The Black & White

High achieving junior becomes high school drop out

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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....

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.
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...

Two mock trial teams place at state

Senior Becca McDowell joins her team in singing Adele's
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...

Restaurant nights for the Big Give

Restaurant nights for the Big Give
February 9, 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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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