The Black & White

  • Senior speakers announced: Kendall Hostetler and Andrew Janni

  • Football informational meeting will be held April 24 at 3 P.M. in the high school small gym.

  • Senior Challenge will be held 6:00 P.M. May 2 in the large gym of the high school.

  • Prom ticket prices are $22 from April 16-22. Tickets will be $25 from April 23-27, with $25 tickets at the door.

  • Midnight Masquerade themed Prom will be held April 28 at the Community Choice Credit Union convention center from 8:30-11:30 P.M.

Seniors have last performance in youth symphony

Seniors have last performance in youth symphony

Katelyn Kempkes, Copy Editor

April 18, 2018


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Anna Xiang '18, Cameron Randall '18, Elvin Nui '18, Lydia Stanley '18 and Will Julstrom all played their last Des Moines Youth Symphony performance. Their last performance took place on April 11 at the Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake campus. The Youth Symphony is an opportunity for musically-gifted...

Student walkouts lead to concern over punishment

Student walkouts lead to concern over punishment

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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After the events that transpired at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, public high school students have staged walkouts in protest of current political situations in regards to guns. In response to this, certain high schools have stated they will punish students for missing...

City of Johnston announces construction on 70th Avenue

City of Johnston announces construction on 70th Avenue

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

April 11, 2018


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Starting April 16, 70th Avenue will be closed due to construction. An email from the City of Johnston announced plans to work on construction on 70th Avenue. The construction area will be Peckman to 86th Street. The detour route will be from 86th Street to NW 100th Street. Local traffic in the...

New building layout changes how drills are conducted

New building layout changes how drills are conducted

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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Office staff were frazzled when an alarm started beeping. “First time it went off we were like 'Huh, what’s happening?’ associate principal Jerry Stratton said. This alarm was a pre-alarm, which often goes off before the actual fire alarm happens. When a certain amount of smoke is in the ai...

Therapy pets visit students during Dragon Time

Therapy pets visit students during Dragon Time

Kara Green, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Over the last three weeks of March and the first week of April, guidance counselor Lisa Boge has been hosting a therapy pets dragon time. This Dragon Time consists of a few therapy animals coming in and comforting the students at the high school. The program that comes in is called TheraPets and their...

Former teacher Dustin Mead sentenced

Former teacher Dustin Mead sentenced

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

April 9, 2018


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Former teacher Dustin Mead plead guilty to harassment in the first degree, a lesser charge taken from an Alford plea deal that reduced the charges from sexual abuse in the third degree and sexual exploitation by a school employee March 26. The sentencing was conducted April 9 at 8:15 a.m. Mead was...