The Black & White

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble. . . (Extended)

February 12, 2020

In a shining $81 million dollar building with new furniture and facilities, housing approximately 1,800 students each with personal iPads, privilege lurks around every purple and gold corner. As students...

The Problem with Holidays

The Problem with Holidays
At the surface, holidays are wonderful. However, the further you dig into the idea of holidays, the more problems can arise.
November 20, 2019

Holidays are great. They are a time to celebrate and revel in the festivities occurring all around. By definition, no work is done on a holiday and to a high school student, virtually nothing could be...

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

A scale weighing the pros and cons of an Ivy League universty with an Iowa university.
May 23, 2019

Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. Nearly every student knows these universities to be some of the most elite schools in the United States, if not the world. The universities are defined by their...

The How and Why of Required Classes

A list of all classes divided into required and electives.
May 23, 2019

For Mariana Arnold '20, taking Health was just a repeat of previous health classes. "We've been learning Health since 5th grade. Everything we've learned is just a recap of what we've already learned,"...

Not Quite Bilingual

1.5 speech bubbles in two different languages.
April 12, 2019

I was born in India. I grew up with a cacophony of noise surrounding me; from the noise of pots and pans clanging when my mother cooked to the boisterous shouts of my brother and cousin when they ran around...

French students celebrate April Fool’s Day

A poisson d'avril was stuck on the back of an unsuspecting student.
April 2, 2019

Typically April 1st, or April Fool's Day, is commemorated by playing practical jokes on others. French students celebrated the holiday in an international way. The students followed a typical French tradition:...

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