The Black & White

Answering the Phone Scares Me

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

June 28, 2020

Ever since the first patented phone used by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, answering the phone has become an increasingly important life skill. However, as the telephone advanced, I think that answering the phone has been put on the back-burner compared to things like learning how to text or Face Time....

Outside Hates Me

Outside Hates Me

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

June 13, 2020

I am not an outdoorsy person. I do not mind going for a walk or something every now and then but it is not a constant thing. In the last few days I have come to the conclusion that outside does not like me very much. The first problem I encountered was sunburn. I hung out with friends, socially distant...

Finding My Identity

Finding My Identity

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

May 30, 2020

When you see me, you see a light-skinned girl with dark brown hair and dark eyes. I look white, and that is what most people assume. However I am more. I am Asian Indian and I am African American. I am mixed, but that leaves me as an outsider on all ends when it comes to my race. My Mom's parents...

Car Rides Interrupted

Car Rides Interrupted

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

May 23, 2020

Quarantine has changed the way of everyday life. We have been forced to find new ways to spend our time, and one of those new ways is car rides. However, it is construction season in Iowa so those car rides might have to change. People have begun to appreciate car rides now that it one of the only...

I Get Too Emotionally Attached

I Get Too Emotionally Attached

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

May 9, 2020

I am a person who believes that it is okay to escape the real world for awhile, whether it be through movies, shows or books. However, the problem I have is that I get too emotionally attached to the characters and the plot that the fictional world creates. I can not count the amount of times I have...

New Ways to Celebrate

New Ways to Celebrate

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

May 1, 2020

The world is changing, with the virus overtaking everyone’s lives people have been creative about how they do mundane things like spending time with friends and shopping. One of the many things that has changed is how people are celebrating things like birthdays. A common way people are celebrating...