The Black & White

Protest leads to questions of what flags can be flown at school

Principal Woods approaches a vehicle flying a confederate flag in the parking lot. Woods approached the vehicle during the April 20 walkout.

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Students participated in a walkout April 20, protesting for school safety. The students had varying opinions from wanting gun regulations to honoring the victims from the Florida shooting to wanting to protect the Second Amendment. many students walked out of class to voice their opinions. During...

The story of the after prom props

The big apple after prom prop before being delivered to the high school. Women at the Mitchelville Women's Correctional Facility painted the props.

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

The after prom committee received help from the Mitchellville womens' prison to assist in painting the after prom props. Sally Kreamer's job as the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services deputy director is to supervise community-based corrections. Kreamer is the mother of Ben...

Baseball coach Michael Barta awarded 4A Coach of the Year

Coach Michael Barta was named 4A Coach of the Year. This title is given to the top coach in that category.

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Michael Barta was awared 4A Coach of the Year by 2017 Iowa High School Baseball Association. Barta is the head coach of the high school varsity baseball team, and has held the position for seven years. Barta has led the team to state four times, and won it twice. Barta finds inspiration as a coach...

First Showzam held at new high school considered to be a success

Innovation ends their performance at Showzam. Showzam is an annual show choir competition, hosted by Johnston.

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

Johnston show choir hosted "Showzam!" at the new high school Jan. 19-20. Showzam! is an annual innovational in which nearly 30 choirs from various schools converge and compete at Johnston high school. Showzam! has been a major event for the choir department for years. Johnston's Synergy performed...