The Black & White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...