The Black & White

Kara Green, Staff Writer | November 25, 2018

In Mr. McCormick's Digital Photography class, students filled balloons with blue paint powder and water. The students then dropped the balloons on the ground and took photos for the class. The aftermath can be seen in the courtyards closest to the blue commons.

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Meet your Candidate: Karin Derry

October 17, 2018

Disclaimer: The Black & White does not endorse any political candidates. However, it is part of our job to report on relevant and important news, including politics. Karin Derry contacted the Black & White to do an interview. Her opponent has been contacted. "I’m Karin Derry and I’m running for the Iowa House of representatives, District 39. District 39 includes Johnston, Grimes, and...

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Books, Cookies, and Conversation

Caroline Christensen | October 11, 2018

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Back Pack Must Haves

Paul Heggen, Staff Writer | November 27, 2018

With what people keeps in their backpacks now a days it hard to keep straight what to bring to school. It is the place where students keep their personal belongings. People are always taking what they need in order to complete their daily routines but they never do put much thought into what they bring. With limited space such as a backpack, things can get overstuffed, disorganized, or completely...

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Countless Clubs

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer | November 16, 2018

Karshana Kalyanaraman ‘21 has always had an interest in the healthcare field. “There was nothing that really complemented anybody’s healthcare interests yet, and I thought ‘Why not share that with other people?’” Kalyanaraman said. Since then, she has created a club called Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), designed for medically inclined students to explore the healthcare field...

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Pumpkin Spice Reviews

Ashley Marsh, Staff Writer | November 12, 2018

It seems to be a trend in fall 2018 to make everything pumpkin spice flavored. Walking through the aisles in HyVee I saw everything from pumpkin spice cupcakes to pumpkin spice yogurt. I grabbed ten pumpkin spice products and decided to rank them one to ten. 10. Chobani Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt I like Yoplait yogurt and they have several unique flavors, so I thought the pumpkin spice yogurt...

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Hidden Difficulties

Liz Jones, Staff Writer | December 12, 2018

Joshua Janni '25 is deaf and often experiences problems that other people do not even think about. Unfortunately, this oversight can exclude many individuals or even harm them. Being aware of these difficulties is critical for everyone and especially for movie theaters and other companies that serve the public. For his Family Consumer Science class, Janni was assigned to watch an informational...

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Paper Vs The Big Screen

Riley Anderson, Staff Writer | November 16, 2018

Books are better than movies. Books are compared to movies and movies are compared to books, but books are often considered to be better than the movie. While it is understandable that some people just hate reading or just do not have the time to read, attempt to argue that the movie is better than the book, when they do not even know the books version of the movie.  First and foremost, books...

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We Miss The Old Kanye

Annie Culbert, Staff Writer | November 16, 2018

Kanye West. He is known for his countless hit rap songs, being married to Kim Kardashian, and starting his own clothing brand. However, he might be most well known for going on inaccurate and extremely offensive political rampages whenever he is given a platform to share his (entirely uneducated) opinions. From interrupting Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2008 VMA's to his pro-Trump babbling while wearing...

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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  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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A Star Is Born: A Heartbreaking Must-See

Sophia Longo, Staff Writer | December 12, 2018

"A Star Is Born" was released on October 5, 2018. Soon after the film's release, it became one of the most talked about movies of the year, though the conclusion left half of the audience angry, and the other half in mourning. No matter the side audience members fell on, the film was, undeniably, very well done, leaving practically ALL audience members both stunned and heartbroken. The story...

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The Green Book was remarkable

Kara Green, Staff Writer | December 11, 2018

The Green Book was released on November 16th, 2018. It is based on a true story and follows Dr. Don Shirley, a black, world class musician, who is embarking on a music tour in the deep south. During the great age of segregation during the 1960’s, Dr. Shirley wanted some form of protection in the south when he traveled so he enlisted the help of Tony Lip. Tony Lip is a middle aged Italian man who...

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Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Ben Williams, Staff Writer | December 11, 2018

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series. They are prequels to the "Harry Potter" movies and are supposed to connect to the plot of the Potter films. The first film made roughly $815 Million dollars but received mixed reviews from fans. The Crimes of Grindelwald faced a lot of hurdles. It dives deeper into the Wizarding World than ever...

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