Category: Features

A Freshman Among Staff

A Freshman Among Staff

Coming from McGee’s Middle, Katherine Moynihan is one of many new staff members this year. Taking up the new role of freshman councilor, she is here to help usher in to the next four years of their lives. Moynihan first became inspired in mental health in high school when a counselor gave “uninspiring statements” to her and her friends. “I decided […]

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The New Chorus Teacher

The New Chorus Teacher

Emma Pollard sits down with the new chorus teacher.

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A Passion for Cars

A Passion for Cars

Vintage cars line the parking lot, the chrome glinting in the sunlight and engines rev as the owners show off their prized possessions. Some of them have been restoring these cars for years and others have coveted these cars since they were kids. Last Saturday, the school hosted their annual car show, where people in the community come and bring […]

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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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NHS’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

NHS’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

On August 25 Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a category 4 storm, devastating cities and leaving thousands of people without homes and hope. The National Honor Society is setting up a relief drive in the school for the hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. NHS officer Marissa Prendergast is the main student leading this effort and is hoping that this drive […]

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Russ Leaptrot is the New Soccer Coach

Russ Leaptrot is the New Soccer Coach

Mason Butcher speaks with the new soccer coach.

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Mr. Meade is the New Band Director

Mr. Meade is the New Band Director

Emma Pollard sits down with Lucas Meade.

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Videri Chocolate Factory

Videri Chocolate Factory

The flakes of gold, silver, green, and purple glint off of the chocolate as I sit underneath bamboo and fairy lights, sipping a rich hot chocolate and relishing in the cool night air. Nestled away in the city of Raleigh, near The Red Hat amphitheater, Videri is a small hidden gem that, hopefully, people will want to learn more about. […]

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New Year, New Band Director

New Year, New Band Director

Instruments blare to the conductor’s instruction, trained fingers move along with the notes, and the instructor beams down at his pride and joy. New Band Director Lucas Meade is starting his journey at his new job. He comes from an extensive background of musical experience, directing many bands before coming here. “I worked at a 6A program in West Texas […]

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The New Chorus Teacher

The New Chorus Teacher

The chorus students at West Johnston are still singing, however, this year they are led by a new voice. Joshua Johnson was selected among other interested applicants to receive a position as the new vocal music and theatre arts teacher. “I stood out because I have such a strong passion for music,” Johnson said. “Music isn’t just something that I do, […]

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