The Black & White

Show Choir Snow Show

Show Choir Snow Show

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Innovation and Synergy show choirs had a delay on their way home from the Davenport Great River Show Choir Invitational. The show choir Directors made the decision, after talking with Activities Director Joe Nelson, to stop in Newton, Iowa for the night. Due to the short notice, the show choir had t...

Boys Basketball Loses to Valley in Low Scoring Affair

Boys Basketball Loses to Valley in Low Scoring Affair

February 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys basketball lost to Valley on Feb. 12 2019, 28-43. It was a very defensive game. At the end of the first quarter the score was 9-6. The second quarter looked like much of the same as the score at the half was 15-14 with Johnston in the lead. The third quarter started out low scoring much like the...

BuzzFeed Blocked

BuzzFeed Blocked

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Many students were disappointed on Tuesday when they made the discovery that the website BuzzFeed had been blocked by the district. The majority of students use Buzzfeed as their primary news source, while others use it as their main form of school appropriate entertainment. Students will now have to...

I Started a Political Revolution

I Started a Political Revolution

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Hat Trick, Opinion, Showcase

On an average Tuesday, during my second period health class, I heard something shocking and disturbing. Coolmathgames.com had been blocked throughout the Johnston Community School District. My heart dropped. This was a travesty. One of the most enjoyable things about school had been swept from under th...

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams Win Against Southeast Polk

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams Win Against Southeast Polk

Joel Kellar, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Girl's basketball won their game on Feb. 4 2019 against the Southeast Polk Rams 89-67. Maya McDermott '20 lead the team in points with 28, while making 11 shots on 19 attempts, and assists with seven. The Dragons' top three scorers, McDermott, Maddie Mock '20, and Regan Nesheim '19 each had over 20 points....

Students Make Another Motivating Sign

Students Make Another Motivating Sign

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The sign that was made during finals with a motivating message of  “Good Luck” now reads “Be Mine” with Valentine’s Day in mind. It still over looks the main hallway leading to the cafeteria so all students can see the message.