The Black & White

Students make the climb

Students make the climb

Kennedy Stone and Grace Ballesteros

September 26, 2016

Students participate in competitive sports inside and out of school and do them with other people. While some students play contact sports, some prefer a different type of competition sport, like competitive rock climbing. "I practice two times a week, for two hours each day," Erin Lamberty '18 said. “...

Sparkle Squad showcases students

Sparkle Squad showcases students

Mackenzie Beck, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

The first quarter approaches and the energetic mood is already set. Sparkle cheerleader Erin Gardner throws her pom poms in the air and claps her hands to the beat of "Let's Get Fired Up." She laughs almost as loud as she cheers. “And clean,” the varsity cheerleaders announce as the cheer ends. Hug...

Students learn world’s worth abroad

Students learn world’s worth abroad

Bryce Schulte and Bobby Bailey

September 23, 2016

After a seven-hour-long flight, Luke Halterman '17 was ready to begin a new journey in a foreign land, France. He landed in the southern region of the country and moved in with his new host family shortly after.  Halterman had always wanted to study abroad, and planned on going to France for univer...

Student honors friend through football

Student honors friend through football

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

A number can mean anything. For the football team and Austin Nichol '17, the number 57 means honoring a friend. Nichol is the longtime friend and teammate of Hank Evans who passed away in 2014, and Nichol will be wearing Evans' number during his senior year. The idea for Evans' jersey to be passed on came about lat...

Musical rewarded for hard work

Musical rewarded for hard work

Anna Toot, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

The school musical "Footloose"cast gained the attention of the Iowa Musical Theater Awards, which are presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. A panel of judges travels to schools within 125 miles of the Des Moines Civic Center and judge the schools' production. After they have watched all of the...

Student Council creates new constitution

Student Council creates new constitution

Justin Hu, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Student Council ratified a new constitution April 24 to take effect for the 2016-2017 school year. These changes were made for a variety of reasons in order to improve several student council procedures. “I’m hoping (these changes) will streamline everything in the future,” Student Council Advi...