The Black & White

Rewarded with Cords at Graduation

Rewarded with Cords at Graduation

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019

For a high school student, graduation is perhaps the single most impactful day in their academic life. Commencement, the graduation ceremony, recognizes and validates the accomplishments that each student has earned over the course of four years. While commencement affirms those achievements verbally, gr...

Girls Basketball loses to West Des Moines Valley in the State Tournament 76-64

Girls Basketball loses to West Des Moines Valley in the State Tournament 76-64

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Up by seven points with 1:54 left in the state semifinal game against the West Des Moines Valley Tigers on Feb. 28, it looked likely that the girls basketball team was going to go on and play for a state championship, however in basketball no lead is secure until the clock hits zero and when the other...

Girls Basketball comes back from 18 down to beat Urbandale 66-57

Girls Basketball comes back from 18 down to beat Urbandale 66-57

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Shocked. That was what the fans in the student section were feeling when the top-ranked state girls basketball team was down 41-23 at halftime against the eighth seeded Urbandale Jayhawks in the girls state basketball quarterfinal. Urbandale was on fire shooting 59 percent from the field and hitting...

Students Line Dancing

Students Line Dancing

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

During the last round of Dragon Time sign ups, all students had the opportunity to sign up for a line dancing Dragon Time. The Dragon Time was hosted by the choir director, Samantha Robillard. The line dancing was taught by her student teacher, Trevor Wiley. Line dancing is a dance most often used to...

Johnston: Then and Now Revamped

Johnston: Then and Now Revamped

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

1846- Johnston was first established in 1846 when a man, Ezikel Hunt, opened a small saw mill . The land where that saw mill started is now the palette company, Iowa Palettes, off of NW Beaver Drive. 1908-Camp Dodge covered 4,500 acres in Northern Johnston and invited many more to the area. It ...

Conquering the Thesis

Conquering the Thesis

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Essay. The frightening word that strikes fear into every high schoolers’ heart. The tedious research, excruciatingly boring analysis, and annotated bibliography is enough to make any student want to curl up and cry helplessly over the keyboard. But nothing compares to the most feared essay of all...