The Black & White

Timed testing lowers scores

Timed testing lowers scores

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 17, 2014

Most of us know the familiar sense of anxiety during the last few minutes of an ITED or AP test. Even the ACT and SAT are timed. Timing tests make us too nervous to think clearly, hurting our scores. I’m always in a fit of anxiety during timed tests, even though I’m a fairly fast test taker. I...

Interesting factoids part two

Interesting factoids part two

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 11, 2014

This is my second edition of Interesting Factoids; an extension to the (very short) list of awesome facts that I enjoy knowing about. Have fun! I am a jelly-filled doughnut: President John F. Kennedy gave a speech in West Berlin on June 26, 1963. He said in his speech, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” What...

Plaque misleading, school needs to be more accepting

Plaque misleading, school needs to be more accepting

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2014

Junior Brandy Hayen and her girlfriend, sophomore Carissa Metcalf, were hanging out in the front lobby after school ended May 22. “[Brandy] kissed my cheek, really quickly, and apparently somebody called it into (associate principal Jerry) Stratton,” Metcalf said. “He called us into the conference...

Ask questions, avoid stupidity

Ask questions, avoid stupidity

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

May 27, 2014

Nobody asks questions anymore. We all go with the flow and just follow blindly with whatever people tell us. This particularly applies in class. Now I know, classes are over for a couple months, but this applies to other situations as well. For example, when your boss tells you to do something and you don...

Gendered clothing is pointless

Gendered clothing is pointless

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Recently, a friend and I went to the mall together. I know, typical teenage girl stuff, but whatever. Now, I'm not one to go to for fashion advice, but I have a grievance about gendered clothing. We were shopping in Hot Topic (because we are so punk rock) and we noticed something. Guy pants sometimes lo...

AP Statistics should be a year-long course

AP Statistics should be a year-long course

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014

Last semester I took AP Stats. Not a bad idea, I actually sort of enjoyed the course. I elected to take the AP test so I could get the college credit. The problem was that the AP test is only offered at the end of the year, not the end of the semester. So I had to re-learn all my statistical knowledge (e...