The Black & White

Awful Country Music (that’s a play on words) awards

Kevin Wu, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The only thing worse than the CMA awards are the ACM awards. For one, I think they're the exact same thing. Secondly, it's country music. Country singers write and sing bad music and are praised and awarded for it. The positive reinforcement makes them produce more bad country music. Country music i...

Students have a lack of life skills

Aaron Gray, Staff Writer

April 9, 2013


Filed under Opinion

High school is a time for many students to seriously start thinking about the rest of their lives. Colleges to consider, majors to pursue and places to live are important points in any high school student's thought process, but what about some of the finer points of independent living? Students are just str...

Bear arms or bare arms?

Niki Ferguson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When I hear about all the shootings that have happened, whether they were at schools or movie theaters or wherever, I always put it into my own perspective. What would happen if the shooting was at Johnston? With our new security procedures I do feel safer, but there’s always that twinge of dou...

Eliminating late start brings trouble

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Many students, including myself, are upset about the change of schedule for next year. The school district will be releasing students out of school an hour earlier every Wednesday. This early out will eliminate the 45 minute late starts on Wednesdays for high schoolers. Next year, when we will be getting out one hour early, tea...

In grading, the plus and minus count

In grading, the plus and minus count

Taylor Joens, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The difference between an A+ and an A- is night and day. From 70% to 80%, from 80% to 90%, and most of all from 90% to 100% there is a gap that proves survival of the fittest and shows who really excels. Most people, myself included, can think of someone who slides by with that “on the border”...

Gotta ace ’em all!

Gotta ace ’em all!

Austin Busch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion