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Should You Be Taking Children’s Literature?

Should You Be Taking Children’s Literature?

Felicia Williams, Administrator

October 10, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, BLOG, Classes, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Taking the Children’s Literature course, offered only to seniors in the third term, could save you more than a thousand dollars. The course is worth three college credits, which are transferable anywhere, and is a $900 UNI course. However, you don’t have to pay a dime if you take it through Waukee H...

Teenagers in the Work Field

Teenagers in the Work Field

Lydia Shelton, Author

October 5, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Many of Waukee’s students work long hours after the school day ends. Among the fast food and retail jobs, many high school students are making profit off the hobbies they are passionate for. Whether the subject is education, photography, knitting, or cooking, there is a variety of opportunities. ...

Hurricane Help

Hurricane Help

C.J. Rogers, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase

Terrifying hurricanes are recklessly destroying cities left and right. The storms are severely damaging homes and victims are left in desperate need for help. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, with an estimated 30,000 people needing temporary shelter, according to CNN. Then, just 16 days later, over six m...

Waukee Wins the Bank of Iowa Award

Waukee Wins the Bank of Iowa Award

Dawson Wetlaufer

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

The Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup is a year-long, statewide challenge including all high schools that are membered with Iowa High School Athletic Association, Iowa High School Music Association, Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Speech Association. Waukee High Schoo...

Crowding in the ‘Kee

Crowding in the ‘Kee

Marissa Garton, Adison Koester, C.J. Rogers, Lydia Shelton, and Josh Wente

October 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Lunch Room Rampage A new school year comes with many new issues. This year at Waukee High School, crowding in the cafeteria caught the attention of students and staff. “Crowding is a problem, but a good problem,” stated principal Cary Justmann. In the first few days of classes, students struggled to find a place to sit at lunch or finding a table accommodat...

Starcatching 101

Starcatching 101

Alena Gamble, Kat Lewallen, Evan Phillips, and Aliya Warth

October 1, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The Waukee High School fall play takes a different turn from last year’s somber rendition of Dracula. Aiming for a more lighthearted story, this year’s cast is excited for how Peter and the Starcatcher will be perceived.   “It's really fun, it's really imaginative, [and it] is familiar beca...

Waukee Homecoming Court 2017

Waukee Homecoming Court 2017

Felicia Williams

September 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Back Row: Joel Hummel, Tyrese Moore, Nathan McDonald, Alexander Zarkowski, Ethan Rose, William Adams Front Row: Paige Oswalt, Miranda Jach, Lauren Wadle, Alayna Verduyn, Elizabeth Pals, Logan Akason

Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

April 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Literary censorship is a hot-button topic that has swirled around the American public for decades; This is a debate that appears to only become more heated with time, as novels like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and To Kill a Mockingbird continue to draw fierce criticism from parents acr...

WILC Open House

WILC Open House

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As guests mingle amongst themselves, captivating conversations drift around the newly furnished rooms of the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center. People seem to fill up every cushioned chair and inch of carpet space, while visitors enthuse about the new, beautiful venue. On Monday, April ...

Women in Science

Women in Science

Alena Gamble, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Science, Showcase

For years, a notable gender gap existed in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. A Yale study published in 2012 showed that about 20% of physics Ph.D’s in the United States are awarded to women, and 14% of all physics professors in the U.S. are women.     The same study sh...

Tusk Tragedy

Tusk Tragedy

Alena Gamble, Reporter

March 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The African elephant population has decreased by 30% from 2007 to 2014, according to a survey conducted by The Great Elephant Census. There are less than 350,000 African elephants alive across 18 countries in Africa today. Meanwhile, the ivory trade, an often illegal form of tusk trading, is flouri...

Elizabeth Warren Silenced on the Senate Floor

Elizabeth Warren Silenced on the Senate Floor

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Controversy floods newspapers and the World Wide Web, striking what seems to be constant disagreement between groups. Another matter gets added to the list of issues haunting the country everyday. Whether it is women’s rights, immigration, or the newly appointed Supreme Court members, it appears every...

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