The Black & White

Scooping the loop part of metro history

Scooping the loop part of metro history

Dani Hindman, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

Scooping the loop has been a part of the Des Moines culture for years, extending back into the 1960s. Some students do not know what "the loop" is. The loop is in downtown Des Moines following Grand Ave. and Locust St., surrounding the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. "You mostly do it just to meet new people,...

Parking crisis leaves students distraught

Parking crisis leaves students distraught

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

UPDATE: An email has been sent out regarding ticketing, beginning May 16, administration will begin issuing parking tickets for those parking illegally or those without a 2015-2016 parking tag.  After campus monitor Jan Bjurstrom left the high school, students have been illegally parking across camp...

Drake Relays cut qualifying time

Drake Relays cut qualifying time

Brooke Ginsberg, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

With fast heart beats and asphalt stained fingertips, the girls’ track team strives to run faster than all other high schools in Iowa in order to qualify for the Drake Relays’ newly set and shortened qualification times. Despite the demanding time cuts and stiff competition this year, sophomore Jessica Mc...

Bacon joins cigarettes on list of cancer causes

Bacon joins cigarettes on list of cancer causes

Anna Toot, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

According to a press release Oct. 26 released by the World Health Organization, if one eats (at least) one 50 gram portion of processed meat a day, one's risk of colorectal cancer increases by 18 percent. According to BBC Health 50 grams is less than two slices of bacon. However, the risk of colorectal...