The Black & White

2015-2016 Staff

Iryna Lyapandra

Iryna is a junior on newspaper staff.

Hailey Sherman

Hailey is a senior and specializes in design, She will be majoring in graphic design in college. She also enjoys taking photos. This is her second year with the Black & White.

Rahul Kumar

Rahul is a senior on the newspaper staff. Rahul also plays tennis on the JV team.

Mason Lillegraven

Mason Lillegraven is a senior who enjoys comic books and movies. Outside of school he can probably be found in any comic shops in the Des Moines area, spending time with friends or simply at home.

Angela Cai

Angela is a sophomore who puts the pro in procrastinate. She is involved in too many activities for her to handle, so she's pretty salty most of the time. Some of these activities include mock trial, show choir, dance, and b...

Kallie Beebe

Kallie Beebe is surviving her senior year solely with the help of coffee. She enjoys reading, drawing, and eating fruity pebbles. You'll probably see her talking nonstop or scream singing to Taylor Swift.

Emily Poss

Emily is a senior who enjoys design and drawing. Emily runs but she doesn't really know why. Emily also enjoys black coffee, jazz, and quiet nights with her dog.

Anna Losen

As a senior, Anna’s hobbies include petting dogs, taking naps, doing makeup, crying and anything music related. She plays eight instruments and enjoys jamming out in her band. She drives a dark blue corolla, which happens to be ...

Matthew Berry

Matthew was born with hair on his chest, has a handle bar mustache, mows lawns with the teeth of his vanquished enemies, tells the sun to get up when he is ready, gives his GPS it directions, ties fly fishing lures with one hand...

Justin Hu

Justin Hu is a senior and a staff writer for the Black & White. In his free time, he enjoys doing everything music-related. He is a member of Innovation Show Choir as well as the marching band, mock trial, and the school...

Logan Swaim

Logan is a Sophomore who is involved in Cross Country, Track, FCA and Catalyst. He enjoys running and playing basketball in his free time. He was born in Colorado where he lived until kindergarten and then moved to New Mexico. H...

Dani Hindman

Dani Hindman is a sophomore and staff writer this year. She's creative, opinionated, and VERY loud, but all these traits just make her even more fun to be around.

Grace Coleman

Grace Coleman is a senior and the news editor for the Black & White. She enjoys riding horses, singing at random times, and eating sushi. Grace is involved in Best Buddies, student council, silver chord, choir, and sho...

Ben Lunn

He is, the most interesting man in the world. He doesn't always eat, but when he does he eats food. He's so weak he can lift 5000 pounds. He doesn't always live, but when he does he lives dangerously. U2's favorite band is him. He o...

Anna Toot

Anna Toot is a senior and staff writer for the Black and White. She enjoys to run, when it doesn't hurt. She is involved in student council, track, cross country, NHS, NCYL, Silver Cord, and Best Buddies. Some more of her passions...

Molly Hauser

Molly Hauser is a senior and this is her third year on the Black and White. She likes alternative music, Netflix and anime/manga. She also can't wait for this year to end and to leave behind all the "haters". Molly likes Engli...

Ahmad Smith

Ahmad smith likes to skateboard and take photos. He's been skating since he was about 10 and taking photos since age 14. He hope's to be a full time fashion photographer. Ahmad was born in Philadelphia but moved to Delaware...

Kennedy Stone

This is Kennedy Stone, she is a senior this year. Daughter of the legendary Billy Jean Jackson Stone. She spends most of her time singing, writing, watching anime, or playing video games. When she is not doing that, she is wondering...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.