The Black & White

Long Car Rides

Long Car Rides

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

July 12, 2019

My family does not do much traveling. We are all really busy and it is hard to find the time to go anywhere. However when we do, we typically drive. For example, right now I am on my way to Washington D.C in a car. The ride is 16 hours long. I am cooped up with my two sisters, my mom and our dog. I h...

Friendship Struggles

Friendship Struggles

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

July 5, 2019

My friends mean a lot to me and I value our time together. However, during the summer it is really hard to stay connected and spend time together. Thanks to modern technology, it is not complicated to just send someone a text and start a conversation. Now, sometimes people do not respond, or cannot...

Long Names are Lasting

Long Names are Lasting

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

I have a name that is considerably long. My first and last name, together, is 21 letters long. Including my middle name, it is 29 letters long.  As you can imagine, sometimes things can be a hassle. Since my name is so long, I have had to learn how to write extremely small. On legal documents or...

Crowds Cause Me to Cower

Crowds Cause Me to Cower

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

June 21, 2019

I like to go to concerts, pools and amusement parks like Adventureland. However, it takes a while for me to talk myself into it. One factor could be the price, as all of the above can be pretty expensive, but I think the major reason is the crowds of people that are typically there. I do not do well...

Summer Sadness

Summer Sadness

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

June 14, 2019

I love summer, I really do. The weather is great and it is amazing to give my brain a break. However, I feel like I have only wasted the past two weeks. I sleep in until noon and when I finally get out of bed, I just move downstairs to the couch, and watch YouTube or Netflix. I have reached the point...

A Little Bit of Kindness

A Little Bit of Kindness

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

I just turned 16 this past Sunday. So, of course, the first major thing I did this summer was get my license. I was so pumped to start driving around by myself that I wanted to do it as quick as possible. I talked with some friends and they told me to go to the Adel Department of Transportation (DOT)...