The Black & White

Reaction to 2014-’15 preview letter

Reaction to 2014-’15 preview letter

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 29, 2014

We have all (hopefully) received a letter from our principal, Brent Riessen, about the upcoming school year. I would just like to share my reaction to it. In the first paragraph, they encourage us to follow them on Twitter (@JCSD_JHS), however, we don’t have access to Twitter on our iPads. They’...

Continuation of gendered rant

Continuation of gendered rant

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 22, 2014

A couple weeks ago I wrote a column about how gendering clothing is really dumb and pointless. I have found recently that I have more to add to this argument. I was shopping the other day at WalMart and found that they sell gendered earplugs. I could not find a difference in the earplugs despite the...

#NotGoingToBrazil

#NotGoingToBrazil

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 15, 2014

Soccer is the one sport I can tolerate watching on TV. It's somewhat interesting and faster paced than American football (which stops every two seconds for no apparent reason), and it captures my attention better than other sports are able to. However, I couldn't care less about the World Cup this year....

Sexualities explained

Sexualities explained

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 8, 2014

There seems to be some confusion about the different sexualities. No, it’s not just divided into straight and gay. I think it’s important to understand the different sexualities and genders that exist because people of those sexualities and genders could get offended due to your ignorance, though...

Practice proper etiquette, avoid being rude

Practice proper etiquette, avoid being rude

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 1, 2014

I’m sick of dealing with people who don’t know how to act in public. Etiquette is a commonly thrown-about word, though I think etiquette should be common sense. But obviously a lot of people don’t have any of that. Etiquette is extremely important to daily life. For example, I was recently at th...

Find the right book, venture on an exploration

Find the right book, venture on an exploration

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 24, 2014

Speaking as an employee of a bookstore, I don’t get why people are determined to maintain the reputation of a person who doesn’t read. Why is it such a terrible thing to read? It definitely improves your vocabulary, and is it really so bad to sound intelligent at times? Reading is like watching a m...