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L’incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral)

L’incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral)

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Notre Dame de Paris was engulfed in flames at around 6:30 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019. While the exact cause of the fire is still unknown, the Paris prosecutors have ruled out arson, meaning the ancient monument was not purposefully set alight. As far as Parisians and the rest of the world know, th...

Digital Photography Students Playing Cards

Digital Photography Students Playing Cards

Kylie Emery, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Students in Andrew McCormick’s Digital Photography class are currently working on taking portrait photos of their peers participating in various activities. Students took photos of their friends playing hacky sack and playing various card games including Go Fish and Rat-slap.

French students celebrate April Fool’s Day

French students celebrate April Fool’s Day

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Typically April 1st, or April Fool's Day, is commemorated by playing practical jokes on others. French students celebrated the holiday in an international way. The students followed a typical French tradition: "poisson d'avril" (translated as "fish of April"). It has existed in France since 1564, but...

Last debate and speech tournament in Iowa city

Siri Mandava, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

From March 7 to March 9 the Speech and Debate Team attended their last tournament of their season. They competed at the Iowa Forensics League State Tournament in Iowa City. Parul Srivastava '19 and her partner Makenna Gregurek '20 made it to Octofinals in Public Forum Debate, as did Akshaya Kumar '20...

Show Choir

Show Choir

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Johnston Synergy and Innovation ended their 2018-2019 competition this past weekend at the Heart of America Competition in Kansas City. Synergy ended with first place in the mixed division and best show set up, allowing them to have an exhibition show after finals. Johnston Innovation won best vocal...

Spring Blood Drive

Spring Blood Drive

Kara Green, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019