The Black & White

Dream, dare, do

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Class of 2017.

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-chief

October 20, 2017

It took me ages to write this, mostly because I didn't know what to say. How do you encapsulate a life-changing experience? For five days over the summer, I attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, which brings 51 rising seniors (one from each state and D.C.) to the nation’s...

UPDATE OCT. 3, 12:30 P.M.: Threats do not appear credible, school to be held Oct. 4

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

The Johnston Police Department (JPD) held a press conference Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. with Superintendent Corey Lunn to release the most updated information on the threats. Police Chief Dennis McDaniel said that the police department has worked throughout the night following numerous accurate leads and...

School cancelled Oct. 3 due to threat

School has been cancelled Oct. 3. due to threats sent to individual students and parents.

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017

School has been cancelled Oct. 3 due to a threat sent to individual students and parents, according to a statement sent out using the emergency memo system by superintendent Corey Lunn. The messages of threats started arriving around 8 p.m. and have continued. All before and after school activities...

Students arrested following charges of sexual abuse

Lt. Tyler Tompkins of the Johnston Police Department speaks to reporters at the press conference regarding the recent arrest of four Johnston students Sept. 28, 2017. The four students were each charged with one count of robbery, one count of sexual abuse second degree and one count of felony assault on a juvenile.

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017

Four high school students were arrested Sept. 28 after warrants were issued under charges of felony assault, sexual abuse in the second degree and first degree robbery. Johnston Police Department (JPD) received a complaint Sept. 18 regarding a 15-year-old victim after an anonymous tip was sent to...

Season(ing): Sparkling lemonade

Mix club soda, lemon juice, and syrup. Serve over ice.

Kathryn Ikeda

July 9, 2017

Life has been handing me a bunch of metaphorical lemons lately, so I decided to literally make some lemonade. Plus, with the 90+ degree weather, this seemed like the perfect time to pick some lavender from the garden and get lemon peeling. I wanted to jazz up the traditional lemonade, so I threw...

Seniors slide into graduation

[Left to right] Nate Blanchard '17, Drew Decker '17 and Jack Dreyer '17 slide down together. Seniors used water bottles and soap to make the tarp slippery as their senior prank May 25.

Kathryn Ikeda

May 26, 2017

Five days before their official graduation, some seniors orchestrated a prank in the form of a slip'n slide outside of the cafeteria. Students hurried to set up a tarp and poured water on it using water bottles, then added soap. Prepared students wore swim gear, but many seniors went down in the...