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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...

AP Biology students travel to Iowa State University

AP Biology students travel to Iowa State University

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

On Jan. 25, AP Biology students visited Iowa State University (ISU) to conduct laboratory experiments. To prepare for the visit in the days prior, students learned how to use various lab instrument, such as micropipettors, and familiarized themselves with the procedures. The experiments were conducted...

Get out the vote

Get out the vote

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Eligible citizens can cast their vote in the municipal elections Nov. 7. The incumbents running again include Gerd Clabaugh, running for his second term and David Lindeman, for his third term. The new council candidates include Rhonda Martin and James A. Evans. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is running un...

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

October 3, 2017

The police department will be fulfilling a request from the district to perform proactive security sweeps of each school building prior to classes beginning Oct. 4. Due to this, there will be a two-hour late start in effect to ensure the sweeps will be thoroughly completed. There will also be additional...

Students arrested following charges of sexual abuse

Students arrested following charges of sexual abuse

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017

Four high school students were arrested Sept. 28 after warrants were issued under charges of felony assault, sexual abuse in the second degree and first degree robbery. Johnston Police Department (JPD) received a complaint Sept. 18 regarding a 15-year-old victim after an anonymous tip was sent to...

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

After nine students qualified for the National Debate Tournament in Birmingham, AL, in June, four of them travelled to Kentucky in April for a tune-up. Prakhyath Bujimalla, Jack Lucas, Peter Beebe and Kate Snyder participated in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Kentucky. This is the most presti...