The Black & White

What now?

Shea Carnahan '19 looking at the flags as he leaves the high school

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Another year has come and gone, and for many this will be just another summer vacation but for the class of 2019 the end of the year brings their high school career to a close. A graduating class of over 520 teens, soon to be adults face a big step in their lives of really starting their independent...

Are cars with manual transmissions still relevant?

Three cars owned by students with manual transmissions are all 10 to 20 years old as manuals are harder to find now.

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Cars have existed for over 100 years, and until recent decades, the majority of cars came standard with a manual transmission. Even up until 25 years ago, learning how to drive manual was required to pass drivers ed. In recent years however, automatic transmission vehicles are becoming more and more...

Does School Recruiting Work?

Justin Defenbaugh shaking hands with Air Force recruiter Staff Sergeant Hernandez

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Everyone has seen military recruiting commercials, while watching TV or YouTube they always make their way to the many screens people use everyday. It starts with dramatic music and scenes of heroism, people in camouflage uniforms rushing to aid in an emergency as a bold, powerful voice talks about courage and ...

Becoming a recruit

urbandale recruiting station

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019

My heart was racing, I was nervous and was not sure what to expect as I approached the recruiting station. When I had talked to a recruiter at the state fair he had given me his business card with the recruiting station address on it. He told me workouts were on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. but to get there...

The first day of the rest of my life

Connor Tomlinson taking the oath to swear into the USMC at Camp Dodge on Jan. 14., 2019

Connor Tomlinson, Staff writer

February 20, 2019

Another trip to the Iowa State Fair, I go with my family every year and the fair of 2017 was no different, with one exception. It was a nice warm evening as the sun started to set while my brother and I walked the fairgrounds together, and I noticed a particular tent set up. Next to the tent was a big...

Marine Corps Vs The Army

A marine and an army recruit face off in front of the American flag

Connor Tomlinson, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018

The school year is coming to the end of the first semester and the class of 2019 is closer to graduation, along with the juniors and sophomores moving up in their high school career. These students have to decide what they are going to do after high school, and one option students have is enlisting into...