Johnston High School - 6501 NW 62nd Ave Johnston, IA

The Black & White

  • Rugby substate tournament May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Des Moines Rugby Club

  • Junior Attendants: Valerie Boksa and Josh Marckmann

  • Senior Commencement Speakers: Nicole Hobson and Luke Grezch

  • Student Council Intramurals Director announced: Emily Battani

  • Student Council Communications Director announced: Kathryn Ikeda

Season(ing): Flower ice cubes

Season(ing): Flower ice cubes

Kathryn Ikeda
July 9, 2017
Filed under Season(ing)

(Also known as The Easiest Summer Trend Ever, flower ice cubes are a perfect way to spruce up a drink's appearance by putting in zero effort. As a tip, some herbs work really nicely, and while I used only edible flowers in mine, I'm sure almost any will do. I'm lucky enough that we grew some our garden,...

Season(ing): Sparkling lemonade

Season(ing): Sparkling lemonade

Kathryn Ikeda
July 9, 2017
Filed under Season(ing), Showcase

Life has been handing me a bunch of metaphorical lemons lately, so I decided to literally make some lemonade. Plus, with the 90+ degree weather, this seemed like the perfect time to pick some lavender from the garden and get lemon peeling. I wanted to jazz up the traditional lemonade, so I threw...

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure: a unique and cozy experience

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure: a unique and cozy experience

Sophie Cordaro
May 26, 2017
Filed under Bon Appétit

Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, located at 2723 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, is described as an "enduring, local art-filled coffee shop with in-house roasting and all-day breakfast in cozy surroundings.  This small coffee shop is known for its unique beverages and homemade pastries, but its sale of...

Grocery Store Chicken Nugget Taste Test

Grocery Store Chicken Nugget Taste Test

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Bon Appétit

Americans consume more chicken than anyone else in the world at over 90 pounds per capita, according to the National Chicken Council. One of the most popular ways to enjoy chicken is through the form of nuggets. Unfortunately, running out and buying a pack of chicken nuggets from any fast food establishment...

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Bon Appétit

SmallCakes Cupcakery is a very small and very pink cupcake bakery located in West Des Moines at 6305 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 3109. Selected by USA Today as one of the top cupcake shops in the nation, SmallCakes offers 18 gourmet cupcake flavors and 15 homemade ice cream flavors. The interior of...

Hurts Donut Company: creative flavors and donut masterpieces

Hurts Donut Company: creative flavors and donut masterpieces

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Bon Appétit

At this point, almost everyone in the metro area has heard of or seen pictures of the donut masterpieces that derive from Hurts Donut Company. Located at 5513 Mills Civic Parkway in building #105, this is the perfect spot for a snack for those headed to Jordan Creek Mall. Hurts Donut is also open 24/7,...