Category: Features

A Word of Advice

A Word of Advice

The school year is quickly progressing. Students have already completed three out of eight months of the school year. The seniors will be graduating in no time, although freshmen still have a while to go. The building is bigger, the classes are more diverse, and the entire atmosphere reeks of unfamiliarity for many ninth graders. A simple piece of input […]

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Athlete and Aspiring Physical Therapist

Athlete and Aspiring Physical Therapist

  After enough bruises, fractures and other injuries, senior Kieran Miller realized getting hurt was a commonality among hockey players. Although he did not care for the injuries, he valued the physical therapy afterwards. physical therapy, he thought, might be a future career choice. “Growing up playing hockey, I got hurt a lot, so I would have to go to […]

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Halloween Spectacular

Halloween Spectacular

Bloody, gory and scary– or even family friendly. Instead of knocking on doors in costumes, students will be able to spend Halloween sneaking through the school with their friends all thanks to the Wildcat Ambassadors and their Halloween Spectacular. “My dad works with the guy that worked in haunted houses and gave me his contact information, so I contacted him […]

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Falling into A New Season

Falling into A New Season

Crunching leaves. Crisp air. Long hikes. Layered clothing. Hay bales. Pumpkin carving. Hot chocolate. Pie baking. Cinnamon Scent. This is the time of year when leaves change color and fall from the trees they once were attached to, and when squirrels scurry around to find nuts to prepare for winter.  This is the time when families go to pumpkin patches […]

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Facello’s Post Pageant Plan

Facello’s Post Pageant Plan

The pageant was just the beginning. “I wanted to do Miss West Johnston because a lot of my friends wanted me to do it, but I also thought I could be a good representation of West Johnston,” said this year’s winner, junior Michaela Facello. Facello has only been Miss West Johnston for a week, but she has already started planning […]

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DIY This Halloween

DIY This Halloween

  Halloween, the one night of the year where you can transform into anything you aspire to be. While many students will scramble to stores to buy their costumes, some will stay at home to concoct their own. “We felt it would look pretty cool if our entire group was corresponding for Halloween,” freshman Alerea Roberts said. When her group […]

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Free or Piracy?

Free or Piracy?

With headphones, a phone and the ability to download, students are listening to music without paying a dime. “I use [SoundCloud] instead of iTunes and Google Play because it’s convenient and way faster,” said junior Ashley Tucker.  However, SoundCloud isn’t the only option out there. Senior Jowann Holder uses iDownloads+ to download music onto his phone.  “It sends me to […]

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The Standards of Beauty

The Standards of Beauty

Have you ever felt ashamed of your body due to media or the society around you? According to Chelsea Carter, who conducted a survey at Wiltshire College, 70 percent of women say they feel pressure from media to achieve the perfect body. “I believe a person’s personality is what makes them beautiful,” said sophomore Lauren Augustine. “Beauty is how they […]

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The Seniors Speak Out Loud

The Seniors Speak Out Loud

The large stage glows under the lights, and suddenly, it’s the students’ turns to shine. Taking turns, each senior English student must verbally present poetry to their classmates. Thanks to senior English teachers Emily Scott and Brian Vanderlaske, this has become an annual event. Spoken word poetry, as defined by nelson-atkins.org, is poetry specifically designed to be performed. Students in […]

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Athletic Duo

Athletic Duo

Playing sports can give you a run for your health throughout the season. Seniors Ben Meshaw and Cristian Torres play multiple sports while still staying healthy. Meshaw plays soccer and runs cross country and Torres plays soccer and football. Torres learned his lesson the hard way by not following what the trainer said. “One time and I didn’t listen to […]

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