress students out and cause them to perform poorly. Even educators don’t feel that statewide exams are created appropriately, according to surveys performed. Some teachers don’t get through all the material during the […]

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Netflix is constantly coming out with new movies and tv series and most of them are surprisingly good to watch. I’ve watched Orange Is The New Black. 13 Reasons Why, Fuller House and my newest obsession is Stranger Things. Stranger Things is a show about a boy named Will, played by Noah Schnapp, who goes missing and the town believes […]

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Senior Year Expenses

Senior Year Expenses

Senior year for most students is an exciting year but for others is can be very stressful and even disappointing. Filled with expenses that some students can’t possibly afford. Fifty percent of students in North Carolina get free lunch, if students can’t even afford their lunch how can they afford the hundreds of dollars senior year brings? Granted, most of these […]

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Consequences of Dangerous Driving

Each year West Johnston hosts a mock car crash just days before prom. Traditionally, the purpose of this mock car crash  is to show teen drivers the consequences of drinking and driving , but this year organizers decided to do things differently. Instead, the “mock” crash was caused by the driver, senior Claire Dodd, who simply changed the song while driving. […]

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A Tale As Old As Time

A Tale As Old As Time

Disney has become a household name not only in America but all around the world. Every child has a spot in their heart for Disney. Many kids grow up watching Disney movies so when the world spread of this new remake of this movie the frenzy could not be contained. I, myself, can understand the excitement for this movie. I […]

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