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Positively Peculiar

Positively Peculiar

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

A band of misfits under their beloved leader try to overpower the bad guys; heard this story before? We all have. Yet beloved director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands) brings a refreshing and quirky twist to the 20th Century Fox production. Based off of th...

E-Sports Club

E-Sports Club

Griffin Wright, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Every Thursday morning, a group of students gather in Mrs. Fairbanks room. Everyone in the room has one thing in common: a love for videogames. E-sports, also known as pro gaming, eletronic sports, and competitive gaming, is video games being played on a professional level. E-Sports club discusses and pla...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Movie Review

Samuel Cox, Editor
March 25, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Batman and Superman, two of the most iconic, if not the most iconic superheroes in the history of superheroes. Over the years each hero has had many incarnations on the silver screen; some have been good, some bad, and some great. But, the two heroes have never been on the big screen together in all...

Allegiant: Movie Review

Allegiant: Movie Review

Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter
March 23, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

No one knows what lies behind the wall. All the citizens are told that only chaos and destruction is beyond them. Whether that is the truth or a lie to keep people under the rule of their new dictator, Evelyn, is a mystery. Tris, Four, Peter, and Caleb find out for themselves when they defy Evelyn and...

2016 Movie Preview

2016 Movie Preview

Kyndal Lindsay & Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter
March 8, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Grab the best seat in the theatre, popcorn and soda in hand, and prepare for one the best movie seasons movie lovers will ever experience. A wave of sequels, and a handful of prequels are set to premiere in 2016 leaving fans of all different movie genres anxious and ready to preorder tickets. But...

Making of the Musical: Les Miserables

Making of the Musical: Les Miserables

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
March 4, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

One more dawn. One more day. One day more: these are the final lines of the tony-winning piece that has been performed a countless number of times. Now, there happens to only be one more month until the Waukee High School will display its theatrical talents once again by performing One Day More in t...

Netflix Takes the World

Netflix Takes the World

Andi Munford, Reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

 Now with over 75 million subscribers in 190 countries, it’s safe to say that Netflix has taken over the world. Netflix’s exponential success is largely due to the growing popularity of ‘binge watching,’ as it has been so lovingly named. Both Senior Brady Denton and Sophomore Shalini Bira...

Deadpool: The Anti Hero Marvel Movie

Deadpool: The Anti Hero Marvel Movie

Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Deadpool is not the average superhero. In fact, he’s an anti-hero. However, like a hero of any kind, he has amazing powers and a back story. Former Special Forces operative and now mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is diagnosed with cancer, and only has a short time left to live. Running out of op...

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Opinions by Kaitlyn Redman

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Opinions by Kaitlyn Redman

Kaitlyn Redman, Editor-in-Chief [Web]
February 12, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Walking in public during the month of February can be a tough task for the average high school student. There is the ominous pressure of pink, red, and white looming in every grocery or convenience store. Questions flood the minds of teens, wondering what to purchase or gift their significant other...

Snowman contest

Snowman contest

January 25, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Just like each individual snowflake, no snowman is created equal. Some are traditional Frosty The Snowman style, and others are made with the builder’s own twists to make it original. This winter, Waukee’s The Arrowhead staff is hosting a contest to find the best snowman in town. The winners (whoe...

Farmer’s Almanac 2015-2016

Farmer’s Almanac 2015-2016

Maddie Huntley, Reporter
January 9, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

The Old Farmer’s Almanac came out with it’s first addition in 1792. It’s first editor, Robert B. Thomas, competed with many other almanacs. Thomas’s version was an immediate hit. An almanac’s job is to predict and record astronomical events. Thomas’s addition was the most accurate, and o...

And the Academy Award Goes To

And the Academy Award Goes To

Andi Munford, Reporter
January 6, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Oscar season is here and with it come many important questions. Will the Academy finally give Leonardo DiCaprio a break? Will Jennifer Lawrence trip and fall, straight into another award? Most importantly, what films will take home the shining golden statues? Best Picture So far, the emerging front-runners ...

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