The Black & White

MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

Casey Metcalf, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

Green Day, Ludacris, and 50 Cent. The Killers, Shakira and My Chemical Romance. What do all of these bands have in common? They all performed during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards just nine years ago. Try this list on for size: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Usher, Beyonce and Taylor Swift....

Yearbook staff works to distribute books

Yearbook staff works to distribute books

Carly Kinning, Online Editor-in-chief

August 27, 2014

The yearbook staff worked after school Tuesday, Aug. 26, will work in class, and more days after school to carve holes in the front of the book. Senior and photo editor of the yearbook staff Elizabeth Reiher was there working with about ten other staff members to get the job done. "We're cutting the...

State run ends in defeat

State run ends in defeat

Carly Kinning, Online Editor-in-chief

August 26, 2014

The varsity baseball team ended their state run against Iowa City West 6-7 in the final inning. The Dragons were ahead during the whole game, but were not able to close on top. The Dragons, however, did beat Waukee 8-3, and some called it the upset of the tournament.

Annual baseball showcase benefits players, community

Annual baseball showcase benefits players, community

Carly Kinning, Online Editor-in-chief

August 25, 2014

The Never Say Can't Foundation had a successful event with more baseball players attending the showcase than in the previous year. The showcase is designed for young baseball players to receive feedback from collegiate level baseball coaches on their skills. Various college coaches gave their time...

Popularity of professional soccer scores with USMNT

Popularity of professional soccer scores with USMNT

Anne Rogers, Sports Editor

June 25, 2014

America is not a soccer nation. Everyone, no matter what sport one is a fanatic about, can recognize that the American people do not engage in soccer as often and as enthusiastically as they do in football, baseball or basketball. The World Cup this year, however, has shown that the American people might...

Seventh annual 5k for Karen successful

Seventh annual 5k for Karen successful

Clare Farrell, Sub Editor

June 25, 2014

The 5k for Karen was held Friday June 20 during the Johnston Green Days Festival. This was the seventh year the event was held in honor of Karen Coaldrake, an active member of the Johnston community who died in 2008. The run/walk raises over $4000, and it all goes back to the community targeting kids...