The Black & White

Fashion Forward

Fabiola Castaneda '21 casually posses on stairs.

Lily Simpson and Payton Blahut

March 10, 2020

Thomas Nsereko '22 Nsereko is known around the school for his laid back personality and style.  He wears his style because of the ease and how comfortable his clothes are. If there are two pieces that are the most important in his look, it would be either his shoes or jacket. “Black,"...

Roads: Salt vs Sand

Me driving my car on the slick ice round-a-bout.

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Recently, Johnston has been slammed with incoming snow and cold weather. Because of this, roads have to be plowed and salted to be driven on. But that comes with consequences. When all of the roads are laced with salt, it rusts out the under carriages of cars. This is always a complaint every year but...

The Mystery of the Disappearing Furniture

The dumpster chair vs a new chair.

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

A few years back, the school was tasked with transporting things from the old high school, to the current high school. However, many things did not make it through the move. All old furniture was replaced with brand new pieces. But where did they put the furniture that did not make the cut? This missing...

Age Segregation in School

Age Segregation in School

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

In high school, students rarely mix with people in other grades. Since Kindergarten, students have only interacted with people in their grade. It is like they are on their own little island. If there is someone in the grade above another, they have total range over them, even if they are onl...

Standard-Based Grading

Unable to reach a worthy grade due to standard based grading.

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Standardized grading. Students and teachers hear so much controversy about it at school. Teachers sound like they are obligated to say they like it because it is what the district chooses, and kids say they do not like it because they are afraid of grades in general. With true facts and school gossip aside, ...

Be Aware of Sex Offenders

Sex Offenders 50131

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

People keep secrets.  The only thing to unmask those sometimes dangerous secrets, is to educate yourself.   In the state of Iowa, it not a law that registered sex offenders have to go up to their neighbors and tell them they are a sex offenders. So that means that people could have a sex...