Category: News

Should Dress Code Be Changed?

Should Dress Code Be Changed?

As the summer’s high temperatures continues to rise and push its way into the spring, students at West Johnston believe that nike shorts and other school appropriate shorts should be allowed to be worn during the school day. The county’s dress code requires any shorts that are worn to be no higher than mid-thigh, which also includes dresses and skirts. […]

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The Blood Drive

The Blood Drive

Every year the school hosts two blood drives, one during each semester. About 100 pints of blood are donated to the Blood Connections. One pint can save about three lives, according to the American Red Cross, about 38 percent of the population can donate blood, but only 10 percent actually do. For senior Montia Rhodes, the thought of being able […]

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How Seniors Feel about Graduation

How Seniors Feel about Graduation

Graduation is right around the corner for the 2018 high school seniors and they are having mixed emotions about it. Senior Zach Ellison feels very excited about the fact that he is graduating high school very soon. He feels that he will miss seeing his friends everyday and having classes with them. “We will all be going our separate ways […]

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What Underclassmen Would Like to Change about the School Next Year

What Underclassmen Would Like to Change about the School Next Year

As the 2018 school year comes to a close, the underclassmen are thinking about how they could make the next school year even better than this one. Whether it is having more pep rallies, being able to access the vending machines all day or having a less strict dress code, all the students are eager to be able to improve […]

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Announcement From Our Assistant Principal

Announcement From Our Assistant Principal

Ms. Mangum has some exciting news.

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Wildcat News Season 10 Episode 13

Wildcat News Season 10 Episode 13

This week on Wildcat News, we attend the Stand for the Second Walkout, we sit down with the 2018 lead marshal, we discuss the Facetune application, Vine 2.0 is investigated, and we ask why people believe in conspiracies.

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NHS Induction Ceremony

NHS Induction Ceremony

Sydney Beasley NHS Induction Ceremony On Monday, April 30, the new National Honors Society inductees gathered in the cafeteria for the induction ceremony. Several students were selected to be inducted to NHS. Senior Marianna “Tessa” Starkweather is the Secretary of the club. “The ceremony began on an unsteady note, as our club president, Britta, injured herself while setting up. This […]

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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Walking up in perplexion, senior English teacher Brian Vanderlaske is the Johnston County Schools teacher of the year. Each year, the Johnston County Public Schools district holds the Flame for Learning Award Banquet, in which one teacher from the county is awarded the Flame for Learning Award and designated the district teacher of the year, alongside a total cash prize […]

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North Carolina: What are You Waiting For?

North Carolina: What are You Waiting For?

Thunder crashes and torrential rains fall, as winds rush by, displacing all in their path. Citizens listen from within their homes to the sound of disaster outside. Rain is followed by thunder and thunder is followed by wind, until finally silence prevails. Images of such a storm resonate with North Carolinians. The flood waters are long gone, but the effects […]

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High School Class Clusters

High School Class Clusters

For students to be able to receive their diploma at the end of their senior year, they must take a cluster of elective classes that all revolve around the same subject. There are several different class clusters that students could take to find interest in a future career or to learn more in depth of something they are interested in. […]

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