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Longs Lines and Little Time

This year at Urbandale High School there have been some changes.  One of these biggest changes is the lunchtime schedule. In previous years there have been three different divided lunches, as of the 2018- 2019 school year it has been reduced to two.  This change has come due to the creation of the Intervention, Extension, and Study hall (IES) program that was created this year … Continue reading Longs Lines and Little Time

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The dress code at UHS may prevent some inappropriate clothing items from circling the school, but the rules are outdated and sexist towards female students.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

44 Years of Hiding

The Golden State Killer is known as many things, a serial killer, a serial rapist, and a serial burglar. His killing spree started in 1974 but came to a halt 12 murders later in 1986.  Police identified, through various monikers, that 50 rapes and over 100 burglaries throughout California were being committed by one person. Before moving to the Sacramento area, he was called the … Continue reading 44 Years of Hiding

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

“Enough is Enough” says Urbandale High School Students

At exactly 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, students across the nation stood up and walked out of their classrooms in protest of the American government’s inaction to respond to gun violence. At Urbandale High School, students walked out at 10 a.m. and met at the football field where administration, an Urbandale police officer, and other faculty stood to supervise the event. Urbandale’s walkout … Continue reading “Enough is Enough” says Urbandale High School Students

‘The Rock’ Rocks Prom

At Stillwater High School in Minnesota, morning announcements are not usually the highlight of a high schoolers day. However, Friday April 19th was different. A familiar voice sounded through the income saying “Good morning to the Stillwater Area High School students, this, as you might of guessed, it’s Dwayne Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’…” Student’s across the school were amazed, but none as much … Continue reading ‘The Rock’ Rocks Prom