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Buddies with Brushstrokes

Jack Marren paints layers of different colored waves. The Best Buddies painting party was held on January 20.

Andrew Maresca, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019

Best Buddies hosted a painting party from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on January 20. The event was hosted in Katie Black's art room. Members paid five dollars for a canvas, and were provided paints and brushes.

Meet your Candidate: Karin Derry

Meet your Candidate: Karin Derry

Andrew Maresca, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Disclaimer: The Black & White does not endorse any political candidates. However, it is part of our job to report on relevant and important news, including politics. Karin Derry contacted the Black & White to do an interview. Her opponent has been contacted. "I’m Karin Derry and I’m running for t...

Emergency drills considered to be a success

Students huddle during the fire drill. The drill was conducted during 40 degree weather with 25 miles-per-hour winds.

Nick Irwin, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

After being postponed due to extreme weather, a school-wide fire drill was held Oct. 30 during third period. While the weather was cold and the wind's bite was sharp, the administrative team seem to consider this drill a success, though some future concerns have been highlighted. Students were able...

Johnston qualifies numerous students to nationals

[left to right] Marianne Aldrich '19, Angela Cai '19, Lauren Fergus '19, Obsee Abbajabal '19 and Parul Srivastava '19 qualified for nationals.

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Twenty-five  students competed at the National History Day (NHD) regional competition April 8, 10  of which qualified for the national competition in Washington D.C. NHD allows students to compete through many different medias such as websites or presentations. Allie Tubbs ‘19 has qualified for national...

Students showcase their skills at senior challenge

Seniors from different teams line up to stack cups while their advisors and judges watch. For the event each member of a team was required to stack 15 cups in a five, four, three, two, one order then unstack them.

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

The large gym was full of shouts and laughter as senior challenge took place May 3. Senior Challenge is an opportunity for seniors to participate in nine Minute to Win it style games. There were 24 teams of 12 seniors, including a teacher sponsor. The navy team, sponsored by teacher Michael Sciurba,...

Rugby team secures second place

Diving over an Ankeny opponent, Bryce Rowland ‘17 attempts to keep hold of the ball.  The rugby team lost to Ankeny 21-0 April 14.

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017

On May 1 the rugby team Placed second in a tournament consisting of ten Iowa teams. The team lost to Southeast Polk in overtime, after beating Roosevelt and Valley. JV teams from all over the state came to participate. Coached by Dave Oldham, the team is made up of 23 juniors and seniors. The team...