“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


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

Conscious Consumption

As high school students, it is not easy being aware of how one’s everyday purchases impacts the world. A wave of “conscious consumerism” is gaining popularity in a world of ever evolving consuming practices. From buying food, to school supplies, to the newest Supreme release, one’s everyday purchases can and will affect the world. This simple idea of consumerism could dramatically change the world. The … Continue reading Conscious Consumption

The Vegetarian Voices

With health fads constantly changing, it can be hard to find the right meal plan. Kayla Nguyen and Briar Conrey, Urbandale seniors, have both settled on vegetarianism. Through interviews, Nguyen and Conrey detail just why they choose a meat free diet. “I’ve been vegetarian for two months now. I became vegetarian when I started researching about the causes of climate change. After learning about how … Continue reading The Vegetarian Voices

First they Marched, Now they Run

On January 20, 2018, Des Moines joined the world by holding a rally for women. Women’s rallies and marches took place all across the country on this day. The day stood as a celebration for last year’s “Women’s March on Washington,” but also represented the new fight for women’s rights that will be taking place in 2018. Two Urbandale High School sophomores, Bickley Riley and … Continue reading First they Marched, Now they Run

“Building Opportunities”

“Building Opportunities” is the rather creative phrase the Urbandale Community School District, or UCSD, has been using to advertise the 2018 bond referendum. On February 6, 2018, registered voters of the UCSD will have the opportunity to vote on this bond referendum. While the plans of the bond referendum will not affect high school seniors, some of them have the ability to participate in the … Continue reading “Building Opportunities”