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!
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The dress code at UHS may prevent some inappropriate clothing items from circling the school, but the rules are outdated and sexist towards female students.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?
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
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
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
Often, one of the most dreaded things about turning 16, is having wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to the back of the mouth. These teeth may be misaligned and they may need to be removed. Dentists typically recommend that wisdom teeth are removed between ages 16-17. Sometimes, the teeth can move and position themselves to be horizontal, then they … Continue reading Wisdom for Teeth
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
The music and show choir program is a strong community within Urbandale High School. They have become so successful because of people like Tyler Gajewski. Gajewski is active throughout the music department in groups such as band and show choir. Because of his involvement and experiences at Urbandale, Gajewsky has had an exciting four years of high school and is ready to take on the … Continue reading Everything Urbandale Music Could Ask For
In the beginning, the first class you are required to take is Art Exploration. All three of the instructors teach this class. In this class, the goal is to learn basic drawing skills, art values/principles, and terminology. Art Expo, for short, is the perfect class for underclassmen to take because it is a good opportunity for the teachers to introduce themselves and make early relationships … Continue reading Creating Us