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2017 Graduation

2017 Graduation

Andrew Tobey, Photographer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Outside the Binary

Outside the Binary

Alena Gamble, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

With many organizations and individuals arguing that gender is defined by genitalia, those who do not identify with the gender binary feel out of place and largely unaccepted today. Waukee sophomore Orion Rahjes is one of those people, identifying as a transgender male. As Rahjes defined, “Being...

Kindergarten Counselors

Kindergarten Counselors

Miranda Boyle, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Devon “Make a lot of friends and get a pet.”   Morgan- “Get a good job.”   Ava “Help other people if they miss their family while they are at college.”   Zach- “Try your best in school”   Ellie “Be nice to others.”   Joel “Invit...

1 in 1700: Holden Sinnard

1 in 1700: Holden Sinnard

Alena Gamble, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The smell of saltwater fills the air around Waukee senior Holden Sinnard as he lays on the beach, listening to the crashing of the waves. Sinnard fell in love with the ocean the day he visited the Pacific Ocean when he was nine years old and has adored it ever since. “[It is] a little bit terrifying, but also...

Student Photographers

Student Photographers

Andrew Tobey, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

 With the pressure of a fabric strap against the neck, a photographer holds the camera up to the eye and searches for the desired photo. The photographer snaps the shutter with great intention, immortalizing a subject. Photographers capture sunsets over the skyline, show human emotion, nature, and mo...

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Amelia Roberts, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

  After placing a briefcase beside an unfamiliar desk and writing their name on the whiteboard, substitute teachers repeatedly greet classrooms of new faces. Their job is vital to the everyday workings of the school, but even with such an important role in the school, their hard work can be overlook...

1 in 1700: Ledg Downs

1 in 1700: Ledg Downs

April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Between school, sports, and other interests, junior Ledg Downs is constantly trying to manage his busy schedule. Downs describes what activities make his days so jam packed. “I am involved in track and football […] and cross country my freshman and sophomore years.” Downs also manages to find time...

Student Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Winter Formal

Student Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Winter Formal

Grace Culbertson and Emma Lyon
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Claire Baudler: Q:What did you get from the letter to the editor? A: I don’t remember it super well but I mean I feel like it was justified because I was at that winter formal, I saw some crazy stuff and there were people who would walk by and would reek of alcohol and there was a light that was ...

I’m with the Band

I’m with the Band

Averi Baudler, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

‘I want to be in a rock band’ is a common answer from young children when asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” This dream often loses its luster once a person realizes that they do not want to put in the effort to learn a new instrument or put hours into practicing. A...

Tech Buddies

Tech Buddies

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

As today's world rapidly becomes more and more technologically advanced, it can get overwhelming for anyone to keep up, especially the elderly. This last January, a program by the name of Tech Buddies started up in the Waukee School District. Tech Buddies is a volunteer program in which teens go and...

Movement 515

Movement 515

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Strolling past the heavy glass doors of the Des Moines Social Club, it’s common to hear the distant loud roar of a bustling crowd. The Social Club is a venue with the aim of fostering a sense of community by hosting several events throughout the week. On Thursday afternoons, at 3:30 P.M., most of the moder...

Tattooed Students

Tattooed Students

Damion Wallace Jr., Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Whether Waukee High School students notice or not, many tattooed students roam the halls. Wherever these tattoos exist on their bodies, teens take pride in them. According to a Harris poll, tattoos are becoming less taboo as time goes on, with 47% of people ages 18 to 35 having one. Many parents are...

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