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Switching Up the SAT

Switching Up the SAT

Nerves, stress and endless hours of bubbling– this is the infamous SAT.  However, it has recently been announced the creators of the test will be making some changes in 2016. The purpose of the re-design is to mend the performance issues from the previous years. According to College Board, only 43 percent of high school graduates who took the 2014 SAT met the […]

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Spring Spirit Week is Coming Soon!
Cadets sound off before getting on the bus.

JROTC Visits Fort Bragg

Lawns cut to perfection, heads cleanly buzzed, crisp uniforms, identical buildings– Fort Bragg is the model of military precision and perfection. On Wednesday April 22, JROTC toured the massive military installation in Fayetteville, North Carolina. JROTC toured Fort Bragg in order to learn more about the daily lives of active military forces. Bused around the 19 square mile base, cadets […]

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The Special Olympics

The Special Olympics

Life skills students boarded a bus with their chaperones and teachers, bubbling with excitement and slathered in sunscreen, at 8 a.m. Friday morning. On April 24, Johnston County Schools hosted their annual Special Youth Olympics competition at Smithfield Senior High School in Smithfield, N.C. to benefit students and children in the surrounding community with special needs. The participants competed in […]

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The Military Ball

The Military Ball

Sparkling lights sweep across the walls as loud music blares throughout the room. Dazzling dresses move in tune with perfectly shined shoes. At first glimpse, this breathtaking spectacle could easily pass as prom. Something is different though– there is a sense of loyalty, honor, and patriotism. This is not prom. It is the military ball. A handful of students, particularly […]

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DoSomething Club Helps Food Bank

DoSomething Club Helps Food Bank

Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has been supplying food to 34 counties across North Carolina. Growing gradually for three decades, the food bank has acquired over 800 partner agencies, including West Johnston’s DoSomething club. DoSomething Club, an organization which motivates volunteerism and activism in young people, took immediate advantage of the Food Bank. […]

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AP Exam Stress

AP Exam Stress

AP exams are right around the corner. For both teachers and students, exams often come with plenty of stress. “ I think [students] are stressed at exam time, but in some ways, it is a relief knowing it is coming to an end soon,” said Karen Collins, the AP teacher of both AB and BC Calculus. Aside from the exam […]

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Senior Nolan Carlisle works at the local KFC/Taco Bell. Courtesy of the Prowler Yearbook Staff.

Raising the Minimum Wage Rallies

Working long hours a week, covered in pizza grease or dusty construction soot, doesn’t sound like anyone’s idea of a dream job. When those hours result in a sub-par paycheck, workers feel like their jobs are meaningless. On Jan. 15, groups of low-wage workers, university students, faculty and other community residents joined the nationwide “Fight for $15” campaign to raise […]

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FBLA is Flying to the Windy City

FBLA is Flying to the Windy City

The next generation of leaders in the business world gathered together to “prepare for their future.” The annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Competition was held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, April 13-15. The mission goal was to “prepare for their purpose” in life as well as the business world. Teens from around North Carolina were […]

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Is JCS Watching

Is JCS Watching

On June 5, 2013 the world became aware that it was being watched more closely than it could have ever imagined. That was the day the first of many classified US government documents were released by Edward Snowdon via the Guardian and The Washington Post. That was two years ago and many people have forgotten the whole affair except for […]

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