The Black & White

New attendance policy proves ineffective

New attendance policy proves ineffective

Taryn Kauffman, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When Hanna Peterman '18 came home from school one day, she was approached by her parents. She was told that a letter had been sent home saying she had missed too many days of school. During the first semester Peterman had missed almost the entire month of November due to traveling to Hawaii with her...

Lehman takes out Oldham’s stitches

Lehman takes out Oldham’s stitches

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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During a short game of basketball after school with some students, science teacher Dave Oldham got a small injury above his left eye. He was hit in the face by a student's wrist, which caused large amounts of bleeding due to being a head injury. Oldham received six stitches. While Oldham was talking...

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Cari Naanep '19 won the girls' district singles title on Wednesday afternoon, qualifying to state in an assertive fashion. This is Naanep's third District title in three years, winning a doubles championship as a freshman and a singles championship as a sophomore. By winning each and every match she...

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Earlier this year, the school board announced plans to improve the baseball-softball complex through revamping the current baseball facility and building an adjacent softball field in a $3.4 million project. Construction will begin Aug. 2018 and will end May 2019. “The biggest feature will be the fie...

Biology kids have fun as cells

Biology kids have fun as cells

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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While learning about how cells form, biology students in Lisa Horsch's class went outside to go through the different stages of meiosis on May 2. Students were either given hats, rings or bracelets to wear during the activity. They traded the accessories  between pairs of matching 'sister' chromoso...

Mennen encourages mental health

Mennen encourages mental health

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At surface level, physical education classes are an opportunity for students to gain exposure to activities and exercises that will encourage healthier lifestyles. For one Johnston P.E. teacher though, being physically conditioned is only part of leading a life of good health. Daniel Mennen is both...