Category: News

Winter Spirit Week Day One: Tacky Holiday Outfit Day

Winter Spirit Week Day One: Tacky Holiday Outfit Day

With Christmas so close at hand, students are showing off their holiday tackiness on Monday, the fifteenth, the first day of Christmas Spirit Week. In honor of Christmas Spirit Week, the Publications Staff has decided to pick  the most creative and most spirited individuals throughout the week, picking one or two each day. Today, seniors Riley Andrews and Melanie Langness win […]

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2015 Mr. West Johnston Contestants

2015 Mr. West Johnston Contestants

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Relieve Boredom with Board Games

Relieve Boredom with Board Games

School can be a difficult place. Strenuous classes and long hours can toll on any teenager. Luckily, outlets to relieve stress are quickly multiplying. If a competitive sport does not sound appealing, students can try something more light hearted and fun. The new Board Game Club, led by math teacher Geoff Hamilton, is available for any who wish to play. […]

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Safety is a Priority

Safety is a Priority

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JoCoTeenDrivers According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every one in ten high school students drinks and drives. Not only is unsafe driving an issue, it’s extremely common– particularly among young people. Johnston County Teen Drivers, a program intended to keep students safe on the road, is organizing a seatbelt check after school on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “I […]

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Photo by: Sabrina Harrell

Global Singers Take the Stage

The lights dim and the crowd watches in awe as the group begins to line up. A catchy tune starts and the sound of clearing throats echos. With anxious smiles, they begin to sing and dance as the foreign music guides them along. This is not any cultural festival downtown, this is the World Language Song Day. This year was […]

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Photo courtesy of the ESA and www.cnn.com.

The ESA Touches Down on a Comet

“Shooting stars,” the popular name for comets, are famed for their mythical wish-granting power. Little kids and scientists alike have wondered for years what exactly comets are made of– some guess fairy dust, some assume billions of years old rock. Imaginations have to wonder no longer. For the first time in history, humanity has successfully made contact with a comet. […]

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Fisher.

The Future Business Leaders of America

The plastic bags stretched to their limit, struggling to hold the heavy aluminum cans they were filled with. Students laughed quickly, slightly out of breath from lugging around 20 pounds of donated food. They loaded up the truck and waved, happy to help their community. From Oct. 27 to Nov. 4, The Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, collected […]

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The Freshman Canvas: Leaving a Legacy

The Freshman Canvas: Leaving a Legacy

After four years, many classes are gone and forgotten. Besides the occasional graduation gift to the school, most classes come and go with the wind. This year’s freshmen, the class of 2018, are doing something different. They’re leaving a legacy. “The freshman canvas is a drawing of what represents us. All of the freshman names will go on to the […]

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Photo by: NASA

The Antares Rocket Explosion

Last Tuesday NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia planned for the Antares Rocket to fly high into space, but it never made it out of Earth’s atmosphere. Antares was an unmanned cargo ship from the company Orbital Sciences whose destination was the International Space Station. From a distance crowds of viewers and camera men watched as the rocket rose a […]

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Miss West Johnston Pageant

Miss West Johnston Pageant

Sparkles covered the ground, the smell of perfume and hairspray filled the air, and the young contestants practiced for their interviews. The Miss West Johnston Pageant was about to start. The night started out at 5 p.m. on Saturday with 4 minute interviews for the contestants Abby Britt, KerriAnn Jayne, Baylee Potter, Kallie Bailey, Kylie Vanderbeek and Claire Dodd. Afterwards, […]

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