The Black & White

Town Center Construction Under Way For A Better Johnston

Families gather to view the Amphitheater connected to town hall from The Yard.

Charles Pruett, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

With the ushering in of a new decade, the city of Johnston looks to capitalize on the 2020’s with the new construction development project, the Johnston Town Center. Featuring unique retail, restaurants, office space, a remodeled town center, and more the new areas being developed on the corner of ...

Fishing Club’s Future

Some members of the fishing club along with their sponsor, Justin Lewis, sitting on their boat.

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

The fishing club has been a large part of the school since they bought their big team boat last year. As their club sponsor, math teacher Justin Lewis, is leaving next year, everyone is left with same question: What is happening to the fishing club? Fishing club was approved in February of 2017 wit...

The Physical Education Department is changing, which will be… wack

Eli Erikson '20 plays basketball in Track 3 PE. Currently PE meets every other day. The proposal is for it to meet every day for one semester.

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

There are changes coming to the high school: Standards based grading, Sophomores potentially getting open campus and lastly there is a movement going from the P.E. Department to restructure how P.E. classes fit into schedules. Physical Education Teacher Brian Lutter introduced one of the proposals, “Current...

Rubik’s Cube Mosaics

Austin Ledesma created his largest ever Rubik's cube mosaic of famous electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla.

Kaya Young, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Austin Ledesma 20’ creates expansive Rubik’s cube mosaics and displays his works in the library. “A Rubik’s cube mosaic is essentially a big picture made out of smaller images, pictures, or things,” Ledesma said. In every spare moment, Ledesma labors for hours on his mosaic projects. Ever si...

Growing Out of Iowa

Students must weigh the pros and cons of out-of-state colleges.

Stella Zeng, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

As most college applications come to a close, choices still hang in the air for seniors as they wait for colleges to reply. While the bulk of students  are interested in universities like Iowa State or University of Northern Iowa, some instead look at colleges outside of Iowa for their next step in...

Unwrapping Sex Education

Liz Jones and TJ Olsen

February 12, 2020

In recent years, the health program has added curriculum on rape, but it is startlingly misguided. All the health classes show the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” It talks about the prevelance of rape on college campuses and the problems prosecueting rapists. Despite the fact that much of the infor...