The Black & White

  • Dodgeball intrumural will be held Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.

  • Auditions for spring musical now open. Pick up forms from Ryan, Robilliard or Fitzpatrick. Auditions will be held after school Jan. 30

  • Student council coin war will be held Jan. 22 - Jan. 26. Bring coins to second period in order to compete.

  • Prom committee to have first meeting Jan. 18 in room 409

  • Seniors are now able to sign up for their Dragon Scholarship Fund interview. To do so, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e48a5af2aa75-dragon

Come up with a solution

Come up with a solution

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

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 demand for change, wanting to "make this school our own," but don't provide ways that our...

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

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 comfortable with his racial identity. Overall, I loved it. Great book, great story, enjoyed ...

Forced future planning

Forced future planning

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

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 or no future plans, however, as someone who has already been accepted with plans for majors and even...

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

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 simple "Trick-or-Treat" would be more than sufficient for full sized candy bars. I moved from the...

What’s the need for Hoco King and Queen?

What’s the need for Hoco King and Queen?

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

Homecoming 2017 was overall a success. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, the music was actually good for once, and a bowl of gummy sharks ensured a good time, including our King and Queen, Tom Altier and Emma Ford. My question is, what's the need for the continuation of the Homecoming King...

The problem is the fans

The problem is the fans

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

In our day to day lives, we see someone wearing something from a show, movie, band, etc. and we can not help but cringe. Anime, sci-fi, fantasy. It is not everyone's cup of tea (or Joe), but is it really the fault of the thing itself that it's seen cringeworthy? Some of these things are critically...