44 Years of Hiding

The Golden State Killer is known as many things, a serial killer, a serial rapist, and a serial burglar. His killing spree started in 1974 but came to a halt 12 murders later in 1986.  Police identified, through various monikers, that 50 rapes and over 100 burglaries throughout California were being committed by one person. Before moving to the Sacramento area, he was called the … Continue reading 44 Years of Hiding

The Breakfast Soup

When it comes to arguing over a mindless, simple question, high schoolers jump over the opportunity to debate. Some examples of this are: Is a hot dog considered a sandwich? Is water wet? Lately, another thinker has been buzzing around Urbandale High School. Is cereal considered soup? There are valid arguments going either way and some students and teachers around the school feel very strongly about … Continue reading The Breakfast Soup

“Enough is Enough” says Urbandale High School Students

At exactly 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, students across the nation stood up and walked out of their classrooms in protest of the American government’s inaction to respond to gun violence. At Urbandale High School, students walked out at 10 a.m. and met at the football field where administration, an Urbandale police officer, and other faculty stood to supervise the event. Urbandale’s walkout … Continue reading “Enough is Enough” says Urbandale High School Students

‘The Rock’ Rocks Prom

At Stillwater High School in Minnesota, morning announcements are not usually the highlight of a high schoolers day. However, Friday April 19th was different. A familiar voice sounded through the income saying “Good morning to the Stillwater Area High School students, this, as you might of guessed, it’s Dwayne Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’…” Student’s across the school were amazed, but none as much … Continue reading ‘The Rock’ Rocks Prom

Shooting at Youtube HQ

Employees at Youtube’s Headquarters in San Bruno, California fled the building in terror on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, when gunshots were fired. The shooter was 39 year old Nasim Najafi Aghdam. Aghdam was found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after injuring three other people. The victims were transported to nearby hospitals, two of the victims have been discharged but one still … Continue reading Shooting at Youtube HQ

A Suffering Sanctuary

The debate over immigration restrictions has always been a hot topic on the political stage. Under President Trump’s administration, the federal government has been cracking down harder on immigration and has been urging the state governments to aid them. On April 10th, 2018, Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds, signed bill SF-481 into law. The bill will have a major impact on both law enforcement officers and … Continue reading A Suffering Sanctuary

Voices Heard through Writing

Urbandale High School is filled with students overflowing with talent, especially with talent in writing. Fortunately, the school has started an event where students get the opportunity to showcase these talents. Write Out Loud, or WOL, is an event developed by the English Department teachers from the high school, allowing students to present a personally written piece to an audience. These events are held in … Continue reading Voices Heard through Writing

Donut Festival

On April 7th, 2018 the 7 Flags Event Center will be hosting the 2nd annual Coffee and Donut Festival. Tickets start at $30 for adults and $5 for children from ages 6-12, everyone else is free. The festival will have a jelly donut wrestling, donut king and queen, donut eating competition, best donut award, minute to win it games, donuts of glory, photo booth involving … Continue reading Donut Festival