The Black & White

2020-2021 Staff

Noah Gilbert
Photo Editor

Noah Gilbert

Noah Gilbert is a junior, and this is his second year on staff. Gilbert is going through a bit of an identity crisis right now because he spent all of last year being a thorn in our past Dictator-in-chief’s side. Now that...

Kylie Emery
Online Editor

Kylie Emery

Kylie is a senior and this is her third year on staff. When she is not dancing, working out, sleeping, and spending time with friends, you will most likely find her avoiding responsibilities by binge watching crime shows and G...

Catherine Reiher
Staff Writer

Catherine Reiher

Catherine Reiher is a Sophomore and this is her first year in Newspaper. Outside of school and procrastinating her homework Reiher can be found dancing and baking brownies. Reiher’s favorite things include iced coffee, dark choco...

Ahren Young
Staff Writer

Ahren Young

Ahren Young is a senior on his first semester of newspaper. Ahren spends his time playing guitar, watching YouTube, or going on random drives because Des Moines is very boring. Professional grocery bagger. ...

Brady Willis
Staff Writer

Brady Willis

Brady Willis is a senior and this is his first year on the news team. most of the time he spends doing his own thing but will contribute when necessary

Ayden Lyon
Staff Writer

Ayden Lyon

Ayden Lyon is a junior in his first year of newspaper. He runs cross country and works at Bomgaars....

Micheal Wesseh
Staff Writer

Micheal Wesseh

Michael Wesseh is a sophmore is his first semester on the newspapers staff.

Braedon Layman
Staff Writer

Braedon Layman

Braedon Layman is a sophomore and this is his first year on the news team.

Lily Fredericks
Staff Writer

Lily Fredericks

Lily Fredericks is a sophomore, this is her first year doing newspaper. In her free time she will usually be hanging out with her friends, eating, or snuggling with her cat named Kiwi. She also binge watches a lot of shows on...

Ciaran Rigby
Staff Writer

Ciaran Rigby

Ciaran Rigby is Junior in her second year of newspaper. She loves juice boxes and drinks at least three a day. She is a ginger with a soul unlike the rumors. You can find her doing everything but her newspaper work.

Theron Luett
Staff Writer

Theron Luett

Theron Luett is a sophomore who usually has no idea what she’s doing half of the time. She loves art, music, and baking bread in quarantine....

Matthew Hickman
Staff Writer

Matthew Hickman

Matthew Hickman is a junior in his second year of newspaper. When he is not at school he likes to listen to music and play video games....

Ty Roberts
Staff Writer

Ty Roberts

Ty Roberts is a senior and this is his first year on The Black & White staff. He spends his time writing, recording, and producing new music every week to keep a fresh creative pallet, therefore, all of his writing pertai...

Laila Hasanovic
Staff Writer

Laila Hasanovic

Laila Hasanovic is a sophomore, and her first year of newspaper is enjoyable so far. When she's not in school, she's either binging a Netflix show or baking random pastries while procrastinating her schoolwork and putting off h...

Alyvia Jensen
Staff Writer

Alyvia Jensen

Alyvia Jensen is a sophomore, and this is her first year in newspaper. When she’s not in school, she’s playing softball for Iowa Blitz, eating food, binging Netflix shows, or procrastinating about whether or not to do home...

Nathan Anderson
Staff Writer

Nathan Anderson

Nathan Anderson is a junior in his first year of Newspaper. He keeps busy as a football player, sprinter, and is also a member of Johnston Innovation show choir. He enjoys fishing in his free time and has spent a small fortune...

London Heim
Staff Writer

London Heim

London Heim is a junior and this is her second year on the news paper staff. She loves the color pink and loves to watch anime which takes up her free time along with TikTok and the many late assignments she has that she refuses...

Daphine Mansour
Staff Writer

Daphine Mansour

Define Mansour is a junior and this is her second year on staff. Her favorite pastimes include listening to music and hanging out with friends. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys working with children. On the rare occasi...

Addison Etnier
Staff Writer

Addison Etnier

Addison Etnier is a senior in her first year of newspaper. She is involved in several activities including choir. Her hobbies include drawing and knowing too much about Star Wars and superheroes...

Abby Lehan
Staff Writer

Abby Lehan

Abby Lehan is a Sophomore, and it’s her first year in newspaper. She likes writing, drawing, and playing ukulele. ...

Charles Pruett-Shillak
Staff Writer

Charles Pruett-Shillak

Charles is a senior, and this is his second year involved in Newspaper. He plans on attending the University of Iowa under a double major for business management and cinema. Outside of academics, Charles participates in wrestl...

Ethan Le
Staff Writer

Ethan Le

Ethan Le is a junior, and this is his second year in newspaper. He loves to spend most of his time playing guitar, going to the gym, and eating. He’s not a very good writer but can do art. He likes to have a good conversation wi...

Jay Marren
Staff Writer

Jay Marren

Jay Marren is a senior, and this is his third year on news staff. They heavily involve themself in Show Choir, JHS Color Guard, and the Drama Department. They are also one of the current club leaders for FX Makeup Club. One warning...

Sabrina Mcguire
Staff Writer

Sabrina Mcguire

Sabrina McGuire is a junior in her second year on the newspaper staff. She enjoys writing, sleeping, and binge watching random shows on Netflix. When she isn’t working or juggling school homework, you can usually find her hanging out with friends, cuddling her two lovely dogs, or sleeping. ...

Olivia Frantum
Staff Writer

Olivia Frantum

Olivia Frantum is a sophomore, and this is her first year in newspaper. When she isn’t at school, she’s usually at the pool, hanging out with her friends, or taking a nap...

Zach Kehoe
Staff Writer

Zach Kehoe

Zach Kehoe is a junior in his second year of newspaper. He is involved in swim team and soccer. He enjoys skateboarding but does not enjoy falling on his skateboard....

Renee Johnson
Staff Writer

Renee Johnson

  Renee Johnson is a sophomore. She is also involved in volleyball and show choir. When she’s not singing glass shattering notes, she’s either taking a snooze or eating Chick-Fil-A. People who know her would c...

Parker Anderson
Staff Writer

Parker Anderson

Parker Anderson is a senior and this is her third year on the newspaper staff. She likes hanging out with her friends and watching competition baking shows. She has recently developed a strange obsession with Squishmallows. Per her request, please stop wearing Croc...

Alyssa Miner
Staff Writer

Alyssa Miner

Alyssa Miner is a Junior and this is her first year on news staff. She does a lot of photography and design. Other than that you can find her on the volleyball court and the school’s track....

Audrey Bristow
Staff Writer

Audrey Bristow

  Audrey Bristow is a sophomore and is constantly confused but plays it off as a life choice. She isn’t really sure why she joined newspaper when her current life goal is culinary school.  She can usually be found i...

Payton Blahut
Staff Writer

Payton Blahut

Payton is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She is currently pursuing an internship in graphic design, but as of right now she enjoys designing layouts and graphics for the Black and White. She is also the stage m...

Tarun Srikaran
Staff Writer

Tarun Srikaran

Tarun Srikaran is a senior and this is his first year on the newspaper staff. If you see him with an open period or lunch, most likely he is finishing really late work. He enjoys playing the piano and tennis. During any of his...

Aidan Topolinski
Staff Writer

Aidan Topolinski

Aidan Topolinski is a staff writer on his second year on the Black and White staff. He enjoys cats, D&D, and sarcasm. You can find most of his work is illustrations because he really like to draw. He is most proud of his ...

Edina Suljic
Staff Writer

Edina Suljic

Edina Suljic is a sophomore, and this is her first year in Newspaper. When she isn’t at school, she hangs out with her sister and is probably off shopping somewhere, wasting money on clothes and shoes she most likely won’t even wear. ...

Joel Kellar
Sports Editor

Joel Kellar

Joel Kellar is a Senior and this is his fifth semester on the news staff and his second year as Sports Editor. He enjoys playing the french horn and does not enjoy Associated Press(AP) Style. He also believes that Michael Jo...

Marley Jenkins
Staff writer

Marley Jenkins

Marley Jenkins is a Sophomore and this is her first year on the news team. She mostly just listens to music and talks to her friends. Yea, her life is pretty interesting. She also loves expressing her and others' opinions throu...

Savannah Dennis
Print Editor

Savannah Dennis

Savannah Dennis is now a senior (scary) in her second year on the Black and White staff and is filling the role of Print Editor. When Savannah isn’t contemplating her future, she is likely frantically working on a multitude of things she wrote in her planner because she can’t say no. Between school, newspape...

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher
Editor-in-Chief

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher is in her final year on the newspaper staff. She is in charge, and hoping everything will stay intact by the end of the year. Everything will be okay. It's fine....