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Chris Yao vs. The World

Chris Yao vs. The World

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Senior Chris Yao leaves high school having had an extraordinary career. The B & W caught up with him to talk about being a National Merit Scholarship winner and one of the Top 10 Scholars in Iowa, getting accepted to Yale and qualifying for state tennis for the third time. INTERVIEW Cecilia: What led you to ...

Promposal Culture

Promposal Culture

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Ethan Arnold '19 was not planning on doing anything big or elaborate to ask Grace Crain '19 to prom. He figured it was just implied that they were going together because they were dating. But, after some prodding from a friend, he changed his mind and figured out how to ask her in a way that they...

Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

In 2009, Iowa became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. This was a monumental step for equality. In ages past, Iowa has been one of the forerunners of advocating for equal rights in various scenes. Currently, 18 states are the new front-runners in LGBTQ+ rights. These states have banned...

Trashy Parking Lot

Trashy Parking Lot

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

It is late, around seven PM, and the parking lot is completely empty. Except for the mass amount of trash, from Taco John's wrappers to cans of energy drinks. Recently, students have been leaving the parking lot trashier than a garbage dump. Kids have no idea how to clean up for themselves, nor do they...

Special FX Class

Special FX Class

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Brand new to the list of classes, Special FX Class. Some students may not know this, but there has been a special FX after-school club for years already. Digital photography teacher Andrew McCormick has been running the club, and will be teaching the class when it starts up next year. "I chose to si...

Pasta Days

Pasta Days

Ashley Marsh, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Many students, such as Kate McAllister '21, walk into the cafeteria on Tuesdays excited to finally be able to get pasta from the pasta bar. However, recently the number of pasta days have started to lessen and people have become confused. "When I walk into the lunchroom I often hear 'Why is [there no]...