The Black & White

Innovation innovates their show

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013

The varsity show choir, Innovation, placed second overall in the Cedar Rapids Jefferson invitational March 9. After every performance, all choirs receive feedback from a critic. These critics suggest new things they can add to improve their show and they point out flaws that need patching up. Throughout...

Smoke head causes fire alarm

Smoke head causes fire alarm

Jeremy Caracci, Staff writer

March 8, 2013

The fire alarm sounded without warning at around 1:30 p.m. March 8. A smoke head went off triggering the alarm. The smoke head was upstairs in the northwest side of the building right outside of the journalism lab. The fire department came in to reset the smoke head. Head custodian Jay Nikolish...

Academic Decathlon places at state

Academic Decathlon places at state

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2013

The Johnston High School Academic Decathlon club placed fifth as a team at the State Competition March 1 and 2 in Mount Vernon. Students also won individual awards over the weekend. In Honors category, senior Josh Boeschen placed third in mathematics and junior Vaibhav Srikaran placed third in inter...

Dance team performs end of the year showcase

Dance team performs end of the year showcase

Myles Glandorf, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

The dance team performed at the spring show last showcase Sunday, March 10 in the big gym at 6 p.m. Admission was $5 per person to attend. Proceeds helped pay all of the costs of the dance teams costumes and other fees throughout the year. The spring showcase is a dance performance put on by the vars...

“Perfect Fan” put back into show

Ellen Bennett, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

The song “Perfect Fan" by the Backsteet Boys has been a favorite part of the show choir season for many upperclassmen. The song has been a part of the spring show starting in 2008 by former director Sarah Van Waardhuizen. “It is our favorite part of the year,” senior and show choir memb...

Science department changes as high school enrollment increases

Science department changes as high school enrollment increases

Jeremy Caracci, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

Due to the increase of students in the school next year, the science department will add a new teacher and potentially change the classes that teachers are teaching now. Depending on the type of teacher the school hires, teaching assignments may need to be shifted. David Oldham has been hired as the...