The Black & White

  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

Sick Days

Sick Days

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Song of the Week

From the release of his single Funeral, I've been a fan of AUGUST 08, who first appeared alongside Rich Brian in Arizona. Since the song dropped, I have patiently waited for the release of his EP Father, which was finally released May 11, despite it being expected in April. The R&B artist rel...

“The Longshot”; Billie Joe Armstrong’s Green Day 2.0

“The Longshot”; Billie Joe Armstrong’s Green Day 2.0

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since Green Day formed in 1986, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been singing and writing music that has become iconic. Though he is famous for his work with Green Day, Armstrong has started a new path, while his fellow performers need a break, with his band/project The Longshot. The Longshot features Jeff...

Funeral

Funeral

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Song of the Week

Since his debut in Arizona on Rich Brian's Amen, I've anxiously waited for his first solo work. Luckily, the wait wasn't long, as his first single, Funeral, was dropped on February 7th, just 5 days after Amen's release. The new R&B/Soul artist steps into the music scene with a very simple...

Three cheers for Rich Brian’s “Amen”

Three cheers for Rich Brian’s “Amen”

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It wasn't until this year when I started to gain more of a respect for rap music. I generally enjoyed the rhythms and ideas around the more meaningful songs, but Rich Brian, known as Rich Chigga when I first discovered him, expanded my enjoyment and respect for the genre. Amen is Brian's first release...

18

18

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Song of the Week

18 features up and coming artists Kris Wu, Rich Brian (formerly known as Rich Chigga), Joji, and Trippie Redd, who all sing about their sudden rises of fame through their music, produced by Baauer, the artist who brought us the Harlem Shake. Kris Wu is a former member of EXO, a South Korean-Chinese boy grou...

Fields of Agony

Fields of Agony

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Song of the Week

Though released in 1995, No Use for a Name's Fields of Agony, in my opinion, is as relevant today as it was over 20 years ago. Though it was likely written in response to the U.S.'s involvement with the conflicts in Somalia and Haiti, and used for Rock Against Bush Vol. 2 in response to the war...