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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...

Johnston needs to recognize Black History Month

Johnston needs to recognize Black History Month

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This year, the staff has been focusing on connecting and being more open with the students. I know they are trying hard to connect with all the kids in the building. Yet they are missing some of the biggest and most obvious ways in the process. For example, why does Johnston not do anything for Black...

The limited knowledge Americans have in geography is appalling

The limited knowledge Americans have in geography is appalling

Katie Michalski, Guest Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My sophomore year of high school, I graded a geography pre-test during history class.  In the blank space next to the island of Great Britain, the answer “Poland” was written in. Japan was inside the continent of Asia. There were only four oceans instead of five. Needless to say, the rest of th...

No benefits to a marching band P.E. credit

No benefits to a marching band P.E. credit

Sarah Gibson, Guest Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a member of marching band, I have spent years hearing students complain about the strenuous activity that marching requires. It's not uncommon to hear disgruntled band members grumble about the arches of their feet hurting their calves burning with pains gained from their rigorous marching in a dr...

Save your words and show some respect

Save your words and show some respect

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I'm standing off to the sideline waiting to run onto the field excited to be playing my first Friday night game. I'm excited to show the people there, especially my parents, what we've been working on for most of the past summer as well as every morning for the last two months. We get the signal and...