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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


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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 ...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter

December 6, 2015


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Family, friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends: everyone has someone they want to shop for during the holidays. The problem is teenagers don’t have a lot of time or money to get special things for special people. Here are a few simple but gift-worthy ideas that don’t cost a lot or take a lot of ti...

Mark of the Lion Series: Book Review

Mark of the Lion Series: Book Review

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter

December 1, 2015


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I am a young women, who openly associates as a Christian. I often find it difficult to find good books and movies that agree with my lifestyle, and aren’t from your grandma’s bookshelf. Recently I have read the book series, Mark of the Lion, by Francine Rivers. A Voice in The Wind is the first book in...

Fall/Winter Activities

Fall/Winter Activities

Lauren Biggerstaff

November 12, 2015


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As the frosty winter season creeps up on Waukee, the time left to enjoy the fall weather is dwindling. Here's a list of unusual things to do before it gets unbearably cold. Hiking at Ledges Hiking in the cool, almost frosty weather can be rewarding if the scenery is up to par. Ledges State Park rem...

Movie Review: Spectre (2015)

Movie Review: Spectre (2015)

Samuel Cox, Reporter

November 9, 2015


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After five decades, twenty-four movies, and six actors, it’s pretty safe to say that James Bond is a pretty iconic. The old man has been around for five decades yet his fan base always manages to get bigger and bigger. Every generation has their Bond whether it’s Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George...

Fall TV Shows

Fall TV Shows

Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter

October 20, 2015


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The Big Bang Theory: Season 9   This show centers around two geeky physicists named Sheldon and Leonard living in an apartment together. A new neighbor, a girl named Penny, moves in next door, and Leonard finds himself in love with her. The show then focuses on the relationship between Pe...

The Fall Play Ascends The Stage

The Fall Play Ascends The Stage

Leah Doyle, Reporter

October 3, 2015


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The lights fade, chatting turns to hushed, excited whispers as silence begins to take over the suspense filled atmosphere. Soft footfalls travel across the stage before the Theater Arts Center once again illuminates, starting the play. Brave New World, a dystopian novel published in 1932, tells...

Straight Outta Compton: A Powerful Must-See Movie

Straight Outta Compton: A Powerful Must-See Movie

Kaitlyn Brewton, Reporter

September 22, 2015


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      “Speak a little truth, and people lose they mind.” -Ice Cube, Straight Outta Compton       Straight Outta Compton is the powerful story of rappers Eazy E, Dr. Dre,  Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren as they go from a poor unsparing life in southern Los Angeles Compton to creating rap ...

Waukee’s Musical Breaks Free and Soars to New Heights

Waukee’s Musical Breaks Free and Soars to New Heights

Opinion by Caleb Andrews, Reporter

April 22, 2015


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From the movie that captured the hearts of teenage girls and guys everywhere, Waukee produces the stage version of High School Musical in their own unique way. Troy Bolton (senior Ridg Downs) is on vacation at a ski resort and meets a dark haired beauty named Gabriella Montez (senior Taylor Michl)...

The Finale

The Finale

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter

March 18, 2015


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The Bachelor season came to an end and left the audience submerged in tears, as Chris Soules got down on one knee and pops the question everyone has been waiting for. It was down to just two Becca Tilley and Whitney Bischoff meet Soules family and  have their final dates with him till the final rose...

The Martin’s at the Grammy’s

The Martin’s at the Grammy’s

Leah Wilson, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS

“For me that’s amazing, like my dad was...nominated for the Grammy’s,” said senior Taylor Martin. This year the Grammy’s attracted 28.5 million viewers Sunday, February 8th, according to CNN. Many tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform or to cheer as Sam Smith took home a Grammy; however, many...

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