The Black & White

Campus monitor joins Johnston

Campus monitor joins Johnston

Gretchen Lagerblade, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

Allie Tubbs ‘19 was in the halls waiting for her next class to start when the new campus monitor started walking towards her. He started asking her why she was not in class or in the commons.  If students are in the halls when they are not supposed to be or letting someone in the doors then they ...

Students carry unlucky umbrellas

Students carry unlucky umbrellas

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016

The sociology classes are known for their norm breaking assignment. The projects are meant to help students understand social norms and how they effect people. Teacher Kelly Coleman assigns it for this reason and because it is a staple in sociology classes everywhere. "I actually had to do it when I...

Family Connections is not I Have A Plan

Family Connections is not I Have A Plan

Grace Ballesteros, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

In 2005, the new mandated law, HF 2392, requiring schools to have a program to get the career ready, was put into place. As a result, the free program, I Have A Plan Iowa (IHAPI),  began using up students' class time with long surveys and instructions some found confusing. Because of the diffic...

First generation students

First generation students

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016

Now that we are a few months into the year, most students have gotten used to the school life. Yet some students are doing something their parents may not have gotten the chance to do. These students, are first generation kids. Students like Aline Teixeira '19 are the first one in their family to...

Terra Park under construction

Terra Park under construction

Will Reiher, Design Editor

November 28, 2016

Around $5 million dollars of tax revenue and just over $1.5 million dollars of fundraising money are being put towards a new park at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. In May 2014 work began on Terra Park, a 200 acre recreation area. The project has been broken down into three phases to allow for not all of the...

Robotics team kicks off season

Robotics team kicks off season

John Greenwood, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

The Des Moines Metro Robotics team, team ASAP, placed 15th at the first Robotics Competition in Kansas City, MO Oct. 29. This was the first competition of the season for the Robotics team. The top eight teams from the first round are then chosen to compete in the elimination levels. Even though th...