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Living through History

Living through History

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Every year when US history teacher, Thomas Griffin, talks about 9/11, he is immediately reminded of the moment he found out. One of his friends found him after class with the news. "There was a tourist attack!" she said. "A terrorist attack?" Griffin said. "Yeah a terrorist attack!" she said.  At...

Dragon Head Debacle

Dragon Head Debacle

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

In front of every Johnston school building there are colorful concrete dragon statues guarding the front doors. However, despite the abundance of decorative flaming J's, the whereabouts of the high school's dragon heads remained a mystery. Until recently when the high school’s dragon heads were instal...

L’incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral)

L’incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral)

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Notre Dame de Paris was engulfed in flames at around 6:30 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019. While the exact cause of the fire is still unknown, the Paris prosecutors have ruled out arson, meaning the ancient monument was not purposefully set alight. As far as Parisians and the rest of the world know, th...

Suffering through sick days

Suffering through sick days

Kaylee Ross, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Going to school sick is something many students face in order to keep up with grades and classes. Either parents tell them they have to go and push through the day or there may be an important upcoming test. Although grades are the main priority it is important to get rest in order for that nasty cough...

Rolling in the Dough

Rolling in the Dough

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

In these divisive times when it is seemingly impossible to reach a general consensus, the American people seem to agree on one thing...college is expensive. In Iowa, the average cost for a four-year public college is an average of $19,548, while a private college education costs $43,921. With tuitio...

Boys Soccer beats Des Moines Roosevelt 1-0 in Extra Time Thriller

Boys Soccer beats Des Moines Roosevelt 1-0 in Extra Time Thriller

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

On a cold and windy night Tuesday night the boys soccer team defeated Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders 1-0 after two extra time periods when attacker Evan Kilstrom '20 scored the game-winning goal with 1:34 left to play in the match. The boys dominated the entire match and they had quite a few chances...