UHS Students with Jobs

Balancing school and being a high school student can be hard when working a part-time job. However, students with part-time jobs believe that working a part-time job contributes to learning important life skills and lessons that can be used in everyday life. “I am a courtesy. This means I bag groceries and carry them out to people’s cars. I also face items on the shelf. … Continue reading UHS Students with Jobs

Never Surrender

April ninth through the eleventh, the Iowa National Guard will be holding a competition and basic training simulation on Camp Dodge.  The Competition will be between all the Recruit Sustainment Companies in the state to see which company is the best. “Never Surrender” as my recruiter Joshua Wine SFC and the rest of RSP A Co says at the end of every drill. This means … Continue reading Never Surrender

Urbandale Girls Varsity Basketball

 In the past year the Urbandale Girls Basketball Team has faced many challenges, through going through a global pandemic, losing 3 of the 5 starters, two players tearing their ACLs this past summer, as well as gaining a new coaching staff. Although, there were two returning junior varsity coaches Dani Breon and Ty Sharon. Ty Sharon has been a part of the Urbandale Girls Basketball … Continue reading Urbandale Girls Varsity Basketball

UHS’s New Club Against Racial Inequality

UHS’s newest organization is CORE (community of racial equity) and its members are striving towards a more just and welcoming environment. CORE plans on fundraising, completing community projects and educating on racial injustices.   The group was brought to UHS by Kenji Backman and Mercy Barikor with the help of Ms. Hansen and Mrs. Hosley. Also involved in CORE, is Ryan Willamson, the coordinator for equity … Continue reading UHS’s New Club Against Racial Inequality

The Urbandale Girls Basketball Game

 On February twenty fifth, the Urbandale Varsity Girls Basketball team traveled to Waterloo West High School to play a class 5A state basketball tournament game. Game tip off was at seven PM.  With five minutes and three seconds left in the first quarter Urbandale took a quick lead of 8-0. Through the rest of the first quarter Waterloo was able to make up the difference … Continue reading The Urbandale Girls Basketball Game

Turkey Earthquakes

Over the past month, a series of deadly earthquakes have ripped their way through the middle east. The first one occurred on January 24th, 2020 in eastern Turkey. An estimated forty people lost their lives in this first instance. Additionally, roughly two thousand people were hospitalized. The most recent seismic activity occurred on February 23rd, it was a magnitude 5.7 on the richter scale. The … Continue reading Turkey Earthquakes

A Day in The Life of a High Schooler: Super Tuesday Edition

Political Candidate Joe Biden (pictured at the Iowa State Fair) recieved endorsements from dropout candidate Pete Buttigieg this week before Super Tuesday. March 3rd, 8:05am –  School is rough on Tuesday, every student understands. But today is quite an exciting weekday, possibly one of the best weekdays for politics of the 2020 election year. Today is Super Tuesday! For those who are less involved in … Continue reading A Day in The Life of a High Schooler: Super Tuesday Edition

Students and Cable

With the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix and free entertainment from websites like Youtube, teenagers are enjoying less and less traditional forms of media. Since its creation in 1948 cable has steadily increased in subscriptions but recent statistics show that online subscriptions have passed cable subscriptions for the first time. Many students use alternative forms of entertainment for its seemingly endless options and … Continue reading Students and Cable

One Loss and One Awesome Comeback

After an amazing win for the girls at Lincoln High School, on January 28th, the whole of Urbandale was ready for another show of skill last Friday when the Urbandale girls varsity basketball team played Johnston. The Johnston girls took a swift lead of 13 points in the first quarter. The Urbandale girls were unable to make up the difference and at half time Urbandale … Continue reading One Loss and One Awesome Comeback