The Black & White

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...

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...