The Black & White

Q&A with your local hijabi

Photo Courtesy of Parul Srivastava

Obsee Abbajabal, Print Editor

October 18, 2018

After encountering many obscure questions from the people of JHS about the "thingy" on my head, I've decided to answer all of them. Before continuing, please keep in mind that these are all questions asked by real people.   Q: What is it called? How do you pronounce it? Hijab (he-jab). Not high-jab not lo...

Kavan-NAH: A letter to Chuck Grassley


Obsee Abbajabal, Print Editor

September 29, 2018

The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman, Judiciary Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Hello. My name is Obsee Abbajabal and I am 17.5 years old. I am high school student in the Des Moines area that is very invested into politics. Hopefully, I will become a senator one day just li...

New building layout changes how drills are conducted

New building layout changes how drills are conducted

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Office staff were frazzled when an alarm started beeping. “First time it went off we were like 'Huh, what’s happening?’ associate principal Jerry Stratton said. This alarm was a pre-alarm, which often goes off before the actual fire alarm happens. When a certain amount of smoke is in the ai...

Unexpected fire alarm ends school day early

A firefighter walks towards his truck after checking and securing the building. Students fled the high school early after alarm went off.

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

A few minutes before the bell marking the end of the day rang Feb. 7, the fire alarm went off. Shortly after, an announcement was made through the intercom that teachers needed to help evacuate students from the school. During a fire, students would normally evacuate the building and head to the football...

Cross my heart before donating to the Red Cross

Precious Pate '20 and Emily Nguyen '20 collect change for the Hurricane Relief Coin Battle. Ryan Woods paired up with Silver Cord students to make sure change got donated.

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

When the money in my bank account decreases, I get a gut-wrenching feeling in my stomach. I am the type of person to internally debate myself on whether or not I should buy a certain item. I am incapable of spending most to all of my money on just a whim. This is why when I donate money, I want to make ...