The Student News Site of Ankeny High School

The Talon

Upcoming Events
  • 5/20 Boys Soccer @ Iowa City High
  • 5/20 School Board Meeting
  • 5/20 Softball @ Norwalk
  • 5/20 Boys Soccer @ Northview
  • 5/20 Baseball @ AHS
  • 5/21 Boys Tennis @ Hawkeye Tennis Complex
  • 5/21 Seniors Last Day!
  • 5/21 Girls Soccer @ AHS
  • 5/21 Softball @ ADM High School
  • 5/22 Boys Soccer IHSAA
  • 5/22 Boys Tennis @ Hawkeye Tennis Complex
  • 5/22 Baseball @ Waukee Baseball Complex
  • 5/22 Softball @ Waukee Softball Complex
  • 5/22 Boys Soccer @ Northview
  • 5/23 Girls Soccer vs. IGHSAU
  • 5/24 Girls Tennis State @ Hawkeye Tennis Complex
  • 5/24 Softball @ Johnston

The Talon

The Talon

Demographic information provided by Ankeny Community School District showing the divide between numbers. Infographic made by Ava Tomlinson using Piktochart

A changing community

Vivian Wu, Web/Print/Multimedia Editor; Videographer May 17, 2024

Ankeny Schools is a thriving community residing within the beautiful sprawling suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. The district houses over 12,750 students, 78.8 percent of which are white. Though Ankeny has found...

Dua Lipas most recent album, Radical Optimism, dropped in May. Label Warner Records 
Album cover photo by Tyrone Lebon

Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism”

Charlie Christensen, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

On Friday, May 3,  the three-time Grammy and seven-time Brit award-winning pop sensation, Dua Lipa, released her third studio album titled “Radical Optimism.” The album dives into joy and happiness...

Talon reporter Levi Foster talks about who he thinks will win the Cy Young (best pitcher), Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year for the American League and the National League. Infographic made by Levi Foster using Canva

Way too early MLB awards

Levi Foster, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

With the season still in its early stages, we have seen some hot starts from top players and breakout stars alike as they push for the postseason this coming October. As of the morning of Thursday, May...

Album cover of “WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU” by Future and Metro Boomin. Album cover from Epic / Freebandz / Republic / Boominati Worldwide

Meet National Merit Scholar finalist, senior Hannah Howard

Josie Babcock, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

As students and workers, we are often told to play to our strengths. The National Merit Scholarship focuses on students whose strengths lie in academic achievement and proficient scores on standardized...

A Taylor Swift-themed poster with logos to represent Swifts and Travis Kelce’s collective passions. Made by Ava Tomlinson using Canva

Touchdowns and love songs

Ryan Tomlinson, Staff Reporter March 29, 2024

With half of the world's attention focused on the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl 58 victory, the other half is focused on the relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.  Kelce, the tight end...

The Hawks advance to State with a 64-41 victory over Centennial.

Hawks beat Centennial to advance to State

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

This months theme was to include a rose(s) in your work. Art by Jason Dennis

February Literary Magazine

Poetry By K.E.M. "Roses to Bristol" Been watching through a window, That unnamed walking widow. Who always carries roses, On her way up to Bristol.   She walks them for her Moses, Who died...

Who is Chief Diversity Officer Ken Morris Jr.?

Joanna Guerrero and Hunter Boswell February 21, 2024

Talon reporter and senior Hunter Boswell interviews Chief Diversity Officer Ken Morris Jr. in a lightening round of Q and A.

Load More Stories
Donate to The Talon
Our Goal