The Black & White

American history wrongly overshadows world history

American history wrongly overshadows world history

Duncan Christakos, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eighth grade history covers the colonies to the end of the Civil War. Ninth grade covers the Reconstruction to World War I. Tenth covers world history, and eleventh is a comparative overview of all American history. Twelfth covers government and economics. The United States is only 244 years old. By c...

Mac Miller’s Death: Ariana Grande Not To Be Blamed

Mac Miller’s Death: Ariana Grande Not To Be Blamed

JD Norris, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Sept. 7, the music industry lost renowned rapper, Mac Miller to a drug overdose. News of his death quickly circulated, following a parade of condolences to the Miller family and acknowledges of Miller’s contributions to the music industry. However, these were not the main topics of discussion r...

Kavan-NAH: A letter to Chuck Grassley

Kavan-NAH: A letter to Chuck Grassley

Obsee Abbajabal, Print Editor

September 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman, Judiciary Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Hello. My name is Obsee Abbajabal and I am 17.5 years old. I am high school student in the Des Moines area that is very invested into politics. Hopefully, I will become a senator one day just li...

I Have A (New) Plan

I Have A (New) Plan

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since starting school in the new building, students were promised a new and improved advisory curriculum with more beneficial activities and lessons suited to each grade's needs.  The purpose of advisory was to build relationships in a single classroom over the course of the students' high school ex...

Sayonara, seniors

Sayonara, seniors

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Going into high school, we're typically told to go make some friends. So we do that, we go out and make friends with people all around us, who end up being upperclassman. Then, at the end of the year, they graduate and leave.  Being friends with seniors is an idea that is will only backfire big time. Before ...

Don’t be afraid, they are here for you

Don’t be afraid, they are here for you

Kyle Deutsch, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Reading the book "The Hate U Give" in Culture Clash got me thinking about people being afraid of the police. The book written by Angie Thomas opened on "The New York Times" best seller list last year. The book follows Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black girl who lives in a poor neighborhood but attends...