The Black & White

A short Thanksgiving rant

Kevin Wu, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

What's the purpose of Thanksgiving? I'd be lying if I said I actually knew or cared. I didn't even realize it was supposed to be a religious holiday until I looked it up on Wikipedia. For me, Thanksgiving has always been pretty stale. My parents buy a turkey and then we end up eating it along with r...

DOTA 2 expands upon the “MOBA” scene

DOTA 2 expands upon the “MOBA” scene

Aaron Gray, Staff writer

November 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

DOTA 2, or Defense Of The Ancients, the sequel to the most popular video game modification of all time, has recently been released to the public after a long time in the cocoon of development that its publisher, Valve, has kept it in. Boasting an average daily player count of over 500,000 people (whic...

Give us praise or give us death

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It's very common to praise children. Whether it is praising their intelligence or some great work they have recently done, it has practically become second nature for most people. I know most high school students aren't parents, but I believe people should be praised for their effort and hard work...

Twerking ain’t working

Sarah Caporelli, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

On Aug. 28, 2013 two new words were added to the English Oxford Dictionary. The words were “twerk” and “selfie” following cultures demonstrated by the mid-20's generation in America. Twerk is defined as, “Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movem...

More music awards I don’t care much about

Kevin Wu, Staff Writer

September 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

So the VMAs happened last week or something, and it was evidently a big deal. Lots of people watched it and appreciated our generation’s culturally sound music...videos? The VMAs give me lots of mixed messages. I was pretty sure Lady Gaga was having a seizure at the beginning of her song, but it turned out ...

The blank walls of Johnston High

The blank walls of Johnston High

Austin Busch, Staff Writer

May 14, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The blank school walls are pretty outdated. Our most current mural still features McCain as a presidential hopeful. There’s been another election since, our history textbooks have caught up, and yet there still aren’t any new designs. Our school has more murals faded into the stadium's pavement an...