The Black & White

After studying the Irezumi style, Applegate attempted to design a tattoo. Using cherry blossoms, a tiger, peony flowers, and bright colors, she worked to design a tattoo that contained symbolism for a storyline.

Open Senior Studio

Brooklyn Dilley, Print Editor January 13, 2020

Last year, Willow Applegate ‘20 sat in advisory and began to plan her classes for senior year. Going through the course handbook, Applegate found a class called Open Senior Studio. Reading the description,...

Vegan Vacation

Vegan Vacation

Brooklyn Dilley, Story Editor April 19, 2019

From March 17 to March 24, it is safe to say that I ate at least 30 falafel wraps. For spring break, my family and I went on a Carribean cruise with some friends. While I had been counting down the days...

Scheduling and Graduation Requirements

Owen Smith February 28, 2019

Editor's Note: Owen Smith is a current junior at Johnston High School. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  To whom it may concern: Eight periods. One-hundred...

Tyler Christensen '19 and his opponent, North-Hoover's Dalton Davis, face off in neutral position. Christensen went on to win the match.

Varsity Wrestling Beats Des Moines North-Hoover on Senior Night

Brooklyn Dilley, Story Editor February 7, 2019

The varsity wrestling team beat Des Moines North-Hoover on Thursday, January 31, with a final score of 66-8. The meet was at Johnston. Eight matches were forfeited by Des Moines North-Hoover as a result...

Off to a Rough Start

Off to a Rough Start

Brooklyn Dilley, Story Editor January 31, 2019

“I could never do that.” “I love bacon too much.” “Won’t you miss cheese?” These were just a few of the questions I received when I told my family and friends that I was going vegan....

More Than a Project

More Than a Project

Brooklyn Dilley, Story Editor January 16, 2019

I have been called an idiot. An extremist. I have been teased, ridiculed. Why? Because I am vegan, and I am an animal activist. Flashback to May, as I was quickly approaching the end of my sophomore...

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