The Black & White

Wieland breaks school record

Clare Farrell, Staff Writer

April 9, 2013

Senior Tyson Wieland broke the school varsity 3200 meter record April 6, at the Valley Track Invitational. Saturday was Wieland's first time running the 3200 on varsity. His previous JV record for this event was 10:25, while his new record is 9:39:19. The previous record, 9:42:17 was held for 11 yea...

Maps (technically) not required

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2013

The school recently participated in MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, testing during the first week of April. "We as a school are required to give two different types of standardized tests a year by No Child Left Behind," guidance counselor Kurt Larkin said. This is a state requirement in place for...

Students head to History Day

Ellen Bennett, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

Students will be presenting their History Day projects Sat., April 6, at Grand View University. The students have prepared their projects for the History Day competition all year. Each year, the competition has a different theme which students base their projects around. This year’s theme is...

Johnston: grinding no more

Johnston: grinding no more

Jeremy Caracci, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

Grinding will no longer be allowed at school dances starting with prom May 4. Only face-to-face dancing will be allowed. In the past, this has only been a suggestion. Junior Calvin Kimrey described grinding as "Two people facing the same direction rubbing up against each other." Brent Riessen,...

Students turned away from blood drive

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

Nine students were turned away from the annual blood drive held recently on April 3 outside the big gym. A couple reasons were that some people were underweight, one was recovering from surgery, some had veins that were too hard to target with the needle and others have an iron deficiency, meaning...

Spring break changes for next year

Clare Farrell, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

Every year, as the days get closer and closer to spring break, it is evident how more desks are empty. There were 154 students absent the day before break last year and only 135 gone this year. Those numbers do include leaving for sickness, but it is not sure how many people were actually sick, or just l...