The Black & White

School needs more tampon dispensers

School needs more tampon dispensers

Kennedy Graeser, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

Out of all nine bathrooms, there are only three bathrooms in this entire school that have a tampon or pad dispenser. There are over 800 girls in this school, not counting teachers, so obviously three dispensers will not suffice. Tampon and pad dispensers should be regular in every girls’ bathroom...

Introducing new campus monitor

Introducing new campus monitor

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

Chris Rye began his job as campus monitor Oct. 13. Over one 15-day stretch he wrote 104 name tags for people not wearing lanyards. Rye sits at the commons doors during the day checking that students who are entering and exiting the school are who they are supposed to be. "This (the commons) is a bi...

Mural brings awareness to students

Mural brings awareness to students

Natalie Larimer, Online Sub-Editor

November 17, 2014

In the back hallway by the art rooms, a new mural can be seen displayed on the wall. The mural, created by senior Addison Bolles, is a collection of 22 different awareness ribbons for various diseases. “There’s depression awareness and Down syndrome, a bunch of things that people aren’t necessarily...

Current event quiz answers

Current event quiz answers

Zoe Wilson, Design Editor

November 17, 2014

In the November issue of the newspaper, a current events quiz was given on page three. The answers for the quiz will be listed below. 1) How old was the person who shot and killed an albino deer? Answer: A, 11 2) What store chain removed "Breaking Bad" action figures from its shelves due to inapp...

Life on a farm

Life on a farm

Caroline Quinn, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

Living in Iowa, residents are aware of the abundance of farmland. There are over 92,000 farms in Iowa, but as of 2010, only 750 are in Polk County. As a result, only few students, are aware of what it is really like to live on a farm. The ones that do have fun stories to tell. Junior Jordan Williamson's family ha...

Fire alarm causes chaos

Fire alarm causes chaos

Carly Kinning, Online Editor-in-chief

November 12, 2014

At approximately 12:20 p.m., fire alarms went off forcing all students to evacuate the building. Lois Faley, Principal Brent Riessen's secretary stated that the fire alarms went off due to a student burning popcorn. The temperature was 27 degrees Fahrenheit and windy. "I wasn't prepared to be out...