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Miles for Margo attendees gather for a photo on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Elizabeth Holland Park in Norwalk. There were around 100 participants with nearly 100 T-shirts sold for the event.

Miles for Margo

Taylor Stanley, Editor November 16, 2023

A 5K fundraising walk was held on Oct. 21 at Elizabeth Holland Park in Norwalk to honor and celebrate the life of retired speech and drama teacher, Margo Murillo, who unexpectedly passed away in August...

Sophomore Brayden Plourde fills out an E-Hallpass to leave the classroom in Journalism class in October. The new passes are something that students at Norwalk High School have mixed opinions about, and is a program that’s still new to students and staff members at NHS.

Mixed reviews of E-Hallpasses

Gabby Bussanmas November 8, 2023

E-Hallpasses are a new program that was introduced to staff and students at the start of the school year on Aug. 23 at Norwalk High School. In previous years, students were asked to take a lanyard to...

Norwalk High School librarian Beth Grafft and her son enjoy a Taylor Swift concert in Kansas City in July.  Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie will begin showing at Flix BrewHouse on Friday, Oct. 13.

Taylor Swift concert comes to Flix BrewHouse

Nora Reed October 10, 2023

“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” movie comes out on Friday, Oct. 13. This movie will be playing at Flix BrewHouse. The movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. It’s a concert film, and features albums...

Norwalk High School junior Kolton Borcherding-Johnson looks out into the stands, where his family cheers him on in a game vs. Winterset on Friday, September 22nd. The Norwalk Warriors will take on the Council Bluffs Jefferson Yellow Jackets on Friday, Oct. 6, at Norwalks Homecoming game.

Homecoming Week is here

Brayden Plourde, Evee Rooney-Kozak October 3, 2023

Norwalk Football Team to play Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson for Homecoming The Norwalk Football Team will face off against Thomas Jefferson of Council Bluffs at Norwalk’s Homecoming game. The game...

Seventh grader Kaden Sammons plays his Switch at his house on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is going to be a Super Smash Bros. tournament at the library on Friday, Sept. 29.

Super Smash Bros. and other classics

Sierra Sammons and Joe Ceretti September 25, 2023

Library to hold Super Smash Bros. Tournament A Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held from 3 - 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Norwalk Easter Public Library. The winner will earn a gift card...

The Norwalk Warrior Marching Band performs its show Kings of Keys on Friday, Sept. 1, in Warrior Stadium.

Norwalk Marching Band Takes the Field

Taylor Stanley and Keegan Johnson September 20, 2023

Norwalk to Compete at Linn-Mar Marching Festival The Norwalk Warrior Marching Band will perform at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Linn-Mar High School stadium in Marion, Iowa. Marching bands...

Jack Shelledy poses in costume at the Sleepy Hollow Renaissance Faire on Sept. 10 as a performer photobombs. The last weekend of the Fall Faire is on Sept. 16 and 17.

Music, food and knights in shining armor

Jack Shelledy and Tyler Davis September 14, 2023

Renaissance faire to continue for one last weekend at Sleep Hollow Sports Park The last weekend of the Sleepy Hollow Renaissance Faire approaches. Between 9am to 5pm on the 16th and 17th of September...

Mr. Andrews teaches sophomore Grace Washburn in Economics. He was putting in extra time to help her with some relearning.

Steve Andrews retires after 22 years of teaching at Norwalk

Cooper Hastings , Staff Writer May 25, 2023

All pictures were taken during 3rd hour on May 24th.   After this school teacher, Steve Andrews will be retiring after 35 years total and 22 years with Norwalk. “I’ll miss the students...

Band director Mr. Heltman directs one of the 6th grade band at the band concert on May 9th. This is the last concert he will direct before his retirement.

Middle School Band Director Retires

Riley Samuelson May 25, 2023

Mr. Jeff Heltman is retiring from the position of middle school band teacher after 40 years at Norwalk Middle School.  “I think 40 is a good number,” he said. “I have a little grandson and my...

Audrey Adams(left) and Anya Kallenbach take a photo at the choir awards in the cafeteria on May 11th. Anya and Audrey are both in choir and choir is one of the many activities that are represent by them.

Anya Kallenbach and Audrey Adams Win the Race for Student Body President and Vice President

Kasey Ludlow and Todd Sylvester May 22, 2023

At the end of every school year, Norwalk High School holds the election for student body president. This year, a duo of Anya Kallenbach as president and Audrey Adams as vice president won over Aidan Harder...

Mario comes to theaters near you

Mario comes to theaters near you

Aiden Petry, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” featuring Chris Pratt is currently playing in theaters. In the new movie, Mario and Princess Peach both have to fight Bowser to keep him from taking over the world.  Dominic...

Jenny and Chris Thomas pose for a picture during their rehearsal dinner at  Spaghetti Works on October 17, 2008. Jenny Thomas said she will miss the restaurant deeply.

No More Spaghetti

Riley Samuelson, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Spaghetti Works, a restaurant that has been a part of the downtown Des Moines scene for over 45 years, closed on March 27, and this has impacted Norwalk students and staff. According to a Des Moines...

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