The Black & White

C.O.R.E. for creating change

C.O.R.E. for creating change

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Students are banding together in the newly formed group Community of Racial Equality for Advancement or C.O.R.E. to bring up thought-provoking issues and create an area for students of all racial background to promote equality. The group is led by students Obsee Abbajabal '19, Jimmy Le '18 and Parul...

Zach Price, Johnston’s record holder for career wins in wrestling

Zach Price, Johnston’s record holder for career wins in wrestling

Ethan Richards and Brandon Spraggins

April 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Zach Price's grandfather Dennis Price wrestled in at Fort Dodge High School and Simpson College. Zach's, dad, Steve wrestled, too. Two reasons Zach started wrestling. "My dad influenced me to wrestle,” Zach said. "He's been wrestling his whole life from being a little kid to now him being 50 years...

Student participation drops

Student participation drops

Erina Lee, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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An email from Student Council member Emily Battani, '18 regarding the low student participation in intramural was sent to the student body March 7. The email discussed the low student participation and requested feedback on how to encourage future participation Most of the school activities are developed...

Struggling students turn to the Adderall empire

Struggling students turn to the Adderall empire

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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There are many high schools throughout the country that have illegal drug use among students. Johnston is no different from many other high schools throughout the country in that there are students who participate in illegal activities involving drugs. "I feel like we are a school known for using drugs,"...

Meditation Mondays in Track 1

Meditation Mondays in Track 1

Brooklyn Dilley and Taylor Siebert

March 23, 2018


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The wind blew hair in her face as Olivia Arnold ‘19 stepped through the front doors of the high school. While Arnold slowly made her way to first period physical education, all she could think about was the multiple tests that filled the day ahead of her. As the class sat down and began to listen to...

Censoring books past and present

Censoring books past and present

Molly Hauser and Taylor Siebert

February 28, 2018


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Since librarian Ruth Thoreson moved from Wallace Elementary to the high school four years ago, no one has asked to remove a book from the library. “I was at [Wallace] and there were some books at Beaver Creek that people didn’t like because of the subject matter, but I have not had anyone compl...