The Black & White

Student walkouts lead to concern over punishment

Student walkouts lead to concern over punishment

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

After the events that transpired at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, public high school students have staged walkouts in protest of current political situations in regards to guns. In response to this, certain high schools have stated they will punish students for missing...

Noelle Amiry

Noelle Amiry

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

"I have family who lives in Egypt, my grandma and my aunt on my dad's side, so I've been there a few times before. It's pretty cool because I've been inside of a pyramid, and at the top you would think there would be a lot of stuff in there, but most of it was gone. It was probably people who had robbed...

Petition on a mission

Josie Barsness '18 watches as Anika Schmitt '18 signs the petition she created for the handprint wall.

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

As the Black & White reported in Oct., the tradition of the handprint wall will not be continuing this year. Since that news broke, students Josie Barsness, 18' and Abby Watkins, 19' came together and created a petition to bring back the handprint wall. Barsness and Watkins are both very passionate...

Project Silence No More

Statistics provided by The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.

Megan Walker and Sarah Nelson

October 23, 2017

Most students are aware of the school’s history of students committing suicide, and how the deaths of these individuals affect the whole community. Despite the experiences formed from these losses, many members still struggle with the complexities of mental health. Instead of standing by, Johnston alumni...

Brianna Johnson

Brianna Johnson

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

"Venturing is a part of Boy Scouts of America, and its for youth ages 14-21. Its kind of like Boy Scouts, but its co ed and you get to do a lot more high adventure activities. My family is heavily involved in scouting and I wasn't able to be a part of it for eight years because I'm a girl, and girls...

Veronika (Nika) Silkin

Veronika (Nika) Silkin

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

"Classes at Drake are a lot easier to transfer over for college credit, so when I get to college regardless of where I am, its going to be a lot easier to finish it sooner, which means paying for less years of college. I also really appreciate the environment that Drake creates because I feel like a...