The Black & White

Too many things, not enough time

Too many things, not enough time

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyday I juggle the commitment of sports and school. It’s hard and creates more stress than I need. Despite that, sports are a part of my life and I would not give them up for the world. I have to stay until evening for practices and even until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. for meets, already leaving me with...

Press pause

Press pause

Editorial staff

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When stress builds up, it can feel like the atmosphere is caving in. Pressure builds up and can easily push someone to their limit. It is important to keep in mind that taking a break is okay. Sometimes students lose sight of priorities, but when feeling overwhelmed, taking a “pause” from school...

Cryotherapy: scary at first, amazing after

Cryotherapy: scary at first, amazing after

Anika Schmitt, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  There are so many different forms of therapy, each best suited for different problems. Cryotherapy isn't very common in Iowa, but it does exist. There's a location in West Des Moines that offers this therapy, and I decided to give it a shot. To be honest, it only took a couple minutes. The most time-consuming aspect of the experience was just driving to and from ther...

Give Trump time

Give Trump time

Sloan Meader, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

No matter how you feel about the outcome of the election, as an American citizen, Donald Trump is your president. He is the president of the United States of America. Not the president of those who want him to be. With this democracy that we Americans hold so dear comes the opportunity for your presidential...

Art class not just for the artistic

Art class not just for the artistic

Bryce Schulte, Co-editor-in-chief

February 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Up until this year, I was one of those people that always told myself I wasn’t creative. I never wanted to try an art class in fear of failing. Despite that, I decided to give it an art class a shot and took Photo Art I first semester. Looking back, it may have been one of the best decisions of...

Finals are forever

Finals are forever

Mackenzie Beck, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I'm the epitome of type A when it comes to schooling. I get all my assignments in on time,  I study like crazy for tests and presentations and I don't settle for less, especially when it comes to grades. Just like everyone else, I get stressed out when the semester draws to a close.  Everything is...