A Suffering Sanctuary

The debate over immigration restrictions has always been a hot topic on the political stage. Under President Trump’s administration, the federal government has been cracking down harder on immigration and has been urging the state governments to aid them. On April 10th, 2018, Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds, signed bill SF-481 into law. The bill will have a major impact on both law enforcement officers and … Continue reading A Suffering Sanctuary

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

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

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

The Grassroots

A key part to American politics is the idea that every citizen should have the ability to change our nation. Recently, residents of Urbandale had the opportunity to shape Iowa’s political future. On Monday, February 6, 2018, the Urbandale Caucuses were held for the Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian parties. Anne La Pietra, a government teacher at Urbandale High School, explained the purpose of the caucuses. … Continue reading The Grassroots

It’s Hermon’s World, and Everyone’s Just Living in it

In an era where technology is progressing faster than most can follow, education is constantly left behind. In Urbandale High School, one teacher is trying his best to keep up with it. For years, Marc Hermon has been striving to keep education modern and helpful while focusing on the students. Unlike some other teachers, Hermon has wanted to be an educator for a long time. … Continue reading It’s Hermon’s World, and Everyone’s Just Living in it

A Breath of Fresh Coffee

The transition from the drab ambience of Des Moines to the modern and sleek atmosphere of Horizon Line Coffee might be shocking when someone first enters the roastery. When examined closer, however, the small coffee shop, located on Walnut Street, fits perfectly in Iowa’s capital city. Since Brad Penna and Nam Ho launched the small business six months ago, they have succeeded in combining the … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Coffee