The Black & White

The Physical Education Department is changing, which will be… wack

Eli Erikson '20 plays basketball in Track 3 PE. Currently PE meets every other day. The proposal is for it to meet every day for one semester.

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

There are changes coming to the high school: Standards based grading, Sophomores potentially getting open campus and lastly there is a movement going from the P.E. Department to restructure how P.E. classes fit into schedules. Physical Education Teacher Brian Lutter introduced one of the proposals, “Current...

Eagles taking flight

An eagle leaving his nest, which can represent an Eagle Scout leaving his Troop

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

I am finally almost there. Almost at the coveted rank of Eagle. It will take maybe five weeks to get the paperwork back from National and my final project review in order, but I have all the time in the world, since my Eagle board and/or my final project review are both completable after my 18th birth...

Heart attack Eagle Stress

A representation of Mt. Eagle

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

It finally hit Evan Houston '19 that he had five months left in Scouts when he started shopping for Eagle Projects. Each wasted a lot of time on his already-tight-schedule, which just stressed him out more. School and Boy Scouts have many, many parallels. From a work ethic to stress to inclusivity, school...

Why more handy-capable people should join Boy Scouts

The whole package Neckerchief, Badge, Pin

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

I am the only disabled Boy Scout I have ever met. I have 44 merit badges, which are little ovals of cloth that denote that the Scout has committed enough time to have, allegedly, learned something. The required amount needed to reach Eagle, the highest rank in Scouts, is 21 total. There are 13 merit...

Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review

photo courtesy of IMbD

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

"Alita: Battle Angel" is a cyberpunk action film set in the year 2536 about a cyborg named Alita, and her adventures in attempting to discover who she is and to move from the destroyed wreck of Iron City to the wealthy floating metropolis of Zalem. The movie opens with the main mentor figure finding...

Do schools offer alternative essays?

A photo of a typical assessment.

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

For the most part, I have had alternatives and/or extended deadlines due to Cerebral Palsy. The question was posed; "Do schools offer alternative essays?" I was surprised to find that for the most part the answer is no, but can change on a case by case basis depending on the class, usually English an...