by Celeste Lopez As we all know sports and being involved in high school activities have been an integral part of many high school students, but is the money spent on these sports worth the experience? Senior Carlos Tamayo said, “There are many benefits to being involved in athletics in high school. The personal traits … Continue reading Is being involved worth the money?
by Sara Andrew Shawn Johnson’s new Elite program is a new, great way for students and athletes here at Clarke to build a better and healthier version of themselves. This new program is used by the softball team. They do challenges to Fort Dodge which is where the softball state tournament is held. The workout … Continue reading Change starts with you
by Trey Beers In the opinion of many people, the construction shop class is not worthwhile. While for others it is. I believe it is because it is teaching teens how to build a wall, which, in turn, can be used to build a house, shed, garage, or other buildings. This class is teaching a … Continue reading Clarke construction class provides good life experience
by Loren Gillette Here at Clarke our recycling program is something we take seriously and if you haven't hopped on the bandwagon, now is your chance. Most people don’t really put a lot of thought into tossing their empty pop can into the trash. You see it every day at gas stations, school, work, nearly … Continue reading Rethink recycling
by Hannah Reisinger When we were given the assignment to do a high school portfolio, it appeared to be a task that was viewed by many, myself included, as impossible. It also felt like we were wasting a lot of time on something that didn’t seem worth the effort. Writing all the career articles, sitting … Continue reading Students express their thoughts about portfolio
by Hannah Reisinger Clarke teachers take into consideration several factors when choosing a car to drive. A lot of our Clarke teachers don’t live in town so the more gas mileage a car has, the more cost friendly it is for them. Another reason is safety. Many teachers carpool to work instead of driving their … Continue reading Clarke teachers are being more fuel efficient
by Caleb Hanson I have always heard driving the nicest, newest American car in high school makes you cool and gets you all of the ladies, but does it really make you that cool? Now-a-days kids want the car that can get the best gas mileage since the gas prices continue to go up. Dustan … Continue reading Does driving the best car in high school make you cool?
How To Train Your Dragon 2 was an amazing movie. The movies teaches you so many things. One of these things that it shows you is how to be come into one's heritage. Hiccup doesn’t want to become the leader of the camp in the beginning of the film, but towards the end he doesn't really … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review
In this article there will be spoilers. “Gone Girl” a movie that was released on October Third, and features Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as the two main characters, Nick and Amy. The movie describes the secrets of a modern marriage. The movie shows how Amy reacts to finding out about what Nick has been … Continue reading Gone Girl Review
Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Their characters are Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.The movie consisted of the two wandering back to Harry’s old home to find his parents, so they could donate a kidney. Turns out he was adopted and now needs to find his daughter, so that she could … Continue reading Dumb and Dumber To Review
Being a senior brings a lot of excitement and opportunities that will be remembered forever. A lot of school districts around Iowa go on trips as a senior class - as a last time bonding experience. Clarke, on the other hand, doesn’t participate in this. There may have been previous classes, many years back, that … Continue reading Senior Trips Provide a Memorable Experience
According to telegraph.co.uk, researchers found nearly four in five students had significant mental and physical distress, panic, confusion and extreme isolation when forced to unplug from technology for an entire day. Looking around classrooms at CCHS, you can almost always see a student with their cell phone out on the desk either just sitting there … Continue reading Technology Becoming the New Cocaine
With the recent rise in school shootings and intruders, schools now look at new ways to protect their students. One possible way to do this is to allow teachers to carry handguns in school. While this may seem like an easy alternative, it also has it’s drawbacks. While some feel if all school staff were … Continue reading Should Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns On Campus?
We walk by them on a daily basis, yet students are not allowed in the courtyards. This highly discussed topic has two sides. While on one hand the courtyards would provide a welcome break from your average classroom and relaxing area for students to dine in during lunch, some people would argue it is potentially … Continue reading Courtyards…A Waste of Space?
Here at Clarke Community High School, each student has access to an iPad that the school lends out for the year. It seems that each day there is some technical difficulty, whether it be with the iPad itself or with the Wifi in the building. To some, the iPads seem useless, so many students don’t … Continue reading Internet Affects the Classroom
Social media such as Twitter and Facebook have been created to share amongst others to experience freedom of expression, but students aren’t allowed to do that in classrooms for class purposes because of the fear they won’t use it properly. Is social media a killer of knowledge or an ignored blessing? “The way it’s being … Continue reading Human Fear Kills School Opportunities
PDA is always around like when you're walking through the hallway and you see two students making out or getting very touchy-feely. These are public displays of affection, also know as PDA. There's different ways people view PDA. Some people think that PDA is just people hugging in public or even just holding hands. Others … Continue reading Public Displays of Affection Too Much for CCHS
Thefts at school seem to be happening more often and no new security measures have been taken address increasing thefts at CCHS. Technology such as iPods and phones, which most students have, are attractive to potential thieves because they are small and easy to conceal. Trevor Kirkpatrick, senior, said he had thirty dollars stolen out … Continue reading Stealing is Bad mmkay
If you’ve ever wondered who the class clown for each grade is, just ask the following Clarke High School students: Shalyn Brandt, freshman, Dani Brown, sophomore, Courtney Clark, Rylie Burke, Veronica Camacho, and Nick Johnston, juniors, and Audrey Sebring, senior. “Remington Cook is the funniest because he is loud, outgoing, and likes to make people … Continue reading Class Clown: Who’s the Funniest?