The Black & White

2014-2015 Staff

Will Reiher

Will Reiher is a senior on his fourth year with the newspaper staff. He enjoys Netflix, Mac and Cheese, video games, and soccer. He may not have paper towels, but at least he has tiny Fire J's on his soap dispensers....

Kathryn Ikeda

Kathryn is a senior who loves napping and caramel lattes. It is her fourth year on the newspaper staff. She loves bad puns, dogs and social justice, though not necessarily in that order.  She can be contacted at ikeda.kathryn@jdrago...

Kenzie Costello

Kenzie Costello a senior at Johnston Senior High School and this is her second year on the Black & White staff. She enjoys listening to music and playing video games. She plans on going to school to become a video game/graphic...

Casey Metcalf

Casey is a senior and has taken on the role of opinion editor this year. This role is a stretch for him. He never likes to be opinionated and prefers to hide within features and news briefs. Really, most of the year he will be s...

Allison Klein

Allison Klein is a staff writer and a senior at Johnston. Yes, she is a ginger but contrary to popular belief, she does have a soul. Allison enjoys hanging out with friends and her family, watching tv, and reading books. She...

Kennedy Graeser

Kennedy is starting newspaper in her senior year. She's a shy and socially awkward girl, and is wondering why she signed up for a class where you have to talk to so many strangers. Trying to ignore that/come to terms with it...

Brooklynn Ginsberg

Brooklynn Ginsberg is a senior staff member for JHS's Black and White newspaper. A few of her hobbies include admiring her miniature dachshund and hiding in small places. Religiously involved with the Star Wars series, she intends...

Hannah Crooks

Hannah Crooks is a senior and feature editor for the Black & White. She is involved in Innovation show choir, Cantus, tennis, Student Council, National Honor Society, and cross country, though sloths run faster than she does....

Meredith Campidilli

Meredith is a senior and the News editor for the Black & White. She is involved in student council, mock trial, cross country, and track. Meredith enjoys listening to music, watching Grey's Anatomy & The Office, and spending...

Jake Dalbey

Jake Dalbey is a senior and this will be his first year on the JHS Black and White staff. He enjoys writing and designing layouts. Jake has been in choir and show choir since middle school and considers it a big part of his life,...

Matthew Berry

Matthew is a sophomore this year, and a new to the newspaper staff. He is looking forward to challenging himself to make outstanding stories, opinions, and features. Matthew enjoys playing video games and going to work. He...

Allexis Mahanna

Allexis Mahanna is a junior who is involved in newspaper, volleyball, and mock trial. She is planning to go to college out of state and majoring in some type of law. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix and napping....

Brianna Erickson

Brianna Erickson has started newspaper her senior year. She is a fun and energetic girl that likes helping people, and Batman. She plans to study physical therapy after high school. If you cannot find Brianna at any certain time,...

Esmeralda Flores

Esmeralda Flores is a 17- year-old with the mindset of an eight-year-old. She enjoys eating fruit loops while watching Spongebob. Her eyebrow game is always on fleek, and her love for Dylan O'brien is too hard to put into words....

Michelle Kumar

Michelle is senior this year. She enjoys pizza and long nights reading Harry Potter. Feel free to send her pictures of your dog.

Max Culbert

Max is a senior, and this is his first year in newspaper. He spends most of his time around water, swims all the time, and is a lifeguard at Hyperion. Max is very involved, he is the NHS treasurer, a student ambassador, and participates...

Medina Jusufovic

Medina is a junior at Johnston High School and is a staff writer for the Black and White. Medina enjoys writing, reading, and listening to music. She absolutely loves Jimmy Johns. Medina is terrified of clowns and spiders....

Erin Bockenstedt

Erin is a senior and a staff member on the Black & White. She likes to watch movies and her favorite is Guardians of the Galaxy. Her favorite TV show is Parks and Recreation because it makes her laugh when she feels sad. S...

Lizzy Orr

Lizzy Orr is a junior staff writer this year. Her hobbies entail exercising so she can eat excessively, lifeguarding, belly dancing and daydreaming- not always at the same time. She plans on trying her luck in Hollywood and maybe...

Kate Lichter

Spending most of her senior in the jlab this year, Kate Lichter takes on the title of Online Editor in chief. You can find her taking photos, listening to music, eating food or obsessing over her jlab locker. By the end of this yea...

Bryce Schulte

Bryce Schulte '17 has been on staff for three and a half years. He loves eating Pancheros while working on his assignments, as well as watching Project Runway and RuPaul's Drag Race. Don't hesitate and follow him on the following...

Olivia White

Olivia is currently a Junior at Johnston and is in her 3rd year of newspaper. Olivia is a varsity swimmer/soccer player, involved in Best Buddies, Silver Cord, FCA, Iowa Youth Congress, a Student Ambassador, and middle school swim ...

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher is a senior. She is The Black & White's photo editor and part of the High School Science Olympiad team. She is also a mentor for the Youth Leadership Initiative class of 2017. She enjoys watchin...

Sarah Caporelli

Sarah Caporelli is a senior this year and a staff writer on the Black and White. Next year she will attend college in the great state of Minnesota. Sarah's favorite activities include watching the clock waiting for school to end....

Carly Campbell

Carly enjoys watching Netflix, online shopping, and traveling. She used to live in Argentina. Her favorite color is purple and she listens to good music like The 1975, Bastille, and We the Kings but also enjoys the occasional...

Eileen Lagerblade

Eileen Lagerblade is a senior this year. She digs Netflix, youtube, and men. Eileen enjoys writing and design. She hopes to leave Iowa after she graduates and travel.

Anna Larson

Anna Larson is a junior and is a staff writer for the Johnston Black and White. She enjoys online shopping and taking naps. She is in cross country, student council, and silver cord. Her favorite food is mangoes, favorite ice...

Natalie Larimer

Natalie Larimer is a senior here at Johnston High. Her favorite past time is being critical of administration and generally causing problems. Natalie keeps a column going every Tuesday in which she complains about life and rants...

Meredith Gwennap

Meredith is a junior at JHS. She enjoys shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. Meredith’s favorite school subjects include math, and any form of writing. She is involved in cheer for the varsity football tea...

Carly Kinning

Carly Kinning is a senior at JHS, and the Online Editor-in-chief of the Black and White. Carly enjoys the company of her pets, food, and the occasional friend. She plans on go to Wartburg college in Waverly, Iowa, and continue...

Senad Besic

Senad is currently a senior and an opinion editor for the newspaper. He is part of the rock climbing team at Climb Iowa and he likes to play soccer. His plans for the future are non-existent because honestly nothing interests hi...

Zoe Wilson

Zoe (pronounced Zo-ee, do not call her Zo. She does not like that.) is a senior and the design editor of the JHS Black and White. She plans on going to KU next year to major in molecular biotechnology, but thats a bit away. In...

Clare Farrell

Clare Farrell is currently a senior at Johnston High School. This year she is the Print Editor-in-chief and has been on the JHS Black and White staff for three years. Clare specializes in layout/design, writing and photogra...

Anne Rogers

Anne Rogers is a senior who has been on the newspaper staff since freshman year. Her other activities include running on the cross country and track team, National Honor Society, the Student Ambassador program, and the National...