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Teachers Tapped Out

Teachers Tapped Out

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

On average, teachers have $26,792 in debt, are paid less than other college educated graduates, and are rarely given adequate funding for classroom materials. As a result many teachers are finding themselves to be in financial trouble. “We are definitely not teachers for the money,” Geometry teache...

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 ...

TikTok

TikTok

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Last August, a company called ByteDance bought over the very popular app, Musical.ly. The app was for videos of mainly lip-singing but was also a creative outlet for everyone. As musical.ly, a lot of people looked down on the app. They saw it as cringe, and for teenage girls only, but now that it is...

Chris Yao vs. The World

Chris Yao vs. The World

Cecilia Allemagne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Senior Chris Yao leaves high school having had an extraordinary career. The B & W caught up with him to talk about being a National Merit Scholarship winner and one of the Top 10 Scholars in Iowa, getting accepted to Yale and qualifying for state tennis for the third time. INTERVIEW Cecilia: What led you to ...

Promposal Culture

Promposal Culture

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Ethan Arnold '19 was not planning on doing anything big or elaborate to ask Grace Crain '19 to prom. He figured it was just implied that they were going together because they were dating. But, after some prodding from a friend, he changed his mind and figured out how to ask her in a way that they...

Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

In 2009, Iowa became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. This was a monumental step for equality. In ages past, Iowa has been one of the forerunners of advocating for equal rights in various scenes. Currently, 18 states are the new front-runners in LGBTQ+ rights. These states have banned...