The Black & White

Elective classes help students make connections

Senior Scarlett Eagle works with sophomore Meschac Ntambwe to cut up their paper roll. Eagle uses the hand over hand method so Ntambwe can interact. The project was made but cutting up toilette paper rolls and gluing them together tho make flowers. Peer art is everyday during seventh and students rotate between art and P.E.

Sarah Caporelli, Print Sub-Editor

May 18, 2015

Walking into seventh period peer art in room 301, the first thing someone will see is students teaching students. Conversations fill the room with instruction and normal high school gossip, but all instruction and conversation is between students. In peer art at the start of class, clay teacher Emily ...

There are no prying eyes, yet

There are no prying eyes, yet

Sarah Caporelli, Print Sub-editor

December 16, 2014

Every year the newspaper staff and yearbook staff take a trip to the national journalism convention held this year in Washington D.C. After the trip, the staff came home in November with stories from the seminars that they attended. The seminars at convention have speakers that tell stories, give tips...

Former student sentenced to 50 years

Former Johnston student Terrance Cheeks was found guilty April 24, 2014.

Sarah Caporelli, Staff Writer

September 11, 2014

Talk of Terrance Cheeks Jr.'s early release from prison seems to be speculation. Cheeks, a former student, participated in a carjacking that left Mike Wasike severely brain damaged Feb. 2, 2013, when he was 15. Cheeks was sentenced  June 13, 2014, to 50 years in prison with no mandatory sentence ...

Dragons slam Ames in softball double-header

Sarah Caporelli, Staff Writer

June 26, 2014

The girls varsity softball team took down the Ames High Little Cyclones 2-1 and 6-0 at home on June 25. The first game ended with a walk off double by sophomore and left fielder Brooke Sandstone. Game two ended in the sixth inning with a run rule of 6-0 by the Dragons. The bats were hot and broug...

JGSA night ends in a split

Sarah Caporelli, Staff Writer

June 19, 2014

The girls' varsity softball team beat Waukee 2-0 in game one and lost 3-4 in game two at home June 18. JGSA (Johnston Girls Softball Association) night is a celebration of young girls and the softball program. The girls are able to get into the game free when they wear their softball jersey from J...

Dragons take down J-Hawks

Sarah Caporelli, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

The girls' softball team hosted the J-Hawks June 5. The first varsity game ended 5-1, where the Dragons won in the seventh inning. In the second game, the Dragons dominated the J-Hawks with a score of 12-3. The varsity team holds 4-0-0 record, staying undefeated as the season jumps into full swin...