The Black & White

How effective are drills, really?

How effective are drills, really?

Duncan Christakos, Staff Writer

May 27, 2019

Over the loudspeakers, students are told that a lockdown drill has begun. Teachers lock their doors, turn off the lights, usher their students out of view of the hallway, and tell them to be quiet for the duration of the drill. The success rate, however, is questionable. More students are quiet than n...

Strangers misjudge large families

Strangers misjudge large families

Kaylee Ross, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Everything is so clear, almost as if it happened yesterday. I was very young, around nine years old. My mom, four sisters, and I were waiting for a stall in a public restroom. An older women walked in, and with eyebrows raised asked, “Are they all yours?” My mom went on to tell her that we were all ...

Are cars with manual transmissions still relevant?

Are cars with manual transmissions still relevant?

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Cars have existed for over 100 years, and until recent decades, the majority of cars came standard with a manual transmission. Even up until 25 years ago, learning how to drive manual was required to pass drivers ed. In recent years however, automatic transmission vehicles are becoming more and more...

Chick-Fil-A: The Fries Are Not Worth It

Chick-Fil-A: The Fries Are Not Worth It

Annie Culbert, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Chick-Fil-A. Famous for their chicken nuggets, shakes, and financially supporting originizations that oppose rights for LGBT people. Recently, Chick-Fil-A was banned from opening restaurants in New York’s Buffalo Niagara International Airport or San Antonio International Airport. This change occurred...

Violent Video Games: Not to Blame for Violence

Violent Video Games: Not to Blame for Violence

Ben Williams, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

With the rise in mass shootings in America, violent video games have come under fire. Many beleive that the violence shown in these video games have inspired the shooters to commit these mass murders. There are several video games that are extremely violent and have a lot of mass murder in them as a...

Why more handy-capable people should join Boy Scouts

Why more handy-capable people should join Boy Scouts

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

I am the only disabled Boy Scout I have ever met. I have 44 merit badges, which are little ovals of cloth that denote that the Scout has committed enough time to have, allegedly, learned something. The required amount needed to reach Eagle, the highest rank in Scouts, is 21 total. There are 13 merit...