The black and white is not my favorite ... shades in between are softer on the eyes.
The image is not covering up the quote ... it`s there if you highlight the page, it`s black on black so you can`t see it trail across the page. It actually goes across the page and runs underneath the "NEWS" part.
"Sparking School Spirit" is weirdly hidden and overlapping the top line of "Updates for ...".
The archives are even worse, in terms of the overlapping. There are 3 images at the top of this page
that just float on top of everything.
Mac OS X, Firefox 126.96.36.199
In IE 6 for WinXP:
That page I linked has better spacing, and surprisingly, the whole background is a different color! But the pictures are still overlapping oddly at the top.
The main page spacing works and doesn`t overwrite other parts of the text.