The Black & White

Johnston: Then and Now Revamped

Johnston: Then and Now Revamped

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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1846- Johnston was first established in 1846 when a man, Ezikel Hunt, opened a small saw mill . The land where that saw mill started is now the palette company, Iowa Palettes, off of NW Beaver Drive. 1908-Camp Dodge covered 4,500 acres in Northern Johnston and invited many more to the area. It ...

Conquering the Thesis

Conquering the Thesis

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Essay. The frightening word that strikes fear into every high schoolers’ heart. The tedious research, excruciatingly boring analysis, and annotated bibliography is enough to make any student want to curl up and cry helplessly over the keyboard. But nothing compares to the most feared essay of all...

The Foreign Exchange Experience

The Foreign Exchange Experience

Duncan Christakos, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Johnston, being landlocked in the middle of the United States, is not exactly a hub of diversity compared to many places like Chicago, London, or New York. Despite this, there are still three foreign exchange students attending the high school: Eduard Stancu ‘19, Anastasia Bilak ‘19, and Aleksa Doga...

Library Uses

Library Uses

Paul Heggen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


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Sometimes the library is needed in a student's daily routine to get work done, whether it be to get a book or use the computers. These routines could be for assignment, project, work session or any of the above. The fact is, when the library is needed, not everyone knows how to get the most they can out...

Food Waste Fixed?

Food Waste Fixed?

Erina Lee, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019


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Sitting in class, Hannah Fageroos '20 could not help but begin to feel hungry. As her hunger began to grow, Fageroos remembered one of her friends mentioning the food bins in the counselors' office and decided to go there for a quick snack. As she walked into the office, she immediately noticed the white...

Teachers Versus Finals

Teachers Versus Finals

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Teachers are just now starting to give details about everyone's favorite time of year, finals week. Students seem to have very strong opinions about finals, but nobody ever asks how the teachers feel. As winter final exams approach, teachers are giving more details about what the exams will be like. Jus...