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Big Give charity announced

Big Give charity announced

Angela Cai, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

This year's Big Give charity will be the Iowa Donor Network (IDN). This charity won a majority of votes among student council members during a morning student council meeting Nov. 15. Proceeds from student council events such as overtime, talent show, coin war, dodgeball tournament, winter formal...

Art department explores Art Center

Art department explores Art Center

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

The Photo Art and the Essentials of Art classes traveled to the Des Moines Art Center and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park Nov. 15. The students were assigned to interpret meanings of the art and observe techniques artists used in their pieces. Once students arrived back at school, they had the time to...

Police officers connect with community

Police officers connect with community

Matthew Berry, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Nov. 4, the Johnston Police Department held their second annual "Coffee With a Cop" at the Johnston Hy-Vee's Market Grille. Johnston chief of police Dennis McDaniel describes it as the best way to get to know the community better. "There is no agenda, just a matter of personalizing communication wit...

Backtracking on breakfast

Backtracking on breakfast

Angela Cai, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Schools drill many things into student's heads, one being that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that eating breakfast is absolutely necessary otherwise bad things will happen in the future. Health classes spend entire units on nutrition to prove this very point. "We talk about how i...

Students honor fallen officers

Students honor fallen officers

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

After Des Moines Sgt. Tony Beminio and Urbandale officer Justin Martin were shot and killed Nov. 2, the community was left grieving. Urbandale schools closed for the day, some Johnston students stayed home from school and some even left during the day to be home with family. Students gathered in...

Performing a dream

Performing a dream

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Photo Editor

November 2, 2016

Twenty-eight cast members performed Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Oct. 28 and 29. Teacher Jeremy Fitzpatrick directed. The cast was made up of 14 seniors, seven juniors, five sophomores and one freshman. There were also four stage crew members. When producing a play written by Shakespeare...