Category: News

Teachers March for Change

Teachers March for Change

Teachers from across the state rallied in the heat of May for changes in teacher pay and education funding. On Wednesday, May 8, teachers from across North Carolina gathered in Raleigh to fight for improvements in educational funding. This comes after teacher walkouts in Colorado and Arizona, education protests in Oklahoma and Kentucky and a successful teacher strike in West […]

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New Schedule for the 2018-2019 School Year

The class of 2019 will graduate on May 31, 2019. First semester exams will be held prior to winter break, instead of after. In turn, second semester will begin in early January, and therefore, the school year will end earlier. “It’s awesome,” junior Margaret Page said. “There will be so much time to relax over Christmas break, and it will […]

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How Students Feel They Did on AP Exams

How Students Feel They Did on AP Exams

The past week, students have been taking their Advanced Placement exams. Some students have mixed feelings about how they believe they performed on their exams. Junior Hunter Davis took the AP environmental science exam on Thursday, May 10 and the AP US history exam on Friday, May 11. Davis has mixed feelings about how she did on her exams, but […]

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What Students Think the Principal Needs to Focus On Next School Year

What Students Think the Principal Needs to Focus On Next School Year

Many students think there needs to be some improvements to the upcoming school year. Whether it is power lunch, practice lockdowns in the cafeteria or replacing west success, the students want the principal to focus on improving the upcoming school year. Junior Brooke Burns thinks that the school needs to focus more on lockdown safety. Burns brings up the point […]

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Wildcat News Season 10 Episode 14

Wildcat News Season 10 Episode 14

This week on Wildcat News we attend the Deaf Performance Night, we look into the class ranking system being taken away, we follow students to the Alternative Prom, we discover a new trend that is taking over social media, and we follow the senior class to their yearbook signing.

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Mattress Fundraiser

Mattress Fundraiser

The 2018 marching band will be heading to Chicago in November, and they have already begun fundraising for the trip. Among many other fundraisers, the band program will host the first annual mattress sale on Saturday, May 12 in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The mattress fundraiser is basically when people come and they set up a […]

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Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad

Many students dream of studying abroad in a different country during their college and even high school years. By studying abroad, it gives students the ability to embrace different cultures and ethnicities. Junior Anthony Ramsey is going to Morocco over the summer to further educate himself of the African country through the program National Security Language Initiative for Youth. “I […]

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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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