Category: News

JROTC Raiders

JROTC Raiders

The sight and taste of sand flies in the air as the JROTC Raiders dives and glides beneath the earth on a brisk late Thursday afternoon. sophmore Hannah Reynolds has been in JROTC Raiders for just over a year now and loves every minute of it.    “It’s like after school training,” Reynolds said.“ We do physical training and other […]

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Military Officers in Training

Military Officers in Training

For anyone who has never known what ROTC is about, or is curious to know, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. This program is to prepare young teens and college students to become military officers. They teach all the common school subjects while training students to have a better mindset. Sophomore Cierra Bowell explains how her teachers push their […]

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North Carolina Replaces Valedictorian System

North Carolina Replaces Valedictorian System

By Emma Pollard, Autumn Justice and Shaylynn Arruda Hundreds of hours spent studying, in libraries, coffee shops and classrooms.  Deadline upon deadline met on time. Late nights and early mornings that make for long, strenuous days. Balancing homework and projects with work and community service. This is the high school life of valedictorians. The North Carolina Board of Education made the decision […]

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Challenges of a dancer

Challenges of a dancer

The crowd cheers as the young performer dances flawlessly across the stage.  The dancer and their team puts in countless hours in the studio working on technique and rhythm. Cheri Crabtree makes the choreography and corrects the dancers techniques in order to minimize mistakes.   On dance team the dancers face many challenges, including problems with school and injury. For […]

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Role Models In Soccer

Role Models In Soccer

Posters featuring “the pro’s” hung up on bedroom walls, the bright jerseys of their idol worn on proud shoulders. Colorful signed cleats and balls, reminding the athlete of who they look up to. Many athletes look up to someone in their sport, and have someone they call their role model. Many athletes agree that their figure can motivate them to […]

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Management of School Work by Student Athletes

Management of School Work by Student Athletes

By Ethan Giangreco, Nich Wilson, Samuel Mfwilwakanda Managing school work can be a big struggle for students who participate in after school athletics. Most students realize that school must come before athletics. Sacrifices may be needed to complete assignments on time, including sleep and working as hard as possible throughout the day. Time management is a skill student athletes need […]

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Wildcat News S8 E9

Wildcat News S8 E9

This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors discusses the price of prom, Greyson Betz sits down with an award winning teacher, and Mason Butcher looks into how students have changed over time.

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Protein Hype

Protein Hype

With rippling muscles and strength that could possibly lift a good sized boulder, the meat head at the gym gloats about his high protein shake and chugs it in seconds with complete confidence. When it comes to high protein products, that image might be what comes to mind when thinking of the person that buys them. That just isn’t the […]

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Wildcat News S7 E9

Wildcat News S7 E9

This week on Wildcat News, Landry Connors visits the new local coffee shop, Hannah Creech reports on the annual choral concert, Marissa Prendergast looks into the millennial generation, Greyson Betz discusses junior varsity and varsity treatment, and Ariel Andrews visits an unusual pet store.

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Best of West Talent Show

Best of West Talent Show

Many kids watch shows and movies all their lives that teach them that they all have something special inside, something that makes them unique. Because of these ideals many had since they were young, the school is putting on a talent show so these unique gifts can be displayed. According to senior Amanda Sledge, the talent show has been planned […]

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