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.

Sick Days

Sick Days

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Song of the Week

From the release of his single Funeral, I've been a fan of AUGUST 08, who first appeared alongside Rich Brian in Arizona. Since the song dropped, I have patiently waited for the release of his EP Father, which was finally released May 11, despite it being expected in April. The R&B artist rel...

Vocaloids: Trying but dying

Vocaloids: Trying but dying

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I will never forget how I felt when the virtual idol Hatsune Miku was on a "Kids React" video from the Fine Brothers. It was a strange combination of excitement and shame. This was because I was glad that “Vocaloids” were getting more popular and noticed, and appalled at the kids’ reactions at...

Ash Princess; A new type of book

Ash Princess; A new type of book

Kara Green, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The book Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian was published on April 24th of 2018. It is Sebastian's debut book. Ash Princess is a book about love, betrayal, strength and weakness. It was a book unlike anything I've ever read. Ash Princess is told from Theodosia's perspective. Theodosia (Theo) is the princess...

Isle of Dogs; An interesting movie that is not to be missed out on

Isle of Dogs; An interesting movie that is not to be missed out on

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of the things that sadden me as a reviewer is the fact that most people miss out on interesting movies just because they look or sound different than traditional American films. Stop motion, anime movies and other cultural pictures only stay in theaters for two weeks at a time, because they do n...

“The Longshot”; Billie Joe Armstrong’s Green Day 2.0

“The Longshot”; Billie Joe Armstrong’s Green Day 2.0

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since Green Day formed in 1986, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been singing and writing music that has become iconic. Though he is famous for his work with Green Day, Armstrong has started a new path, while his fellow performers need a break, with his band/project The Longshot. The Longshot features Jeff...

B The Beginning; Netflix did fine

B The Beginning; Netflix did fine

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A Netflix Original anime named The Beginning (though many call it B The Beginning due to the numerals in front of the title) is a mystery/fantasy anime focusing on the three groups of people; the detectives, a mystical person named Koku, and a criminal organization controlling events going back at least...