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.
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
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

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...

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.
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
For background information, read my previous post, "More Than a Project."
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
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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