The benefits of Planned Parenthood

February 26, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school students often find themselves very uneducated about all things relating to sex, pregnancy and STIs. This is mainly because some find it uncomfortable to talk about or don’t have the resources they need. This is...

The True Colors of Des Moines

Shelby Alsted, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What is Des Moines? Love, unity, laughter, creativity, diversity, and most importantly a place to express yourself. Des Moines is a city full of creativity and even more full of people ready to express that creativity. Des Moines...

Holiday Movie

December 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“The Santa Clause”: Nov. 11, 1994 Rated PG In 1994 Tim Allen became Santa Claus. All started when Scott Calvin’s son heard noises coming from the roof, Scott went outside and there he saw a jolly man in a red suit wh...

It’s her body

Alyssa Ayersman, Design Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A·bor·tion: the ending of pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus. Studies have proven that a fetus may survive outside of the womb as early as 22 weeks but, the child will need excessive...

Respect

Cat Hexamer

May 16, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

First the dirty looks, then the insults and gossip. Is this how a person deserves to be treated? No. This is how some youth treat people they don’t know that are different. People raised in this generation are disrespectful...

Too Much Gun

Abby Folkerts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. All three of these school shootings were considered at one point the “deadliest school mass shootings in American history”. But when does it stop? How can we stop future sc...

Early bird gets the worm

Early bird gets the worm

February 26, 2018

A Note To Dmps

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The graduation rate in Des Moines Public Schools has gone from 72.68 percent to 81.16 percent between 2011- 2016. Although this may seem that students are improving this is very misleading. The graduation rate is improving bu...

They need a voice

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever sat in a classroom with your hand up in frustration but multiple people in line in front of you waiting for help? Imagine being a kid with special needs or a student who struggles in the classroom. You’re completely...

The Rundown: Net Neutrality

Madi Stout, Staffer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On December 14th, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the concept of net neutrality will be revoked and eventually Congress will vote on it again to decide whether or not this concept will stay or go.  For those of you don...

Conspiracy in the air

Abby Folkerts, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you’re looking for a controversial topic to divide or unite a group of people, look no further than the epidemic that is most popularly known as climate change. Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional ...

She writes her own story

She writes her own story

December 15, 2017

Opinion