The Black & White

Team Gearhart conquers Senior Challenge

Seniors Tom Dusen and Nicholas Hanstad attempt to unroll a frozen T-shirt. The top three teams competed in the frozen T-shirt challenge.

Brooke Ginsberg, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

With anticipation and perspiration, 204 seniors competed in “Senior Challenge”, hosted by Student Council at the high school May 18 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A total of 17 teams and sponsors participated in 10 different games that involved various skill sets and strategies while 45 judges were present ke...

Establishing an annual tradition

Prepping for potentially hungry participants juniors Sophie Catus and Madison Mehls set out bananas and other foods. Participants were free to pick up snacks and water bottles after completion of the race.

Brooke Ginsberg, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016

Welcoming a new fundraiser, over 70 students including Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld participated in a 5k race for “Amanda the Panda” at Beaver Creek Elementary May 14. Through grief counseling and multiple therapies, this organization offers its services from West Des Moines to all across the st...

Drake Relays cut qualifying time

Anna Roshek sprints for the relay handoff at Ames high school during the girls’ track meet. Johnston placed third overall on April 4th 2016.

Brooke Ginsberg, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

With fast heart beats and asphalt stained fingertips, the girls’ track team strives to run faster than all other high schools in Iowa in order to qualify for the Drake Relays’ newly set and shortened qualification times. Despite the demanding time cuts and stiff competition this year, sophomore Jessica Mc...

Slimming for success

Senior Blake Anderson attempts to take down an opponent. Anderson currently wrestles for the varsity team in the 113 weight class.

Brooklynn Ginsberg, Staff Writer

February 20, 2016

Sweating through yet another wrestling season, wrestlers ready themselves to cut and put on various amounts of weight to for competitions and the state tournament to come. Senior Blake Anderson managed to shed over 20 pounds in nine days after his decision to join the varsity wrestling team for the ...

Brent Riessen transfers to middle school building

Brooklynn Ginsberg, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Principal Brent Riessen will be transitioning to the middle school principal's position in the fall of 2015. Riessen has been at the the high school for four consecutive years. Due to beginning his administrative career at the middle school building, it was not a difficult decision for Riessen to...

Varsity boys’ basketball season ends against Waukee Warriors

Discussing plays and tactics during a second half timeout, senior Reid Sinnett, juniors Jared Bacon, Erik Francois, coach Billy Proctor and sophomore Jeran Proctor huddle and shortly resume the game.

Brooklyn Ginsberg, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

The varsity boy's basketball team visited the Waukee Warriors for their substate game Feb. 27. Ending the season for the Dragon's, the score was 48-27. With a close game within the first half, the Warriors picked up their shooting accuracy and bounced back in the second half by doubling the point...