The Black & White

Mixed heritage without mixed resonses

Mixed heritage without mixed resonses

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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As interracial couples have become more socially acceptable over the past few decades, the number of biracial children has only increased. A statistic taken from National Public Radio predicts that the biracial population is going to be the fastest growing over the next 44 years. As of 2017, there are...

Geothermal heating: eco-friendly, human foe

Geothermal heating: eco-friendly, human foe

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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The high school is an eco-friendly invention that has temperature-controlled rooms that are expected to be at the perfect temperatures at all times. Because of this, if a window is open, it messes up the entire system. Teachers were made aware of this new rule in an email from the buildings and grounds...

Eating out in the open

Eating out in the open

Brooklyn Dilley, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Students’ shouts echo across the room and the beeping of a microwave can be faintly heard in the distance, as Erin Gardner, ‘18 sits in the cafeteria with other special education students. Gardner brings a homemade lunch with two cookies every day, enjoying the noise and company that comes with the...

Why virtual substitutes are virtually nonexistent

Why virtual substitutes are virtually nonexistent

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Last year, the virtual substitute was introduced to the high school but has not been used during this semester. Virtual Sub is a program that allows students to get work done through Moodle while the teacher is gone. The students would assign themselves to different areas and get their work done on their...

Students stonewalled by slow cellular signal in state-of-the-art school

Students stonewalled by slow cellular signal in state-of-the-art school

Natalie Lloyd and Taryn Kauffman

December 18, 2017


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Amber Petrak, '18 strolls into her fifth-period math class just as the bell rings. Exhausted, she begins setting herself up for her eighty minute block period. She plugs her dying phone into a wall outlet under the cupboards. Before class starts, Amber sends off a barrage of Snapchats to her friends at ...

Petition on a mission

Petition on a mission

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


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As the Black & White reported in Oct., the tradition of the handprint wall will not be continuing this year. Since that news broke, students Josie Barsness, 18' and Abby Watkins, 19' came together and created a petition to bring back the handprint wall. Barsness and Watkins are both very passionate...