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

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” return for more out-of-this-world fun in “Vol. 2”

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” return for more out-of-this-world fun in “Vol. 2”

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The thing that sets the "Guardians of the Galaxy" apart from the "Avengers" team is the fact that the Guardians feel like an actual family. They argue, like any other family, but there are moments of affection and tenderness between them to balance that out, something the "Avengers" films lack. The Avengers...

Complexity of Bokura no Kiseki

Complexity of Bokura no Kiseki

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This manga creates a intricate story that can be hard to follow. It uses magic and reincarnation, while melding it into a world much like ours. It's easy to get lost in the characters and their past lives, while in turn you lose track of what is happening in the characters' present. Minami Harusmi...

Shimanami Tasogare; symbolistic imagery

Shimanami Tasogare; symbolistic imagery

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This manga was different from what I had been expecting. From it's description, I could gather that the main character identified as gay, and was being helped through living in a homophobic town by an adult female. What I wasn't expecting was it to encompass far more of the LGBTQ+ spectrum the way that...

“Poco’s Udon World:” a sweet slice of life story

“Poco’s Udon World:” a sweet slice of life story

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A lot of the animes for this year are just second seasons of shows that started last year. So now might be the time to catch up on shows you may have missed in years prior. "Poco's Udon World" is a great example of this. The manga started in 2012, and was made into an anime in 2016. With 12 episodes...

“Free Fire” aims for bloody fun and hits the bullseye

“Free Fire” aims for bloody fun and hits the bullseye

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The best thing about director Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire", currently the best film I've seen in 2017, is that it isn't trying to be anything deep or profound. At a crisp 90 minutes, it is simply actors you recognize shooting guns at each other in one place the whole time. It's a plot that could easily...

The price of creativity: the lasting power of “The Social Network”

The price of creativity: the lasting power of “The Social Network”

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When David Fincher's "The Social Network" came out way back in 2010, I was a mere 11 years old. As a result, I had neither the attention span necessary to watch it nor the life experience needed to understand what it was trying to say. I knew that it was about the creation of Facebook and that was pretty...