The Black & White

High achieving junior becomes high school drop out

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Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Junior Xiao Liu started off her school year like her other peers, prepping for the beginning of her college search. With 13 schools to consider, she never imagined having to making a decision so early. Liu is the last person that she thought would drop out of high school but here she is, a high school...

Culinary 3 has successful first weeks

Senior Lizzy Salmon serves  lasagna to senior Lizzy Orr as part of her Culinary 3 assignment. The Culinary 3 class provided lasagna, tiramisu and chocolate cake as a lunch option April 8.

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

April 17, 2016

After revealing their new menu option available during the three lunch periods, Culinary 3 classes came close to selling their goal of 300 servings. In order to learn how to serve a mass and unspecified amount of people, Culinary 3 classes will be serving good every Friday till the end of the year....

Two mock trial teams place at state

Senior Becca McDowell joins her team in singing Adele's

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Thirty-four teams competed at the Iowa Bar Association's state mock trial competition. The competition was held March 28-30 at the Iowa Events Center. Team Incendio was the only team from Johnston to advance to the final four round. The final four event was held at the Iowa Supreme Court downtown and...

Restaurant nights for the Big Give

Restaurant nights for the Big Give

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

As the Big Give kicks off, the annual restaurant nights are lined up for the following two weeks. Restaurant nights take place at various eateries, and portions of the money made that night go toward the Children's Heart Foundation. This year, the sponsor Chick-fil-A is throwing a party on their night...

X Ambassadors wow as they sell out Wooly’s

Lead singer Sam Harris encourages the crowd to sing to the chorus of Unsteady as guitarist Noah Feldshuh and keyboardist Casey Harris provide vocals. Unsteady was released on their 2014 EP The Reason.

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

The X Ambassadors played Wooly’s Nov. 6 on their VHS tour and in short, crushed it. There is a very good reason tickets sold out so quickly. You know a concert is great when people three times your age push you aside, and jump up and down so they can see the lead singer’s sweat. Fortunately for me, ...

American dream not only for ‘natives’

Junior Michael Tan holds a sign that says 'Canadian' in traditional Chinese characters to represent his identity in both cultures.

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

When I was in fourth grade I was called a terrorist for no other reason than my skin color. I’ve been told to go back home (which doesn’t make sense to me because I live in Urbandale). In fact I’ve been told a lot of things and all of them have been said to me by my classmates. All of us have passed...