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Rumor busting: New high school

School has been cancelled Oct. 3. due to threats sent to individual students and parents.
With the new high school set to open at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, The Black & White has been able to get information on topics that have been of interest.
May 24, 2017

Rumor: Graduation will be held in the new gym of the high school next year due to the increase in seating capacity. Status: Busted. Reasoning: The new gym does not have an increased seating capacity....

Google Docs phishing scam explained

Google Docs phishing scam explained
May 4, 2017

On Wednesday,  iPad Headquaters issued a warning email to all Johnston students regarding a recent phishing scam. Phishing is the technique of making a fake service  appear to be the real service (email,...

Green Day’s long-waited return to Des Moines does not disappoint

Green Day lights up the stage during the chorus of
April 13, 2017

In my parents' old Chrysler Town and Country, en route to Kids Teen Connection, a first grade version of me listened to "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day as it played through the radio. Without...

Scheduling situation

Scheduling situation
Administration looks at two possible changes to the schedule format
April 3, 2017

As the opening of the new high school approaches, administration is looking at making changes to scheduling and start times. Currently, the middle and high schools have 45 minute, eight period days. There...

Schools are causing sleep deprivation

Schools are causing sleep deprivation
November 28, 2016

I wake up every weekday morning at 6 a.m. I take a shower, eat breakfast and prepare myself for the day ahead. Usually, I am ready to leave my house by 7:20 a.m. I’m not involved in any after school...

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