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Mr. West J Pageant

Mr. West J Pageant

                                                   When most people think of pageants they think of girls in beautiful gowns on a stage walking around, however that’s not the case with the annual Mr. West Jay pageant. You’ll see high school boys […]

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Gymnastics Victory

Gymnastics Victory

Flipping through the the air, freshmen Abigayle Harrison and Samantha Griffin land with expert finesse. All at once, the bleachers go nuts. Victory. There are four events in a typical gymnastics meet– bars, vault, floor and beam. February 6, Harrison won the State Championship at the Raleigh School of Gymnastics for the bars competition. Griffin won State Championship for vault […]

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Wildcat News S6 E6

Wildcat News S6 E6

This week on Wildcat News Nik Reasor attended the Bernie Sanders rally in Raleigh, Anastasia Lonesky bowls with the lifeskillls class and Ariel Andrews meets the owner of a hedgehog.

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Mammal March Madness

Mammal March Madness

Chanting winners, moping losers and dozens of basketball games are present every March. Those uninterested in sports might try their luck with a different kind of tournament– Mammal March Madness. Mammal March Madness was created by a group of evolutionary biologists and professors. The foursome pit an array of mammals together in hypothetical battles. The annual tournament has been held […]

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AP Exam Success

AP Exam Success

In comparison to other Johnston County schools, West has a strong track record when it comes to exams. In fact, the school has bragging rights for multiple exams. Some of last year’s highest scores include an 85 percent pass rate (3+) in AP language, 77.8 percent pass rate calculus BC, and 90.9 percent pass rate in environmental science. It is […]

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Wildcat News S6 E5

Wildcat News S6 E5

This week on Wildcat News Anastasia Lonesky speaks with students about the differences between CCP classes and AP classes. Chase Faircloth meets some of the school’s artists. Ariel Andrews asks students who would they vote for and why. Nik Reasor meets tech wizard, Saihge Dugen.

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#FreeKesha

#FreeKesha

In late 2015, the internet was taken by storm when pop singer Kesha arose from the shadows and revealed details about her hindering experience with sexual abuse. The hashtag “Free Kesha” was then brought to life by fans. “I first heard about it on Twitter,” said senior Karen Prieto. “The hashtag was trending at the time.” After not releasing music […]

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Wear-and-tearing Away

Wear-and-tearing Away

As the seasons change and cross country turns into track and field, the constant running and inevitable wear-and-tear caused by sneakers and weather have caused the school’s track to erode.   “Many of the teams at this school use the track,” said teacher and cross country coach Patrick Shaw. “In fact many of the students and faculty use it throughout […]

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Wildcat News S6 E4

Wildcat News S6 E4

This week on Wildcat News Chase Faircloth investigates the recent malicious emails, Ariel Andrews attends the annual Impact Rally, Erik Beene discovers the reason behind the price of prom tickets, Nik Reasor finds out more about the trip to Europe this summer and Anastasia Lonesky speaks with a teacher who has a unique pastime.

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Teens and Taxes

Teens and Taxes

  As the saying goes, the only things guaranteed are birth, death and taxes. For many employed upperclassmen, this is their first experience with filing taxes. Senior Lindsay Barnes has been working at Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q since June 2015, and she filed her taxes for the very first time this year. “I went to the State Employees Credit Union. They offer […]

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