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

Krunk it Up

Japanese food at reasonable prices is not a prominent thing in Iowa. Krunkwich Ramen House, located at 2721 Ingersoll Avenue, has been offering a modern and Americanized twist on the traditional dishes from Eastern Asia. Kayla Nguyen is a Vietnamese senior at Urbandale High School, who gave  her opinion on the eatery. At first, the restaurant itself seems pretty normal. But when one pays more … Continue reading Krunk it Up

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Ryan Mason was about to hit his prime. The English midfielder, just 26 years old, was making a name for himself the highest level of professional soccer. But then, after just one head injury, he found out he would never play again. Head injuries have been plaguing athletes, both amateur and professional, for years and it is important that both athletes and coaches understand the … Continue reading Hitting the Nail on the Head

Death at the Doorstep

A total of five detonated explosions in Austin, Texas has put the city on high alert. Packaged bombs have been left on doorsteps at what seems to be random. “It is very possible that these devices were activated by someone either handling, kicking, or coming in contact with a tripwire that activated them” said Austin Police Chief, Brian Manley. Many victims were hospitalized in well … Continue reading Death at the Doorstep

90th Annual Academy Awards

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are presented at a ceremony honoring the movie industry, including actors, actresses, filmmakers, producers, etc. Each year a total of 24 awards are given out. The categories include best picture, lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, best director, animated feature, animated short, adapted screenplay, original screenplay, cinematography, best documentary feature, best documentary short subject, best … Continue reading 90th Annual Academy Awards

Suiting Up

In the United States, there are 94 district courts, 13 circuit courts, and one supreme court. However, the inner workings of these courts are not well known to the general public. For years, mock trial has been giving students and spectators alike a first-hand experience of a courtroom. On February 27 and 28, 2018, three Urbandale teams competed in the regional mock trial competition for … Continue reading Suiting Up

#NeverAgain

After a mass school shooting that took place on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, high school students across America are saying, “Enough is enough.” When this mass shooting left 17 people dead and many others injured, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School decided there needed to be a movement – a movement that would stand up for … Continue reading #NeverAgain

A Fight for the Net

Three months ago, under the Trump administration, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, voted 3-2 under the leadership of Ajit Pai to repeal the net neutrality guidelines that were promoted under Obama. However, the fight for net neutrality did not end there. Recently, state governments, companies, and congressmen have all strived to keep an open and equal internet. Casey Clark, an educator at Urbandale High … Continue reading A Fight for the Net