Johnston High School - 6501 NW 62nd Ave Johnston, IA

The Black & White

  • Wrestling informational meeting for any high school student interested in wrestling on Nov. 6 at 3:05 p.m. in the wrestling room.

  • Volleyball intramural will be held Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in the gym. Forms can be picked up in room 507 and 123.

  • Art Club to host annual pumpkin painting/carving contest on October 24 from 3-4 p.m. in room 722

  • French Club will have a pre-Halloween get together on Oct. 30 in room 205 @ 3:00 p.m.

  • Fishing Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on Saturday (10/21) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dream, dare, do

Dream, dare, do

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It took me ages to write this, mostly because I didn't know what to say. How do you encapsulate a life-changing experience? For five days over the summer, I attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, which brings 51 rising seniors (one from each state and D.C.) to the nation’s...

Art: Anyone Can Do It.

Art: Anyone Can Do It.

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Creative Differences, Opinion

Art isn't about skill level. Think about some artwork you appreciate. Do you enjoy their work because they can paint a tree well or make a proportionate face? Probably not, I'm guessing they evoke some sort of emotional response that makes you think or feel something. Creativity does flourish under expertise,...

Dear Teachers, Please Stop Shaking My Hand

Dear Teachers, Please Stop Shaking My Hand

Grace Ballesteros, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Along with the grand opening of our new school faculty has decided to change the atmosphere in which we learn. Teachers and administration want to give us a warm welcome every morning by greeting each and every one of us with a smile and, much to the student's dismay, a handshake. Since the first...

Kids need to shape up or shut up

Kids need to shape up or shut up

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before school began in August, the teachers participated in a training called "Capturing Kids' Hearts", that would hopefully make the school environment more welcoming. They met from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in small groups to get to know each other and learn how to interact with students on a more personal...

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Bryce Schulte, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before the Unicorn frappe was released, people like myself were excited to see it in stores. When it made its debut, there were many mixed reviews. Some like it, but the people with taste buds that actually work will tell anyone the Unicorn frappe is quite frankly disgusting. There's a few reasons...

Grades don’t define you

Grades don’t define you

Angela Cai, Feature Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With AP exams and finals approaching in the near distance, grades are about to be on the minds of many students. Grades are often a significant cause of stress. “I honestly have about 3 anxiety attacks each week because of my grades,” McKenzie Jackson ‘19 said. “At least once a month I’ll get y...