The Black & White

Grades don’t define you

Grades don't define you

Angela Cai, Feature Editor

April 24, 2017

With AP exams and finals approaching in the near distance, grades are about to be on the minds of many students. Grades are often a significant cause of stress. “I honestly have about 3 anxiety attacks each week because of my grades,” McKenzie Jackson ‘19 said. “At least once a month I’ll get y...

Adina Blazevic

Adina Blazevic ‘18 assists a fellow employee in correcting a customer’s receipt. She was put in charge of supervising the cashiers at the Johnston HyVee.

April 4, 2017

Adina Blazevic ‘18 is an HR management intern at Johnston HyVee. As part of her internship, Blazevic deals with customer complaints, supervises the front end which includes checkers and courtesy workers and directs them when the managers are not there. Blazevic performs other tasks like helping...

Natalie Stewart

Natalie Stewart

April 4, 2017

Natalie Stewart ‘17 spends her afternoons surrounded by the second-grade class at Wallace Elementary School. She is an unpaid intern who assists all four of the second-grade classrooms. Her day consists of taking the students to lunch, helping teachers organize assignments and preparing lessons. ...

Chioma Nwizu

Chioma Nwizu '17 prepares a prescription for a customer. She interns at the Johnston HyVee pharmacy.

April 4, 2017

Chioma Nwizu ‘17 is a paid intern in the Johnston HyVee pharmacy department. She is currently a registered pharmacy tech trainee, so she can do most of the tasks that a pharmacist does excluding finalizing orders and putting things on shelves, among others. Even before taking School to Work, Nwizu...

School-to-Work class creating connections

Teacher Krisitine Volesky goes over plans for her school to work class. Volesky teaches the School-to-Work class.

Angela Cai and Andrew Maresca

April 4, 2017

A handful of students are not’t part of the wave of their classmates fighting to get out of the crowded parking lot and go home when the 2:50 bell rings. These students are part of the School to Work class, and spend their afternoons at various internships.   School to Work is a class offered to seniors an...

Student diversity succumbs to stereotypes

Student diversity succumbs to stereotypes

Angela Cai and Katelyn Kempkes

April 3, 2017

In all of her years of teaching A.P. World History, Sue Cline has never had a class in which the majority of students are not Caucasian, until this year. “I think that’s a great sign,” she said.   Reports from the U.S. Department of Education show that there are diversity problems in Advanced Placem...