The Black & White

Volunteering VS. Voluntouring

Volunteering VS. Voluntouring

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As I strolled in the middle of my large church group down Calle Ocho in Miami, I felt like a tourist. We were checking out shops, viewing the old men play dominos, and watching Cuban women roll cigars. I  asked myself, why am I here? This isn’t giving up my time to serve others. I’m not making ...

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Unicorn frappuccino is a waste of money

Bryce Schulte, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before the Unicorn frappe was released, people like myself were excited to see it in stores. When it made its debut, there were many mixed reviews. Some like it, but the people with taste buds that actually work will tell anyone the Unicorn frappe is quite frankly disgusting. There's a few reasons...

Grades don’t define you

Grades don’t define you

Angela Cai, Feature Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With AP exams and finals approaching in the near distance, grades are about to be on the minds of many students. Grades are often a significant cause of stress. “I honestly have about 3 anxiety attacks each week because of my grades,” McKenzie Jackson ‘19 said. “At least once a month I’ll get y...

Pros and problems of partner tests

Pros and problems of partner tests

Mackenzie Beck, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the last couple years, collaborative and group tests have gained popularity among high school teachers. Instead of students taking their own tests or quizzes, teachers are producing the option of collaborating with a randomly selected partner or group. "I agree with partner quizzes because of the...

Boy Scouts get progressive

Boy Scouts get progressive

Matthew Dolde, Guest Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As an Eagle Scout I’ve been in Boy Scouts for quite awhile, and throughout that time my image of what boy scouts look like hasn't changed.  My image is an old white guy with shorts pulled up too high.  This is the common image of a Boy Scout, but in reality scouts are just normal young men looking...

Protest for the repressed

Protest for the repressed

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My first protest started with me writing on a piece of poster board as I ran to catch up with the crowd walking through downtown Des Moines. After I jerked my way into the herd of people marching, holding signs and chanting ,I felt more liberated than ever before. Although I was surrounded by complete...