The Black & White

It Hurts My Heart

It Hurts My Heart

Hank Lucas, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

During the 2019-2020 school year, Physical Education students in tracks one through five will wear heart rate monitors in order to track individual performance. Many students complete class with a heart rate above 150 beats per minute for a large portion of their workout. Many athletes including swimmer...

New Board of Education Members

New Board of Education Members

December 9, 2019

Jennifer Chamberland What was it like at your first board meeting? "It was very fast paced, so in my previous board experience things were a little bit slower, so it was kind of a different change of pace. I’ll have to get used to that, but [it was] very efficient in that same sense as well." What is the first issue you want to focus on? "One thing I’ve started so far to do is try to attend var...

Teacher’s Pets

Teacher’s Pets

Kaya Young, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

At the front of room 221, Mango the hedgehog sleeps beneath a tiny tie blanket. At 7:20 a.m. on a Monday morning Mango was not eager to wake up. He remained curled up in a ball barely visible through the folds of his blanket. Eventually, he poked his nose out of the blanket and squinted at the st...

Changing Your Future: The New Changes Coming to the ACT

Changing Your Future: The New Changes Coming to the ACT

Collin Minear, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, some new changes will be coming to the American College Test (ACT). There are three new changes: students will now be able to take the test online, they will be able to retake individual sections instead of the entire test, and a Superscore will be determined from...

The Girl in the #32 Jersey

The Girl in the #32 Jersey

Riley Anderson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

When someone hears the word 'football', they usually think roaring crowds in towering stands and boys of all ages racing around on a field in a full contact sport, competing to see who can get further with the ball to make a touchdown. Boys usually dominate the field, so the moment someone realizes a...

Standard-Based Grading

Standard-Based Grading

Lily Simpson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Standardized grading. Students and teachers hear so much controversy about it at school. Teachers sound like they are obligated to say they like it because it is what the district chooses, and kids say they do not like it because they are afraid of grades in general. With true facts and school gossip aside, ...