The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

New Editor in Town
New Editor in Town
Zoe Marquez, Newspaper Editor • January 5, 2023

With a new semester, new classes, new teachers, and new opportunities to come in 2023, I thought that it would be the perfect time to introduce myself as the new member of the...

Moody's Moving Up
Zoe Marquez , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022

Olivia Moody, a North Polk senior, was selected to be a Page for the Iowa House of Representatives at the Capitol Building in downtown Des Moines.  For the application process,...

Cora Gustason , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022
New North Polk High School Show Choir
Olivia Nefzger , Intro to Journalism Student • December 20, 2022
This year students in the theater tech class are building sets for the musical.
An Ode to the Backstage Crew
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • October 19, 2022
Standing for the Pledge
Brett Postel , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022
TV Review: “Derry Girls”
TV Review: “Derry Girls”
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • November 22, 2022
My Perspective
November 17, 2022
Some fellow House Pages and I posed on our second day of the session while Governor Kim Reynolds practiced her Condition of the State Address. If you look very closely, the black dot in the back center of the photo is the Governor.
Life as a Legislative Page
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • January 22, 2023

Week One  My first week, as a page, was a lot different than the job usually is. As all of the representatives kept saying, it was a lot of pomp and circumstance.  I...

Owen, Houston and I were able to learn a lot more about the struggles that inner-city schools face at the summit.
My Perspective
November 17, 2022
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The North Polk High School Cheer Team, along with Coaches Amanda Hupp and Susan Bowlin.
Is Sideline Cheer Overlooked?
Zoe Marquez, Editor • January 23, 2023
Girls’ Wrestling: The Difference From Then and Now
Kylie Rasmussen , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022
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...

History of Journalism at North Polk
Aidan Trier , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022

North Polk was founded in 1956 and had a senior class of 21 students in 1957. Fast forward to 2021 and there were 141 seniors, and through those 64 years of growth remained one...

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Meet the Staff
Zoe Marquez
Zoe Marquez
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Olivia Moody
Olivia Moody
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Boy Scouts at North Polk
Aidan Trier , Intro to Journalism Student • December 20, 2022
Giving is the North Polk Spirit
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • November 15, 2022
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