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First informational iPad session held

First informational iPad session held

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2013


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Seniors and their parents gathered into the gym Jan. 7 for the first iPad information session to learn about the new iPads they were about to receive. Administrators spoke on key things to know about the 1:1 Initiative. Among them was Bryan Burkhardt, the director of Electronic Crime Institute at...

Cafeteria temporarily serves food on styrofoam

Cafeteria temporarily serves food on styrofoam

Mallorie Goodale, News Editor

January 8, 2013


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Nine-hundred styrofoam trays have been used each day in the lunchroom since Nov. 27. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the styrofoam trays will still be in a landfill 500 years from now. The machine used to wash and sanitize the trays broke, so the lunchroom switched from...

Electrical problems cause fish tanks’ failure

Electrical problems cause fish tanks’ failure

Laura Scieszinski, Editor in Chief

January 8, 2013


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When science teacher Kyla Burns returned from break to find both her classroom fish tanks off, she was surprised, but planned to check on them later. However, when custodian Dan Golbuff came and turned on the circuit breaker in her room, Burns found another surprise. “We heard a pop and then we...

Johnston’s Big Give gives to new places

Johnston’s Big Give gives to new places

Taylor Joens, Staff Writer

December 13, 2012


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Approximately five years ago, an idea of a “Week of Giving”  was started by student council. Little did they know the success that it would soon bring to the Johnston community. Johnston’s Big Give is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Johnston High School. Compared to Dig Pink an...

Spreading awareness

Spreading awareness

Aaron Gray, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


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Seeing her friends riding around in a wheelchair and eating marshmallows was not what sophomore Addy Pender expected from Disability Awareness Day. "I expected to just kind of talk to [the students with disabilities] and get to know them," she said. "But I learned that they only learn differently from us, and ot...

Board approves new Oasis club

Board approves new Oasis club

Mallorie Goodale, News Editor

December 4, 2012


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Freshman Meredith Johnson and eighth grader Maraena Black sat through an hour of nervousness and fear at the school board meeting Monday, Oct. 22. The two were waiting to learn if their club, Oasis, had passed. Johnson, Black and other leaders freshmen Drew Hendrickson and Kennedy Kramer had to request...