The Urbandale Girls Basketball Game

 On February twenty fifth, the Urbandale Varsity Girls Basketball team traveled to Waterloo West High School to play a class 5A state basketball tournament game. Game tip off was at seven PM.  With five minutes and three seconds left in the first quarter Urbandale took a quick lead of 8-0. Through the rest of the first quarter Waterloo was able to make up the difference … Continue reading The Urbandale Girls Basketball Game

Turkey Earthquakes

Over the past month, a series of deadly earthquakes have ripped their way through the middle east. The first one occurred on January 24th, 2020 in eastern Turkey. An estimated forty people lost their lives in this first instance. Additionally, roughly two thousand people were hospitalized. The most recent seismic activity occurred on February 23rd, it was a magnitude 5.7 on the richter scale. The … Continue reading Turkey Earthquakes

A Day in The Life of a High Schooler: Super Tuesday Edition

Political Candidate Joe Biden (pictured at the Iowa State Fair) recieved endorsements from dropout candidate Pete Buttigieg this week before Super Tuesday. March 3rd, 8:05am –  School is rough on Tuesday, every student understands. But today is quite an exciting weekday, possibly one of the best weekdays for politics of the 2020 election year. Today is Super Tuesday! For those who are less involved in … Continue reading A Day in The Life of a High Schooler: Super Tuesday Edition

Students and Cable

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

Coronavirus: Deadly Outbreak

Coronavirus is a group of viral infections that range in severity and contagiousness. Mostly, these viruses circulate in animals and are zootonically transmitted. The particular strain that began spreading in late 2019 is known as Novel Coronavirus.  WuHan official takes citizen’s temperature. The symptoms largely resemble those in cases of severe pneumonia. Which include respiratory infection, fever, and cough. In more severe circumstances, the symptoms … Continue reading Coronavirus: Deadly Outbreak

Discipline in the School Yard

“Violent brawl between teacher and student in California,” Texas substitute teacher fired after video shows alleged fight. For years, these types of problems have been happening. People have been increasingly aware due to social media. It all starts when the student has a problem with what the teacher is saying. They go back and forth until the student starts yelling and then the teacher yells … Continue reading Discipline in the School Yard

2019-2020 Staff

Meet the authors behind The Urbandale Times Chloe McFarlane  Chloe McFarlane is a UHS junior with a passion for writing. She enjoys fashion, makeup, and spending time with friends. Some of her proudest moments are apparent in her time spent with the Academic Decathlon team, as well as beginning her own Embroidery Club sophomore year.   Chloe grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and began attending … Continue reading 2019-2020 Staff

2018-2019 Staff

2018-2019 Staff Sometimes, Change Is What Is Needed Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different, no one likes it, especially when it’s about a big aspect of life, such as changing schools. Mikayla Delaney started preschool at a private school full of restrictions and constraints then transitioned to a public high school full of strangers and new possibilities. “I feel like … Continue reading 2018-2019 Staff