The History of Prom

Proms today are a quintessential and well-known part of the high school narrative. They arrive finished with large event spaces, fancy limos, loud music, and attire reminiscent of Hollywood stars. Nevertheless, proms were not always the decorated, iconic, and inclusive display they are today. Numerous academics acknowledge that high school dances arose from the popularity of elite debutante balls of the upper class. At these … Continue reading The History of Prom

Schedule Changes for the 2022-2023 School Year

Urbandale High School has faced many changes over the years. As a result of this, Urbandale is consistently evolving to fit the current needs of students and staff. This year, on January 21, the district held a meeting where it was proposed that the high school schedule should be shifted to add late starts on Mondays and to eliminate early dismissal on Wednesdays and Thursdays. … Continue reading Schedule Changes for the 2022-2023 School Year

Teacher Feature on Mrs. Ibrahim

Karin Ibrahim has worked in the Urbandale district for four years, teaching Language and Literature, Creative Writing, and Experiences in Writing 1 & 2 in the English department. She went into college to become a veterinarian but changed her major after her second year.  “I was taking all the science classes, but when I got to my organic chemistry class, I was like, yeah it’s … Continue reading Teacher Feature on Mrs. Ibrahim

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Near the end of February 2022, everyone around the world could feel the heat rising in Russia. On the 22nd, Putin was authorized to access Russia’s military force from Parliament. More specifically, for use outside of the country. By the 23rd, Ukraine calls a state of emergency throughout the country as Russian forces gather around the border. On the 24th, Russia invades and attacks Ukraine … Continue reading Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Super Bowl

Super Bowl has a record of being the most-watched U.S. television broadcast ever in history. This took place in the Super Bowl of the year 2015 gathering a total of 114.4 million viewers. American Football is one of the most popular sports throughout the United States. Athletes spend their whole young and youth life trying to be a part of a Super Bowl team and … Continue reading Super Bowl

What is Critical Race Theory?

As of recently, over 13 states in the US have banned the teaching and education of Critical Race Theory in schools. Teachers who welcome gatherings in support of these views have been fired immediately, and more and more law officials around the country have been bringing the issues to court. But what is critical race theory? And how does this affect people across the country … Continue reading What is Critical Race Theory?

The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are a significant global multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice. There are many competitions, including alpine skiing, speed skating, skeleton, curling, and even more. These events are held in major world hubs, with this year’s being hosted in Beijing, China. The Winter Olympics have a long and varied history full of scandals and … Continue reading The Winter Olympics

The Urbandale High School Weight Lifting Program

 Urbandale High School is very dedicated to the school’s athletics and has recently added a weightlifting program to the school to better the athletes. Urbandale has built a brand new weight room along with the program to better the equipment along with the athletes. Urbandale also offers the program as a class so kids in and out of sports can lift and improve themselves. One … Continue reading The Urbandale High School Weight Lifting Program

Urban Grill

Name Sully sheil Date 01/26/22 The urban grill is a restaurant located at 3651 86th St, Urbandale Iowa. The urban grill is a restaurant that is a part of a small chain of restaurants. It is owned by Dave Thompson and will soon be owned by Chad Thomspon.   The food at the urban grill is specially prepared by the cooks. It is made the time … Continue reading Urban Grill

Covid Surges Impacting Schools

Almedina Omerovic The Covid-19 Pandemic has made a drastic impact on the schools and the new surges aren’t helping.  Covid-19 is an infectious disease that is spreading like wildfire all over the world.  The pandemic has made a great impact all over the world, from loss of jobs, the increasing numbers of deaths, and especially schooling. As 2022 begins, the new surges of Covid-19 is … Continue reading Covid Surges Impacting Schools