The Black & White

“La La Land,” a whimsical tribute to the Hollywood dream

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Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Musicals made me a romantic. Chances are, you're going to fall and fall hard for Damien Chazelles newest film La La Land. Winning seven golden globes, 11 baftas, and winner of the 89th Academy Awards for best picture, La La Land has crushed the competition in every category. But what is it about ...

“Nocking” out the competition

Archer Vivan Nyugan '19 picking up the arrows she pulled from her target. She had two arrows in the yellow even with this being her first tournament.

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016

The archery team hosted a tournament Dec. 17. Johnston archers obtained second place among the four high schools that competed with a total score of 3171. Henry Fisher '17 placed first among the Johnston boys with a score of 282, and Shabana Gupta '18 placed first among Johnston girls with a score...

All State results announced

Justin Hu '17, Madie Clabaugh '17, Cole Valentine '17 and Jessica Ehm '17 celebrate after seeing the results of the All State auditions. Auditions were held Oct. 22 in Indianola.

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Twenty-seven students have made All State this year, 10 from band and 17 from choir. Students described the process as long, stressful and time consuming. "I practiced for about an hour to an hour and a half each night to learn the etudes sold." Cameron Mitchell '17 said. He was given second chair...

Riley Love

Riley Love

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

"Sometimes, I feel like the world is ending for me- in the way that I feel like things aren't ever going to get better. A lot of times I have to come to terms with that by myself. Since a lot of my friends have left for college, it's been so hard to communicate with them because they're changing into s...

Hanna Ferguson

Junior Hanna Ferguson

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

"My mom has leukemia. And it's not something that goes away. So, if she doesn't stay with her pills it can come back. It hasn't and she's as healthy as a normal person now, which is amazing, but when she first got it I was a little kid. I didn't know anything about it, I just remember hearing someth...