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Fun at Film Club

Kylie Emery, Staff Writer | January 13, 2019

Whether they ae movie experts, or simply just want to relax with friends after a busy day of school, many students come together once a week at film club.  The film club is run by Emma Renaud ‘20, and meets every Tuesday from 3 to 4p.m. in room 321. During their meetings, the club watches different movies from various genres and discusses them. Every month, club members get to vote for what movies...

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NHS Stress Relief in the Library

Julia Richards, Staff Writer | January 13, 2019

The Mental Health Committee within National Honor Society is having stress relieving activities in the library throughout finals week. The committee has activities, such as cartoons and board games, and free snacks, like popcorn, for anyone who is stressed about finals. Every day, there is something new in library to enjoy. Friday, Jan. 11, the committee will be placing notes around the school and...

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Taylor Siebert, Feature Editor | January 7, 2019

On Saturday Dec. 15, National Honor Society (NHS) hosted their annual Santa Pancake Breakfast. The event included plenty of pancakes and hot chocolate, and was located in the commons. The Santa position was filled by none other than english teacher Mark Schillerstrom, as it has the past couple of years. Altogether, NHS was able to raise $862, all of which is given to the Johnston Partnership.

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Riley Anderson, Staff Writer | January 9, 2019

The Belin Blank Center’s mission is to empower and serve the international skilled community, bringing the advanced student community to greater heights through classes, research, and advocacy. This is a worldwide curriculum, bringing people of different cultures and countries together. The program identifies gifted, talented, and artistic learners, and for these gifted learners, they...

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Erina Lee, Staff Writer | January 3, 2019

  Sitting in class, Hannah Fageroos '20 could not help but begin to feel hungry. As her hunger began to grow, Fageroos remembered one of her friends mentioning the food bins in the counselors' office and decided to go there for a quick snack. As she walked into the office, she immediately noticed the white bins on the counter and headed over to pick something out. Although, when Fageroos...

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Teachers Versus Finals

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer | December 18, 2018

Teachers are just now starting to give details about everyone's favorite time of year, finals week. Students seem to have very strong opinions about finals, but nobody ever asks how the teachers feel. As winter final exams approach, teachers are giving more details about what the exams will be like. Just like winter snowflakes, no final is exactly the same per department, as every department of teachers...

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Spotify vs Apple Music

Jenna Olson, Staff Writer | January 13, 2019

There are many important debates in the world: books or movies, "Star Wars" or "Star Trek", and is the dress black and blue or white and gold. There is one debate that tops them all: is Apple Music better than Spotify?   One of the biggest differences between the two is the fact that there is a free version of Spotify. When using Apple Music, there is a monthly fee while with Spotify, it can...

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30 Seconds Late, Marked Tardy

Erina Lee, Staff Writer | December 31, 2018

On September 24, I woke up at 7:15AM, 30 minutes later than when I was supposed to get up. I started panicking and quickly began getting ready for school. I had 30 minutes to get to first period on time with half the amount of time I usually take to get ready, so it was going to be a close call. I got ready as fast as I could and got to school at 7:42, which gave me three minutes to get to first period....

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Marine Corps Vs The Army

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer | December 31, 2018

The school year is coming to the end of the first semester and the class of 2019 is closer to graduation, along with the juniors and sophomores moving up in their high school career. These students have to decide what they are going to do after high school, and one option students have is enlisting into a branch of the military. Choosing a career such as this is a big commitment and anyone who decides...

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Girls basketball win, boys basketball lose by 15

Cameron DeRoos, Staff Writer | December 10, 2018

The boys and girls varsity basketball team both played Waukee on Tuesday Dec. 4. The girls won their matchup with second ranked Waukee by eight with a final score of 49-41. The boys didn't have the same success losing by 15 by a final score of 52-37. The girls impove to 5-1 after the win, while Waukee goes to 2-1. Throughout the first half the two teams were trading the lead back and forth but Johnston...

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Brooklyn Dilley, Copy Editor | December 5, 2018

The varsity wrestling team lost their first meet of the season to Des Moines East on Thursday, November 29, with a final score of 32-31. The meet was at Johnston. The teams initially finished with a tie, and the winner was decided based on which team made the most pins.

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Cameron DeRoos, Staff Writer | November 8, 2018

After defeating Cedar Rapids in the first round of the  playoffs the Dragons went on to face the Southeast Polk Rams in the second round. Coming into the second round of the playoffs the Dragons were 8-2 meanwhile Southeast Polk was only 5-5, that didnt stop Southeast Polk from crushing Johnston. Southeast Polk scored a touchdown in the first 4 minutes, and proceeded to score one more touchdown...

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Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical New Broadway Cast Recording

Jacob Marren, Staff Writer | January 13, 2019

Beginning off-broadway in October of the year 1967, "Hair" is a rock musical that is a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution in the late 1960s. Several of its songs became anthems of peace during the Anti-Vietnam War Peace Movemonet. This musical originally caused massive controversy for its strongly upheld opinions on our society. The musical broke impressive new grounds in the...

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First Date the Musical

Kara Green, Staff Writer | January 7, 2019

The musical "First Date" first premiered in Seattle and showed during March of 2012. One year later, "First Date" opened on Broadway on July 9, 2013. The show ran for five months on Broadway before closing. The story follows the first date of Aaron (Zachary Levi) and Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) as they bond over a first date. The show continues with misadventures including talk about religion, family...

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Dumplin’ Movie Review

Sophia Longo, Staff Writer | January 4, 2019

Over the last few years, Netflix has become notorious for paving the way for smaller films and television series, of which have been able to achieve much greater success than they would have hardly ten years ago if not for the hugely popular streaming platform. Some of the most successful television series and films to have been produced were able to become wildly popular from Netflix, including hits...

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