The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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Literary Magazine Overview
Literary Magazine Overview
Zoe Marquez, Editor • October 31, 2023

After having the opportunity to go to the Iowa High School Press Association day at the University of Iowa, I was able to get the perspective of other schools and their doings...

Woman in Afghanistan demanding for her and other girls education. Image by the Human Rights Watch organization.
Valuing Education
Zoe Marquez, Editor • October 24, 2023

Many people, including myself, tend to overlook the privilege that one has when being able to attend school and get an education. For many kids around the world, this privilege...

Image from the Clear Space Theatre Website.
Oh the Places You’ll Go
Zoe Marquez, Editor • November 2, 2023
The marching band along with a color guard member performing during a home halftime show. Picture from the North Polk Flickr page.
Marching Comets
Zoe Marquez, Editor • October 6, 2023
Picture taken during play practice taken by Isabelle Lowe.
“Leaving Iowa”
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 5, 2023
Poster of the film from IMDb.
Resurgence of “The Hunger Games”
Zoe Marquez, Editor • November 27, 2023
Image from Please Read it To Me.
Book Review: "The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires"
Zoe Marquez, Editor • November 16, 2023
Picture obtained from the United States Department of State.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Zoe Marquez, Editor • October 12, 2023

Throughout the days of September 15 to October 15, the Hispanic and Latino communities of the United States were able to celebrate their heritage and culture during what is...

Image sourced from LinkedIn.
Choosing Empathy
September 20, 2023
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The North Polk Football team by the North Polk Community School District Instagram page.
Off to the Dome
Zoe Marquez, Editor • November 15, 2023
Girls basketball team celebrating their win at the semi-finals. Image from the North Polk Flickr.
State Bound Comets
Zoe Marquez, Editor • March 8, 2023
Screenshot taken from the North Polk High School website. This page provides the Registration Guide for students, as well as registration information for DMACC classes.
New Year, New Opportunities
Zoe Marquez, Editor • February 13, 2023

As conversations about the selection of yearly classes are brought up in early February, new opportunities are brought into North Polk High School (NPHS) for not only incoming...

Infinite Campus page [used by North Polk District] showing the calculation of the weight in Summatives and Formatives.
The Impact of the Grading System
Zoe Marquez, Editor • January 17, 2023

Ever since the current grading system at North Polk has been placed, it has become a topic that can be seen as both a positive and a negative. This being not only by the student’s...

Going Digital
Jack VandeKrol , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022

Within the past few years, there have been some severe educational challenges when it comes to schools bouncing back from global quarantine due to Covid-19 in 2020. One of the...


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Meet the Staff
Isabella Bella Brandi
Isabella "Bella" Brandi
Broadcast Editor
Wyatt Massoth
Wyatt Massoth
Broadcast Editor
Clipart made by the Rochester City School District.
Getting Involved
Zoe Marquez, Editor • September 28, 2023
Student Council President Mason Stokes preparing for the delivery of the “Crush Cans,” provided by the North Polk Student Council Instagram account.
Love is in the Air,
Zoe Marquez, Editor • February 22, 2023

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