The Black & White

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...

Art: anyone can do it

Art: anyone can do it

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Creative Differences, Opinion

Art isn't about skill level. Think about some artwork you appreciate. Do you enjoy their work because they can paint a tree well or make a proportionate face? Probably not, I'm guessing they evoke some sort of emotional response that makes you think or feel something. Creativity does flourish under expertise,...

Dear Teachers, Please Stop Shaking My Hand

Dear Teachers, Please Stop Shaking My Hand

Grace Ballesteros, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Along with the grand opening of our new school faculty has decided to change the atmosphere in which we learn. Teachers and administration want to give us a warm welcome every morning by greeting each and every one of us with a smile and, much to the student's dismay, a handshake. Since the first...

Kids need to shape up or shut up

Kids need to shape up or shut up

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before school began in August, the teachers participated in a training called "Capturing Kids' Hearts", that would hopefully make the school environment more welcoming. They met from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in small groups to get to know each other and learn how to interact with students on a more personal...