The Black & White

Students guest-star in JPD video

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Students got a surprise before school even started. Parents told their students about a video posted to Facebook. Seven people answered the plea for students to star in a video with the district's SROs. The video showcased two Johnston Police Department officers lip syncing in the high school aud...

Over A+ lunch

Over A+ lunch

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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 London Orosco '21 walked into A+ lunch on the second day of school, looking for a place to sit, when she noticed none of her friends were in her lunch. She was confused on why the lunch room was not overflowing like a normal lunch at a high school. A+ lunch was a new addition to the 2018-19 school year. A+ lunch...

Clay II students try Raku

Clay II students try Raku

Shabana Gupta, Staff

May 29, 2018


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Emily Phillip's Clay II class went on a trip to the Des Moines Art Center to fire their raku pots with the help of professionals. Raku is a technique of 'baking' pots in an extremely hot kiln at about 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Phillips decided to do a obvara style of firing, where students remove thei...

Educators in the outside world

Educators in the outside world

Shabana Gupta and Kara Green

May 21, 2018


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As kids, we all remember at one point or another we would joke about teachers who lived in the school building. They slept under their desks and ate in the cafeteria. However, as we grew up we realized that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, some teachers even have second jobs. ...

The virtual economy

The virtual economy

Gretchen Lagerblade, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Erin Lamberty ‘18 and Darrick Beckman '18 were strategizing to try to come up with a way to keep their country afloat after it was hit by a hurricane. “Every round we get hit by something bad and we lose a lot of resources and we are India so we need a lot of resources,” Lamberty said. Lam...