The Black & White

  • Dodgeball intrumural will be held Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.

  • Auditions for spring musical now open. Pick up forms from Ryan, Robilliard or Fitzpatrick. Auditions will be held after school Jan. 30

  • Student council coin war will be held Jan. 22 - Jan. 26. Bring coins to second period in order to compete.

  • Prom committee to have first meeting Jan. 18 in room 409

  • Seniors are now able to sign up for their Dragon Scholarship Fund interview. To do so, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e48a5af2aa75-dragon

The limited knowledge Americans have in geography is appalling

The limited knowledge Americans have in geography is appalling

Katie Michalski, Guest Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My sophomore year of high school, I graded a geography pre-test during history class.  In the blank space next to the island of Great Britain, the answer “Poland” was written in. Japan was inside the continent of Asia. There were only four oceans instead of five. Needless to say, the rest of th...

No benefits to a marching band P.E. credit

No benefits to a marching band P.E. credit

Sarah Gibson, Guest Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a member of marching band, I have spent years hearing students complain about the strenuous activity that marching requires. It's not uncommon to hear disgruntled band members grumble about the arches of their feet hurting their calves burning with pains gained from their rigorous marching in a dr...

Save your words and show some respect

Save your words and show some respect

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I'm standing off to the sideline waiting to run onto the field excited to be playing my first Friday night game. I'm excited to show the people there, especially my parents, what we've been working on for most of the past summer as well as every morning for the last two months. We get the signal and...

The rules for the commons need to be more clearly explained

The rules for the commons need to be more clearly explained

Kyle Deutsch, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One day, I was doing my homework in the upstairs commons. After finally settling in and getting focused on my assignments, I was disrupted by the imposing figure of Eric Irwin, demanding that I should exit the upstairs commons to make space for the potential virtual sub classes and any classes that need...

Cross my heart before donating to the Red Cross

Cross my heart before donating to the Red Cross

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When the money in my bank account decreases, I get a gut-wrenching feeling in my stomach. I am the type of person to internally debate myself on whether or not I should buy a certain item. I am incapable of spending most to all of my money on just a whim. This is why when I donate money, I want to make ...

Dream, dare, do

Dream, dare, do

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It took me ages to write this, mostly because I didn't know what to say. How do you encapsulate a life-changing experience? For five days over the summer, I attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, which brings 51 rising seniors (one from each state and D.C.) to the nation’s...