The Black & White

Student reactions to Bruce Jenner being transgender

Bruce Jenner.

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Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

May 20, 2015

Recently, headlines broke with the news that former Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner was coming out with being transgender. In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner said that for all intents and purposes that he was a female, and he identifies himself as a woman even though he has male parts....

Students work to complete nursing program, prepare for college

Students work to complete nursing program, prepare for college

Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

Nursing is a field high school students choose to study, and this is what senior Emma Grace Walter decided she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Walter decided to take the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College. The DMACC nursing program has several pre-nursing curriculum to get past in ord...

Internet self-diagnosis is inadequate

The dangers of using the Internet for self-diagnosis can cause many issues that can be solved simply by visiting a doctor.

Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

Back when the restaurant I work at opened, I was standing around with a few co-workers just chatting. It was all girls, and we were gossiping and such, the stuff that girls usually do when they are together. A co-worker of mine, Zoe Wissler who is a senior at Hoover High School this year, was telling...

High school to hire new student resource officer

High school to hire new student resource officer

Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

Officer Jessica Jensen began working as a student resource officer (SRO) in 2011 and covers the high school and the 8/9 middle school building. This year is her last year as SRO. Officer Jensen will be here only for the remainder of the school year. “After the start of the year, the police department...

Universities should let students with mental illnesses choose their fate

Yale University forced student Rachel Williams to stop attending school due to a mental illnesses, even though she states that it is her main motivation.

Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

Some may say that students with mental illnesses have too much on their plate to be going to school. This is exactly what happened to Rachel Williams, a former student at Yale University, or so it seems. When I first heard about this incident, I was outraged. I was angry that she was forced to leave...

Special education cut affects students

Medina Jusufovic, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

For Heidi Luett, communicating with her son is not easy. Her son Hudson has Down syndrome, and he is not a verbal communicator. Instead, he communicates with signs. "Hudson knows about 200 signs and he is learning to talk and will get a speaking device as a third form of communication to be used with...