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The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

Teens and Alcohol
Teens and Alcohol
Zoe Marquez, Editor • April 19, 2024

April is the month of awareness for many different causes; Earth Month, Stress Awareness Month and many more, one of which being alcohol. Though many people are not aware and/or...

Galaxy News 4.17.2024
Lucas Bakken and Isabella "Bella" Brandi April 19, 2024

Perry Band Olympics
Zoe Marquez, Editor • February 7, 2024
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
Photo compilation made by Just Jared.
The Idolization of Celebrities
Ruby Chrisco, Brianna Maserek, and Wrigley Reynolds April 17, 2024
Posters from the golden age of romantic comedies from Medium Magazine.
They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used to
Zoe Marquez, Editor • April 2, 2024
Photo of Zoe and I viewing the solar eclipse.
Eclipses of the Past, Present and Future
Addy Happ, Editor • April 15, 2024

On April 8th of 2024, classrooms all over the North Polk district were emptied outside for a rare chance to view a solar eclipse. An event that will not occur again for around...

Picture from Youtube under the video “Some words should never be said.”
The "R" Word
April 8, 2024
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The North Polk Rugby Team founding players. From top left to right is Dominick Hobby, Nick Plautz, Ian Marquez, Owen Wasko, Judah McKay and Preston McKay. Not pictured are Jess Phillips, Karson Cordero.
A New Tradition
Zoe Marquez, Editor • April 9, 2024
Photo of the team taken from Flickr.
To the Well
Aubrey Happ, Intro to Journalism Student • February 28, 2024
Photo taken from Resilient Educator.
“Standardized Stinks”
Addy Happ, Editor • April 10, 2024

With the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress taking place next week, it is important to emphasize that standardized testing does not measure one's intellectual ability...

Photo of the home page of the DMACC website where students can find more information on classes.
DMACC Fall Registration
Addy Happ, Editor • March 23, 2024

With registration for DMACC courses opening up soon, students will be provided with many potential opportunities that will benefit their future. DMACC classes can be taken online...

Image from Range.
Burnout, What Is It?
Zoe Marquez, Editor • December 19, 2023

With finals, gloomy weather and the want for a change in classes, the end of the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year could be seen as a big desire for both students and...

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Pictures compiled by Zoe Marquez through Tik Tok videos by alexagirl29 and jordan.paige.s
North Polk Starts a Book Club
Zoe Marquez, Editor • March 5, 2024
Christmas tree in the commons where one can donate gifts for Blank Childrens Hospital.
‘Tis The Season
Zoe Marquez, Editor • December 11, 2023
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