The Black & White

  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

I Have A (New) Plan

I Have A (New) Plan

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since starting school in the new building, students were promised a new and improved advisory curriculum with more beneficial activities and lessons suited to each grade's needs.  The purpose of advisory was to build relationships in a single classroom over the course of the students' high school ex...

Sayonara, seniors

Sayonara, seniors

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Going into high school, we're typically told to go make some friends. So we do that, we go out and make friends with people all around us, who end up being upperclassman. Then, at the end of the year, they graduate and leave.  Being friends with seniors is an idea that is will only backfire big time. Before ...

Don’t be afraid, they are here for you

Don’t be afraid, they are here for you

Kyle Deutsch, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Reading the book "The Hate U Give" in Culture Clash got me thinking about people being afraid of the police. The book written by Angie Thomas opened on "The New York Times" best seller list last year. The book follows Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black girl who lives in a poor neighborhood but attends...

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under A Cup of Joe, Opinion

In most classes when a teacher is gone for the day, it is usually left up to the sub to simply take attendance and make sure everyone is on task. In the past year, this has caused the district to beg the question on whether or not there is a need for a sub, or if it would be more efficient to trust students...

Study guides hurt more than help

Study guides hurt more than help

Ethan Richards, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine just finishing a college class there are no more lessons and there is only one challenge remaining: The final exam. There is one problem: the teacher didn't make a study guide and there over a month's work to look through. How is it possible to prepare? A study guide is a type of packet or...

Under fire

Under fire

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On March 24, I woke up to no less than 16 texts or Snapchats asking what time I would be going down to the capitol to protest for stricter gun control laws.  After telling 16 people that I would not be going to the protest, I received 16 replies, varying from confusion to outrage that I could be so h...