The Black & White

Chris Yao vs. The World

Chris Yao '19 holds his tennis racket on the Johnston tennis courts.

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Senior Chris Yao leaves high school having had an extraordinary career. The B & W caught up with him to talk about being a National Merit Scholarship winner and one of the Top 10 Scholars in Iowa, getting accepted to Yale and qualifying for state tennis for the third time. INTERVIEW Cecilia: What led you to ...

Behind the Scenes of Being a Counselor

Counselor Erica Woods-Schmitz works at her desk.

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Every student knows that they are supposed to meet with their counselor at least once a year. They also know that the counselors have the ability to change their schedules. But the question remains: what does a counselor do? Counselors have a wide range of projects that they need to take care of ...

L’incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral)

Notre Dame de Paris before the catastrophic fire

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Notre Dame de Paris was engulfed in flames at around 6:30 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019. While the exact cause of the fire is still unknown, the Paris prosecutors have ruled out arson, meaning the ancient monument was not purposefully set alight. As far as Parisians and the rest of the world know, th...