The Black & White

Desire to leave a legacy

Desire to leave a legacy
May 8, 2018

As the year comes to a close, one of the stressors for me as a leader figure to some underclassmen ranks about as high as grades and finals. This year I have had the honor of being the Drama Club president,...

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Virtual substitute's success is up to the students
April 30, 2018

In most classes when a teacher is gone for the day, it is usually left up to the sub to simply take attendance and make sure everyone is on task. In the past year, this has caused the district to beg the...

Come up with a solution

Come up with a solution
November 16, 2017

When it comes to complaints about are school, there's an overabundance. Many complain about a lack of handprint walls, Capturing Kids Hearts, and how the promise of "the school being for us" was empty. Students...

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence
(Warning, this story may contain spoilers for various things)
November 10, 2017

For the past week or so in my Culture Clash class, we have been reading the critically acclaimed graphic novel, American Born Chinese, a story of a second generation immigrant finding himself and becoming...

Forced future planning

Forced future planning
November 9, 2017

The main point of Advisory is to be a way that students prepare for the future, whether it be college or going into the workforce. In theory, it's an excellent idea to help students with very little...

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?
November 2, 2017

If you've grown up in the Des Moines area, you've probably grown accustomed to Beggar's Night and telling jokes in order to receive candy. I however, grew up in Illinois, where on Halloween night a...

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