The Black & White

Best buddies raises money for Friendship Walk

Best Buddies is preparing for the West Des Moines Friendship Walk Saturday, May 9. The Johnston chapter has raised one of the top amounts for the walk in donations. To register for the walk visit

Meredith Gwennap, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

The high school's Best Buddies chapter will participate in the annual Des Moines Friendship Walk to be held Saturday, May 9. So far the chapter has raised $3,465 for the walk, the second top-raising team in the area. Best Buddies is an international, non-profit foundation. It's mission is to open ...

Students enter college undecided, counselors approve

This is an illistration of a student unsure of what major to pursue. Many experts say that starting college with an undeclared major is ok.

Meredith Gwennap, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

Beginning college with an undecided major is often looked at in a negative way. Senior John May has not yet decided what he will major in. "I don't feel pressured, but I do feel like I should have my major decided before I start college," May said. If a student feels that they need help finding a...

Roundabouts come back around

Roundabouts come back around

Meredith Gwennap, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014

The construction of a new high school brings attention to possible road way issues. “Everyone is familiar with the kind of headaches we have in front of the high school today, where it is currently located,” Johnston Public Works Director Dave Cubit said. The new high school will be located west...

Soccer takes down metro opponents

Meredith Gwennap, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

The girls varsity soccer team excelled in one game on Friday April 18 and two games Saturday April 19. On Friday, they defeated Des Moines North 14-0 at home. The team also shut out both Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Ankeny 3-0. The first game, against Cedar Rapids Jefferson, scorers included freshman...

J-town vs. small town

On the left Bondurant's student football section is compared to the student section of Johnston, on the right. Bondurant is classified as 2A school where as Johnston is a 4A school. The students' attendance shows the difference in the size of the schools.

Meredith Gwennap and Elizabeth Orr

April 12, 2014

Johnston high school contains approximately 1,450 students altogether, with about 500 kids in each grade.  Next year, there will be an estimated 1,535 students attending. To many students, these numbers mean limited seats in the cafeteria and less opportunities for classes and sports. Parking passes were ...

Photo club aids Pat Ward

Meredith Gwennap, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Local photographer Pat Ward helps photo club members get experience with photography and equipment by giving them a chance to take photos at Showzam, a show choir competition, each year. The profits fund an annual trip to Minneapolis. Photo club is a place where students can present their photography...