The Black & White

False fire sends students into cold

False fire sends students into cold

Kathryn Ikeda and Bryce Schulte

December 8, 2016

For the second time this school year, a false fire alarm blared through hallways due to either dust in a smoke head or an expired smoke head in a science hallway. Administrators are not sure of the exact cause. The alarm went off between second and third periods, causing students to evacuate for app...

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams compete against Valley

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams compete against Valley

Jack Lucas and Ben Lunn

December 7, 2016

The girls' and boys' basketball teams played state powerhouse West Des Moines Valley Tuesday, Dec. 6. Both games were extremely close at halftime, with the girls up by 4, and the boys down by 2. However, the beginning of the 3rd quarter was a turning point for both games. The girls went on a 19-4 run, lead by a swarm of 3-...

Dance team competes at state

Dance team competes at state

Angela Cai, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

On Friday Dec. 2, the varsity dance team competed at the state dance team competition held at Wells Fargo Arena. The dance team competed with a pom and jazz dance, and 14 members of the 17 member team danced in each. The competition is organized into divisions based on school size. Since Johnsto...

Anatomy classes dissect sheep hearts

Anatomy classes dissect sheep hearts

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2016

Students in teacher Justin Mead's Anatomy and Physiology classes dissected sheep hearts Dec. 02. Their task was to locate different parts of the heart like the left and right atriums, the pulmonary artery and the aorta. "It's cool to see the interior," Grant Tetmeyer '18 said.

Science Club hosts Pets and Pizza

Science Club hosts Pets and Pizza

Katelyn Kempkes, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016

Science Club hosted the Pets and Pizza meeting Nov. 16 in room 208. Students who attended were able to play with class pets and eat pizza. Teachers Kyla Burns, Kate Howe and Jennifer Rollings are the teachers who currently run Science Club. Meetings are held once a month. All students are welcome...

P.E. classes introduce heart rate monitors

P.E. classes introduce heart rate monitors

Sloan Meader, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

P.E. students have been using a new piece of equipment: heart rate monitors. These heart rate monitors wrap around your forearm and measure your heartbeats per minute. P.E. instructors have high hopes for the new technology. "We want to teach kids about their heart rate and what it's doing during...