Category: Features

Junior End of Year Stress

Junior End of Year Stress

Sydney Beasley Junior End of Year Stress Senior year is approaching. Juniors are currently preparing for AP exams and college applications, along with many other responsibilities. With all of this coming so soon, many juniors are starting to feel the heat. A survey was conducted amongst 20 juniors, asking about their stress at this point in the year. “I think […]

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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Walking up in perplexion, senior English teacher Brian Vanderlaske is the Johnston County Schools teacher of the year. Each year, the Johnston County Public Schools district holds the Flame for Learning Award Banquet, in which one teacher from the county is awarded the Flame for Learning Award and designated the district teacher of the year, alongside a total cash prize […]

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North Carolina: What are You Waiting For?

North Carolina: What are You Waiting For?

Thunder crashes and torrential rains fall, as winds rush by, displacing all in their path. Citizens listen from within their homes to the sound of disaster outside. Rain is followed by thunder and thunder is followed by wind, until finally silence prevails. Images of such a storm resonate with North Carolinians. The flood waters are long gone, but the effects […]

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Teachers’ Off The Clock Jobs

Teachers’ Off The Clock Jobs

Teachers get summers off, go home in the middle of the afternoon, and are paid well. They have it easy, right? For some teachers these are myths, as data from the National Center for Education Statistics reports that about 16 percent of United States teachers are forced to work an additional job outside of the school system. North Carolina in […]

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Is Dance a Sport?

Is Dance a Sport?

Some questions remained unanswered. For years there has been debates over if dance is a sport or just a recreational activity. Junior Anthony Ramsey sees dance as a sport. “Dancers push themselves just as hard as any other athlete,” Ramsey said. “I have a friend that ran a mile and worked out for two hours as much as she could […]

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Decorating Grad Caps

Decorating Grad Caps

In a sea of teal and silver, students march towards the end of their high school career and some stand out as their brightly colored caps shine against the monotony of a graduation uniform. Whether it is high school or college, students have been decorating and personalizing their graduation caps for years. With the ending of their journey through school, […]

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TAKE HOLD OF THE GOLD — Standing with gold medals around their necks, sophomores Jacqueline Eugenio-Martin and Brenda Martinez can’t stop smiling after being announced the winners. “I felt really surprised,” Eugenio-Martin says. “Especially because I wasn’t expecting my team to win a gold medal.” Photo by Melina Solano

FCCLA State Competitions

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New Face of NHS

New Face of NHS

For years the National Honors Society has been a club where membership is based only upon merit and a student’s academic standings. With qualifying grades and the payment of a small club fee, students can become members at the annual induction ceremony. This year advisor Elizabeth Gurkin has implemented new steps to the previously simple induction process with hopes of […]

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AP Exams

AP Exams

In two short weeks a select group of students will be sitting quietly in a testing area for about four hours. Starting on May 7 certain classes will be starting to take AP exams. Some of these students are taking more than one of these exams. “I have three different AP exams this year,” junior Stanley Richmond said. Junior Izaiak […]

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Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

In about two months the class of 2018 will be taking their walk across the stage. They have been dreaming about this moment and with every passing minute they are closer to living this dream. Throughout high school there are some very important lessons they have learned. Senior Emalee Chapman has learned to never give up. “I learned to keep […]

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