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Hawks spread cheer for all to hear

Vivian Wu, Staff Reporter; Videographer December 23, 2021

Holiday Hawks with heart

Vivian Wu, Staff Reporter; Videographer December 20, 2021

Where can one find the perfect peppermint mocha for this holiday season? This iced peppermint mocha from Starbucks is one of five reviewed.

Peppermint mocha: Coffee Review

Brianna Peterson, Staff Reporter December 16, 2021

1. Coffee-Mate Peppermint Mocha ($3.59 for 32 fl oz) For me, making a nice cup of peppermint mocha at home is the best warm and cozy you could possibly get. Everything is up to you, and everything you...

Happy holidays, AHS

Vivian Wu and Sarah Rose December 14, 2021

Gift shopping is one of the most recognized traditions each holiday season. What is your plan for gifting this season for the ones you love?

Holiday shopping gift guide

Elisabeth Poock, Staff Reporter; Social Media Manager December 10, 2021

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with this comes the tradition of gift-giving. Giving gifts to others has been a tradition since cavemen were around, however, it continues to get more difficult...

Ankeny Marching Hawks are at the 2021 Waukee Invitational performance. Ankeny won more competitions this year than in the previous years, winning valley fest for the first time since 1997 according to Ankeny School’s announcement page, winning by only a tenth of a point. “It’s been incredible to build friendships with new people and see the amount of growth of individuals and the band as a whole,” junior and drum major Jayda Archer said.

Marching Band Season 2021

Bennett Olkiewicz, Marketing Manager November 5, 2021

The anticipation is overwhelming. The lights are blinding, and the crowd is dead silent. The aroma of a marching band is unlike any other. The Ankeny Marching Hawks have placed first at Valley High School’s...

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October 29, 2021

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