The Black & White

“Reaper” by Sia – Song of the Day

Meredith Campidilli, News Editor

January 8, 2016

Known for her massive hits “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” and their haunting music videos featuring Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, Sia has released some new music that follows her same brooding music style. Her new album “This Is Acting” is set to be released Jan. 29, and from what I’ve h...

Knuth signs Division I to complete family legacy

Junior Taryn Knuth prepares to serve at the Dig Pink Spike Blue volleyball match on September 29. Knuth, who was named 1st team all conference and 1st team all division this school year, signed to play Division I volleyball at Florida State University.

Meredith Campidilli, News Editor

December 17, 2015

In a family full of Division I college athletes, junior Taryn Knuth is the only one who decided to take her talents to a college outside of the midwest. Knuth has signed to play indoor and sand volleyball at Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Parental support of athletics was crucia...

Considerable changes for State football playoffs

The Dragons' defensive line rushes to tackle Valley Tiger's offensive line during the final round of State playoffs Nov. 6. The Dragons lost to the Tigers 20-17.

Meredith Campidilli, News Editor

November 18, 2015

Next year the Iowa High School Athletic Association is implementing new state football playoff rules, including a new number of teams that make it to the playoffs. Currently 32 out of the 46 4A teams in the state made state playoffs. Right now the top four teams in a district composed of six teams ma...

Dragons triumph over Jayhawks for a cause

Junior Anna Miller hugs and hands a carnation to one of the standing cancer survivors in the crowd. The girls' varsity volleyball game took down the Urbandale Jayhawks during the Digpink/ Spikeblue game Sept. 29.

Meredith Campidilli, News Editor

September 30, 2015

The Varsity volleyball team defeated Urbandale 3-1 at their biggest fundraising event and match of the season Dig Pink, Spike Blue Sept. 29. After winning the first two games and losing the third, the Dragons came back to win the match with a 25-18 fourth and final game score. Senior Denise Ssozi l...

Show choir project sparks ideas

Senior Michaela Davis gestures to the projection screen, where the costumes she selected for her show choir project are displayed. As part of the annual project, students have to create their own show choir show, complete with music, themes, and costumes.

Meredith Campidilli, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Senior and Innovation member Elliot Suiter is working to construct a show choir show that may be among the strangest the show choir world has ever seen. “My show as a senior is a Spongebob-themed show choir,” Suiter said.  “My students will be dressed as pirates and will be singing and dancing...

Evaluating engagement in classrooms

There are eight lead teachers in the building, and the rest of the teachers are not.

Meredith Campidilli, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

During Wendy Arch’s AP Lit class Oct. 16, the class was discussing digging graves, pulling up dead bodies, and cutting off limbs- all from the book "Frankenstein," of course. "The part of Frankenstein that we were discussing that day was when he creates the monster," Arch said. "We’re talking abou...