The Black & White

School security measures need to be raised

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

About two months ago, I was coming into school late because I had an appointment that morning. While approaching the fitness center doors to go inside, I saw a man staring into the school trying to get in. I knew that my iPad would unlock the doors, which was only supposed to let students in, not visi...

New light on 70th and 100th

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

A new traffic light will be placed on 70th Avenue and 100th Street in Johnston. This is mainly because the area around the intersection has been growing over the years. "With a speed limit of 45 miles per hour, and increased traffic on both 70th and 100th, it has become an intersection that has rais...

Drake relay qualifiers

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

The qualifying participants of the Drake Relays were released to coaches in a tentative schedule on April 19. Many students qualified from Johnston. For boys' track, four individuals qualified for Drake. Sophomore Jordan Weddington qualified for the 100m dash. Senior Tyson Wieland qualified for...

Eliminating late start brings trouble

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013

Many students, including myself, are upset about the change of schedule for next year. The school district will be releasing students out of school an hour earlier every Wednesday. This early out will eliminate the 45 minute late starts on Wednesdays for high schoolers. Next year, when we will be getting out one hour early, tea...

Boys try out for soccer

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2013

The boys' soccer tryouts for the spring season were held the week of March 11. Players scrimmaged for the coaches, who observed them as they played. "The four coaches discuss good things that they see out of the players and areas that the players need to improve," Varsity Assistant Coach Dustin Mead...