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The Starbucks in Norwalk opened January 12, 2024. It is located by the new sports complex and is constantly busy.

Students enjoy new Starbucks location in Norwalk

Riley Samuelson June 17, 2024

The new Starbucks in Norwalk opened on January 12, 2024. Construction started April 24, 2023, and after nine long months, it is now open to the public. Norwalk senior Quinn Trilk said she loves Starbucks...

Dulguun Batzaya (right) plays in a rugby game this season. Batzaya participated in The Norwalk Rugby Club along with various activities during his year at Norwalk.

Exchange Student Enjoys His Time in Norwalk

Zakariya Mohamed, Staff Writer June 5, 2024

Dulguun Batzaya is a foreign exchange student from Mongolia, who came to the U.S. through a program called Flex. “I'm in a program called Flex,” he said. “It's been going on for 30 years, 22 countries...

Taylor Stanley finishes up schoolwork for the final day of high school.

Seniors Get Ready to Graduate on Sunday

Allison Foust May 17, 2024

Students in the class of 2024 are getting ready to graduate on Sunday. “I'm very excited,” said senior Taylor Stanley. “I enjoyed my time at high school and I had a great time, but I feel like...

Tim Clay works on his computer on Thursday, May 9, in his classroom. This is Clays sixth year teaching at Norwalk.

From History to Announcing: The Impact Mr. Clay Has on Norwalk

Gavin Briar, Staff Writer May 9, 2024

As commentator, teacher, and leader of the speech team, Tim Clay not only cheers for the people in his class, but also on the field as the voice of the Norwalk Warriors athletics. Clay said he went...

Senior Grant Fletcher (left) and senior Aidan Harder talk on Monday, May 6 by the library. Fletcher and Harder are both co-leaders for the Senior Assassin game.

Senior Assassin Gives an Exciting Chance to Norwalk Seniors

Tyler Davis, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Each year, Norwalk High School seniors direct and participate in a water gun battle where students are assigned a “target” to eliminate from the game in order to be the last one standing.  Aidan...

Noah Fox (left) and Vincent Martin open the shows on Friday, April 26th, at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. Fox and Martin are both seniors who played lead roles in Anastasia this year.

Norwalk High School Musical “Anastasia”

Kyle Erickson, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Members of the Norwalk High School choir polished a production of Anastasia on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. What the audience didn't see was the hundreds...

Stephen Malone works at his desk on Tuesday, April 23, in his classroom. Malone teaches multiple business classes at Norwalk High School.

A Man with Many Talents

Zakariya Mohamed, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Business professional. Musician. Teacher. Stephen Malone, business teacher at Norwalk High School, said he enjoys and is having a lot of fun in his current role. Malone teaches Career and Financial...

Sophomore Conner Emswiler (left), sophomore Sabrina Hautekeete, and junior Keegan Johnson, who is team captain, compete on Feb. 27, 2024 at the ProStart state competition at HyVee Hall. The Norwalk ProStart team won fourth place in the competition.

Norwalk ProStart Culinary Team

Dulguun Batzaya, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Beet Tartare, Petite Crème Pâtisserie Brûle Tart, Lemon honey vinaigrette, this is not a restaurant menu, this is the menu of the Norwalk ProStart Culinary Team. “I think our students did really...

Sophomore Karlie Latterell finishes her clothing line in Fashion Arts class on Wednesday, April 17 in Mrs. Ashbacher’s room. Fashion students will present their own clothing lines for the Norwalk High School Fashion Show.

Norwalk students present the Norwalk Fashion Arts Show

Tyler Davis, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Even though Mrs. Ashbacher has been on maternity leave, that didn’t stop Norwalk High School fashion students from holding their annual fashion show on April 17. Mrs. Cygan was the second-semester...

Student council members talk during a meeting on Friday, April 19, in the North Gym. Student council meets weekly to discuss and plan school events.

Student Council Exchanges with High Schools

Brayden Plourde, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

For the past year, Norwalk Student Council members have had the opportunity to go to other schools and learn what they do differently from Norwalk. They have also been able to invite students from other...

Norwalk students gather with senior Jayden Overton attending prom virtually on Saturday, April 6, at the Science Center of Iowa. Friends of Overton made it possible for him to attend his senior Prom despite being unable to make it.

Prom 2024

Kyle Erickson, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

More than 300 Norwalk High School students and their guests attended the 2024 prom at the Science Center in downtown Des Moines. Norwalk High School held its 2024 prom at the Science Center in downtown...

Freshman Lhotse Samuelson sits in the counseling office during third period on Friday, Mar. 1. Samuelson said she was completing a math CFU she had missed the day prior due to jazz band. She said the counseling office is a safe space, and she goes to the counseling office anytime she feels like she has a problem.

Norwalk works to eliminate bullying

Evee Rooney-Kozak, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Multiple news outlets have suggested bullying as a possible motive for the shooting Jan. 4 at Perry High School that left five injured and three dead. A Norwalk student and counselor said good mental health...

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