UHS’s newest organization is CORE (community of racial equity) and its members are striving towards a more just and welcoming environment. CORE plans on fundraising, completing community projects and educating on racial injustices. The group was brought to UHS by Kenji Backman and Mercy Barikor with the help of Ms. Hansen and Mrs. Hosley. Also involved in CORE, is Ryan Willamson, the coordinator for equity … Continue reading UHS’s New Club Against Racial Inequality
With the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix and free entertainment from websites like Youtube, teenagers are enjoying less and less traditional forms of media. Since its creation in 1948 cable has steadily increased in subscriptions but recent statistics show that online subscriptions have passed cable subscriptions for the first time. Many students use alternative forms of entertainment for its seemingly endless options and … Continue reading Students and Cable
The UHS Academic Decathlon team earned first place at the Central Regional competition and is looking forward to State. Academic Decathlon is an extracurricular activity and elective that is led by coach Carrie Baird-Forristall. Students widen their horizons by familiarising themselves with subjects such as art, literature, economics, science, math, and more. Each year hosts a new theme this year’s being “In Sickness and in … Continue reading ADEC Earns First Place at Regionals
On Friday the 18th the UHS football team wins against Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson moving them up 3-1 in district play. The score was 55-6 proving that the J-Hawks are a force to be reckoned with! Frerichs Field hosted Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson with the theme of “hick out.” Students were encouraged to wear redneck apparel to show their spirit. Kick-off was at 7:00 p.m. … Continue reading UHS Football Team Plays Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
UHS’s head boy’s golf coach Patrick Henkenius has high hopes for this season. This is Coach Henkenius’ 8th season at Urbandale but he has been coaching boy’s golf for 20 years. The varsity team is set to play their district meet at Copper Creek Golf Course on October 8th. On October 1st Coach Henkenius agreed to sit down with the Urbandale Times, to discuss this … Continue reading Boy’s Golf: Coach Henkenius
Urbandale’s 2019 Homecoming is promising many ways to celebrate and show school spirit! This year’s Homecoming week starts on September 16th. The theme is “Welcome to the Jungle.” In previous years, UHS has had fun during Homecoming week by setting dress-up days where students and staff dress in outfits according to that day. This year the tradition is kept alive with five unique outfit themes. … Continue reading UHS’s 2019 Homecoming Festivities
The UHS Theater Arts Department is gearing up for its upcoming fall play, Twelfth Night. So far the school has hosted a Booster Club Drive on August 20th. The drive is a fundraiser that raises money for UHS’s athletic and fine arts programs. In past years, the Booster Club drives have had great success and it has covered the costs of items that otherwise the … Continue reading UHS Theater Arts Program is Kicking Off!
The UHS Academic Decathlon team has received great success and will be offering a new way to get involved with the team. Academic decathlon will be offered as a class for the 2019-2020 school year. The class will be held in the 1st semester for all grades. You may take it as an elective or opposite PE. It is not required to take the class … Continue reading ADec: Striving for Greatness
UHS may appear to be a welcoming school, but the hurtful language used in the halls says the opposite. People use hurtful language all the time if they think nobody is listening. Walking through the halls it’s not hard to hear what others are saying. If you knew a gay person was listening would you really use those words? What if a person with a … Continue reading Hurtful Language in the Halls
The dress code at UHS may prevent some inappropriate clothing items from circling the school, but the rules are outdated and sexist towards female students. Every year, once school starts in August, students walk through the halls in their new outfits. Teachers watch for “revealing” outfits that violate the school rules. Many students feel that the dress code is unfair and unnecessary. Young women want … Continue reading Who? What? Wear?