The Black & White

  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

Senior open studio gives students the artistic freedom to just create

Senior open studio gives students the artistic freedom to just create

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Creative Differences, Showcase

During 8th period, seniors had the opportunity to sign up to a self-lead art class. They develop their own curriculum and conference with Emily Phillips the clay teacher on their progress. Each student is free to work on whatever they would like to explore as long as they can prove what they hav...

Desire to leave a legacy

Desire to leave a legacy

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under A Cup of Joe

As the year comes to a close, one of the stressors for me as a leader figure to some underclassmen ranks about as high as grades and finals. This year I have had the honor of being the Drama Club president, doing my best to provide a fun and accepting environment for all of the members. I've done my...

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under A Cup of Joe, Opinion

In most classes when a teacher is gone for the day, it is usually left up to the sub to simply take attendance and make sure everyone is on task. In the past year, this has caused the district to beg the question on whether or not there is a need for a sub, or if it would be more efficient to trust students...

Streets of After Prom

Streets of After Prom

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Creative Differences, News

In order to put up decorations for after prom, parents decided to consult the art teachers and set up a time for students to create their own artwork and decorations. Roxi Evans-Guilloz brought spray paint for students to use after school with the art club and anyone else who wanted to join. ...

Making stop motion animation using clay figures

Making stop motion animation using clay figures

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Creative Differences, Showcase

Oliver Carrell '18 first became interested in animation early on. He used to use a program called Pivot Animator on his computer when he was younger. "It always gave my computer a virus when I downloaded it." Carrell said. "It destroyed every computer my family has ever owned, and I didn't realize it...

Sand Art; from a forbidden hobby to a refined passion

Sand Art; from a forbidden hobby to a refined passion

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Creative Differences, Showcase

Sand Art or Ramel, meaning sandbox, was originally practiced in the desert where sand was abundant. The sand would be ground into a fine powder and dyed with brilliant colors using natural ingredients and minerals. With this sand and years of practice, people learned how to create detailed drawings within...