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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...

Senior Aiden Funk (left) and junior Kaiya Kralik restock the treat display Feb. 15 during the bake sale fundraiser for the spring musical. The musical will take place at 7:00 p.m. on April 21 and 22 In the NPAC and costs $10 to attend.

Norwalk Theatrical Program presents Mean Girls

Grover Fetters, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

The Norwalk Music Department will present the musical “Mean Girls” at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22 at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. “Mean Girls” takes a comical look at the social hierarchy...

Norwalk to Offer Military Aptitude Test

Norwalk to Offer Military Aptitude Test

Owen Clingan, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

As many know, the ASVAB is a required test to enlist in the military. So for anyone who wants to enlist after graduation, but doesn’t know where to start, you can start right here at school. Available...

Senior Nathan Porter completes work on his chromebook. Since Nathan is a senior, he doesnt have to take the ISASP tests.

ISASPs: Why Do We Take Them?

Isaiah Hanson, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Norwalk High School is conducting ISASP testing for ninth through 11th grades on April 4-6. Testing will be all day Wednesday, and students will be released around 1 p.m. Testing on Thursday will be...

Vouching for Education

Vouching for Education

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer, Editor March 30, 2023

Iowa private schools will have the opportunity to receive public funding due to a law passed in January that allows families to use taxpayer dollars towards private education.  “My initial response...

Norwalk Students Take the ACT

Norwalk Students Take the ACT

Riley Samuelson, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

All juniors will take the ACT during the regular school day on Wednesday, March 8, at Norwalk High School. All other Norwalk High School students will not have school.  The ACT is an exam used by colleges...

Brandon Schmitz (center) and Cory Archer teach P.E. student Mariola Torra Abad how to use the new TRX band system during strength and conditioning. Many students are learning how to use the new NPECC equipment in the high school.

Making it their own

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

The Norwalk Physical Education and Competition Center (NPECC) was part of a $24 million project that includes a new gym, wrestling room, fitness center, weight room, locker rooms, concessions and more. “I...

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