The Black & White

Open Senior Studio

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.

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, she knew this was the perfect chance for her to work on her art portfolio and prepare for her f...

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 for the cruise since we planned it, a part of me had also been dreading it. What would I be able to...

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 eighty days. How will you spend them? During the time freshman, sophomores, and juniors s...

Varsity Wrestling Beats Des Moines North-Hoover on Senior Night

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

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 of them not having a wrestler for the weight, making up 48 of Johnston's 66 points....

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. I honestly was afraid to tell them at first; I did not want to be laughed at or criticized. But...

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 year.  I sat in Advanced Integrated Language Arts (AILA, or as I always called it, ALIA, IALI, AIAL,...