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Landscaping rocks finally moved from parking lot

Landscaping rocks finally moved from parking lot

Sarah Nelson and Will Gavin

February 2, 2018


Filed under Broadcasting, News, Showcase

A Bobcat loader was spotted moving the landscaping rocks that have occupied parking spots on Feb. 2. These landscaping rocks have been occupying student parking spots on the eastern side of the parking lot since Dec. 4, 2017. According to the man operating the lift, the district bought these rocks to...

First Showzam held at new high school considered to be a success

First Showzam held at new high school considered to be a success

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Johnston show choir hosted "Showzam!" at the new high school Jan. 19-20. Showzam! is an annual innovational in which nearly 30 choirs from various schools converge and compete at Johnston high school. Showzam! has been a major event for the choir department for years. Johnston's Synergy performed...

Classes compete in coin wars for The Big Give

Classes compete in coin wars for The Big Give

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

Starting the week of Jan. 22, students began collecting change in large jugs kept in their second period A day classes. Students could sabotage other classes' jugs by putting dollar bills in them. This would lessen the class's total. The class with the highest amount of change would win food. Some ...

City council considers changing parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive

City council considers changing parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive

January 5, 2018


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Johnston City Council has been considering changing the parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive, the road directly east of the roundabout by the student entrance of the high school. The walk from the end of the parking lot to the student entrance of the building has deterred students from parking the...

Plaza Lanes burns down in accidental fire

Plaza Lanes burns down in accidental fire

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Des Moines Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Plaza Lanes at 5:10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. The flames were initially reported to be under control with the only visible smoke coming from the roof. Soon after, the flames engulfed the building and caused the dome roof to collapse. Randy...

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under News

The Johnston public library will be offering a space for students to study and relax during the week of finals, Jan. 8 - 12, from two to eight p.m.. The large meeting room will be separated into two sides. One side will offer food and coloring and the other side will be for group studying. Therapy...