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Being Exempt from Exams

Being Exempt from Exams

As the school year closes, students prepare for their exams. Although, seniors with a teacher-made exam that have an A or B average with two or less absences are exempt. Seniors still have to take North Carolina mandated exams. Exams count 20 percent of the final grade mark, and the other 80 percent comes from the nine week grades. There […]

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Manchester Bombing

Manchester Bombing

Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” world tour quickly became a truly dangerous event at her Manchester Arena concert, which suffered a deadly bombing on Monday, May 22. Social media over the years has become a public platform for individuals to rapidly share breaking news. The bombing instantaneously became a trending topic, and sophomore Cloe Merkousko took an interest. “I saw a […]

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Wildcat News S8 E12

Wildcat News S8 E12

This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors attends the Disney Dazzle performance, Chase Faircloth asks seniors how it feels to graduate, and Mason Butcher investigates the blood drive.

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Consequences of Dangerous Driving

Each year West Johnston hosts a mock car crash just days before prom. Traditionally, the purpose of this mock car crash  is to show teen drivers the consequences of drinking and driving , but this year organizers decided to do things differently. Instead, the “mock” crash was caused by the driver, senior Claire Dodd, who simply changed the song while driving. […]

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NO PLAN B. A quote seen often throughout the crowds was “no planet b,” highlighting the need to preserve the planet. Photo by Alexis Stephens.

There is no PLANet B

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Disney World Wonders

Disney World Wonders

Wednesday, March 19 starts the long bus ride for chorus. They begin their four day journey to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Getting to Florida made for a long, tiring bus ride made up of countless hours, and as soon as the chorus group got there they found out that their rooms were not ready to have guests. Right […]

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Effects of Social Media

Effects of Social Media

By Kara Baker, Skye Blizzard and Emyli Deleon Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, just some of the many social networking sites that are slowly taking over students lives. Ninety-two percent of teens go online daily and 24 percent admit to being online “almost constantly” according to the Pew Research Center.  While social media can be great for the exploration of […]

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Dress Code Woes

Dress Code Woes

By Lyndsey Lethbridge, Xena Mae Davis and Eryn Ishler When the cold settles down, the warm rises up. As the season changes, students clean up their wardrobes. The weather becomes hotter, and the clothes get smaller. Dress code is a combination of considered appropriate clothing. Not all of the students in  school are currently in favor of the dress code. […]

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Winds

Winds

By Danielle Jones and Hannah O’Neal One hundred hours. Twenty reeds. Sweat dripping. Music playing. People marching. Doing visuals. Having fun. Making friends. A show is born. Sophomore Sam Cherry and Hunter Comeford have done two seasons of marching band, one season of drum line and one season in winds. They both play the clarinet and have been playing since […]

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Mock Car Crash

Mock Car Crash

The Mock Car Crash is an event that teaches students what distracted driving can do. It’s held once a year on the day before the prom or on the day of the prom. Once you enter that arena, every crash you see will remind people of how drunk driving can impact a teens life, and encourage kids not to drink […]

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