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Sayonara, seniors

Sayonara, seniors

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Going into high school, we're typically told to go make some friends. So we do that, we go out and make friends with people all around us, who end up being upperclassman. Then, at the end of the year, they graduate and leave.  Being friends with seniors is an idea that is will only backfire big time. Before ...

Sleight of hand: from party tricks to careers

Sleight of hand: from party tricks to careers

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018

“Pick a card, any card.”; A magician’s favorite line. For some, the preferred line of work involves sawing people in half and making people disappear in boxes, while others prefer to trick the eye through the use of sleight of hand. Two local magicians, Ben Ulin, a professional entertainer and C...

Local models chase their dreams

Brina Bily poses for cameras at photoshoot in preperation for a pageant.

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

For some children, a dream of theirs is to become wild things such as an actor, a professional athlete. Other children dream of becoming models and spending their careers walking runways and posing for cameras. Many people would say that this is an unrealistic dream, but to others who do not share that...

New school brings new course

Teacher Jessica Dowell teaches her seventh period AP US History class.

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Along with the opening of the new high school, the education department is also introducing a new class called "Blended History." Blended History will be a learning style that is a combination of online and in-class learning that will be offered to students in the 2017-18 school year. In this class,...

Purpose of the pill

Purpose of the pill

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Birth control does more than prevent pregnancy. For some, it helps with acne, while for others, it helps solve problems with their menstrual cycles. For others it simply takes away the fear of unplanned pregnancies. Birth control pills are a form of medicine that one would take daily to prevent becoming...

Science Olympiad competes at Coe College

Johnston Science Olympiad teams competed at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

Seven teams competed in the Science Olympiad competition at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. The teams competed in various challenges throughout the day including building events and forensics events. Team Yellow, a team of sophomores through seniors, placed third in the high school division of the competition.