The Black & White

Jazz Syndicate secures third at the Iowa Jazz Championship

Sophomore Kyle Burgess plays his alto saxophone solo during the song

Senad Besic, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2015

The top jazz band, Syndicate, performed March 31 at the Iowa Jazz Championships which was hosted downtown at the Civic Center. They placed third among a total of 15 bands with other metro bands like Valley and Waukee getting first and second respectively. The band went through some big changes due...

Are we living in a post-racial society?

Citizens of Ferguson, MO march down West Florissant Ave. in protest of the death of Michael Brown.

Senad Besic, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2015

There are a plethora of controversial topics that will rile up our student body. Most recently it has been feminism and gay marriage. However, my ignorance over these two topics is immeasurable, so I’d like to talk about another big topic, racial social status and the cases of Michael Brown and Eric...

Crew of Into the Woods perform

Sophomore Kennedy Kramer, Cinderella, junior Autumn Askew, Red Riding Hood and junior Kameron DeMoss, Jack, look stern as they disagree with the witch (not shown) on her next plan of action. Into the Woods was a mash-up of a lot of different fairy tales, like Cinderella, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Rapunzel and more. The musical was held the weekend of April 25-27.

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

Into the Woods was a fairy-tale themed musical held on the weekend of April 25-27. It included various fairy-tales, including Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Rapunzel, the bakers, Snow White and more. The crew spent over a month preparing for the show, rehearsing daily and even...

Large group speech team prepares for state

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Four of the five large group speech teams earned division I (superior) ratings at districts  Jan. 25 which qualified them for state. State will take place in Ankeny  Feb. 8. Large group speech team started in the middle of November. The group of 25 students, who split up into five different teams,...

Boys’ and girls’ basketball defeats Urbandale

The boy's varsity team played at Urbandale last Friday. They defeated the J-Hawks 58-52.

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013

The girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams took the win against Urbandale Dec. 13.

The history of wet wear wednesday

Senior Casey Briere participates in Wet Wear Wednesday. He claims he has never missed a day of the tradition.

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013

Senior Casey Briere has been wearing a swimsuit on every Wednesday since the third week of school. Whether it's raining, snowing or downright storming outside, look for him, and other dedicated male students that will most likely be showing off their trunks for the whole school to see. Wet Wear Wednesday...