The Black & White

Biology kids have fun as cells

Biology teacher Lisa Horsch stands on a bench in order for her students to be able to see the next stage of meiosis. Students in Horsch's biology classes went through the different stages of meiosis on May 2.

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

While learning about how cells form, biology students in Lisa Horsch's class went outside to go through the different stages of meiosis on May 2. Students were either given hats, rings or bracelets to wear during the activity. They traded the accessories  between pairs of matching 'sister' chromoso...

Censoring books past and present

Controversial pages from the books

Molly Hauser and Taylor Siebert

February 28, 2018

Since librarian Ruth Thoreson moved from Wallace Elementary to the high school four years ago, no one has asked to remove a book from the library. “I was at [Wallace] and there were some books at Beaver Creek that people didn’t like because of the subject matter, but I have not had anyone compl...

Boys’ varsity basketball team beats Southeast Polk

Boston Grimes '18 looks for an opening pass. Number 22 from SE Polk blocks while directing his team to cover other players. The Dragons won 72-64 on Jan. 23.

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

The boys' basketball team won again against the Southeast Polk Rams at home to go to 11-3 on the season Jan. 23 by the score of 72-64. They got off to a fast start taking an eight-point lead by the end of the first quarter and extended that lead to 15 by halftime. In the second half, they let off the...

Girls’ varsity basketball team loses to Southeast Polk

Reagan Nesheim '19 waits to rebound the ball. The girl's varsity team lost 58-59 against Southeast Polk.

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

The girls' basketball team lost against the Southeast Polk Rams by the score of 58-59 on Jan. 23 bringing their season to 13-3. The Rams started out strong but the Dragons kept up and eventually overtook them during the third quarter. The fourth quarter ended 49-49 sending the game into overtime where...

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

The Johnston public library will be offering a space for students to study and relax during the week of finals, Jan. 8 - 12, from two to eight p.m.. The large meeting room will be separated into two sides. One side will offer food and coloring and the other side will be for group studying. Therapy...

Save your words and show some respect

Libbie Smith '18 holds the long range speaker as the band practices marching on the track. The band had early morning practice everyday starting at seven during the marching band season.

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

I'm standing off to the sideline waiting to run onto the field excited to be playing my first Friday night game. I'm excited to show the people there, especially my parents, what we've been working on for most of the past summer as well as every morning for the last two months. We get the signal and...