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“It”‘s back – the remake of a classic Stephen King film

“It”‘s back – the remake of a classic Stephen King film

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

It, a classic film frightening adults and children alike for generations, and as Mike Hanlon put it in 1990, "It's back." Our story floats back into Derry, where we find a band of misfit kids investigating the death of Billy's brother, Georgie, who was brutally murdered by Pennywise the Dancing Clown in...

Google Docs phishing scam explained

Google Docs phishing scam explained

Matthew Berry, Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017

On Wednesday,  iPad Headquaters issued a warning email to all Johnston students regarding a recent phishing scam. Phishing is the technique of making a fake service  appear to be the real service (email, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, financial institutions) in hopes to gain personal or sensitive information....

Cryotherapy: scary at first, amazing after

Cryotherapy: scary at first, amazing after

Anika Schmitt, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

  There are so many different forms of therapy, each best suited for different problems. Cryotherapy isn't very common in Iowa, but it does exist. There's a location in West Des Moines that offers this therapy, and I decided to give it a shot. To be honest, it only took a couple minutes. The most time-consuming aspect of the experience was just driving to and from ther...

Despite allegations, this is a must-see film

Despite allegations, this is a must-see film

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

Having followed Nate Parker's film "The Birth of a Nation" since I first heard of its acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, I was taken aback when I went on the Internet and saw articles upon articles of an event from Parker's past. In 1999, Parker, then a student of Penn State University, was a...

Drug Dealer

Drug Dealer

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016

Macklemore, who was made famous for his hit song "Thrift Shop," dropped a new single "Drug Dealer" featuring Ariana DeBoo Oct. 11. I'm not normally a big fan of rap, but Macklemore's anthem against big pharmaceutical companies drew my interest. The song starts with a soft piano instrumental, with h...

Experience in the states: a Q&A

Experience in the states: a Q&A

Iryna Lyapandra, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Iryna Lyapandra from Ukraine spent the year with the Gebard family as an exchange student. For the past semester she worked on the newspaper staff. She left for Ukraine May 18, and hopes to start college in Canada this fall.  The only times I heard that the U.S. is “the most boring place on th...