Category: News

Who Will Lead the Freshmen?

Who Will Lead the Freshmen?

  Intriguing, intelligent, and innovative, the West Johnston freshmen have greatly developed since August. These 9th graders are different from every other class; they haven’t elected a Student Government president yet. Election day is next Wednesday, September the 24th. Kallie Bailey, Brody Hall, Brianna Hall and Summer Lanier are all running for freshman president. Bailey gives insight in what she […]

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Photo by Samantha Fiorella

The Teal Terror

Faces covered in war paint. Deafening screams. Hundreds of people in color coordinated outfits. No, this isn’t a battlefield. It’s the spirit section. In 2009, the school spirit club adopted the title “Teal Terror.”  The club established a fierce reputation, filling the designated section of bleachers with excited faces and powerful shouts. “I lose my voice when we cheer because […]

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Setting The Stage With Graduation

Setting The Stage With Graduation

UPDATE(April 25 2014): Students returned their forms to the office and the tallies are as follows: 103 Outdoors, 12 Gymnasium, 11 No preference. Two votes where even casted from non students. Graduation will be moved outside given the students what they wanted. The newest uproar around the school involves an indoor graduation. The Seniors have suggested the administration wanted to […]

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Dangers Of Eating While Driving

Dangers Of Eating While Driving

When you get food from the drive-thru, it is important for you to wait and eat it when you get home. Study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 80% of all car accidents and 65% of near misses are caused by distracted drivers that are mainly focused on their food or drinks than the road. Many people […]

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What You Don’t Know About Cosmetics

What You Don’t Know About Cosmetics

1.  Make-up is regulated by the FDA along with food, over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices.  They could stop the sale of any cosmetic product if they see it unsafe.   2. The word “cosmetic” comes from the Greek word kosmos, which means “of this world or worldly.”   3.  Because you wash your hands more than your face, it is […]

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Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

For most people traveling over 6,000 miles to a foreign country and attending a school that’s vastly different from your own is a daunting idea. But for students Mia Kim, Yelim Yu, and Janelle Li, this is not the case. Both Yelim and Mia were born in South Korea, and Janelle is from China. “I got the chance to go […]

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How To: Braided Headband

How To: Braided Headband

1. Brush your hair. 2. Make a two to three inch part at the crown of your head. 3. Start at one side of your head, taking an inch of hair and splitting it in three. 4. Take the middle strand and put it over the left. 5. Take the new middle strand, and put it over the right strand. […]

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Personality Feature-Madison Bell

Personality Feature-Madison Bell

“Sweet,” “Caring,” and “Nice” are three words used to describe Madison Bell. These words show that she is a more than just a singer. She is a sweet, caring, nice normal person who just happens to have an amazing voice. Bell a junior, has been singing since she was 6 years old. Eleven years later she is still singing. “Singing […]

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Freshmen Year Overview-Nicole Lonesky

Freshmen Year Overview-Nicole Lonesky

Transitioning from middle school to high school is not easy. Our 330 freshmen knew that. Every senior remembers their freshmen year, even if the memories are bad it was an experience. Freshmen Nicole Lonesky was surprised by how different high school was from middle school. “Middle school is so strict about everything and acts like high school is even worse. […]

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90’s Babies

90’s Babies

The 90’s was filled with many trends that we look back on with disbelief. Women were wearing scrunchies, platform flip flops, slap bracelets, and jelly shoes. The men were rocking high top haircuts, color block clothes, parachute pants, and overalls with one strap undone and the children were playing with furbies, beanie babies, and tamagotchi pets. No matter how many […]

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