The Black & White

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...

Volunteering VS. Voluntouring

Volunteering VS. Voluntouring

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As I strolled in the middle of my large church group down Calle Ocho in Miami, I felt like a tourist. We were checking out shops, viewing the old men play dominos, and watching Cuban women roll cigars. I  asked myself, why am I here? This isn’t giving up my time to serve others. I’m not making ...

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Bryce Schulte, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before the Unicorn frappe was released, people like myself were excited to see it in stores. When it made its debut, there were many mixed reviews. Some like it, but the people with taste buds that actually work will tell anyone the Unicorn frappe is quite frankly disgusting. There's a few reasons...

Better representation crucial to history curriculum

Better representation crucial to history curriculum

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From a young age it is taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. In elementary school you learn that he was on a mission to find gold. Finally, in high school you find out that he burnt down villages and cut off the hands of Native Americans that did not bring him enough gold. It is nearly impossible t...

Grades don’t define you

Grades don’t define you

Angela Cai, Feature Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With AP exams and finals approaching in the near distance, grades are about to be on the minds of many students. Grades are often a significant cause of stress. “I honestly have about 3 anxiety attacks each week because of my grades,” McKenzie Jackson ‘19 said. “At least once a month I’ll get y...