Denial For Finals

This year at Urbandale High School, it was announced by the school that the student’s 1st semester finals would take place after winter break and students have not taken the news lightly. In past years, finals were the week before winter break but changed due to school starting later than usual. Lots of people have complained and disliked the decision. Many students have wondered if … Continue reading Denial For Finals

The Dress Code – Is It Targeting One Gender?

The Urbandale High School dress code states; “Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in a way that is not offensive or distracting to students and/or staff.” This is a simple and normal way to start a school’s dress code. However, some of the specifications on what students can and cannot wear seem to target only one group of students, females. The school dress … Continue reading The Dress Code – Is It Targeting One Gender?

Healthy Kids Act Takes UCSD By Storm!

In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act in an attempt to get kids to eat healthier and exercise more. The act is sometimes referred to as a reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and … Continue reading Healthy Kids Act Takes UCSD By Storm!

Hurtful Language in the Halls

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

Who? What? Wear?

The dress code at UHS may prevent some inappropriate clothing items from circling the school, but the rules are outdated and sexist towards female students.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?

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

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

The Des Moines Storyteller

It is not always easy writing about local Iowa stories and turning them into something bigger. Aaron Young does this as well as anybody. As a 26-year-old journalist who works for the Des Moines Register, Young has made a name for himself as a talented, young writer. Along with producing entertainment through the newspaper in Des Moines, he is able to support his community in … Continue reading The Des Moines Storyteller

From a Dragon to a J-Hawk

Just like every other season during the school year, spring is filled with competitive high schools all working towards being champions of their sport. Year after year, Urbandale High School is one of many schools competing in the gauntlet of Iowa soccer. Following two consecutive strong seasons, Jimmy Frizzell and the Urbandale J-Hawks hope to dominate the field like they are so used to. Three … Continue reading From a Dragon to a J-Hawk