The Black & White

Unwrapping Sex Education

Liz Jones and TJ Olsen

February 12, 2020

In recent years, the health program has added curriculum on rape, but it is startlingly misguided. All the health classes show the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” It talks about the prevelance of rape on college campuses and the problems prosecueting rapists. Despite the fact that much of the infor...

Sustainable Fashion

A row of colorful clothes hangs on a rack.

Liz Jones, Content Manager

January 8, 2020

Fashion and sustainability are two of my passions. However, the news has pretty much clarified that the two subjects are often contradictory. This makes it really hard for me to reconcile both of these passions. It is hard to be fashionable and sustainable, but it can be done. The articles “The Lazy...

Librarians Should Stay at One School

Ruth Thoreson sits at her computer in the library, working on a project.

Liz Jones, Content Manager

November 13, 2019

  Back when I was in the middle school, my friends and I met in the library every morning before school. Sally Corcoran, the library associate for the middle school at the time, was always there for our informal book club. Now Corcoran and Ruth Thoreson, formerly the high school librarian, are required to spli...

National French Honor Society

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

Last Tuesday, May 14,  National French Honor Society (NFHS) hosted a French Celebration. The purpose of the event was to induct this years members of NFHS, the first members of any Johnston NFHS. They also celebrated the finalists in Les Grands Concours, a national French exam as well as honori...

Conversion Therapy

A rainbow flag is reflected in a mirror. The rainbow flag has become a symbol for LGBTQ+ rights and equality.

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

In 2009, Iowa became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. This was a monumental step for equality. In ages past, Iowa has been one of the forerunners of advocating for equal rights in various scenes. Currently, 18 states are the new front-runners in LGBTQ+ rights. These states have banned...

Living through History

Smoke billows over the city of New York covering the majority of the buildings.

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Every year when US history teacher, Thomas Griffin, talks about 9/11, he is immediately reminded of the moment he found out. One of his friends found him after class with the news. "There was a tourist attack!" she said. "A terrorist attack?" Griffin said. "Yeah a terrorist attack!" she said.  At...