The Black & White

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

A scale weighing the pros and cons of an Ivy League universty with an Iowa university.

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. Nearly every student knows these universities to be some of the most elite schools in the United States, if not the world. The universities are defined by their exclusive status, extremely selective acceptance rates, and renowned campuses. In comparison, local ...

Rewarded with Cords at Graduation

Rewarded with Cords at Graduation

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019

For a high school student, graduation is perhaps the single most impactful day in their academic life. Commencement, the graduation ceremony, recognizes and validates the accomplishments that each student has earned over the course of four years. While commencement affirms those achievements verbally, gr...

Snow Many Cancellations

A number of extracurricular activities have been cancelled this winter.

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

A polar vortex swept across the United States, bringing harsh weather conditions with it. Johnston saw record lows with deadly winter temperatures. As a result, the school district was drastically impacted. Within the span of two weeks, two early-outs, two school cancellations, and one late start were...

Athletes bring their “B” game

Cole Borwick '17 dribbling around Jackson Crouse '18. They have a game today  Friday, April 28th.

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

JV B soccer is all about having fun and playing to the best of your ability. “We have the most energy out of every single team, we have the most heart, I would say we are the most fun team as well," team captain Ben Smlatic ‘17 said. They are all about incorporating intense energy with a great tim...

Comparing student siblings

Collin Needham '18 is holding a picture of his elder sister. Even though Needham loves being around his sister, getting compared to her is a sore spot.

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Teacher expectations about a younger sibling's abilities make some kids self-conscious. "Teachers call on me because my sister's really smart and loved answering questions," Collin Needham '18 said. "For some reason, they think I can answer them, too." When Needham answers the question wrong, he always...

School-to-Work class creating connections

Teacher Krisitine Volesky goes over plans for her school to work class. Volesky teaches the School-to-Work class.

Angela Cai and Andrew Maresca

April 4, 2017

A handful of students are not’t part of the wave of their classmates fighting to get out of the crowded parking lot and go home when the 2:50 bell rings. These students are part of the School to Work class, and spend their afternoons at various internships.   School to Work is a class offered to seniors an...