The Black & White

Desire to leave a legacy

Desire to leave a legacy

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under A Cup of Joe

As the year comes to a close, one of the stressors for me as a leader figure to some underclassmen ranks about as high as grades and finals. This year I have had the honor of being the Drama Club president, doing my best to provide a fun and accepting environment for all of the members. I've done my...

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Virtual substitute’s success is up to the students

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under A Cup of Joe, Opinion

In most classes when a teacher is gone for the day, it is usually left up to the sub to simply take attendance and make sure everyone is on task. In the past year, this has caused the district to beg the question on whether or not there is a need for a sub, or if it would be more efficient to trust students...

Come up with a solution

Come up with a solution

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

When it comes to complaints about are school, there's an overabundance. Many complain about a lack of handprint walls, Capturing Kids Hearts, and how the promise of "the school being for us" was empty. Students demand for change, wanting to "make this school our own," but don't provide ways that our...

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence

Abrupt endings are the bane of my existence

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

For the past week or so in my Culture Clash class, we have been reading the critically acclaimed graphic novel, American Born Chinese, a story of a second generation immigrant finding himself and becoming comfortable with his racial identity. Overall, I loved it. Great book, great story, enjoyed ...

Forced future planning

Forced future planning

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

The main point of Advisory is to be a way that students prepare for the future, whether it be college or going into the workforce. In theory, it's an excellent idea to help students with very little or no future plans, however, as someone who has already been accepted with plans for majors and even...

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?

Why does Des Moines have their own conventions for Halloween?

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under A Cup of Joe

If you've grown up in the Des Moines area, you've probably grown accustomed to Beggar's Night and telling jokes in order to receive candy. I however, grew up in Illinois, where on Halloween night a simple "Trick-or-Treat" would be more than sufficient for full sized candy bars. I moved from the...