The Black & White

Purpose of the pill

Purpose of the pill

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Birth control does more than prevent pregnancy. For some, it helps with acne, while for others, it helps solve problems with their menstrual cycles. For others it simply takes away the fear of unplanned pregnancies. Birth control pills are a form of medicine that one would take daily to prevent becoming...

Scheduling situation

Scheduling situation

Matthew Berry, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017

As the opening of the new high school approaches, administration is looking at making changes to scheduling and start times. Currently, the middle and high schools have 45 minute, eight period days. There will be a pilot schedule starting March 27 to April 7. The premise of a modified block schedule...

Student athletes pop pills pre-game

Student athletes pop pills pre-game

Will Reiher and Joey Dow

April 3, 2017

Preparing for their junior year state cross country meet, Student A thought it would be advantageous for them to take some pain medication. They thought it would keep them from feeling any pain if they got hurt, so they ingested six ibuprofen pills before the meet. These pain relieving medications,...

1/1600: Jessica Bigelow

1/1600: Jessica Bigelow

Hanna Tanner, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017

Standing on the stage, Jessica Bigelow ‘17 was hand-in-hand with the other Polk County Fair Queen contestants waiting for the very moment for the name to be announced. When the name finally poured through the speakers, Bigelow could not believe she had won. “When they placed the crown and sash on...

Students enlist for a future in the military

Students enlist for a future in the military

Grace Ballesteros, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Scattered throughout the school year are days when the National Guard come and visit P.E. classes. Some students may just think of them as regular days, but others, find that it's something they really enjoy.  Sgt. Andrea Hardy of the National Guard visits the school and joins P.E. classes throughout the school year. Each time she visits there is a new activity planned, from sumo wrestling outdoors to...

Final grades make the final decision

Final grades make the final decision

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

A vast majority of high school students across the country are aiming for A's to become the favorable choice of every college and university, especially towards the end of a semester when students beg to have their grades rounded up at least one percentage point. Tara Djukanovic '17 believes that teachers...