The Black & White

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...