Category: Features

Replacing Mr. Geottman

Replacing Mr. Geottman

Monica Neal is replacing Andrew Geottman who taught math before her. She believes that whether you are an outgoing or a more laid back person, breaking the rules is never the way to go. To most students, Geottman was known for always wearing a different tie and matching it to significant days throughout the year. Though Neal doesn’t have a […]

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Ice Cream Around Eastern North Carolina

Ice Cream Around Eastern North Carolina

The sun’s rays beat down on Earth, creating a stifling heat that lets everyone know, summer has officially arrived. With the beginning of summer, comes a need to cool down, and the best way to do that is to grab a fresh scoop of ice cream. I decided at the start of summer, that I was going to go to […]

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Create Your Own Story

Create Your Own Story

Students laugh as they hold their phone up, following the action with their camera. In a few seconds, they’ll post it to a place the whole school can see. Recently, Snapchat made an update where people can create their own stories for a specific location, which is something entirely new on the social media scene. Since the day the update […]

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Junior Marshals

Junior Marshals

Homework, tests and quizzes rule the life of juniors, some considering it the hardest year of high school. Some students strive to be the best that they can be in school and one of the ways that shows that is to be given the title, Junior Marshal. A Junior Marshal is a student in the junior class that is in […]

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Little Free Library

Little Free Library

A child sitting on a bench swings their legs as their fingers shift through the pages of picture book. Beside them, their parent rifles through a book of their own, equally as interested. Starting in June, Media specialist Yvette Davis is setting up a Little Free Library at the school food pantry. After some pondering, she decided to call it […]

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Should You Wait ‘Till 18?

Should You Wait ‘Till 18?

From the time students commence their high school career, they come in with the idea of having more freedom. One of the freedoms is being able to drive, but not everyone gets to drive right away. Some students decide on not getting their license once they are eligible to take the driver’s education course in high school. They decide to […]

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2017-2018 Dance Team

2017-2018 Dance Team

From Edge Camp in the summer to dance shows and shaking pom poms on the sidelines, the West Johnston dance team is a skilled group of girls, earning countless awards and recognition over the years. On May 22, eager dancers met in Ms.Crabtree’s room for tryouts. Only a select ten girls made the cut and earned a spot on next […]

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Driver’s Ed Summer Courses

Driver’s Ed Summer Courses

The freedom of the open road and responsibility that comes with receiving one’s license is a milestone many young people anticipate. Drivers Ed courses and a year with a limited learner’s permit and logged driving hours are the prerequisites of obtaining a provisional license as a minor. Each year West Johnston offers on-campus driver’s education classes in the summer, while […]

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Manchester Bombing

Manchester Bombing

Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” world tour quickly became a truly dangerous event at her Manchester Arena concert, which suffered a deadly bombing on Monday, May 22. Social media over the years has become a public platform for individuals to rapidly share breaking news. The bombing instantaneously became a trending topic, and sophomore Cloe Merkousko took an interest. “I saw a […]

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Dance Team Auditions

Dance Team Auditions

With leaps and bounds, the dancers hoping to get a spot on the dance team give it their all under the lights as judges eye them from the darkened seats. The official dance team auditions for next year were Monday, May 22. For the auditions dancers came out to show their skills by doing leaps across the stage, performing three […]

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