The Black & White

Fields of Agony

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Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Though released in 1995, No Use for a Name's Fields of Agony, in my opinion, is as relevant today as it was over 20 years ago. Though it was likely written in response to the U.S.'s involvement with the conflicts in Somalia and Haiti, and used for Rock Against Bush Vol. 2 in response to the war...

Protest for the repressed

Sam Flodin ‘17 holds up a sign that reads, “We said never again, we meant it.” Flodin participated in a protest against the travel ban, an executive order by 
President Trump.

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017

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...

Women’s March draws in young activists

Tara Djukanovic '17, Addi Seybert '17 and Becca Swanson '17 march at the Iowa Capitol building in Des Moines Jan. 21. The Women's March took place at locations across the country to advocate for women's rights.

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017

When Tara Djukanovic '17 heard there would be a local Women's March at the state Capitol in Des Moines, she was "super excited." Together with Becca Swanson '17 and Addi Seybert '17, she headed downtown Jan. 21 to join the protest. "I wanted to take a stand against the trends in violence against...

Conservatives for the party

Conservatives for the party

Emily Poss, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

I am not for Trump. I am not for hate and racism, but I am for the Republican Party. For the people infuriated by the outcome of the election, it is time to handle the situation and respect that Trump won the election, and there is nothing we can do about it. The most patriotic thing we can do is support...

Presidents change but moral standards should not

Trump address the crowd at his rally. He made a speech then answered questions from various invited interest groups, including the AARP, Tea Party Patriots, Veterans for Strong America, America's Renewable Future, Iowa Pays the Price and Rural Electric Cooperatives. The townhall-style rally took place Dec. 11 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Angela Cai, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016

As I blew out my birthday candles Nov. 8, I wished with all of my heart for anyone but Trump to be elected the next president of the United States. My wish did not come true. I will admit that when I found out the results of the election, I cried. I want to make something clear. I am not some sniveling,...